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Caterpillars have been extremely active this year, especially in soybean. We suspect that late-season infestations of caterpillars in corn are no exception. These infestations are serious because these caterpillars feed […] (full story)


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We knew they were coming, and now they are here. The calls, emails, and texts have started to roll in reporting peanut fields in Georgia infested with twospotted spider mite. […] (full story)


Soybeans futures closed mostly lower with losses limited to 2 1/4 cents through July ’21. Sept futures were fractionally higher on the day in an attempt to close the expiration gap. August beans expired at $9.03 1/2. Soymeal futures closed the sess... (full story)


Nearby lean hog futures closed the session 27 to 92 cents higher, which for Oct added up to a weekly gain of 4.02%. August futures expired today. The Lean Hog Index from CME was $53.48 for August 12, down by 34 cents. USDA’s National Average Aftern... (full story)


Friday cotton trading faded back in the afternoon session, as futures ceded midday gains and closed 13 to 16 points lower. Dec cotton traded with an 86 point range, but closed down by 14 points. September cotton futures on the ZXE closed at 11,985 yu... (full story)


Front month live cattle futures gave back midday gains but closed higher. August futures added 55 cents closing at $107.60. Feeder cattle futures ended the session with triple digit losses in August and October. August feeders were still up 0.8% from... (full story)


Corn futures were fractionally mixed, but mostly lower going into the weekend. Dec traded a 4 cent range on the day after double digit volatility on Thursday. The 5-day QPF shows moisture in MN leaking into E. ND. A separate system in VA could drift ... (full story)


Corn futures were fractionally mixed, but mostly lower going into the weekend. Dec traded a 4 cent range on the day after double digit volatility on Thursday. The 5-day QPF shows moisture in MN leaking into E. ND. A separate system in VA could drift ... (full story)


Chicago and Minneapolis wheat futures ended the day higher, while KC wheat closed mostly in the red. SRW wheat ended the day 1 1/2 to 3 1/4 cents higher, and for Sept that overcame earlier losses as futures were up 0.9% from Friday to Friday. KC futu... (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, August 14, 2020 ` Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs steady to as much as 30.00 lower, except at San Angelo, TX 5.00-10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes mostly... (full story)


SA_LS335 San Angelo, TX Fri Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News South Central Direct Sheep Report for Week Ending Fri August 14, 2020 (TX, OK, NM and KS): All sales FOB with 2-4 percent shrink. Prices quoted per hundred weight (cwt) unless otherwise specified. Feeder Lambs: ... (full story)


USDA reports this week it expects more than 9 million acres of prevent plant for 2020. This comes during a time when the department is calling for record yields for the corn and soybean crops. Many farmers say 2019 was a struggle... (full story)


Rice yields over the past week have dropped off a bit as compared to the excellent yields we have seen since harvest has begun. This decline in rice yields is […] (full story)


Farmland values held steady in the first half of 2020 in the Corn Belt states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, says Deb Stanbro, president of the Iowa Chapter of […] (full story)


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Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 20.5 cents per pound for the week ending August 8, up 0.3 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Robert Franklin Petter, Sr., of Tollville, Arkansas, who passed away August 12, at the age of 84.  He is survived […] (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler August 14, 2020 Derecho Disruption A fast moving storm known as a derecho swept through the Corn Belt on Monday, doing a great deal of damage to crops, buildings, trees and power lines. Some parts of Iowa were... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished virtually flat following one of the strongest closes of the year yesterday. September futures closed 3/4 cent lower finishing at 3.24-1/2 and December closed 3/4 cent lower finishing at 3.38. A much quieter day ... (full story)


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Plant breeders at the University of Minnesota have developed a new spring wheat variety they are calling “MN-Torgy” in honor of longtime Minnesota Wheat director Dave Torgerson. Jim Anderson, a professor of wheat breeding and genetics, tells... (full story)


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Summary As Tropical Storm Isaias made its way up the east coast, many areas in the Northeast were beneficiaries of good precipitation amounts, but others missed out completely. In typical […] (full story)


The Missouri Director of Agriculture says recent changes to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) have been helpful but more is needed.  Chris Chinn tells Brownfield Ag News producers are frustrated with current CFAP payment limits. ... (full story)


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Based on 5 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Bitcoin is BULLISH. (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 14-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 14-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle are mixed on spread trade and feeder cattle are lower on follow-through selling.  August live cattle closed $.55 higher at $107.60 and October live cattle closed $.07 higher at $110.22. ... (full story)


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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $180.44 $166.29 ... (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 14-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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The Michigan Sugar Company has started one of its earliest harvest of sugarbeets. Executive Vice President Jim Ruhlman tells Brownfield from replanting, extreme flooding, and extreme heat, it’s surprising how healthy the crop has been. “We had... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri Aug 14 2020,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70%... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 8/14/2020 was estimated at 3.77 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 8/14/2020 was estimated at 7.27 per cwt live, down -0.09 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE... (full story)


NW_LS902,Fri Aug 14 2020,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,21.00,23.00,22.17,B Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,20.00,20.00,D Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL ... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) FOB CENTRAL U.S. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer(1) for today was estimated at 7.63 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 14, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds ... (full story)


Soybeans were mostly lower on spread trade and profit taking but finishing with strong weekly gains in the most active months. Beans took a step back, watching weather during key phases of development. Most forecasts have a cooler but drier weather... (full story)


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