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Scouts walking soybean fields are battling more than just tangled beans. Weeds are dominating soybean fields in the Husker state. “The weeds are gnarly,” says Emily Carolan, Pro Farm Crop Tour scout who works for Pioneer. “They’re vigorous. We... (full story)


The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)


Live cattle futures ended $1.10 to $1.775 higher in Tuesday’s trading. Feeder cattle futures were 45 to 90 cents higher and getting closer to the Index. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was higher by $.91 on August 19 at $137.24. August futures expire o... (full story)


Corn futures ended trading down 5 1/2 to 5 3/4 cents in the front months, as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. Later in the day, Poet Biofuels announced the idling of their Cloverdale plant... (full story)


Wheat futures were lower by 1 1/2 to 5 1/2 per bushel. Large world supply combined with increasing production in Ukraine and the EU pressured prices. Nearby French milling wheat futures closed at the lowest point since April 2018. The weekly Crop Pro... (full story)


Lean Hog futures traded higher on Tuesday, up $.95 to $1.325 in the front months. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 47 cents at $78.55 on August 16. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $.1.07 on Tuesday afternoon to $83.91. The national average... (full story)


Soybeans futures were 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cents per bushel higher in the nearby contracts on Turnaround Tuesday. Meal futures were up $2.00/ton, as soy oil was 25 points lower. Losses in soybean crop ratings last week helped to support the market as the 7... (full story)


Cotton futures closed anywhere from up 58 points in October to 17 points lower in December. The US dollar index hit the highest level since August 1, but closed lower on the day. Monday’s Crop Progress report indicated 32% of the bolls in TX openin... (full story)


Corn futures ended trading down 5 1/2 to 5 3/4 cents in the front months, as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. Later in the day, Poet Biofuels announced the idling of their Cloverdale plant... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the REIT Equity Lifestyle Properties(ELS). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening tools to find stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and technical buy signals, then sorted that list by... (full story)


The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans because of rain and flash flooding last fall.  Debbie Freeland with the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance says small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives,... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. County Comments Thad Glenn, Stephens County Forage crops and field corn were looking good in response to several showers […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. County Comments Shannon Parker, Morgan County Hot, dry weather continued to expedite the maturity of this year’s crop. Corn […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Rick Wimberley, Cross County “Spotty, heavy rainfall was causing flooding at the […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Steve Winters, Grenada County “This is the first week with no significant […] (full story)


The northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to federal prison for running the largest organic food fraud scheme has been found dead. The coroner has ruled Randy Constant’s death a suicide A federal judge sentenced Constant last Friday but granted... (full story)


A static long considered here (full story)


The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a report saying it found traces of the herbicide glyphosate in nearly 20 oat-based cereals and snacks in a new round of testing the group commissioned. Should you be concerned? The EWG is the... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed higher on strong wholesale values during the session and this week’s potentially higher cash trade.  Feeder cattle futures closed higher on the same factors with additional support from... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Blair Hebert, Iberia Parish “Heavy showers by mid to late week has […] (full story)


Live cattle strong, Feeders wilt after strong gains, Hogs consolidating (full story)


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The cattle producer’s share of the retail dollar has been on a steady decline since the start of the year. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says in January producers received about 47 percent of the retail share of the... (full story)


A market analyst says he doesn’t expect the volatility in the lean hog market to ease up anytime soon. John Heinberg with Stewart-Peterson says any news coming out of China is causing the market to react and producers need to take steps to... (full story)


Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391. The law – that was to take effect in a week – prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: After trading 4 to 5 cents higher in the overnight trade, corn futures reversed direction by mid-morning, closing with losses of 1-1/4 to 5-3/4, as Dec led today's drop, closing at 3.68-3/4. Bear spreading between old and new crop wa... (full story)


US and World Prices Still Moving Lower (full story)


Pollination issues, ear worms and immature plants seem to be common concerns as Crop Tour scouts hit the fields in parts of Nebraska, Indiana and Illinois Tuesday afternoon. Will this trend continue into day three? Scroll down to take a look at what... (full story)


The owners of a western Missouri cattle and beef company have announced they’re leaving the beef processing business after a long and costly fight to expand it. Valley Oaks Steak Company applied last year to expand from feeding 999 head of... (full story)


The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of […] (full story)


Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts south of the Platte River in Nebraska are seeing more filled pods and corn in the dough- and dent-stages. This is a far cry from the immature, unfilled pods and barely pollinated corn they saw in the northern part of the... (full story)


Brownfield’s Larry Lee will cover the University of Wisconsin Agronomy & Soils Field Day on August 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wisconsin. Continue reading University of Wisconsin Agronomy & Soils Field Day at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)


Yields in this year’s Michigan Wheat Performance Trials are nearly double of what USDA is forecasting for a national winter wheat average.  Experts say part of the reason is the cooler weather, but high management practices are making a difference.  ... (full story)


Smartphone Trading Alerts & Trading Levels 8.21.2019 (full story)


Tired of eating your bacon the same old way? If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this beloved food, try your hand at one of these five sure-to-please recipes using bacon.  1.    Bacon Salt.  Enjoy bacon on everything with this easy recipe.... (full story)


Shaker damage is commonly observed across orchard operations. This damage occurs when the force of the shaker is greater than the strength of the bark, causing it to tear away […] (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $3.59 and 1/2, down 5 and 1/2 cents Sep. soybeans closed at $8.55 and 3/4, up 1 and 3/4 cents Sep. soybean meal closed at $294.00, up $2.00 Sep. soybean oil closed at 28.43, down 25 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.60, down 5 and... (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, buying back a small portion of Monday’s losses. The USDA’s national condition rating was down 1% and development is behind the five-year average. Weather forecasts for this week... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were continued lower Tuesday, pressured by slight declines in the Global Dairy Trade report, cash markets were mixed. August Class III milk futures down a penny at $17.61.  September down eight... (full story)


Our concern from Pecan weevil is preventing female weevils from laying eggs (oviposition) in nuts and this generally does not happen until late gel to early dough formation at the […] (full story)


Despite President Trump’s positive outlook on the trade war with Beijing ending “soon,” some U.S. pig farmers are frustrated that they are missing opportunities to sell more pork to China. But others still have hope and are not giving up yet. “I... (full story)


General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […] (full story)


Elanco Animal Health has agree to buy Bayer’s veterinary drugs unit in a cash and stock deal valued at $7.6 billion. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal would create the second largest maker of medicines for pets and livestock and expand... (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground Indianapolis, Indiana on September 19 for the Forbes Ag Tech Summit. Continue reading Forbes Ag Tech Summit at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Rice harvest in Louisiana has been going on for a few weeks now, with some growers having just gotten started, and some just wrapping up. All in all, this was […] (full story)


Minnesota’s U.S. Senators are touting USDA grants they say will help reduce energy costs for farmers. Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith issued a joint release announcing more than 50 state projects will receive support through the Rural... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Greenfield, Indiana on September 18 for Elanco forum on Age of Animal: Pets, Protein, and Re-booting the Human Link. Continue reading Elanco forum on Age of Animal: Pets, Protein,... (full story)


The following prices are effective fromWednesday 08/21/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 08/27/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 08/27/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground in London, Ohio on September 17, 2019 for the Farm Science Review. Continue reading Farm Science Review at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to […] (full story)


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