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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be in Danville on Saturday, August 24 for the 2019 Indiana Farm Bureau Delegate Session. Continue reading 2019 Indiana Farm Bureau Delegate Session at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)


Bund is trading in an uptrend, away from 2018 lows, and unfolding extended leg III as part of a bigger, five-wave cycle. (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground at the Phil & Cindy Ramsey farm near Shelbyville today for Shop talk on ag policy with Indiana Congressman Greg Pence. Continue reading Shop talk on ag policy with Indiana Congressman... (full story)


GBPJPY Looks To Strengthen Further On Recovery GBPJPY looks to strengthen further on recovery following Its Tuesday price rejection. On the downside, support comes in at the 128.50 level (full story)


President Trump says the trade dispute with China will continue whether “it’s good or bad” for the U.S. in the short term. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Trump said it will help in the long term and that someone had to address China’s unfair... (full story)


The crop tour inspired buying that provided the corn market with a touch of optimism yesterday morning was just not enough of a shot of courage for the bulls to sustain higher prices throughout the day. In fact... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are affecting some western production areas, including parts of the Missouri Valley. Cool air is arriving across the upper Midwest, but hot, humid conditions linger in the Ohio Valley. Only 68% of... (full story)


During the next few days, a surge of cool air will engulf much of the central and eastern U.S. Late-summer heat will persist, however, from the Intermountain West to the High Plains. Mostly dry weather will accompany the heat, except for a few... (full story)


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What has happened to the US Real Estate market since the 2008-09 global credit market collapse and is the US Fed behind the curve? (full story)


Bears have solid overall chart advantage amid price downtrend. No early clues a market bottom close at hand. (full story)


ES, NQ, Crude, Gold. Actionable research out early each morning to brokerage clients with full technicals. (full story)


Merkel on the Irish backstop: we will think about practical solutionswe have made our offer to work closely. Broad USD sales reverse a bit in Europe following negative comments from other German officials. October oil prices break above 56.50.... (full story)


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U.S. stock index futures are sharply higher after yesterday President Donald Trump said his administration is looking at cuts to payroll and capital gains taxes. (full story)


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The 2019/20 U.S. corn crop projection is raised 26 million bushels this month as a 3.5-bushel-per-acre increase in yield to 169.5 bushels virtually offsets a 1.6-million-acre decline in harvested area […] (full story)


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Research has shown that a farmer’s best chance to control weeds happens when they spray early. In this Managing for Profit, University of Wisconsin weed scientist Rodrigo Werle addresses some of the challenges farmers face and why now is the... (full story)


New USDA survey data revised downward the estimate of sown soybean area for 2019/20 from the June Acreage report by 3.3 million acres to 76.7 million. Since the U.S. average […] (full story)


The season-average farm price (SAFP) forecast for 2019/20 all-wheat is lowered 20 cents per bushel on a 10-cent-per-bushel reduction for the corn SAFP and lower wheat price expectations for the […] (full story)


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There were several revisions this month to the 2019/20 U.S. rice balance sheet. On the supply side, the U.S. production forecast was lowered 3.3 million cwt to 205.4 million cwt […] (full story)


The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates indicate that total U.S. cotton textile and apparel trade rose during the first half of 2019, compared with the corresponding 2018 period. U.S. […] (full story)


Corn futures are 1 to 2 cents higher this morning. Futures settled 5 1/2 to 5 ¾ cents lower on Tuesday, as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. There was active rolling of positions out of Se... (full story)


Wheat futures are steady to 3 cents lower this morning, with MPLS spring wheat the firmest. Large world supply combined with increasing production in Ukraine and the EU pressured prices. Nearby French milling wheat futures closed at the lowest point ... (full story)


Cotton futures are 20 to 52 points lower this morning. Monday’s Crop Progress report indicated 32% of the bolls in TX opening as of Sunday, compared to the 15% average. In GA, 22% of the crop had bolls opening vs. the normal pace of 10%. Condition ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures traded $.22 to $1.32 higher on Tuesday, with December the strongest. 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 aver... (full story)


Live cattle futures were 27 to 177 higher on Tuesday. Preliminary open interest rose in the December and later contracts. Feeder cattle futures were 45 to 90 cents higher on Tuesday and are getting closer to the Index. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was... (full story)


Corn futures are 1 to 2 cents higher this morning. Futures settled 5 1/2 to 5 ¾ cents lower on Tuesday, as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. There was active rolling of positions out of Se... (full story)


Soybeans futures are 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cents per bushel higher in the nearby contracts in early trading Wednesday. Meal futures are up $1.20/ton and soy oil is up 17 points. Preliminary open interest for soybeans rose 3,168 contracts on Tuesday, suggest... (full story)


WHEAT General Comments: Wheat markets were lower again as the futures market keeps looking for demand. Reports of weaker Russian prices in the world [...] (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mixed in moderate to slow trading. News that the US and China were talking again helped support better demand [...] (full story)


Today’s route in Indiana went north from Indy on US 31 then went Weston US 24 and crossed over into Illinois south of Kankakee about 40 miles. We went north from there to just west of Kankakee and then angled back to the hotel at Bloomington IL.... (full story)


It is all about Mother Nature from now til... (full story)


Pioneer hosted a media day at its Johnston, Iowa headquarters on August 13 to provide ag journalists with an update on company programs. Brownfield took the opportunity to interview several of the Pioneer experts on hand. Pioneer Corn... (full story)


Russian authorities announced new cases of African swine fever (ASF) in the Amur region near its border with China on Wednesday.  Pigs infected with the deadly ASF virus that has no cure or vaccine at this time were found at two private farms in... (full story)


Will Crop Surveys Change the Narrative? (full story)


NW_PY018 Des Moines, IA Wed. Aug 21, 2019 USDA Market News Daily Midwest Regional Eggs ... (full story)


AL_LS600 Las Cruces, NM Wed Aug 21, 2019 USDA Market News Texas to Mexico Daily Livestock Exports ... (full story)


Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans, Corn Slightly Higher on Crop Tour Results Soybeans and corn were modestly higher in overnight trading as findings from an annual crop tour rolling through the Midwest indicate... (full story)


Third-quarter commercial pork production is forecast at almost 6.8 billion pounds, more than 7% higher than a year ago, according to the August Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook . Expansion in the pork sector and an additional slaughter day... (full story)


LM_HG213 Des Moines, IA Wed, Aug 21, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY BASE LEAN HOG CARCASS SLAUGHTER COST FOR Tue, Aug 20, 2019 This report includes: Volume, Weighted Average Carcass Weight, and Base Cost Avg Base Cost (Packer Buying Programs) ... (full story)


LM_HG201 Des Moines, Iowa Wed, Aug 21, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT HOG PRIOR DAY REPORT - SLAUGHTERED SWINE Slaughter Data for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Barrows and Gilts (Live and Carcass Basis): 439,406 NEGOTIATED OTHER ... (full story)


LM_HG215 Des Moines, IA Wed, Aug 21, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT HOG PRIOR DAY REPORT - AVERAGE NET PRICE DISTRIBUTION Based on Slaughter Data for 08/20/2019 Negotiated Other Swine Other Negotiated Combined Packer ... (full story)


MS_GR850 Minneapolis, MN Wed, August 21,2019 USDA Market News National Feedstuffs Market Review **All prices quoted per ton unless otherwise noted** The USDA Market News Service reports fed ingredient prices for the week ending August 20, 2019 were mixed. Soybean Meal was 3.00 to... (full story)


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