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Summary The United States is in the thralls of summer, and with that can come heat, flash droughts, and occasional, if not frequent, thunderstorm activity. Several areas of the U.S. […] (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)

The rice market has quieted down over the past week from a marketing standpoint although growers across the rice production regions have continued to work to gather the new crop […] (full story)

Hidden in the stubble of 2019’s wheat harvest, wheat curl mites are moving to find sprouting volunteer wheat seedlings to inhabit and continue the life cycle of wheat streak mosaic […] (full story)

Though early April is the ideal planting window for U. S. hard red spring (HRS) wheat, saturated fields and cold soil temperatures kept many farmers out of their fields until […] (full story)

Navigation Difficulties Slow Barge Traffic Total downbound barge traffic through the locking system of the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers has decreased the last three weeks. Water levels have […] (full story)

(Bloomberg) -- Top Trump administration officials met Thursday to consider options for quelling a backlash in politically important farm states over recent biofuel policy moves, including revoking waivers given to some oil refineries from... (full story)

It has become very apparent that the Palmer amaranth control in Xtend cotton and soybeans has not been nearly as good as in previous years. (full story)

Soybeans futures were down 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 cents per bushel in the front months on Thursday. Meal futures ended lower by $1/ton and soy oil was down 20 points. The weekly Export Sales report indicated net sales of 25,936 MT for old crop soybeans for t... (full story)

Live cattle futures finished higher in most contracts on Thursday, with Aug up $2.30 ahead of next week’s expiration. Feeder cattle futures finished the today up 92.5 cents to $1.125 in the front months. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 70 cents low... (full story)

Wheat futures for CBOT were up 4 3/4 cents, with KCBT HRW higher by 7 cents. MPLS posted another round of contract lows, off by 3 3/4 cents in nearby Sep. The USDA Export sales report showed net sales of 594,551 MT of 19/20 wheat in the week that end... (full story)

Corn futures ended trading fractionally higher on Thursday. This morning’s USDA Export Sales reported bookings for 18/19 at 119,267 metric tons (MT) in the week that ended on August 15, 112% higher than last week. New crop sales totaled 301,608 MT,... (full story)

Corn futures ended trading fractionally higher on Thursday. This morning’s USDA Export Sales reported bookings for 18/19 at 119,267 metric tons (MT) in the week that ended on August 15, 112% higher than last week. New crop sales totaled 301,608 MT,... (full story)

Lean Hog futures were $1 to $1.25 lower in the nearby contracts on Thursday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 59 cents at $77.40 on August 20. The USDA pork carcass cutout value is down $1.30 on Thursday afternoon at $79.94. The national average base ... (full story)

Cotton futures were 63 to 107 points lower at closing, pressured by weak Export Sales. The weekly Export Sales report from USDA showed 19/20 bookings of 163,964 RB for the week ending 8/15. That was 51% lower than last week, with Indonesia accounting... (full story)

Numerous produce industry and other groups have issued statements in the wake of a new agreement setting floor prices for Mexican tomatoes sent to the U.S. The agreement between the Commerce Department and Mexican tomato growers was made late Aug.... (full story)

This year the FACTS project is providing a suite of regional scale maps to assist decision making. The data provided is based on APSIM model simulations which are driven by […] (full story)

The Trump administration is receiving a significant amount of backlash over EPA’s recent decision to grant 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs). As a result, President Donald Trump is expected to meet with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and... (full story)

The Minnesota crop looks average, at best, according to Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour western leg lead Jeff Wilson. On his 11 stops today, he didn’t see a single corn field over 200 bu. per acre and soybeans failed to impress, too. “They’re average... (full story)

The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour is wrapping up the week with its last stop in Rochester, Minnesota. AgDay Betsy Jibben traveled with scouts through Martin and Watonwan counties. (full story)

The CEO of the National Biodiesel Board says he wants President Trump to return the support he’s gotten from farmers. Donnell Rehagen tells Brownfield the President has relied on soybean growers to be his allies in the trade war with China.... (full story)

A Missouri Congressman says the Missouri River needs the infrastructure that the Mississippi River has to prevent severe flooding.  Jason Smith’s southeast Missouri district has more than 200 miles of the Mississippi River which he says was... (full story)

As analyst toured parts of eastern Iowa and southern Minnesota on the final leg of the 2019 Pro Farmer Crop Tour, a wide array of yield results were reported from the fields. Stretches of Iowa proved to promise decent results while counties in ... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended quietly, but with gains of 1/2 to 3/4 of a cent as Sep led today's gains closing at 3.63-1/4. New crop Dec closed at 3.71, up 3/4. Export sales at 4.7 mil old crop and 11.9 mil were considered neutral to negative. ... (full story)

What counties have you sampled from? Iowa: Iowa (6), Benton (6), Buchanan (3), Fayette (3) and Chickasaw (3) Corn yield range/average: 130-188.8 bu. per acre; average of 161 bu. per acre Soybean pod count range/average (in a 3’x3’... (full story)

The The University of Georgia will host its annual Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day on September 4 at the university’s Tifton campus. Members of the UGA cotton and peanut […] (full story)

Farm groups supporting Missouri’s law addressing CAFO regulations say its blockage is a misuse of the legal system and stifles opportunities to keep future generations on the farm. In a joint statement, five Missouri farm and commodity groups say the... (full story)

The National Agricultural Statistics Survey Chief, Lance Honig, sat down with AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben to address some farmer debate. NASS (a division of USDA) releases the August Crop Production report which is receiving some pushback... (full story)

House Ag Committee member Vicky Hartzler of Missouri says she’s surprised to learn that President Trump might have directed the EPA’s latest round of RFS waivers to big oil companies, “He has been very supportive of farmers and this is counter to... (full story)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were supported by commercial buying as traders prepared for widespread direct business and the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report out Friday afternoon. August was up $2.30 at $104.97 and October was... (full story)

Universal Industries, Inc.®, who has been producing high quality bucket elevators, continuous cup elevators and belt conveyors, announces the addition of the Pan Idler Conveyor. (full story)

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, speaking at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference in Omaha. The governors of Iowa and Nebraska are calling on the EPA to reallocate the gallons of ethanol that have been lost because of RFS small refinery... (full story)

The latest agreement between the U.S. and Mexico should provide American tomato growers with better footing in the marketplace. Mexico’s tomato industry has agreed to new antidumping suspension provisions which include better border enforcement,... (full story)

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The USDA says pork in cold storage at the end of July topped 600 million pounds. At 601.790 billion pounds, that’s up nearly 50 million pounds on the year, but down almost 18 million from June, even with record monthly pork production during... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were continued trailing lower Thursday as did cash trade. August Class III milk futures down four cents at $17.57.  September down 32 cents at $17.23.  October 16 cents lower at... (full story)

The USDA says commercial red meat and pork production were at record monthly levels in July. Pork totaled 2.211 billion pounds, up 11% on the year, with a 10% jump in the slaughter to 10.578 million head and a three pound gain in the average live... (full story)

China has issued a new warning that if the U.S. follows through on a threat to impose new import tariffs on September 1st, it will be forced to retaliate. A spokesman for China’s Commerce Ministry told reporters he’s hopeful the two countries can... (full story)

Futures Trading Levels for August 23rd, 2019 (full story)

Most Americans says they wash or rinse raw poultry before cooking it, but a new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that people are at risk of a foodborne illness when they do. Healthy Living – don’t rinse or wash raw... (full story)

Sep. corn closed at $3.63 and 1/4, up 3/4 cent Sep. soybeans closed at $8.56, down 4 and 1/2 cents Sep. soybean meal closed at $293.70, down $1.00 Sep. soybean oil closed at 28.54, down 20 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.67 and 1/4, up 4 and 3/4 cents... (full story)

The 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule has been deemed unlawful by a federal court. The Southern District Court in Georgia found the EPA overstepped the Clean Water Act and the Administrative Procedures Act. The court has kept the... (full story)

YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 22-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)

Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling, unable to follow through on the early gains. Recent rainfall has likely helped the crop, but development remains slow and the condition rating is historically low for this time of year. The... (full story)

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has released a short film highlighting agriculture’s role in combatting climate change over the next 30 years. Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of the alliance, says “30 Harvests” quantifies the crop cycles left... (full story)

For years, Germany has been a global pork leader and is currently the world’s second-largest pork exporter after the United States. But the latest USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report says domestic... (full story)

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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 22-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

JK_GR110 Jackson, Ms Thursday August 22, 2019 USDA-MS Market News Mississippi Daily Grain Report. Grain prices at Country Elevators. Bid price as of 2:00 p.m. (Price per bushel): Trends compared to previous day close (Old Crop): Soybeans dn 5, Wheat up 4, Sorghum up 1, Corn steady. ... (full story)