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The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced that the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, April 19, 2019, through midnight, Eastern Time, […] (full story)


The following prices are effective from 04/24/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 04/30/19. The next announcement is scheduled for 04/30/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.49 […] (full story)


The demand for container shipping of US soybeans is going up in Asian countries. Eric Woodie, a trade analyst with the Illinois Soybean Association, tells Brownfield there has been a 40% increase in container shipments to Asia since the 2014-15... (full story)


Agricultural loan volumes continue to increase, according to an ag finance update from the Federal Reserve . That’s causing more ag banks, especially smaller ones, to reduce their risk by syndicating loans—selling or sharing loans with outside... (full story)


AFinding, training, and retaining quality workers continues to be a challenge in the agriculture industry. Faced with labor shortages on his northwest Ohio farm, Lou Kozma turned to automation. But, Kozma says that led to a new set of... (full story)


With the rise of low-carb diets that limit fruit, it can be easy to wonder if they are necessary. The sugar and carbohydrates in fruit do not have a huge impact on blood sugar levels. Just don’t eat fruit all day. Moderation is the key. ... (full story)


Members of Henderson Co-op , a southeast Nebraska cooperative, have voted to merge with Central Valley Ag (CVA), one of the nation’s largest ag co-ops. Henderson Co-op has two locations in Henderson, a service station and an agronomy... (full story)


Photo courtesy NCBA National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier plans to retire at the end of this year. Frazier has been with NCBA for 34 years, the past four as CEO. NCBA says the search for a new CEO will begin... (full story)


The number of cases of African Swine Fever in China, Asia, and Europe is growing. The Pork Checkoff says ASF has now spread to all provinces of China after the island province of Hainan was confirmed to have the disease last week.  Rabobank... (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the diversified company Federal Signal (FSS). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Flipchart fea... (full story)


Soybean futures are down a sharp 14 to 15 3/4 cents in most contracts at midday. Meal futures are $2.10/ton lower on Tuesday. May soy oil us 58 points in the red so far, weakening product values. Argentina’s soybean harvest is now thought to be... (full story)


Wheat futures are showing steady to 4 3/4 cent gains in most contracts on Tuesday. After the Monday close, NASS showed winter wheat conditions improving 2% to 62% gd/ex and up 5 points on the Brugler500 index to 366. That’s the highest rating s... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 2 to 3 1/2 cents lower on Tuesday. Forecasts for the next week should allow for some field work to pick up across parts of the Corn Belt. Spillover from soybeans and a weaker ethanol market are also seen as pressure at midday... (full story)


Live cattle futures are mostly lower on Tuesday, with nearby April up a nickel. Feeder cattle futures are steady to $1.45 lower. The CME feeder cattle index was down 14 cents to $145.97 on April 19. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 2 to 3 1/2 cents lower on Tuesday. Forecasts for the next week should allow for some field work to pick up across parts of the Corn Belt. Spillover from soybeans and a weaker ethanol market are also seen as pressure at midday... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are posting marginal 15 to 55 cent gains on Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 52 cents from the previous day @ $81.54 on April 19. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.30 higher in the Tuesday morning report, at $89... (full story)


Cotton futures are down 29 to 90 points in most contracts on Tuesday, with pressure coming from strength in the US dollar. After Monday’s closing bell, USDA showed US cotton acreage 9% planted, a 2% increase from last week. That was even with ... (full story)


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Direct cash cattle trade is off to a slow start again today.  Bids have yet to surface and a few asking prices have started to show up at $130 live and $212 dressed.  Significant trade volume will likely be delayed until the latter half of the week. ... (full story)


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Across the Corn Belt, rain showers linger across Michigan. Although dry weather prevails in other areas, Midwestern fieldwork remains mostly on hold. Missouri leads the Midwest with 16% of its corn acreage planted by April 21, followed by Iowa... (full story)


A coalition of Illinois ag groups has unveiled a 20-year agriculture action plan to protect Monarch butterflies. Lyndsey Ramsey with Illinois Farm Bureau tells Brownfield the plan is part of the Illinois Monarch Project and includes educating... (full story)


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Locally heavy showers will persist across the south-central U.S. through mid-week before shifting eastward. Additional rainfall across the southeastern Plains and the western and central Gulf Coast States could reach 1 to 4 inches or more. During... (full story)


Corn: Corn futures have fallen to new lows again, with May down 3-3/4 cents to 3.51, Jul corn is down 3-1/2 cents to 3.60, and new crop Dec corn is down 3 cents to 3.79-1/2. Weather forecasts look warmer in the southern parts of the Corn Belt while t... (full story)


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Actionable levels and ideas intraday in ES, Crude, Gold, Currencies, Treasuries and more. (full story)


Measures advancing in the Missouri Legislature would limit the scope of rules that local governments can slap on large animal feeding operations. (full story)


CropLife America is pleased the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has returned the decision about the use of chlorpyrifos to the EPA. The court has given the EPA 90 days to respond to objections from environmental works and farmworkers who want the... (full story)


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A plaque inside the Illinois Department of Agriculture building has been dedicated to John Block commemorating his accomplishments as a former Illinois Director of Ag who went on to become US Ag Secretary. “I really appreciate it and I am going to... (full story)


Precious metals investors have no doubt been alarmed at silver‘s (and gold’s) recent drops. Continue reading to see how low silver could go. (full story)


DJ USDA Grain Inspections for Export in Metric Tons – Apr 22 COUNTRY OF DESTINATION IS REPORTED AS KNOWN AT THE TIME OF EXPORTATION. (full story)


Corn planting doubled last week says the bear. But that means we only have 6% in the ground and are at 50% of the average pace says the bull. It is only April 23rd says everyone else and corn dipped into lower prices again overnight. This has carried us... (full story)


Crop Progress Date 21-Apr 7-Apr 2018 Avg Cotton Planted 9 7 10 9 Corn Planted 6 3 5 12 Soybeans Planted [...] (full story)


Price downtrend in place and bears have momentum on their side. More downside pressure likely in the near term. (full story)


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China stocks off 1.5%. USDCNH through 6.7190. AUDUSD loses 0.7120s. USDCAD back at range highs. Sellers pounce on EURUSD and GBPUSD at overnight chart resistance. Both pairs now seeing heavy selling into NY trade. UK parliament returns from Easter recess. Theresa May planning key Brexit... (full story)


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When it comes to performance – making sure crops have enough nutrients available to them is vitally important to a successful growing season In this Managing for Profit, Eric Luce with Verdesian Life Sciences talks about the evolution of NUE-Charge... (full story)


Jenifer Velazquez-Perfecto grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She knew very little about agriculture until she joined FFA her junior year through the Lincoln Public Schools Career Academy. Now a senior at Lincoln North Star High School,... (full story)


Livestock farmers are facing a combination of headwinds and tailwinds—as well as a lot of unknowns. (full story)


We have New Home Sales at 9:00 A.M., Cold Storage at 2:00 P.M. and API Energy Stocks at 3 :30 P.M. Crop Progress showed a [...] (full story)


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