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Direct cash cattle trade activity is quiet today following the business that developed earlier in the week.  Light to moderate rounds of trade developed on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Yesterday deals were mostly in the North at $198 to $199... (full story)


Cotton futures are down by as much as 41 points in the front months. The thinly traded Oct contracts are 38 points higher so far after an out of line close on Thursday. For the week ending 01/16 cotton bookings were up 32.12% with the USDA reporting ... (full story)


Early action in the cattle market is moving futures is both directions, as live cattle are up by as much as 37 cents, and show a loss of 20 cents in the Jun contracts. Feeder cattle futures follow up the triple digit loss yesterday with more of the s... (full story)


Lean hogs futures are negating the near triple digit gains from yesterday with losses of as much as $2.02. The CME Lean Hog Index was 27 cents higher on 01/22, at $61.27. Pork export sales from the week ending 01/16 were 30,334 MT, which was a 21.6% ... (full story)


Friday’s wheat action is lower, with Chicago leading the way. Chicago futures are down by 9 1/2 cents so far. KC HRW futures are also lower at midday, down by 7 1/4 cents. HRS futures are lower by 6 1/2. Data from the USDA’s weekly export sales r... (full story)


Corn trades are pushing prices lower by 3 to 4 cents in the early action on Friday. The US dollar index continues the rally that began on January 1. In the USDA’s Export Sales report for the week ending 01/16, there were 1.007 MMT of corn bookings.... (full story)


Corn trades are pushing prices lower by 3 to 4 cents in the early action on Friday. The US dollar index continues the rally that began on January 1. In the USDA’s Export Sales report for the week ending 01/16, there were 1.007 MMT of corn bookings.... (full story)


So far soybean futures are lower by 6 1/4 to 7 cents in the nearby futures. Net new selling interest continues, with preliminary open interest rising 10,500 contracts on Thursday. Meal futures are $0.60/ton lower in the March futures. March soy oil f... (full story)


CORN Corn futures are a bit soft this morning with Mar down 2-1/2 to 3.91-1/4, May is down 2-1/4 to 3.96-1/4, and Jul is down 2-1/4 to 4.01. Argentina corn production estimates are beginning to come down which is supportive, and China corn imports i... (full story)


The Michigan Department of Agriculture has created a new task force on food and ag housing to help address hired labor needs in the industry. The committee will be holding six regional meetings throughout February and March to access housing needs... (full story)


Bulls gain some momentum by pushing prices above strong resistance. Follow through buying Friday or Monday would suggest a price uptrend can be sustained. (full story)


Mexico continues to be a driver of export demand for U.S. pork. The USDA says more than 30,000 tons of U.S. pork were sold during the week ending January 16th, more than a third of that to Mexico, and while purchases by China continue to fall short... (full story)


A bill introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives would prohibit “fake meat” companies from using terms like beef, pork, steak or bacon unless the products include disclaimers that they contain no meat. The bill is supported by the Kanas... (full story)


Three centuries of agricultural exports: When they’re hot, they’re hot and when they’re not, they’re not As we look at the Phase 1 trade agreement between the U.S. and China […] (full story)


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Andy Curliss, CEO of the North Carolina Pork Council Anti-meat activists are using concerns over climate change to spread their message.  Andy Curliss, CEO of the North Carolina Pork Council, studies the tactics being used by anti-meat... (full story)


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Our base scenario for 2020 is that it might be a worse year for gold than 2019 was. However, there are three major upside (and one downside) risks for the gold market, which could materialize in 2020. Todays article will introduce you to these potential catalysts that could send gold prices... (full story)


Finally a trade deal with China has been signed and... (full story)


More negative coronavirus headlines spurs small risk-off USD buying wave in London trade. EURUSD cant break above 1.1060 following German flash PMI beat. Eurozone flash PMI miss doesnt help. Bank of England rate cut odds for January 30 th barely move (50/50) despite UK flash... (full story)


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two former officers at a northwest Iowa agriculture cooperative have pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges. The Sioux City Journal reported that Kenneth Ehrp and Calvin Diehl entered the pleas Thursday in U.S.... (full story)


Monumental Triumphs in History June 26, 218 BC – Hannibal Crosses the Alps May 29, 1953 – Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay summit Mt. Everest June 20, 1969 – Neil Armstrong is the first human to step foot on the Moon January 23,... (full story)


Mar 20 sugar futures follow through yesterdays negative reversal amid crashing oil prices and Coronavirus precautions. Yesterdays prices poked higher before reversing down closing negative which is a bearish indicator. The weekly chart looks likely to show a negative reversal as well, an even... (full story)


U.S. equity futures are higher after the World Health Organization designated the coronavirus outbreak an emergency for China, but not yet for the rest of the world. NASDAQ futures advanced to a record high. (full story)


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Summary Pacific weather systems migrated across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) in a fairly westerly jet stream flow during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week. East of the Rockies, they tapped […] (full story)


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Sponsored by Pivot Bio Prove N A storm system will linger across the Midwest through Saturday before reaching New England on Sunday. A mix of rain and wintry precipitation will accompany the slow-moving storm. Meanwhile, rain will end on Friday... (full story)


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Operation Weed Eradication is BASF’s mission to enlist tough-minded growers and industry partners to take the approach that the last weed standing is the strongest, most capable and the most genetically resistant weed on the farm. Flooding and... (full story)


After the significant market movements of the past week, the rice market action has subsided as the information continues to digest and the new balance is sought after. The export sales […] (full story)


We Kickoff the Spring Festive Eve for China today and the Chinese New Year with festivities canceled due to this killer virus. In our U.S. [...] (full story)


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Cattle futures break lower ahead of todays Cattle on Feed report. (full story)


iStock: PeteHendleyPhotography Byline: Successful Farming Staff This week's top national news centered around the USDA and trade-war payments. With spring on the horizon, Fendt also unveiled a... (full story)


Oil prices are at ground zero for the market-related fallout from the SARS-like corona virus, a virus called 2019-nCoV. While the stock market is already [...] (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES RYE - January 24, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES WEEKLY HIDES SUMMARY FOR WEEK ENDING - January 16, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES: WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS - January 16, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES GRAIN SORGHUMS - January 24, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES WEEKLY COTTON SUMMARY FOR WEEK ENDING - January 16, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES BARLEY - January 24, 2020 (full story)