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The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced additional label restrictions for the 2020 growing season for the herbicide dicamba. (full story)


Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported yesterday that, “The Trump administration, in an effort to mend fences with the powerful corn lobby, proposed a new formula on Tuesday to boost biofuels demand, but the proposal […] (full story)


Conditions were mixed for cool-season vegetable-producing areas of the state, with the Rio Grande Valley and Wintergarden both experiencing weather that led to a less-than-optimal start to the season, according […] (full story)


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Missouri could see effects of the blizzard that hit North and South Dakota late last week. If weather in the Dakotas warms it will melt the snow and send it down the Missouri River, according to Chris Chinn, director of the Missouri Department of... (full story)


Hogs and feeders consolidate and cattle makes new high (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day firm to higher ahead of widespread direct cash business with additional support from higher wholesale values during the session.  Feeder cattle were mostly higher on the same... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures edged lower, closing with losses of 1/2 to 1-1/2 cents as Dec led today’s small losses. Bulls will argue that the market, trading 5 cents or more lower, had an impressive climb late in the session, finishing uneventfu... (full story)


A Wisconsin ethanol producer says the EPA’s new biofuels blending plan is not what he was expecting.  Neal Kemmet from ACE Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin tells Brownfield the industry had a deal to help make up for the wrongs committed by the EPA over... (full story)


International visitors who attended this week’s Global Ethanol Summit in Washington D.C. are now embarking on tours that highlight the U.S. ethanol value chain. The U.S. Grains Council is helping lead the delegations, which USGC president Ryan... (full story)


Fundamental and technical outlook for live cattle, feeder cattle, and lean hogs! (full story)


GBPUSD with the pair extending its strength, more price gain is expected in the days ahead. (full story)


An extension soil specialist is concerned wet conditions and a late harvest will lead to extensive compaction this fall. Jodi DeJong-Hughes with the University of Minnesota says ideally, farmers know when to stay out of wet fields. “But... (full story)


Fall fieldwork is getting backlogged by adverse weather. Scott German in southeastern North Dakota tells Brownfield harvest fell further behind because of last weekend’s blizzard. German, who finishes hogs, says the chances of getting manure on... (full story)


Live Trading Webinar & Futures Levels 10.17.2019 (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.91 and 3/4, down 1 and 1/2 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $9.28, down 6 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $304.80, down $3.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.40, up 1 point Dec. wheat closed at $5.13 and 1/4, up 6 and 1/4 cents... (full story)


Where is all of the new buying we've been promised (full story)


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Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. Beans are waiting for confirmation of rumored purchases by China, with new U.S. tariffs still scheduled to go into effect in December, unless a deal is reached in the next round of face to... (full story)


The weather for this week and early next week shows most of the state cooling down early and temperatures rising over the weekend with scattered thunderstorms throughout the week and […] (full story)


Do you have unwanted agricultural surplus pesticides? Dispose of them properly at the Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection event presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Weslaco, 2401 E. […] (full story)


The Haney test, a test for soil health, is being used to assess biological activity in the soil. Growers are using these tests to qualify for programs, explore their soil […] (full story)


Wondering how to do cover crops? UMN Extension, in collaboration with the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC), has produced cover crop “recipes” for two scenarios: Post corn, going to soybean […] (full story)


Planning to get the most out of your crop next spring? Soil testing after post-harvest is a valuable step in accomplishing this goal. (full story)


Swine Vet Center Launches New Website for Pork Industry The Swine Vet Center, which has 15 veterinarians who are focused on pig health, has launched a new website to keep customers and the pork industry posted on its latest services, ideas and... (full story)


Bayer CropScience is helping to bring STEM (Science Technology Engineer and Math) education kits to students in rural and underserved areas. Throughout the month of October 4-H, with the support of Bayer is working to inspire kids across the country... (full story)


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Milk futures were mostly up and cash dairy prices down except for butter on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Wednesday.   October Class III milk was up $.02 at $18.62.  November was unchanged at $18.68. December was up $.02 at... (full story)


Chinese firms claim they have purchased 700,000 metric tons of pork from the U.S. this year to meet market demand, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. However, U.S. government data shows smaller pork sales. From January to August, pork... (full story)


Many farmers are up against the clock this harvest, but an Illinois farmer has an extra deadline to meet. Brownfield tagged along with him as he was harvesting corn on Tuesday. Elliot Uphoff says 2019 will be a year he won’t forget, and not just... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 16-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 16-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 16-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 16-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 16-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 16-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD slaughter lambs 2.00 lower; slaughter ewes 5.00 lower; feeder lambs not well tested. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Wed Oct 16, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


Cotton futures are up 51 to 79 points in most contracts at midday. The USDA Crop Progress report indicated that 87% of the US cotton crop had bolls open as of 10/13, 4% above normal. Harvest was 32% complete, which is 5% ahead of the average. Conditi... (full story)


Corn futures are down 1 to 2 cents in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The 7-day QPF shows most of the Corn Belt dry to less than a half inch, which should allow for faster harvest progress this week. USDA reported a private export sale of 228,600 ... (full story)


Corn futures are down 1 to 2 cents in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The 7-day QPF shows most of the Corn Belt dry to less than a half inch, which should allow for faster harvest progress this week. USDA reported a private export sale of 228,600 ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are steady to 72.5 cents lower in most contracts, with Dec down $2.15 following Tuesday’s limit up move. The CME Lean Hog Index was up an additional $0.81 to $62.92 on Oct 14. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.05 on We... (full story)


Soybeans futures are trading 1 to 3 cents lower in the front months. Soybean meal is down $2.10/ton, while soy oil is 4 points higher. As of Sunday, the USDA Crop Progress report showed 85% of the US soybean crop had leaves dropping, lagging the 93% ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up 7.5 to 77.5 cents in the front months, with deferred contracts lower. Feeder cattle futures are mixed with nearby Oct up 15 cents. The CME Feeder Cattle index was 85 cents higher on 10/14 to $145.09. Wholesale boxed beef pr... (full story)


Wheat futures are steady to 5 cents higher in most contracts at midday. The weekly Crop Progress report showed 94% of the spring wheat crop was harvested by 10/13, a 3% improvement for the week (we are normally complete by now). Heavy snowfall last w... (full story)


After a tumultuous 2019 planting, growing and now harvest season, all eyes are on seed companies to learn what to expect for next year. The 2019 seed supply was weak for soybeans as a result of a challenging harvest in 2018, and farmers hope 2020... (full story)


Gold and silver are our main focus, no doubt about it. But they are only a part of the precious metals market. Actually, there is another side of the market which could be overlooked by investors starting to look into the precious metals market. So, we would like to take some time to explain how... (full story)


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