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New regulations for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program are now under review by the Office of Management and Budget. Once finalized, farmers will be able to sign up next month retroactively to the first of the year. University of Missouri’s Scott... (full story)


Facing increasingly uncertain market conditions, producers looking to refine weed control and protect crop yield are encouraged to attend the Purdue Weed Science Team’s annual educational field day. (full story)


Demand for new farm equipment is softening. Analysts say producers are hanging onto aging machinery longer because of the sagging farm economy. It’s resulted in Deere cutting its production forecast. Deere says shipments might be as much as 20... (full story)


Missouri Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency because of severe weather and flooding. At 1 pm today the State Emergency Operations Center was activated, allowing state agencies to work directly with local jurisdictions. Parson also... (full story)


A new study by Michigan State University finds the doubling of Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as proposed in the governor’s budget would create an additional $95.2 million in economic activity. Lead author Steven Miller says Michigan... (full story)


Our continued efforts to alert and assist fellow traders to the incredible setups that are currently happening throughout the globe with regards to increased global economic tensions are starting to take root. (full story)


The Fastest Rookie program introduces new Indianapolis 500 drivers to the tradition of drinking milk in Victory Circle. The American Dairy Association of Indiana has sponsored the Fastest Rookie award since its inception in 1975. Brooke Williams is... (full story)


Recent news articles and government reports show that African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to have a disrupting impact on soybean and pork markets.  Today’s update highlights key points from several […] (full story)


Jul. corn closed at $3.94 and 1/4, up 5 and 1/4 centsJul. soybeans closed at 8.22, down 9 and 3/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $295.30, down $2.00Jul. soybean oil closed at 27.14, down 36 pointsJul. wheat closed at $4.78 and 3/4, up 1/2 centJun.... (full story)


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The Illinois Department of Agriculture plans to keep the June 30th dicamba application cutoff deadline despite producer requests to extend it. Doug Owens with the department says delayed planting has some farmers concerned but right now the deadline... (full story)


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Farmer Matt Rezac of Weston, Nebraska A Nebraska farmer says it’s critical that climate change solutions make economic sense for farmers. “In today’s farm economy, we aren’t farming to rake in a profit,” says Matt Rezac of Weston, Nebraska. “We’re... (full story)


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As Mother Nature continues to pound America’s heartland with historic rainfall and below average temperatures, forecasts show she may bear down on the Midwest this summer as well. (full story)


A livestock market economist says the on-again-off-again purchase pattern from China adds even more volatility to the US hog market. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says it’s something pork producers need to monitor.  “We get strength one... (full story)


Soybeans were lower on profit taking and technical selling, giving back most of Monday’s gains. Corn and spring wheat planting delays are expected to lead to an increase in bean acres, questions about China continue to linger in the background, and... (full story)


The western and central Corn Belt are getting pounded with recurring rain, and severe weather at times, with no let-up in sight. Brownfield meteorologist Greg Soulje says it’s part of the unseasonal El Nino system happening right now, “Some of the... (full story)


Technology, genomics, direct marketing to consumers and emerging international markets are all having an impact on global dairy picture. (full story)


The following prices are effective from 05/22/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 05/28/19. The next announcement is scheduled for 05/28/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.49 […] (full story)


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A specialist with the Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service says they have found that cover crops are good at helping reduce runoff by almost a third, “If you think of all the fields where nutrients and sediment are coming off into our... (full story)


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USDA Dairy Council president and CEO Tom Vilsack was one of those testifying at the Senate Ag Committee’s hearing on climate change and agriculture. The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing this morning on “Climate Change and the Agriculture... (full story)


The path to ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement took a step forward on Monday when Canada and Mexico removed retaliatory tariffs on many products. (full story)


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Wheat futures are mixed on Tuesday, with CBT steady to 3 cents lower. KC is firm to 2 1/4 cents higher, with MPLS 1 to 5 cents in the green. The weekly Crop Progress report showed the winter wheat crop 54% headed, lagging normal by 12%. Texas is 8% h... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 3 to 6 1/2 cents higher in the front months on Tuesday, following USDA’s confirmation of record slow planting. The market is trying to talk producers out of taking the Prevent Plant option, though some may not have a c... (full story)


Cotton futures are posting 38 to 85 point losses in most contracts on Turnaround Tuesday. The Crop Progress report indicated that 44% of the US cotton crop was seeded as of Sunday, 1% behind the average pace and 6% behind a year ago. In TX, 20% of th... (full story)


Soybean futures down 4 to 6 cents in most contracts on Tuesday after being higher for most of the morning. July soy meal is down $1.90/ton, with soybean oil 27 points lower. A rumor this morning says President Trump is considering $2/bu trade aid for... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are trading 35 cents to $1.90 lower in most contracts at midday. The CME Lean Hog Index was UNCH from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 17. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 32 cents at $86.85 on Tuesday morning. The national ... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 3 to 6 1/2 cents higher in the front months on Tuesday, following USDA’s confirmation of record slow planting. The market is trying to talk producers out of taking the Prevent Plant option, though some may not have a c... (full story)


Live cattle futures are showing 22.5 to 77.5 cent losses on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures are down 12.5 cents to $2.525 on strength in corn. The CME feeder cattle index was down 30 cents to $132.76 on May 16. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower o... (full story)


Stocks are recovering yesterdays losses, where does the pop stall? Lets take a look at resistance levels. What must happen for Crude to stay constructive? (full story)


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Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Bids and asking prices are expected to firm up over the next couple of days, with widespread business either developing around midweek or waiting until after Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report. This... (full story)


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Its getting late. Soon it will be too late. Pounding spring rains and devastating floods have made it impossible for farmers to plant across wide swaths of the American grain belt. Saturated soils are making it impossible to use mechanized planting machinery in some of the most productive... (full story)


JO_GR215 Portland, OR Tue May 21, 2019 USDA Market News Pacific Northwest Weekly Feedstuffs All prices are quoted per ton, unless otherwise noted. Pacific Northwest Market Summary: Feed ingredient offers ended the reporting week on Tuesday, May 21, mixed compared to last report's... (full story)


The Trump administration is preparing to announce another round of aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China as soon as Thursday. (full story)


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