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Main scenario is strongly downward. (full story)


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. […] (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, warm, humid weather prevails in the Ohio Valley. Across the remainder of the Midwest, cool, stormy weather and soggy fields continue to inhibit nearly all spring planting operations, as well as corn and soybean emergence and... (full story)


Still bearish (full story)


The USDA says poultry production during April was 4.124 billion pounds, a 3% increase on the year. Chicken made up most of the total at 3.628 billion pounds, followed by turkey at 483.63 million and duck at 11.933 million pounds. The preliminary live... (full story)


The USDA says cattle placements during April were lower than what many analysts were expecting. Placements were up 9% on the year at 1.842 million head, mostly cattle weighing between 700 and 900 pounds, below expectations with weather in some of the... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed lower ahead of the Memorial Holiday while cash prices were mixed and lightly traded. May Class III milk unchanged at $16.38.  June down 13 cents at $16.31.  July down 12 cents at... (full story)


Farmers are facing more rain but big decisions loom at grain markets rally in the wake of continued wet weather. (full story)


The latest round of trade aid announced by the Trump Administration is getting mixed results among dairy cooperatives that are growing concerned with the impact of tariffs. (full story)


An ag meteorologist says rain will continue to halt planting progress for a while. “When will it stop raining?  I guess the short answer is probably at least not for another week.”  Jeff Andresen with Michigan State University says growing degree... (full story)


House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson has introduced a bill to limit RFS small refinery exemptions. Co-sponsoring the bill are Congressmen Dusty Johnson of South Dakota, Dave Loebsack of Iowa, Rodney Davis of Illinois and Roger Marshall of... (full story)


Steve Nelson The president of Nebraska Farm Bureau, Steve Nelson, says while trade assistance from the federal government is appreciated and helpful, farmers would much prefer to see trade issues resolved. “The sooner that we can get those done, the... (full story)


8.48 stop (full story)


The announcement of the new Market Facilitation Program—which some are referring to as MFP2—combined with what USDA called “inaccurate media stories” earlier in the week, has created some confusion amongst farmers, says Iowa State University ag... (full story)


Our weekly column looks at the quagmire for farmers and Brexit Turmoil (full story)


We are just a few weeks from breaking the record. If the current US economic expansion lasts until July 2019, it will reach 121 months, becoming the longest ever. The extended duration of the prosperity begs the question of when the next downturn will occur. We invite you to read our todays... (full story)


Several fairgrounds renovation projects will be complete for the 2019 Illinois State Fair, with more to come before the 2020 fair. “It has been quoted as having almost $170 million worth of deferred maintenance issues on the fairgrounds.” Warren... (full story)


In my afternoon broadcast I stated... (full story)


Michigan Farm Bureau wants to see prevented plant acres included in the new trade aid package for farmers. Ernie Birchmeier says while the single country rate for farmers from USDA is intended to not sway planting decisions, it probably will. With... (full story)


The president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council is confident the U.S. can prevent the introduction of African swine fever. Wisconsin pork producer A.V. Roth points to another foreign animal disease that’s been kept at bay by the Department... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground in Martin County, Minnesota on Thursday, July 25 for the Martin County From the Ground Up Farm Crawl (tour of farms.) Continue reading Martin County From the Ground Up Farm Crawl at... (full story)


Unrelenting rains continue to put a damper on crop fertility plans. Helena fertilizer manager Scott Dettmann says it’s been very challenging getting product in place for timely applications this spring. “We’ve had the river situations... (full story)


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The comprehensive disaster aid bill that passed the Senate Thursday failed today in the U.S. House by one vote. Republican Congressman Chip Roy of Texas said the bill does not contain anything, in his words, “to address the clear national emergency... (full story)


The Minnesota Legislature will reconvene for a one-day special session today with the intent of hammering out a budget plan. House and Senate leadership have been meeting with various conference committees since the regular session ended Monday.... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 8 to 12 cent gains in the nearby contracts on Friday. The front month continuation chart broke $4 for the first time since last May, with July trying to hold at midday. Weather forecasts continue to show rains for much of the... (full story)


Wheat futures are positng double digit gains on Friday, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The markets will be closed for the Monday session. Accumulated wheat exports as of May 16 are 91% of USDA’s forecast total, with the normal pace at 96%. ... (full story)


Soybean futures are up 8 to 8 1/2 cents in the front months at midday. July soy meal is $2.10/ton higher, with soybean oil 34 points in the green. Support is coming in the way of spillover from the grains. As of May 16, US soybean shipments were just... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 79 to 103 points higher in most contracts on Friday, with a little help from the outside markets. The US dollar index is down 275 points at midday, with crude oil back up 40 cents/barrel. USDA data shows cotton export ship... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are nearing limit losses in the front months on Friday. According to state media, China is progressing in finding an ASF vaccine, as they start working on clinical trials. There is not time table as of yet. The CME Lean Hog Index was... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 8 to 12 cent gains in the nearby contracts on Friday. The front month continuation chart broke $4 for the first time since last May, with July trying to hold at midday. Weather forecasts continue to show rains for much of the... (full story)


Live cattle futures are mostly lower on Friday, with June up 20 cents. Feeder cattle futures are also in the red in most contracts, as the new front month August is up 12.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was up $1.54 to $133.70 on May 22. Wholesa... (full story)


Looks bearish (full story)


Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Aside from some clean-up, it looks like business might be over for the week. The bulk of activity was at $114 to $116 on the live basis and $184 to $185 dressed, about steady to $2 lower than the previous... (full story)


Corn: Corn futures are trading into new highs for the move, with Jul up 8 cents to 3.97-3/4, Sep is up 8-1/4 to 4.06-3/4, and new crop Dec corn is trading 7-1/2 cents higher to 4.15-1/2. Many areas in the Midwest are getting heavy rains today and ... (full story)


Brad Lubben There are still some unanswered questions surrounding the new Market Facilitation Program from USDA. One of those is how it is going to impact prevented planting decisions. And the disaster aid bill in Congress could also be a factor. We... (full story)


Corn spreads touted 10 day bull Up More than Flat Price. Who is Big Corn Short, July20. (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the streaming video company Roku(ROKU). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All Time High list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart function to review the charts for consi... (full story)


Elsie, the iconic spokescow for Borden’s dairy products, is getting a makeover. (full story)


An Illinois farmer says he’s worried he won’t get a corn crop planted by June 5. Rob Shaffer says for the first time in his 25 years of farming he’s considering the prevent planting option. “It’s truly a reality this year considering I have no... (full story)


On May 28th, Brownfield’s Larry Lee will be on the ground with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers at Peninsula Pride Farms meeting (Farmer led watershed group) at Deer Run Dairy, Kewaunee. Continue reading Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers at... (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 24-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


LM_XB405 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 24, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL 5-DAY ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales - Afternoon Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts delivered... (full story)


DC_GR110 Dodge City, KS Fri, May 24, 2019 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News ***This report will not be published on Monday, May 27, 2019 due to federal holiday.*** Western Kansas Grain Markets Friday's closing elevator grain bids: HRW WHEAT ORD US NO 1 ... (full story)


LM_XB401 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 24, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL/REGIONAL DAILY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS - Negotiated Sales - Afternoon FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report,... (full story)


DC_GR112 Dodge City, KS Fri, May 24, 2019 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News ***This report will not be published on Monday, May 27, 2019 due to federal holiday.*** Central Kansas Terminal and Processor Daily Grain Report TERMINAL HRW WHEAT ORD US NO 1 ... (full story)


MS_GR111 Minneapolis, MN Fri May 24, 2019 USDA Market News Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Canola Daily Report Sunflower Seed Delivered Plant - Dollars Per CWT. Bid To Fargo Enderlin Arrive ND ND NEW SUN - Mid-Oleic May 17.30unch 17.00unch Jun ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON MAY 24 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU MAY 23 2019 *MODE... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON MAY 24 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU MAY 23 2019 *... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: FRESNO MAY 24 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU MAY 23 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


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