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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he welcomes the partial trade deal with China, but wishes it was more comprehensive. Grassley hopes it turns into a “full deal” down the road—but he says that won’t be an easy process. “After decades of broken... (full story)


The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association is looking for a new executive director. Ashley Kohls, who has been in that role since 2014, recently resigned to pursue other opportunities within the beef industry. President Mike Landuyt, a feedlot... (full story)


Cattle producers continue to call for more market transparency. Concerns about price discovery in cattle markets were magnified following the Tyson beef packing plant fire in Kansas two months ago. Iowa Cattlemen’s Association CEO Matt Deppe... (full story)


Corn planted later in the season isn’t mature at the same time as what was planted on time—duh, right? It’s more than just the calendar delaying the corn’s maturity, something is making it take more growing degree days (GDDs) than even the maturity... (full story)


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Soybean harvest is underway for Western Indiana Farmer Erin Holbert. “We were able to get started September 26, about three weeks later than we have gotten started in the past couple of years, and things aren’t as bad as expected,” she says. “We... (full story)


Yesterday, the Nobel prizes in economics were awarded. Unfortunately, gold has been omitted and got nothing. How unfair! But looking at the Dutch central bank press release, gold would have much higher chances if they were the ones granting the prizes and not the Swedish central bank! (full story)


Corn futures continue yesterday’s losses, down by 1 to 3 3/4 cents at Tuesday’s midday. Ethanol futures are down 2.73% at midday. The delayed export inspections report revealed 470,612 MT of corn inspected for export from the week ending 10/10. T... (full story)


Corn futures continue yesterday’s losses, down by 1 to 3 3/4 cents at Tuesday’s midday. Ethanol futures are down 2.73% at midday. The delayed export inspections report revealed 470,612 MT of corn inspected for export from the week ending 10/10. T... (full story)


Soybeans futures are dropping 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 cents at midday. Soybean meal is lower by $2.00/ton, while soy oil sees 40 point gains. USDA reported a private export sale to unknown destinations for 19/20 delivery of 142,579 MT of soybeans. Traders are... (full story)


Wheat futures are lower at Tuesday’s midday, Chicago is down by 4 cents, KC is lower by 5 1/4, and MPLS is down by 5 3/4 for DEC contracts. USDA indicated 462,651 MT of wheat was inspected for export during the week ending in 10/10, with 29% of the... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are $1.25 to $2.60 higher in the nearby contracts. October futures expired on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up an additional $0.93 to $62.11 on Oct 11. Tuesday’s USDA pork carcass cutout value is $1.29 higher at $79.23. The na... (full story)


Live cattle futures are lower by as much as 37 1/2 cents so far Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures are lower at middays. The CME Feeder Cattle index was 63 cents higher on 10/11 to $144.26. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher so far Tuesday. Choice b... (full story)


Cotton futures are up 21 to 67 points in the nearby contracts for Tuesday’s midday. The USDA Crop Progress data will be released this afternoon due to the Columbus Day holiday. Parts of the Southeast are expected to see up to 4-5 inches of precip o... (full story)


Stocks are surging on strong earnings, data and Brexit hopes. Crude Oil is battling off session lows following a better risk enviornment and Gold is doing just the opposite. Let's talk the tradable levels. (full story)


Crude oil bounced from its yesterday's lows, and the oil bulls rebuffed another attempt to move lower earlier today. Does that mean that the upswing can continue now, or a cautious approach would win the day? (full story)


Atticus is expanding its line of pre-emerge and PPO herbicide products for soybean growers. Atticus offers branded-generic crop protection products and is releasing a number of herbicide mixtures, categorized in three product families, which offer... (full story)


US Grains Council President Ryan LeGrand says they are keeping farmers top of mind while meeting with representatives from 60 countries at the first Global Ethanol Summit this week. “We are working for the US farmer. That is the sector that we want... (full story)


Another slow start for direct cash cattle trade activity.  Bids have yet to surface and we saw just a few asking prices floated at $115 live and $180 dressed in parts of Nebraska.  Showlists this week are mixed – higher in Nebraska and Colorado,... (full story)


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While it is difficult to say if it is just a case of Tuesday Undo action in the grain and soy markets, but we are experiencing a swoon in prices overnight. We should keep in mind as well that we have now seen prices... (full story)


CORN Corn futures are moderately lower this morning, with Dec down 3 cents to 3.94-3/4, Mar down 2-1/2 to 4.05, and May down 1-3/4 to 4.10-3/4. Traders are still trying to determine how much damage was done to the late-planted corn in the Dakotas, M... (full story)


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Following the full report on August exports for U.S. pork, here are additional highlights from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) report for January-August 2019: Led by steady growth in mainstay market Colombia and surging demand in Chile,... (full story)


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Signups for the Ag Risk Coverage program and the Price Loss Coverage program for 2020 are now open.  Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says ARC provides income support payments on base acres when actual crop... (full story)


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The USDA says soybean export inspections for the week ending October 10th were more than what’s needed to meet USDA projections for the 2019/20 marketing year. The current marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat and September 1st for... (full story)


DJ CBOT Delivery Intentions: Totals – Oct 15 Source: CME Group Contract Quantity Next Trade Commodity Month Delivery Day Assigned Today Date [...] (full story)


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While it is difficult to say if it is just a case of Tuesday Undo action in the grain and soy markets, but we are experiencing a swoon in prices overnight.  We should keep in mind as well that we have now seen prices steadily advance over the past... (full story)


A participant of the Global Ethanol Summit says the event showcases the potential for growth of US ethanol exports. Rodney Weinzierl is the Executive Director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association. He tells Brownfield 60 countries are... (full story)


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US to drop this weeks planned tariffs in exchange for China committing to 50bln/annum in ag purchases. Nothing written down though. China now wants more talks before signing + removal of all tariffs to date. S&P futures, US yields, crude oil off Fridays highs, but also off overnight... (full story)


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COTTON General Comments: Cotton was lower after making new highs for the move. Futures initially moved higher on follow through buying in reaction to [...] (full story)


MS_GR117 Minneapolis, MN Tue Oct 15, 2019 USDA Market News Minnesota Soybean Processor report Minnesota Processor Bids and Offers as of 2:30 p.m. (Prices Quoted-Oil Cents/lb, Meal, Hulls Dollars/ton, Grains Dollars/bu) Offers Change ... (full story)


NW_PY047 Des Moines, IA Mon. Oct 14, 2019 USDA Market News Weekly Midwest Region Broiler/Fryer Parts ... (full story)


GX_GR217 St. Joseph, MO Tue, Oct 15, 2019 USDA Market News Weekly Indiana-Ohio Soybean Processor report Indiana-Ohio Processor Bids and Offers as of 2:30 p.m. (Prices Quoted-Oil Cents/lb, Meal, Hulls Dollars/ton, Grains Dollars/bu) Offers Change ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: YAKIMA OCT 15 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: FRI OCT 11 2019 SAT OCT 12 2019 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: YAKIMA OCT 15 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: FRI OCT 11 2019 SAT OCT 12 2019 ... (full story)


MS_GR110 Minneapolis, MN Tue Oct 15, 2019 USDA Market News Minneapolis Daily CASH Grain Report Actual wheat receipts on the exchange floor: Today's were 20 cars which included 0 trains. Last year's were 26 cars which included 1 trains. Minneapolis Daily Exchange Grain Prices Delivered... (full story)


RA_PY001 Raleigh, NC Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Federal-State Market News North Carolina Eggs ... (full story)


Results from research trials done at the University of Illinois could help protect different apple varieties from fruit rots. Plant Pathologist Mohammad Babadoost tells Brownfield the fungal disease bitter rot was prominent in central and southern... (full story)


INWOOD Shipping Point Prices as of 15-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 15-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 15-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


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