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High Water Persists in the Mississippi River System, Barge Surplus Remains Several gauges on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers remain at flood stage, but the navigation challenges have not resulted […] (full story)


Rising interest in using cover crops to protect and improve soil in row crop, livestock, vegetable and fruit production systems has led to an explosion in seed availability. It can […] (full story)


It may seem like a challenging task to select the right cover crop species for your cropping system. There are many variables to consider, such as what crops you are […] (full story)


After pushing for months, Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bipartisan bill to fight the invasion of giant South American swamp rats passed the House of Representatives today with unanimous support. The […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by three separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Taylor County, Iowa, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, and high winds that occurred […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Patrick County, Virginia, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to drought that occurred July 15 through Oct. 31, 2019, may […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 11 Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by six separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […] (full story)


I follow many trading products using my math on intraday, daily and weekly trends. Using the same mathematical formulas. (full story)


The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)


2019 was a challenging year for farmers across the country. Brent Smith, Vice President of Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability for Nutrien Ag Solutions told Brownfield agriculture is very resilient and despite the problems in 2019, there is a... (full story)


A northwest Minnesota farmer describes a vicious cycle brought on by the trade war. Tim Dufault, who grows soybeans and wheat near Crookston, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday. “The cycle starts with low... (full story)


Going outside of traditional corporate giving, RiceTec has developed Harvesting Hope, a program that provides growers with free rice seed in exchange for charitable donations. RiceTec customers who sign up […] (full story)


Corn futures fell by 5 to 6 1/2 cents/bu in the front month contracts on Thursday. Corn bookings were 864,635 MT from USDA’s Export Sales report for the week ending 02/20. That was 30.8% lower than last week and 30.3% lower than the same week last ... (full story)


Live cattle futures closed with losses of $1.57 to $2.32 in the front months. Feeder cattle futures also ended triple digits weaker, with front month losses of as much as $2.42. The 02/26 CME Feeder Cattle Index was down another $1.57 to $138.04. Bee... (full story)


Corn futures fell by 5 to 6 1/2 cents/bu in the front month contracts on Thursday. Corn bookings were 864,635 MT from USDA’s Export Sales report for the week ending 02/20. That was 30.8% lower than last week and 30.3% lower than the same week last ... (full story)


Lean hog futures ended $2.37 to $2.87 lower in the front month contracts on Thursday. The CME Lean Hog Index was 25 cents higher to $56.41 on 02/25. Weekly pork sales were 38,922 MT from the week ending 02/20. The USDA update also showed pork shipmen... (full story)


Soybeans continued the rally on Thursday as futures closed 1 to 6 cents higher, with deferred contracts weaker. March soybean meal futures gained $5.90/ton on the day. March soy oil futures closed 26 more points lower to the lowest since 08/07. The F... (full story)


The wheat market closed the Thursday session with double digit losses as Chicago futures led the way. Chicago SRW futures were 6 1/2 to 11 cents lower at the close. KC HRW ended 7 1/2 to 10 1/4 cents lower. MPLS spring wheat futures were 6 to 8 1/4 c... (full story)


Cotton futures bounced back from the limit move late, but still closed with 259 to 298 point losses in the nearby contracts. The stock market was sharply lower. Weekly cotton bookings from USDA’s Export Sales report were 214,649 RBs on the week end... (full story)


The USDA says it’s relaxing some hemp requirements under its interim final rule. Under its new guidance, USDA will delay enforcement of labs to be registered by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Also, hemp producers will not be quired... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day lower on another round of follow-through selling and broader market pressure.  Feeder cattle closed sharply lower on profit-taking and weakening broader markets as concerns about the... (full story)


I monitor the market and let it tell me where it is headed. I do not try to predict anything. I do not have price targets. I do not have holding periods. I do not believe in back testing. I have very simple rule: Don't spit into the wind! ... (full story)


American Soybean Association is celebrating 100 years while focusing on top issues facing growers Ron Moore, a western Illinois farmer and past ASA president, says the 100th anniversary is an impressive milestone and he’s proud to be part of the... (full story)


White mold can be devastating to soybean yields. And Duane Rathmann with BASF says farmers can protect their crop by selecting the right variety. “Work with your seed supplier to make sure you have a variety that offers you some protection.... (full story)


Too Much Export Competition Means Lower Prices (full story)


An agronomist says the first consideration for managing nitrogen this year should be the corn hybrid. Jon Zuk covers southern Minnesota for WinField United. “I guess I’m really talking about response to nitrogen by hybrid, and how... (full story)


Dunkin’ unveiled something meat lovers can get excited about. Snackin’ Bacon with Sweet Black Pepper made its debut on Wednesday.  What’s better than a bag full of bacon? A bag full of bacon and coffee? The new Snackin’ Bacon comes with eight... (full story)


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Soybeans were mixed, mostly modestly higher, on spread adjustments. Argentina has suspended its’ ag export registry and China could start issuing tariff waivers next week. However, weekly export numbers were bearish, both sales and shipments, and... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures had a difficult session in Thursday’s trade as the corn contracts were 2 to 6 cents lower. Front-month Mar was down 6 cents to 3.64-1/2, while the May contract lost 6-1/2 cents to 3.68. With Thursday’s close, Mar est... (full story)


Brian Kurz of Harrisonville, Missouri sees a bright future for hemp production. The excitement over hemp production may have subsided a bit in recent months, hurt by news about a large processor declaring bankruptcy and reports of crops being... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile slid again Thursday as coronavirus impacts weigh on cash markets and global trade. February Class III milk down two cents at $16.99.  March down 15 cents at $16.32.  April 16 cents lower at... (full story)


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Mar. corn closed at $3.64 and 1/2, down 6 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $8.86 and 1/4, up 5 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $296.90, up $5.60 Mar. soybean oil closed at 28.83, down 24 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.29 and 1/4, down 11 cents... (full story)


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The Michigan Department of Agriculture is casting a wider net for agricultural trade opportunities as unsettled trade deals have left uncertainty in the marketplace. Director Gary McDowell tells Brownfield that includes the United Kingdom. ... (full story)


Costco Wholesale Corp. , Issaquah, Wash., is the first participant approved by the Food and Drug Administration for its Voluntary Qualified Importer Program. The program, known as VQIP, is a voluntary fee-based program for importers that expedites... (full story)


My head might explode if I hear one more farmer complainabout how their business can’t survive because their neighbor, who happens to milk a few more cows, is stealing their market. We will never convince consumers dairies of all sizes are valuable... (full story)


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Summary. United States Average Layers Up 1 Percent: Layers during 2019 averaged 400 million, up 1 percent from the year earlier. The annual average production... (full story)


Trout Value of Sales Decreased 6 Percent from 2018. Distributed Trout. Trout Loss... (full story)


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