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Japanese lawmakers have taken the next step toward finalizing a trade deal with the U.S. Bloomberg reports the Lower House of Parliament approved the pact that includes greater access for American ag products. Minnesota Pork Board president... (full story)


Soybean futures are trying to mitigate some of yesterday’s losses with nearby futures gaining 3 to 3 1/4 cents at midday. Soybean meal is up $1.70/ton, and soybean oil shows 31 point gains for midday. Soybean basis is -0.6265, bringing the monthly ... (full story)


Wheat Gaining Again Tuesday wheat futures are back on the rise, with Kansas City HRW futures leading the way. Chicago wheat futures are 4 to 6 cents higher at midday, KC wheat is making gains by as much as 8 cents in nearby contracts. MPLS HRS is f... (full story)


Live cattle futures are down so far this Tuesday, posting midday losses of 35 to 77 cents. Feeder cattle futures are mixed with the soon to expire Nov contract showing a 2 cent gain., Jan and Mar contracts are lower by 60 to 80 cents. The 11/15 CM... (full story)


Corn is back up for a Turnaround Tuesday, gaining as much as 4 1/2 in nearby contracts. The USDA announced a private export sale of 191,000 MT of corn to an unknown destination with a 19/20 MY delivery. Corn basis was -0.1478 this morning, bringing t... (full story)


Corn is back up for a Turnaround Tuesday, gaining as much as 4 1/2 in nearby contracts. The USDA announced a private export sale of 191,000 MT of corn to an unknown destination with a 19/20 MY delivery. Corn basis was -0.1478 this morning, bringing t... (full story)


Cotton futures are lower again on Tuesday, with nearby futures showing losses of 43 to 49 points at midday. Cargill Cotton Headquarters is moving deeper into Memphis TN according to a press release. The headquarters office was previously in the Memph... (full story)


Lean hog futures continue to drop, down by as much as $1.45 to follow yesterday’s triple digit losses. The cash market isn’t reading the same memos! The 11/15 CME Lean Hog Index was lower by $0.27, at $59.24. USDA’s pork carcass cutout value wa... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade is at a standstill this morning.  Some early asking prices are noted from around $117 to $118 live in the South and $185 to $188 dressed in the North.  Bids have yet to surface.  This week’s showlists are lower across all... (full story)


Valent BioSciences is launching a biorational soil health initiative following more than four years of strategic investment, including acquiring Mycorrhizal Applications. The company is expanding research and development and business development to... (full story)


This question looked like a good topic to dive into on a snowy November day: “I've always wondered how it works when the USDA announces X million metric tons of grains sold to this or that country.  I've never sold any of my grain to the USDA, so... (full story)


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A new study shows 90% of consumers choosing meatless alternatives made from plants are not vegetarian or vegan.  Researchers at The NPD Group say flavor profile and texture are key to the product’s success.  The report says consumers... (full story)


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USDA’s meteorologist confirms what many farmers suspected about this year’s late harvest. Brad Rippey says, “For the nation as a whole, this is the second-slowest corn harvest in the last quarter-century behind only 2009, and compared to this... (full story)


South Korea has agreed to lower tariffs for a significant amount of imported rice and the U.S will be part of the deal. The USDA says South Korea will provide access for 132,304 tons of U.S. rice annually, worth around $110 million, and has also... (full story)


The CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association says he sees tremendous opportunity for growth of ethanol exports to Mexico. “We think really by the first quarter of next year we could see some significant volumes begin to flow to Mexico.” Geoff... (full story)


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The thirty year Treasury bond futures are higher in spite of the bearish influence of the overall better than estimated housing numbers. (full story)


South Dakota farmers are making progress with their late harvest.  USDA reporters say there were just over five days suitable for fieldwork last week, allowing the harvest to continue in below-average temperatures.  Ninety-five percent... (full story)


“Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”  No, I am not trying to channel Abraham Lincoln, but it was 156 years... (full story)


Trump discussed negative rates, easing, too strong USD. Says US rates should be lower. US 10yr yield dropped further to 1.80%, dragged broader USD lower with it. AUDUSD lower post RBA Minutes, but McCrann article helps market recover. US Housing Starts miss but US Building Permits... (full story)


Price downtrend in place to suggest more price pressure in near term. (full story)


Growers and leaders from the 30 soybean-producing states are meeting on Capitol Hill today to urge passage of the USCMA by the end of the year. American Soybean Association board director and Missouri farmer Ronnie Russell tells Brownfield this... (full story)


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We kickoff the day with Housing Starts & Permits at 7:30 A.M., Redbook at 7:55 A.M., FED Williams Speech at 10:00 A.M. and API Energy [...] (full story)


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Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 17, 2019. County Comments Wade Hutcheson, Walker County Cotton harvesting continued after the rain and cold temperatures early in the week. […] (full story)


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      Corn (December) Fundamentals : December corn futures took another dive lower yesterday as money-flow continues to pile in on the sell side.... (full story)


Will Fridays option expiration help support corn prices? (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 17, 2019. County Comments Gina Harris, Walker County The county experienced light, scattered showers on a couple days. Cool nights and […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 17, 2019. County Agent Comments J. C. Dupree, Lauderdale County Lauderdale County Farmers are going full speed to get soybeans and […] (full story)


There are few losses on the farm that can cause more financial hardship than a fire. In this Managing for Profit, Jeanna Lemaster with Indiana Farmers Insurance talks about loss control and taking steps to reduce on-farm losses from a fire. ... (full story)


AJ_PY010 Atlanta, GA. Tue. Nov 19, 2019 USDA Market News Broiler/Fryer: Daily National Broiler Market at-a-Glance Whole broiler/fryer prices are at least steady for most sizes. Offerings are moderate to available. Retail and... (full story)


The release of the NOPA soybean crush estimates last Friday indicated crush levels picked up substantially in October.  Driven by a moderate export pace for soybeans and a decent crush […] (full story)


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SJ_LS710 St Joseph, MO Tue Nov 19, 2019 USDA Market News Estimated Daily Livestock Slaughter under Federal Inspection CATTLE CALVES HOGS SHEEP Tuesday 11/19/2019 (est 118,000 2,000 494,000 8,000 Week ago (est) ... (full story)


It takes an open mind to not only accept change, but to also embrace it. The late LeRoy Olsak saw many changes throughout his lifetime, and some would say his […] (full story)


What is increasingly looking like a failure of the Saudi government to get foreign interest in the Saudi Aramco public offering is making one wonder [...] (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 19-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 19-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 19-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


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