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Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mostly lower on profit taking and technical selling, along with spread trade and position squaring ahead of the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report. June was up $.37 at $111.17 and August was down... (full story)


We have said the bulls had a bad day on Wednesday. How would you rate their yesterdays performance? Heck, they are not having a good day today either. Black gold is heading for the biggest weekly loss in 2019. Has the support fallen out from below? Where can we expect the decline to stop? (full story)


Jul. corn closed at $4.04 and 1/4, up 14 and 1/2 centsJul. soybeans closed at 8.29 and 3/4, up 8 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $300.50, up $3.30Jul. soybean oil closed at 27.01, up 23 pointsJul. wheat closed at $4.89 and 1/2, up 19 and 1/4... (full story)


A barrage of storm systems will continue to emerge from the western U.S., maintaining the likelihood of showers and locally severe thunderstorms across a broad area of the nation’s mid-section. Five-day rainfall totals of 1 to 5 inches or more should... (full story)


The cool weather we had in March and April delayed the growth of young rice and thus has delayed crawfish stocking. Some fields won’t be ready to stock until the […] (full story)


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)


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Still bearish (full story)


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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)


Cattle on Feed - 2019-05-24 (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)


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


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


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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)


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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)


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


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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)


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


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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)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri May 24, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News ***Next release date will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019*** Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Friday, May 24, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel,... (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)


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)


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)


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)


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)