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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle futures ended the day higher supported by the strong start to the week’s cash trade and broader market support.  June live cattle closed $1.40 higher at $100.80 and August live cattle closed... (full story)


This week will be the start of the early POST applications in cotton. These applications are often critical to not only curtail weed competition but to combat thrips injury as […] (full story)


May 20 (Final Planting date) has come and gone and June 4 (End of Late Planting) is around the corner for cotton producers. If you haven’t planted yet and have Revenue […] (full story)


Without Meal Where Can Soybeans Go (full story)


This time last week some central Nebraska farmers were talking about drought. Some areas had not received any rain for over a month. That situation changed rather quickly over Memorial Day weekend. “We had from four to over seven inches,... (full story)


Stalk borers are an occasional pest of corn in Nebraska. Stalk borer damage in corn commonly is confined to plants in the first few rows near field margins, fence rows, […] (full story)


The new Minnesota FFA president sees a year of opportunity ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Ben Olander of the Staples-Motley FFA chapter says the last two months have been a struggle, and the coronavirus remains an obstacle. “I think... (full story)


In 2018, soybean gall midge emerged as a new species causing significant injury and yield loss to soybean in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. The rapid widespread emergence of […] (full story)


Reduced fuel demand and the associated slowdown in ethanol production has damaged a critical market for corn. Jerry Demmer, who farms in southern Minnesota, calls the COVID-19 pandemic a terrible situation. “And I get it, you know with... (full story)


The Small Exchange Coming Soon! & Trading Levels 5.28.2020 (full story)


Jul. corn closed at $3.20 and 1/2, up 1 and 1/2 cents Jul. soybeans closed at $8.48 and 1/2, up 1 and 1/2 cents Jul. soybean meal closed at $282.00, down $1.90 Jul. soybean oil closed at 27.60, up 33 points Jul. wheat closed at $5.04 and 1/2, down 2... (full story)


Grasshopper activity is picking up recently across the state. Similar to cotton, they are a sporadic pest that can sometimes affect yield. Their populations are typically restricted to field edges, but […] (full story)


The head scab risk tool can be used to assess the risk of head scab and to help guide fungicide application decisions. Here are a few guidelines for using the […] (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. There is optimism about demand from China, even with the tensions between Beijing and Washington D.C. There were some rumors about new sales to China ahead of the open, but nothing... (full story)


The Iowa Department of Agriculture has launched a disposal assistance program to help pork producers who are being forced to euthanize pigs due to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. “That’s an economically and emotionally stressful thing, so what... (full story)


In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, three U of M researchers and a special guest from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture discuss nitrogen economics. How does the sale of nitrogen […] (full story)


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GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois River Barge Terminals Producer Bids/Basis Bids ($/bu) Change (�/bu) Basis Change Cash Price South of Peoria Corn 3.1450-3.2450 UP 0.5-UP 1.5 ... (full story)


GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Wed May 27, 2020 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News CO/NE/WY Elevator Afternoon Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators for Corn, Wheat and Soybeans per bushel; and Sorghum, Millet, and Sunflowers per cwt. as of 3:30 p.m. May 27,... (full story)


WA_LS637 St. Joseph, MO Wed, May 20, 2020 USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News *** NOTICE: Correction to Year to Date totals on Slaughter Hogs B/S and S/B. *** Canadian Live Animal Imports into the U.S. by Destination Data for week ending: ... (full story)


WA_LS635 St. Joseph, MO Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Canadian Live Animal Imports by State of Entry Data for week ending: 05/16/20 Cattle State Feeder Sltr Sltr Breeding Breeding... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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SF_GR110 Sioux Falls, SD Wed May 27, 2020 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News Eastern South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (Including some terminal sites) Northeast and Southeast Regions Combined ... (full story)


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GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Wed May 27, 2020 USDA-IL Dept. of Ag Market News This is Wednesday's report of the grain prices and trends prepared by the USDA and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. In Northern and Western Illinois country grain dealers quoted shelled corn bids were... (full story)


Trade was mixed today with futures seeing both sides of unchanged across the board. Light buying and short covering provided the market its support, while pressure came from building concerns over future relations between the United States and China.... (full story)


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MD_DA440 Butter - Western U.S. Report 22 - Released on May 27, 2020 Western butter contacts say retail sales are strong, but bulk butter demand is weak. The opening of restaurants has improved food service account sales, but volumes are a fraction of... (full story)


MD_DA431 Butter - Central U.S. Report 22 - Released on May 27, 2020 Butter makers continue to report similar demand tones week to week. Food service orders have climbed back from their depleted state in the height of the COVID-19 closures. They are still... (full story)


MD_DA840 Cheese - Western U.S. Report 22 - Released on May 27, 2020 In the West, cheese output is active as milk continues to be available for its production. According to contacts, more nonfat dry milk is being used for cheese fortification. In ... (full story)


Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Debra Ferguson, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. Subscribe OVERVIEW Rio Grande Valley cutout […] (full story)


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MS_GR111 Minneapolis, MN Wed May 27, 2020 USDA Market News Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Canola Daily Report Sunflower Seed Delivered Plant - Dollars Per CWT. Bid To Fargo Enderlin Arrive ND ND NEW SUN - Mid-Oleic May 19.45unch ... (full story)


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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $272.43 $249.76 ... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Wednesday, May 27, 2020 NC Dept of Ag Market News ***CORRECTED COPY: Header statement only; no data changes.*** North Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 4:00 P.M. Delivered to elevators and/or processors. Prices in dollars per bushel. ***Information... (full story)


NW_LS902,Wed May 27 2020,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),2.0,20.00,21.25,20.63, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),5.0,,19.50,19.50, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,23.00,23.00,D Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds ... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL ... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) FOB CENTRAL U.S. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer(1) for today was estimated at 7.12 per cwt live, up 0.02 when compared to Tuesday's value. FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS901,Wed May 27 2020,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,,205.00,205.00,C Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head... (full story)


MS_GR113 Minneapolis, MN Wed May 27, 2020 USDA Market News Southern Minnesota Daily Grain Prices Daily grain prices, spot truck prices for supplies delivered to Southern Minnesota elevators, dollars per bushel. Southern Minnesota, unit train loading stations. ... (full story)


MS_GR114 Minneapolis, MN Wed May 27, 2020 USDA Market News Iowa-Southern Minnesota Barge Terminal Grain Prices Barge terminal daily grain prices, dollars per bushel, truck delivered grain prices for indicated Mississippi River areas. US 2 Yellow Corn Change ... (full story)


Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Down 2 Percent. Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Down 5 Percent... (full story)


Shelled Edible Grade Season to Date Utilization Up 4 Percent from Last Year. Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 3.27 Billion Pounds... (full story)


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