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Will late August blooms be too late? Kerry Siders takes a close look at South Plains cotton. Pigweed – 3 Roundup sprays and it’s not dead yet. Time for a hoe? […] (full story)


Brownfield’s Nicole Heslip will be on the ground in East Lansing on July 26 for Michigan State University Ag Innovation Day. Continue reading Michigan State University Ag Innovation Day at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)


DJ Analysts’ Estimates for July USDA Cattle-on-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by the Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)


An extension educator says the most profitable dairy farms seems to do everything just a little bit better. “They’re doing 100 things five or 10 percent better.” Jim Salfer with the University of Minnesota recently analyzed farm’s in... (full story)


A bottom is at hand (full story)


USDA’s meteorologist says its humidity this week, not the heatwave, that will stress crops. “We’re not going to see much cooling at night do to extremely high dewpoint temperatures and we know from past experience this puts some tremendous stress... (full story)


President Trumps comments on trade have pressured risk-assets. Gold is melting higher today and following Silvers leads. Lets take a look at the tradable levels. (full story)


Corn futures are showing 1 to 2 cent gains in the front months on Wednesday. EIA reported weekly ethanol production at 1.066 million barrels per day in the week of July 12. That was a jump of 19,000 bpd from the week prior and slightly above the same... (full story)


Wheat futures are trading fractionally to 3 cents lower in most contracts at Wednesday’s midday. All wheat export sales during the week that ended on July 11 are expected to be in the range of 200,000-400,000 MT. Egypt’s GASC purchased just 60,00... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 23 to 57 points lower in most contracts on Wednesday’s midday. The 5-day QPF shows most cotton growing areas west of MS with very little moisture over that timeframe. USDA will update the weekly Export Sales reports on Th... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 1 to 2 cent gains in the front months on Wednesday. EIA reported weekly ethanol production at 1.066 million barrels per day in the week of July 12. That was a jump of 19,000 bpd from the week prior and slightly above the same... (full story)


Soybean futures are fractionally to 1 3/4 cents higher in most contracts at midday. August soybean meal are up $1.30/ton, with soy oil 19 points lower. USDA is expected to show 0-400,000 MT of old crop soybean bookings in the week that ended on July ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are down 15 to 65 cents in most contracts at midday. Feeder cattle futures are down 50 cents to $1.325. Analysts are expecting July 1 cattle on feed to be shown 1.8% above the same time last year in this Friday’s report. Placeme... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are posting $1.40 to $2.35 gains on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 11 cents from the previous day on July 15 @ $70.63. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up another $1.26 in the Wednesday AM report at $77.06. The bell... (full story)


If we had to pick one day, or one situation when a single market provided most indications during a single day, it would be yesterday's performance of silver. (full story)


Oil has decidedly moved yesterday, and the closing price didnt make the bulls happy. They havent had much success repairing the damage earlier today, though. Does it mean that the bears can set their sights even lower now? Can geopolitical events, or any other factors come to the rescue of the... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be in Hancock on July 18 for the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Potato Field Day. Continue reading University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Potato and... (full story)


The CEO of Family Farms LLC, Shari Rogge-Fidler, says farmers are stronger and better when they work together, especially during challenging times. “We are providing ideas for families to build resiliency within their own family, but also with... (full story)


Brownfield’s Larry Lee will be on the ground in Johnson Creek for Wisconsin Farm Technology Days July 23, 24 & 25, 2019. Continue reading Wisconsin Farm Technology Days at Brownfield Ag News.         ... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade is fairly quiet to start the day.  A few scattered bids have been reported in Nebraska at $112 live and $180 to $181 dressed.  Asking prices are around $114+ live in the South and $186+ dressed in the North.  Packer inquiry... (full story)


Get Used to Volatility (full story)


CORN: Corn futures are trading just slightly higher in early trade today with Sep up 1/2 of a cent to 4.35-3/4, while Dec and Mar are steady at 4.41-1/4 and 4.48-1/2 respectively. Forecasts have turned to show below normal temperatures and below n... (full story)


Higher... (full story)


CRUDE OIL corrective pullback mode remains as more decline is likely in the days ahead. Support lies at the 56.50 level where a break will expose the 56.00 level. (full story)


More than 60 percent of organic operators in the Black Sea region since 2016 have lost certification through the National Organic Program after reports of fraudulent activity. “This heightened oversight and enforcement since 2016 has resulted in... (full story)


It was another day out behind the woodshed receiving additional punishment for the bull children, but they were somewhat bewildered as to why it was really deserved. Had they become complacent or maybe even a bit cocky, believing they could ignore all the changing factors on the landscape and... (full story)


COTTON General Comments Cotton was lower on improved crop conditions as reported by USDA on Monday afternoon and on ideas of weaker demand. Trends [...] (full story)


A story gold bulls like to tell is the decline of the US Dollar as the world reserve currency. But can gold replace the USD as a reserve currency? Read for details. (full story)


The global economic weakness now surfacing suggests loudly that... (full story)


The Spring of 2019 will be remembered as a historic year for rainfall as well as late planting. Years with similar weather, that also resulted in late planting (2013, 1995, 1993 and 1984), saw national yields that were well below pre-planting... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


ORLANDO Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


ORLANDO Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Dairy farmers are gathering in the Twin Cities this week to have what Midwest Dairy CEO Lucas Lentsch calls “disruptive conversations” about consumer preferences.  Lentsch tells Brownfield the Dairy Experience Forum addresses the vast and... (full story)


BENTON HARBOR Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: BENTON HARBOR JUL 17 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JUL 16 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


BENTON HARBOR Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: BENTON HARBOR JUL 17 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JUL 16 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


The oil market was supposed to take its cue from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell yesterday but was upstaged by President Trump and Secretary of State [...] (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: ORLANDO JUL 17 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JUL 16 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: ORLANDO JUL 17 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JUL 16 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


NW_PY044 DES MOINES, IA Wed. Jul. 17, 2019 USDA Market News TURKEY: Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance. DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady for current shipments and steady to... (full story)


NW_GR210 Des Moines, IA Wed, Jul 17, 2019 USDA Market News Iowa Production Cost Report (Bi-weekly) Propane and Farm Diesel prices are current. Production costs items state wide: cash prices bulk, FOB distributor, per ton unless otherwise stated. Fertilizer in granular form unless... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)