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Last week was another slow week overall for U.S. corn and soybean harvest activity. It’s generally been a tough year for producers, with an historically slow planting pace, a wide variety of weather during the growing season, and periodic... (full story)


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NASS releases Crop Progress and Condition Estimates... (full story)


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Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mixed Monday following in the footsteps of the cash markets. November Class III milk up six cents at $20.31.  December down nine cents at $18.47.  January a penny lower at... (full story)


Early winter weather could lead to almost 150,000 unharvested acres of sugarbeets. Scott Herndon with the American Sugarbeet Growers Association tells Brownfield farmers in the Red River Valley have been most affected. “It’s getting cold and the... (full story)


Ray Gaesser and Bart Ruth Southwest Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser, who farms near Corning, says his corn yields this fall were “exceptional”. But Gaesser says his soybeans were hurt by too much rain early in the season. “It was just a little bit... (full story)


Dean Foods has been approved for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but questions remain if DFA can buy most of its assets. A federal court has approved access up to $475 million of the $850 million in committed debtor-in-possession financing from existing... (full story)


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The National Pork Board has named two new executives to its leadership team. Bryan Humphreys  has been named the vice president of producer, state and industry relations, and Jacque Matsen has been named vice president of strategic communications.... (full story)


In 2018, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,306 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $77,999–or $6,500 a month for each family. […] (full story)


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China’s agriculture ministry is investigating the illegal production, sale and use of African swine fever (ASF) vaccines in the country. Online reports have circulated of pig farmers using unapproved vaccines in an attempt to stop the spread of... (full story)


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Starting in January pending regulatory review, the CME Group will launch Block cheese futures and options. The new futures and options contracts will be cash-settled to the monthly average price for 40-lb. block cheddar cheese as reported by the... (full story)


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Many growers faced increased insect and crop disease pressure during the 2019 growing season. Brandon Schrage is a technical service manager with FMC. “We’re seeing different emergence patterns with a lot of different insects, a lot of folks... (full story)


The USDA has announced another extension of the due date for 2019 crop insurance premiums. USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey tells Brownfield the agency will continue to defer the accrual of interest on those premiums until January 31st of next... (full story)


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Eggs in Incubators on November 1 Down 11 Percent from Last Year. Poults Hatched During October Up 2 Percent from Last Year. Net Poults Placed During October... (full story)


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An Indiana State Police investigation revealed a Jackson County pig farm will not face criminal charges after accusations of animal abuse and unhealthy conditions were made in early October by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Police... (full story)


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A bipartisan group of House members, led by ag committee chair Collin Peterson, is making sure federal energy regulators are aware of the propane supply problem in the Midwest. The lawmakers sent a letter to Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal... (full story)


Critics ask – quite reasonably – that if, as President Trump asserts, his attempt at rebalancing every trade deficit the U.S. has while slapping punitive tariffs on trading partners is good for the economy, then why are we paying out $28 billion... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 18-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Corn and soybeans traded on the negative side for much of the day session today while wheat posted moderate gains. Technicals were the main reason for this, as buy-stops in wheat provided support while corn and soybeans suffered from light selling. C... (full story)


The cumulative 2019 earnings power of these 30 stocks climbed by 2.22% in the past 60 days. 2020 estimates rose .94%. (full story)


When Illinois corn and soybean farmer Doug Downs started fueling up his combine on Nov. 7 and saw a note on the combine door, his heart sunk.  “As a farmer, stress levels are high this time of year. I’ve got 997 things to worry about, and the... (full story)


The gold futures market offers lucrative opportunities to the investors who have incorporated the best judgmental skills. Check out the facts on gold futures prices and use them as a basis for investing in this market. (full story)


(Grains: Above) Oliver Sloup was on RFD-TV this morning, sharing his thoughts on the Ag markets. Feel free to contact Oliver with any questions or comments - Call or text: 312-837-3938 Email: Oliver@BlueLineFutures.com  ... (full story)


Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says payments for another round of trade aid will be going out to farmers beginning next week before Thanksgiving.  Perdue says the upcoming second tranche of 2019 MFP payments, along with already provided disaster... (full story)


Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and their state and provincial counterparts from Mexico and Canada are urging ratification of the US Mexico Canada Agreement. The ag leaders met for the 28th annual... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 18-NOV-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)


Gap looks to be filled (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 18-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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Direct cash cattle trade activity is off to a typically quiet start.  Bids and asking prices haven’t been established yet.  It’s likely significant trade volume will develop sometime Midweek or later.  Last week, Northern dressed business ranged from... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 18-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 18-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Corn futures come out of the weekend with losses of 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cents. The USDA reported a private export sale of corn to unknown destination for a 19/20 MY delivery under the daily reporting system. Export inspections for the week ending 11/15 we... (full story)


Cotton futures are down by triple digits to start the week, with losses as much as 113 points in nearby contracts. The 7 day forecast from the national weather service is indicating another wet week, the map indicates that most of the cotton region w... (full story)


Bean futures start off Monday’s round of trading lower, with nearby contracts losing as much as 6 1/2 cents at midday. Soybean meal is down by $5.50/ton so far, with Soybean oil gaining 30 points. USDA’s updated weekly export inspections showed t... (full story)


Corn futures come out of the weekend with losses of 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cents. The USDA reported a private export sale of corn to unknown destination for a 19/20 MY delivery under the daily reporting system. Export inspections for the week ending 11/15 we... (full story)


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