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Farmers and agriculture leaders who are interested in hearing the current assessment of international trade and its impact on U.S. and Tennessee agriculture should plan to gather in Trenton the […] (full story)

Want to know more about wild rice and whether it is actual rice? Listen to our Healthy Living program and found out. Healthy Living ~ wild rice Continue reading Is wild rice… rice? at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)

To manage input costs, many producers take advantage of early pay and other discounts offered by input suppliers. Seed and chemicals often have complex pricing, with a range of pre-pay […] (full story)

Despite the potential for reduced U.S. hard red spring (HRS) production year-over-year and crop quality concerns on late-harvested HRS, the United States is still well-stocked to meet overseas customer needs […] (full story)

Temperatures fell into the low 30’s and upper 20’s in most of Iowa over the weekend of October 11-13.  Because of the very late planting season, there were some crops […] (full story)

The market has remained very quiet and virtually unchanged since the previous report due in part to the Columbus Day holiday delaying new reports but primarily as a result of […] (full story)

Bad U.S data and Brexit optimism have sent the U.S Dollar Index to the lowest level since August. We get a pulse on the global economy with a deluge of data from China tonight. Lets take a look at the currency landscape and the actionable levels to know for the Dollar Index, Euro, Yen, Aussie and... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mostly lower on profit-taking and ahead of widespread direct cash business.  Feeder cattle closed lower on pressure from the day’s modestly higher move in corn.  There could also be some... (full story)

Hogs and Feeders fall cattle ekes out a small gain (full story)

Michigan’s Senate Ag Committee has passed legislation that will bring the state in line with national cage-free egg standards by 2025.   Senate Bill 174 passed out of committee and will be sent to the full Senate where it could be voted on... (full story)

USDA’s Deputy Undersecretary for Research says the move of ERS and NIFA agencies to Kansas City is complete and hiring is underway. Scott Hutchins testified at House Ag subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research hearing this... (full story)

United Soybean Board CEO Polly Ruhland Among the many panel discussions at this year’s World Food Prize event in Des Moines was one that focused on “U.S. Soy’s Commitment to Global Food Security”.  Panel participants talked about the opportunity... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures closed higher by 2 to 3 cents as sharp gains in Chi wheat, along with firmer bean prices provided underlying support, as did a weaker U.S. dollar. Drier weather in the near term is allowing harvest to pick up steam but ... (full story)

NAWG Joins Farm Group on USDA WHIP+ Letter On October 16, 2019, NAWG, along with other farm groups, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue asking that the Agency make available the fullest appropriate disaster assistance under the... (full story)

Futures Trading Levels 10.18.2018 (full story)

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. There’s at least some degree of renewed optimism about China, even as Beijing says U.S. tariffs need to be removed before fully committing to a deal. The next round of high-level... (full story)

Questions remain about the Phase 1 trade agreement between the United States and China. "The Wall Street Journal" reports uncertainty surrounds China's commitment to buy up to $50 billion of U.S. agricultural products.  It cited questions over just... (full story)

Wheat Leading the Way (full story)

A different way to graze cattle is part of the regenerative agriculture movement. Members of the Soil Health Academy held three days of classes in southwest Missouri on adaptive grazing. Allen Williams, a partner in the Soil Health Academy,... (full story)

Some forages can become toxic to animals following a hard freeze. University of Minnesota Extension crops educator Jared Goplen tells Brownfield sorghum species are the most susceptible. “So forage sorghum, grain sorghum, sorghum... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.94 and 3/4, up 3 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $9.31 and 1/2, up 3 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $306.80, up $2.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.39, down 1 point Dec. wheat closed at $5.25 and 1/2, up 12 and 1/4... (full story)

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The USDA has declared the United States free from Plum Pox virus. USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach says the 20-year fight against the disease which harms yields of stone fruits such as plums, peaches and almonds is finally over. USDA’s APHIS... (full story)

Some analysts believe the grain market is failing to account for continued harvest delays. Kent Beadle with CHS Hedging tells Brownfield corn and soybean futures have been slow to react as the weather delivers blow after blow over much of the... (full story)

US and Chinese officials are working on the details of a “Phase One” trade deal that was reached last week. But, China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng says tariffs must be removed before a final agreement can be reached. He says... (full story)

Much has changed since the days when most cows were milked in small tiestall barns with bucket milkers and step savers. Milking in those barns was back-breaking, knee-grinding work. Expansion was next to impossible, which meant producers couldn’t... (full story)

Trade was on the positive side today with wheat taking the lead. This was an ongoing result of a weaker US dollar and losses to the spring crop. Hopes that the trade deal between the US and China is moving in a favorable manner provided additional su... (full story)

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The USDA continues to implement 2018 Farm Bill programs. USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky provided an overview of the department’s progress during a Senate Ag Committee hearing today. “At the Secretary’s direction, our implementation... (full story)

A new study has found that hog farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. More than 106,000 samples gathered on about 180 North Carolina farms showed reductions in ammonia levels.   Jan Archer is a pork... (full story)

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

As the price of pork skyrockets in China, Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone, says pork is getting harder and harder to find at restaurants throughout the country. The potential for social unrest due to the pork shortage is a... (full story)

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

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

Tyson Foods, the largest American-owned pork processor, notified pig farmers on Wednesday that it will prohibit the use of ractopamine in market hogs the company buys beginning in February 2020. The decision was made to help fill the growing global... (full story)

3 percent thats the new IMF global growth forecast for 2019. Its the lowest one since the Great Financial Crisis. Is the much talked about recession coming? And what about the just reached Brexit deal? Can they both make gold rally? (full story)

Crude oil seesaw trading goes on, as yesterday's upswing gave way to a lower open earlier today. Given the declining USD, couldn't black gold have acted just a little bit stronger? Let's take a look what it means for our open position - time to head for the exits, or brace... (full story)

Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will cover the  Indiana Board of Animal Health Quarterly Meeting in Indianapolis Tuesday, October 22. Continue reading Indiana Board of Animal Health Quarterly Meeting at Brownfield Ag News.     ... (full story)

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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the discount retail company Dollar Tree (DLTR). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening tools to find a list of stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and best technical buy signals, then... (full story)

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

BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Thu Oct 17, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Thursday, October 17, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)

Great chart pattern (full story)

NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Thu Oct 17, 2019 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 p.m. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2 Yellow Corn... (full story)

U.S. ethanol production ticked higher last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 971,000 barrels a day, up 8,000 on the week, but 40,000 below a year ago as the industry continues to grapple with margins and... (full story)

Wheat futures are trading firm to 5 cents higher in the KC and MPLS contracts, with CBT up 7 to 10 cents in the front months. USDA is expected to show 250,000-500,000 MT in all wheat export sales for the week that ended on October 10. Japan is tender... (full story)

Live cattle futures are down 12.5 to 50 cents in the front months at midday. Feeder cattle futures are down triple digits, with Oct $1.25 lower. The CME Feeder Cattle index was 3 cents higher on 10/15 to $145.12. Wholesale boxed beef prices are highe... (full story)

Cotton futures are showing marginal 16 to 24 point losses in the front months on Thursday. Portions of western TX are expected to remain dry for the next 7 days, with the eastern half and Southeastern US expected to receive some moisture from a trop... (full story)

Corn futures are trading 2 to 3 cents higher at midday. The delayed EIA weekly report showed an uptick in daily ethanol production by another 8,000 barrels per day, with 971,000 bpd produced for week ending 10/11. Ethanol stocks are also up, incre... (full story)

Soybeans futures are up 3 to 4 1/2 cents in most contract on Thursday. Soybean meal is us $2.30/ton, while soy oil is 3 points higher. Weekly Export Sales data will be pushed back until Friday due to Monday's Holiday. Cargill announced a 225 million ... (full story)

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