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...US Treasuries and the US Dollar will continue to strengthen over the next 2 to 6+ weeks... (full story)


On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its October 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […] (full story)


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Don’t miss out on the 44th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference, set for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Peanut farmers and those […] (full story)


Central Illinois corn prices climbed to the mid-$3.80 range last week with some locations offering above $4 for fall delivery.  While December futures prices struggle to break through $4, the […] (full story)


Live cattle futures are up by 12 to 32 cents in the front months, while feeder cattle futures are lower by 30 to 57 cents. The Cargill plant in Dodge City is back online today after an explosion left them shutdown late last week. China has lifted the... (full story)


Lean Hog futures see increases of $0.45 to $1.12 in the nearby contracts. The CME Lean Hog Index was up by $0.74 on Oct 17 to $65.64. The USDA pork carcass cutout value is $1.61 higher so far at $78.64 for Monday’s midday. The national average base... (full story)


Soybeans futures are fractionally mixed at Monday’s midday. Soybean meal is up 10 cents /ton, and so far soy oil is down 4 points. Soybean export inspections for the week ending 10/17 were released this morning. The report indicated shipments are 7... (full story)


Cotton futures are down by 25 to 48 points at midday. The CFTC reported another reduction in managed money’s net short position, which as of Tuesday was 11,377 contracts. Crop Progress data will be released this afternoon showing harvest progress a... (full story)


Corn futures are trading lower at Monday’s midday, seeing decreases of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cents in nearby contracts. Export inspections for the week ending 10/17 showed that corn exports had increased 10.6% over last week to 531,744 MT. That brought th... (full story)


Nearby wheat futures are down by as much as 7 3/4 cents for winter wheats, and spring wheat is 5 1/4 cents lower at Monday’s midday. Wheat export inspections from the week ending 10/17 showed a increase in wk/wk wheat exports with 565,099 MT, up 67... (full story)


Corn futures are trading lower at Monday’s midday, seeing decreases of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cents in nearby contracts. Export inspections for the week ending 10/17 showed that corn exports had increased 10.6% over last week to 531,744 MT. That brought th... (full story)


The markets remained surprisingly calm last week, despite worse than expected U.S. economic data releases. The third-quarter earnings season along with Brexit play may have overweighed the data pessimism. This week, we will have some potentially moving news releases along with more big names... (full story)


Stocks are powering higher but there is resistance. Let's take a look at the levels to trade today and our bias for ES, NQ, Crude and Gold (full story)


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Direct cash cattle trade activity is off to a typically quiet start.  Bids and asking prices haven’t been established yet.  And it’s likely significant trade volume will be delayed until midweek or later. Last week, business waited until Friday to... (full story)


Omaha-based grain merchandising company Scoular continues to expand its organic grains business. Scoular says it has recently secured organic certification for its facilities in Hershey, Nebraska and Goodland, Kansas.  The company has also... (full story)


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The pace of the talks on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has picked up considerably, according to reports out of Washington. House Democrats met three times last week with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as they continue to... (full story)


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U.S.-China trade talks continue to move in the right direction, according to President Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Kudlow told Fox Business News today they aim to have a “Phase 1” agreement in writing for Trump and Chinese... (full story)


The USDA reports soybean and wheat export inspections for the week ending October 17th were more than what’s needed to meet projections for the current marketing year. The 2019/20 marketing year started June 1st for wheat and September 1st for... (full story)


Rabo AgriFinance dairy analyst Ben Laine tells Brownfield he’s optimistic about the dairy outlook for the fourth quarter and start of 2020. “In the U.S. and across the world, you’re seeing some constraints that are really keeping people from being... (full story)


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Farmers have submitted more than 10 million acres of cropland into the Terraton Initiative by Boston-based Indigo Agriculture. The Terraton Initiative is a global effort to remove one trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it... (full story)


Andrews University in Southwest Michigan is turning its dairy farm facilities into an agricultural education center. The Adventist university in Berrien Springs closed its dairy this year after milking cows for more than 110 years and offering a... (full story)


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The news for China isn’t good financially. The country’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter. That's as the trade war with Washington drags on, too. Click on the... (full story)


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China has been buying a lot of U.S. pork recently. Yet, the hog market may not see as big of a boost as what producers want with the news. “When it was all set and done, [China bought] 351,000... (full story)


China is continuing to buy U.S. pork. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reporting weekly export sales for pork at a marketing year high thanks to China. Click on the link to... (full story)


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We kickoff this October Monday morning with Export Inspections at 10:00 A.M., 3 & 6 month Bill Auction at 10:30 A.M., FED Bowman Speech at [...] (full story)


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The new “Kansas City Fed Ag Finance Databook” says farm lending has slowed in the third quarter of this year. That’s after nine, consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. The primary... (full story)


Grain and soy prices are beginning this new week with higher values, but except wheat, which did poke in a slightly higher high for the swing, the others continue to swing in the same pool.  Weather and harvest progress questions are front and center... (full story)


WHEAT General Comments: Wheat markets were mixed last week as Chicago SRW and HRW prices moved higher and Minneapolis Spring Wheat prices moved a [...] (full story)


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COTTON General Comments: Cotton was higher on follow through buying tied to talk that the US and China were close to a partial deal [...] (full story)


The cool breezes of fall are not just impacting the forests of Pennsylvania, but the current feed costs as well. August feed costs for Pennsylvania were 15% lower than the twelve month average (Table 1) thanks to reduced costs for alfalfa hay and... (full story)


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The oil market has some big shorts to deal with. Bloomberg News reports that the short position in WTI has almost tripled since mid-September. Still, [...] (full story)