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President Trump signed the USMCA trade pact at a White House ceremony this morning. Trump called USMCA “a tremendous breakthrough for American agriculture”. “Canada will finally provide great access for American dairy—Canada’s opening up. It... (full story)


Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA has inked an agreement with Hong Kong’s WH Group that will send up to $717 million of fresh beef, pork, and poultry to the Chinese market.  Renato Costa, president of Friboi, one of the two branded products that will... (full story)


Midday, corn is lower by 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cents. Short covering was a theme yesterday, with preliminary open interest sinking 12,946 contracts. Most of that was in March. Brazil’s first crop corn harvest is an estimated 11% complete, well ahead of th... (full story)


Cotton is back down after Tuesday gains, midday losses are limited to 27 points in the nearby futures. Yesterday, futures closed with gains of 85 to 96 points. The online cotton trading platform The Seam reported Monday sales of 3,646 bales at an ave... (full story)


Kansas City wheat futures are down the most at midday, with losses of 8 3/4 cents in the March contracts. Chicago wheat is also lower at midday with 8 cent losses so far. Spring wheat is down by 6 cents per bushel in the March futures. The French doc... (full story)


Midday, corn is lower by 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cents. Short covering was a theme yesterday, with preliminary open interest sinking 12,946 contracts. Most of that was in March. Brazil’s first crop corn harvest is an estimated 11% complete, well ahead of th... (full story)


Live cattle futures are 30 to 50 cents lower today. Long liquidation was a theme on Tuesday, with preliminary open interest down 11,373 contracts. Nearby feeder cattle futures are also falling at midday, with the April contracts down the most. Jan... (full story)


Lean hogs are back down after a slight recovery on Turnaround Tuesday. April futures are down the most so far with losses of $2.10. The 01/27 CME Lean Hog Index was up 10 more cents, at $61.74. USDA’s Pork Carcass Cutout was $2.85 lower on Wednesda... (full story)


Soybean futures are 2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cents lower at midday. Yesterday the preliminary open interest increased on the lower prices, up 9,839 contracts. Meal futures are also down $1.80/ton so far today, while soybean oil futures are off 2 points. AgRura... (full story)


A farm accident has claimed the life of a 35-year old central Minnesota man. The Stearns County Sherriff’s Office says Brandon Schaefer of Albany was reported missing Tuesday morning, and found dead a short time later in a grain bin about... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is picking up some.  More bids have surfaced with live bids in the South at $121 and dressed bids in the North at $194.  Those are well below current asking prices of $125 plus in the South and $201 plus in the... (full story)


Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert says with the signing of the USMCA trade deal Wednesday, hope is on the horizon for Illinois farmers to sell what they grow. Guebert says the signing continues momentum that farmers have been looking... (full story)


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Edge Dairy Farmer Co-op President Brody Stapel calls the USMCA signing a tremendous victory for America’s dairy farmers. The Wisconsin dairy farmer says it preserves the well established markets of Mexico and Canada and provides even more... (full story)


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  For Immediate Release Contact: Caitlin Eannello, Director of Communications, National Association of Wheat Growers ceannello@wheatworld.org, (202) 547-7800 Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates... (full story)


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The gold futures lost 0.48% on Tuesday, as it retraced its Mondays advance. The financial markets reacted to better-than-expected U.S. economic data releases (Durable Goods Orders, CB Consumer Confidence ) and China virus fears somewhat eased yesterday. On last weeks Wednesday gold has... (full story)


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COTTON General Comments: Cotton was higher yesterday after holding well in the face of general selling pressure seen in Ag markets on Monday. It [...] (full story)


The Illinois Corn Marketing Board will use a new advertising campaign on Super Bowl Sunday to show consumers that not all heroes wear helmets. Chairman Roger Sy tells Brownfield they will air a 30 second brand anthem video titled “Illinois Runs... (full story)


The chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Program says they’ve made a lot of progress implementing 2018 Farm Bill programs and one more is about to launch.  Matthew Lohr testified before a House Ag Subcommittee Wednesday morning saying,... (full story)


Hoosier corn and soybean farmers highlighted legislative priorities during a breakfast with lawmakers this morning at the Indiana Statehouse. The Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership and Policy Committee... (full story)


Bears have solid chart advantage as steep price downtrend line in place. However, commodity markets many times overdo on the downside market "shocks" such as the coronavirus impacting commodity markets at present. Bulls working to stabilize market at mid-week. (full story)


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For the third time now in the past four weeks, bears have made a run at the corn market, pressing March futures south of the 3.80 mark and within a day, if not on the day, each time the market has rejected their attempt to muscle prices lower and... (full story)


(Bloomberg) -- Two weeks ago, the U.S. and China completed a phase-one trade deal amid almost immediate doubts that Beijing’s commodity purchase pledges were achievable. That was before a health crisis gripped the world’s second-largest economy,... (full story)


(Bloomberg) -- Beyond Meat Inc. and KFC are expanding their test of faux chicken nuggets after the success of an initial trial in Atlanta -- this time aiming to offer a product that looks and tastes like it’s made from meat sliced right off a bird.... (full story)


There is a 74% probability that the Federal Open Market Committee will lower its fed funds rate at its December 16, 2020 policy meeting. (full story)


Guy Mills flips a switch and watches three-plus bushels of yellow corn explode out of his bin, arc across a blue sky, and crash 50’ away into brown dirt. “There’s no doubt, no doubt,” he exclaims. “This is going to save lives. The days of going... (full story)


Mild risk-off flows return as traders now eagerly await WHO press conference at 11amET. British Airways suspends all flights to Beijing and Shanghai. Rumors swirl US-based airlines to follow suit. US yields and USDJPY trading back lower after filling Sunday opening gaps. ... (full story)


This article shows break-even county yields below which Agricultural Risk Coverage at the County Level (ARC-CO) will make payments in 2019. Break-even yields are calculated at USDA’s January estimates of […] (full story)


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Mar 20 sugar futures offered a very bullish signal yesterday by hammering down taking out previous lows, spiking up taking out previous highs, and ultimately closing positive. Today we see sugar prices follow through on this bullish activity pushing prices higher again in what looks like a... (full story)


MBA Mortgage Applications came in at 7>2% versus the previous -1.2%, MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate came in at 3.81 vs. the previous 3.87% at 6:00 [...] (full story)


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Corn (March) Fundamentals : March corn futures rallied back yesterday on more export news, this time it was a sale of 125,000 metric tons to Mexico, for the current marketing year. New meaningful news outside of this is hard to come by, near... (full story)


Grains reverse in the early morning trade. (full story)


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Stocks and oil prices have mounted a rebound on hopes that the markets, the Fed and OPEC, can get ahead of the coronavirus virus called [...] (full story)


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The wheat market starts off the Wednesday session 4 to 7 cents lower. Chicago was the weakest overnight, with KC HRW showing less pressure and MPLS spring wheat in the middle. On Tuesday, wheat futures closed lower across all three US markets. Chica... (full story)


Hogs traded higher following the Monday limit losses in the front month, as futures closed with gains of $0.27 to $0.85. The CME Lean Hog Index was another 37 cents higher on 01/24, at $61.90. USDA’s Pork Carcass Cutout was $1.38 lower in the after... (full story)


Cotton traders pushed futures 22 to 46 points higher overnight. Cotton futures had rallied enough yesterday to erase Monday losses. Futures closed with gains of 85 to 96 points. The online cotton trading platform The Seam reported Monday sales of 3,6... (full story)


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