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During about the second or third week in June, many Howard walnut trees experienced nut drop of perhaps as many as 100 nuts per tree, with many trees losing no […] (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Desktop Short Courses on Aug. 21-22 in Amarillo and Sept. 11-12 in Lubbock. The two-day trainings will run […] (full story)


Hurricane Barry had a minimal effect on Louisiana croplands, but its aftermath left a narrow strip of flooding rain that will cause damage. Some soybeans were flooded, and rice was […] (full story)


The Dollar is slipping sharply after NY Fed President Williams comments about acting preemptively. This has lifted currencies against the Dollar, lets take a look at the tradable levels for the Dollar Index, Euro, Yen, Aussie and Canadian. (full story)


FFT Hosts USMCA Roundtable with Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) On Monday, July 22, 2019, Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) is holding a roundtable with Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) in Pasco, Washington. The event is being hosted by Tri-Cities Grain... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange continued their rally and closed mostly higher Thursday while cash trade was mixed. July Class III milk futures up 11 cents at $17.42.  August up two cents at $17.67.  September up three... (full story)


Michigan’s governor says she wanted to build a budget around prioritizing agriculture in the state which is why she’s calling for increased infrastructure funding. While meeting with ag leaders in Lenawee County Thursday, Gretchen Whitmer told... (full story)


U.S. Senator Roy Blunt called for the passage of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Thursday on the Senate floor. The Missouri Republican says the USMCA is an improvement over NAFTA and a strong Mexico and a strong Canada are good for the U.S.,... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day lower on position squaring ahead of Friday’s Cattle on Feed Report and the steady to slightly lower cash trade.  Feeder cattle futures were lower on the same factors with... (full story)


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Brownfield’s Cyndi Young and Shannon Yokley will be on the ground at the Bayer Jerseyville, Illinois Agronomy Center as Executives from Bayer will welcome media to its Jerseyville Agronomy Center for an update on the crop science business and... (full story)


Missouri Governor Mike Parson has signed an executive order establishing a state Flood Recovery Advisory Group. The advisory group will provide input on flood recovery priorities and assess the state’s current levee system. It will include members... (full story)


IS THE GRAIN MOVE OVER WITH? In my July 2 newsletter I asked that question about the corn because it was having a correction more extreme than any previous since corn bottomed in Mid-May.I pointed out the technical damage corn had inflicted...... (full story)


A central Illinois farmer says this is a trial year for hemp production and he is learning from it. “It’s not all about the profit this year, it is more about the learning this year.” Jacob Wade from McLean, Illinois tells Brownfield delayed... (full story)


A Spring Rally into Summer Only to Get Crushed in July - This Is Not Unusual (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $4.24 and 1/2, down 11 and 1/2 cents Aug. soybeans closed at $8.81 and 1/4, down 1 and 1/4 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $307.00, down 50 cents Aug. soybean oil closed at 27.64, down 4 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.93 and... (full story)


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Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling, following an up and down session. The trade stalemate continues with China as Beijing didn’t buy any U.S. soybeans last week. China is reportedly delaying some purchases of soybeans, even... (full story)


A southwest Indiana farmer is learning to juggle the roles of being both a family member and a co-worker at the 2019 Family Farms Conference. Emily Cooper of Fort Branch, Indiana says recognizing that each of her family members is also a team... (full story)


July 9, 2019 Southern Illinois With more than 20 million US corn and soybean acres in poor or very poor condition, a farm bureau economist says this year’s crop conditions are the worst since the drought of 2012. “From the road you might see a... (full story)


A Minnesota turkey farmer says the lack of immigration labor reform hinders growth in the poultry and livestock sectors. John Zimmerman testified at a House Ag Subcommittee hearing on the state of the US livestock and poultry economies earlier... (full story)


Missouri’s State Treasurer has begun a program to help farmers and small business owners recover after natural disasters. The Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery, or LIFT program, goes into effect immediately, allowing for a... (full story)


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SEATTLE Shipping Point Prices as of 18-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The CEO of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin puts the onus on dairy processors to reach consumers.  Chad Vincent says customers want product innovation, and it’s the dairy processors that can provide it. “The cheese companies, the milk companies,... (full story)


GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Thu Jul 18, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News This is Thursday's report of the grain prices and trends prepared by the USDA and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. In Northern and Western Illinois country grain dealers quoted shelled corn bids were 11... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Thu Jul 18, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Thursday, July 18, 2019 Compared to last week at Kalona, IA slaughter lambs 8.00-10.00 higher; slaughter ewes steady. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 18-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 8 to 9 1/4 cents lower in the nearby contracts at midday. This morning’s weekly Export Sales report showed just 200,009 MT of old crop corn bookings in the week that ended on July 11. That was down 68.8% from the same week ... (full story)


Wheat futures are down 1 to 10 3/4 cents in most contracts on Thursday, with CBT the weakest and MPLS the firmest. The weekly Export Sales report from FAS indicated all wheat export bookings during the week that ended on July 11 at 347,290 MT. That w... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are down 10 cents to $1.025 at midday, with August up 15 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 17 cents from the previous day on July 16 @ $70.79. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up another $1.89 in the Thursday AM report at $7... (full story)


Cotton futures are down 39 to 77 points in the front months at midday. This morning’s Export Sales report indicated that 54,034 RB of 18/19 upland cotton was sold in the week that ended on July 11. That was more than 4 times the same week last year... (full story)


Soybean futures are 6-7 cents off their lows at midday, with most contracts fractionally lower. August soybean meal is down 20 cents/ton, with soy oil 4 points lower. Old crop soybean sales totaled 127,890 MT during the week of July 11. That was a 1... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 8 to 9 1/4 cents lower in the nearby contracts at midday. This morning’s weekly Export Sales report showed just 200,009 MT of old crop corn bookings in the week that ended on July 11. That was down 68.8% from the same week ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are down 20 to 60 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are 45 to 75 cents lower on Thursday, ignoring losses in corn. The biannual Cattle Inventory will be released Friday afternoon. The dairy cow herd is expected to be smaller,... (full story)


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BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Thu Jul 18, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Thursday, July 18, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Thursday, July 18, 2019 NC Dept of Ag Market News North Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 4:00 P.M. Delivered to elevators and/or processors. Prices in dollars per bushel. US 2 Yellow Corn: was 12 cents lower. Prices were 4.67-5.64, mostly 5.09- 5.39 at... (full story)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Thur Ju1 18, 2019 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 p.m. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2 Yellow Corn... (full story)


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GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Thu, Jul 18, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois River Barge Terminals Producer Bids/Basis Bids ($/bu) Change (�/bu) Basis Change Cash Price South of Peoria Corn 4.0650-4.4850 DN 9.5-DN 11.5 ... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is off to a slow start following yesterday’s light to moderate trade in parts of cattle country.  Bids are at $113 live and $182 dressed.  Asking prices for cattle remaining on showlists are around $112+ live and... (full story)


The delicate balance of forces at the Fed has been disturbed. The doves grew stronger recently, and with new governors coming, their strength may increase even further. Will gold warm up to them? (full story)


Stocks retraced some of their recent advance on Wednesday, as investors took short-term profits off the table. The S&P 500 index fell below the 3,000 level and closed 1.1% below the Mondays new record high of 3,017.80. So is this a downward reversal or just a correction before another leg up? (full story)


Two eastern Nebraska ag cooperatives that voted to merge in April have decided on a name and new headquarters location. Officials of Frontier Co-op and Midwest Farmers Cooperative have decided to keep the Frontier name when the merger takes effect... (full story)


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