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U.S. ethanol production hit a near six-month high last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged one million and seventy two thousand barrels a day, up 11,000 barrels on the week, for the highest weekly average since... (full story)


USDJPY faces further price weakness despite its price hesitation on Tuesday. On the upside, resistance comes in at 109.00 level (full story)


Cotton futures are in the black for Wednesday’s midday, with gains of 0 to 34 points. The US dollar index is higher this morning. US average cotton yield was lowered by 3% to 761 lbs/acre by USDA. The new lower yield pushed production for the 19/20... (full story)


Live cattle futures are posting midday gains of as much as 67 cents, they finished the Tuesday session with 12 to 30 cent losses. Feeder cattle futures have continued yesterday’s upward move with midday gains of $0.75 to $1.05 in the front months. ... (full story)


Corn futures are down from 3 3/4 to 5 cents this morning. There were 79 deliveries against Dec corn overnight, with the ADM house account a stopper for 57 of them. The weekly update from the EIA showed ethanol production was 12,000 barrels per day hi... (full story)


Lean hog futures are lower after Tuesday gains of $1.12 to $1.25. The last trading day is Friday for December hogs, which were 20 cents higher at midday. The 12/09 CME Lean Hog Index was at $58.47, after a 35-cent recovery. USDA’s pork carcass cuto... (full story)


Front month bean futures start off the Wednesday session with drops of as much as a nickel. Soybean meal futures are down by $2.50/ton, while soybean oil futures are lower by 27 points at midday. Bunge dumped 500 contracts into delivery against Decem... (full story)


Wheat futures trading mostly lower at Wednesday’s midday. Chicago SRW futures are down by the most posting losses of 5 1/2 to 6 3/4 cents in the nearby contracts. KC wheat futures are the most firm with front month losses of as much as 1 3/4 cents.... (full story)


Corn futures are down from 3 3/4 to 5 cents this morning. There were 79 deliveries against Dec corn overnight, with the ADM house account a stopper for 57 of them. The weekly update from the EIA showed ethanol production was 12,000 barrels per day hi... (full story)


Farmland values in Iowa have seen a slight uptick in the past year, according to the latest land value survey by Iowa State University. The statewide average value came in at nearly 75-hundred dollars an acre, an increase of about 170 dollars from... (full story)


The USDA has extended the deadline for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage Program and the Market Facilitation Program to December 20th. At a stop in Illinois last week, USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey told Brownfield delayed... (full story)


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As calendar days tick by, many crops are still standing in fields. At this point, is it worth the risk of tearing up fields to gather the grain only to spend money to dry the crops? Should you instead take the gamble of in-field loss and just leave... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is off to a slow start this morning.  Bids have yet to surface and asking prices have been floated at $121 to $122 live in the South and $192+ dressed in the North.  There were a handful of deals reported in Iowa and... (full story)


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House Ag Committee chairman Collin Peterson continues to call for disaster aid for sugarbeet farmers in the Upper Midwest. The Minnesota Democrat met with USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey to outline the challenging beet harvest this fall. He... (full story)


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A report from the Food and Drug Administration shows sales of antibiotics for livestock and poultry rose 9% in 2018. The slight year-over-year increase is still well below levels seen before 2017 when the industry stopped selling antibiotics for... (full story)


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today it was extending the deadline for 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage insurance one week to December 20. It is also extending the sign-up for the second set of Market Facilitation Program... (full story)


As you make your marketing decisions in today’s volatile environment, consider these factors, suggests Chris Barron, Iowa farmer and a national financial consultant with Ag View Solutions. 1. Cash Flow “We always start with cash flow,” Barron... (full story)


The Adult Use Recreational Marijuana Act takes effect in Illinois on January 1st and Illinois’ Director of Agriculture says the ag department will play a big role in the regulatory process.   “We are responsible for permitting and licensing the... (full story)


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Bulls and bears on level overall near-term technical playing field amid choppy trading. (full story)


Dallas, Texas-based Panda Biotech today announced it is developing its first industrial hemp processing facility to produce high-quality, textile-grade fiber and premium cellulose. The “Panda High Plains Hemp Gin” will […] (full story)


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Markets expecting no change to interest rates and forward guidance. US CPI (Nov) comes in slightly higher than expected on headline, but in-line on the core measure. GBPUSD moved swiftly lower in Asia after final YouGov MPR poll predicts Tory majority of just 28 seats. AUDUSD... (full story)


The day started with MBA U.S. Mortgage Applications coming in at 3.8% vs. the previous -9.2% and the MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 3.98% vs. [...] (full story)


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The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body shut down Tuesday because of an impasse over judicial appointments, effectively stripping the WTO of its ability to issue trade rulings. Jordan Dux, director of national affairs with Nebraska Farm... (full story)


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Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s received assurances from the White House Office of Management and Budget that 2020 biofuel blending mandates will reflect the agreement reached in September between the Trump administration and biofuels backers.... (full story)


Better than expected yields have been a bright spot for farmers after a challenging year.   Northwestern Indiana Farmer Kendell Culp wrapped up harvest around Thanksgiving. “Our yields were not as good as last year, but they were better than we... (full story)


Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is in its early stages, and has been delayed […] (full story)


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Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Cheyenne, Choctaw, Pawnee and Wichita are currently being harvested, as well as […] (full story)


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Pecan harvest was moderate but increasing, and is expected to continue to increase during the upcoming weeks in December. Deliveries by growers to buying points are moderate. Demand was good […] (full story)


The House could vote on US Mexico Canada Agreement as early as next week, but the Senate won’t take up the trade deal until January. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters the senate will not act on the USMCA between now and next... (full story)


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Across the Corn Belt, very cold weather prevails. Wednesday morning’s low temperatures plunged to 0° or below across large sections of Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the Dakotas. Although most of the Midwest is experiencing dry weather, snow... (full story)


The Almond Board of California released the November 2019 position report Shipments were a Record 235.9 million lbs. vs. 237.6 million lbs. in 2018 – an decrease of  0.7% (+4.7% […] (full story)


A series of Pacific cold fronts will race eastward across the northern half of the U.S., generating periods of mostly light precipitation. During the weekend, however, one of the cold fronts will merge with a disturbance from the South, helping to... (full story)


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