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Several dairy farmers have experienced frustration when applying for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments related to acres planted to alfalfa mixes.  ProFarmer's Jim Wiesemeyer says some of the issues are simply because farmers didn't have... (full story)


Corn futures are down by 1 to 2 cents in the nearby contracts. Ethanol production (and implied corn consumption) saw its biggest wk/wk increase in daily production since April, as the EIA reported 996,000 bpd. Daily production is still below 1 millio... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up by as much as $1.50 for Wednesday’s midday. Feeder cattle futures are also higher, by $0.95 to $1.15 in the front moths. The 10/21 CME Feeder Cattle index dropped $1.03 to $144.93. USDA released the Cold Storage report la... (full story)


Corn futures are down by 1 to 2 cents in the nearby contracts. Ethanol production (and implied corn consumption) saw its biggest wk/wk increase in daily production since April, as the EIA reported 996,000 bpd. Daily production is still below 1 millio... (full story)


Wednesday Wheat is Mixed Wheat futures are mixed so far Wednesday. Chicago futures are noticing a gain in most nearby contracts. Kansas City wheat is lower for Dec and Mar, but May is higher at midday. Nearby MPLS wheat futures contracts are lower... (full story)


Wednesday’s lean hog futures are mixed. USDA’s Cold Storage report, released after the Tuesday close, showed 598.894 M lbs of frozen pork stocks on September 30. That was 1.6% above last year, but lower than August by 1.3%. Frozen belly stocks fo... (full story)


Soybeans futures continue to hold their ground, higher by as much as 3 cents for Jan contracts. Soybean meal is up by $2.01/ton at Wednesday’s midday, while soy oil is lower by 21 points. The USDA reported a private export sale of 128,000 MT of soy... (full story)


Cotton futures are seeing gains from 30 to 53 points in the nearby contracts so far on Wednesday. USDA reported that 2.84 million RB of cotton had been ginned as of Oct 15, a 1.557 million RB increase from Oct 1 and 17.3% larger than the same date la... (full story)


As farm policy has moved away from its roots in the Great Depression, we have observed what policy elements have worked well and which ones have created problems. As farm […] (full story)


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture would like to make its 2020 dicamba regulations known by early December. MDA Commissioner Thom Petersen tells Brownfield the June 20th cutoff date seems to be working. “Unlike Illinois and some of... (full story)


U.S. ethanol production has averaged less than a million barrels a day for the fifth consecutive week, the longest stretch below that mark since late 2016. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production last week averaged 996,000... (full story)


House Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are scheduled to meet again today to discuss possible changes to the USMCA trade deal. Meanwhile, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s “very worried” that Congress won’t sign off on... (full story)


The cumulative 2019 earnings power of these 25 stocks was revised up by 4.67% in the past 60 days. (full story)


Good News, Bad News: 2019 Estimates are down for the Energy Sector, but 2020 Estimates are up BIG. (full story)


Templeton, The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell. (full story)


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The bottom-up target price for the S&P 500 is 3323.16, which is 10.8% above the closing price of 2997.95. (full story)


Would you like to invest in platinum ? What? Why platinum? youd probably ask back. And correctly so, this shiny metal has been declining in the previous years and only recently did it show some decent strength. And this may not sound important at all if youre only considering investing... (full story)


African swine fever (ASF), a disease only contagious in pigs and wild boars, has been spreading across the Caucasus region, Europe and Asia since 2007, but has not yet reached the United States. Since the 2018 outbreak in China, the country has... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is underway.  A string of cattle have been reported sold in Eastern Nebraska at $109 live, that’s about $1 lower than last week’s weighted average.  There have also been a few live deals in Kansas at $109, $1 higher... (full story)


Clinical signs of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in young dairy heifers tell only part of the story, and more objective diagnosis could help evaluate treatment success. During the recent BRD Symposium in Denver, University of Wisconsin veterinarian... (full story)


Everything is in the green - stocks, crude, gold, dollar, treasuries - let's talk tradable levels. (full story)


United States running bales ginned by October 15, 2019 is 2,840,000... (full story)


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Garland Joseph Nelson, 25, Braymer, MO, now faces two counts of first degree murder in the July disappearance of Nicholas Diemel, 34, and Justin Diemel, 24, partners in a Wisconsin cattle operation. Nelson was also charged with two counts of... (full story)


Key points to consider: Seed discounts can reach into the high teens based on volume, timing and financing options. Early cash purchases are beneficial to seed companies, but carefully consider your cash availability first. Above all,... (full story)


High pressure currently centered over the south-central U.S. will slide east, providing sunny skies and near- to above-normal temperatures to the eastern third of the nation. Meanwhile, a disturbance over the northern High Plains will race... (full story)


Trump administration officials assured dozens of representatives from agriculture and biofuels groups on an Oct. 3 phone briefing the EPA would use a three-year rolling average of small-refinery exemption volumes […] (full story)


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U.S. stock index futures are holding up well in spite of a few notable corporate earnings misses. (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, outside of a few light showers in the western Corn Belt, dry but cooler weather is allowing some fieldwork to resume. However, as of October 20, the corn harvest lags the 5-year average by more than 30 percentage points in... (full story)


Reject of time-table (program motion) allows for amendments to bill that could risk government pulling it all together. The ability for the UK to leave Europe on Oct 31 with a deal now highly unlikely. EUs Tusk recommends Brexit extension to the EU27 leaders. UK now inevitably headed for... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


Precision agriculture allows producers to farm more efficiently and more sustainably. Virginia Farmer Dustin Madison testified during a House Ag subcommittee hearing Tuesday about the economic and environmental benefits of precision ag. “If we... (full story)


It should probably come as no surprise in this era where people become impatient and downright upset if their internet connection is slow or if Amazon fails to deliver a package within 24-hours. Still, it appears that when ... (full story)


THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was higher on hopes for new demand from China. Support came on follow through buying tied to talk that the [...] (full story)


NW_LS421 Des Moines, IA Wed, Oct 23, 2019 USDA Market News IMPORT BEEF TRADE Compared to Last Week: Imported beef prices were sharply higher. Trading was moderate and nearby supplies were very tight. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - FOB AND TIS 0-15... (full story)


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