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Soybean (ZS) staged a massive 3% plus rally yesterday, but is due for a bit of consolidation today as it bumps up against triangle resistance (on the 4hr chart). Significantly, ZS has recovered downchannel resistance (on the daily chart), and is firming above downchannel resistance (on the weekly... (full story)


Commodity prices post 13-month low on Chinese economic concerns and emerging market turmoilThe Bloomberg Commodity Index on Wednesday fell to a new 13-month low where it was down by -10.8% from May’s 2-3/4 year high. Metals took a particularl... (full story)


Last week in Louisiana, we saw rain showers pop up almost every day. We also saw a few more powerful storms move through in some areas helping nudge some of […] (full story)


JC_LS761 Jefferson City, MO Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News New Cambria Livestock Auction - New Cambria, Livestock Weighted Average Report for 8/16/2018 AUCTION Receipts Last Reported Year Ago ... (full story)


SV_LS143 Frankfort, KY Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Blue Grass South Stockyards - Stanford, KY Cattle weighed at time of sale Weighted Average Report for 08/16/2018 Receipts: 1922 Last Week: 1396 Year Ago: 1097 Compared to last Thursday:Feeder... (full story)


LR_LS124 Little Rock, AR Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-AR Ag Dept Market News Benton County Sale Barn, SiloamSprings, AR Weighted Average Report for Thursday Aug 16, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 1031 Last week: 1534 Last year: 987 Compared to last week: Feeder... (full story)


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The Beans and Meal are continuing their recovery. There will be beans cut in the next two weeks. This will start the onslaught of harvest pressure. I believe this will affect the beans and meal both.The US/Chinese spat has forced China to reassess... (full story)


SV_LS166 Frankfort, KY Thursday August 16, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News KY-TN Livestock Market Guthrie, KY Weigh-in Sale Receipts: 676 Last Week: 776 Year Ago: 730 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and bulls traded mostly steady. Feeder heifers under... (full story)


DC_LS753 Dodge City, KS Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Pratt Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for 08/16/2018 Receipts: 2666 Last Week: 2217 Year Ago: 3240 ***Close*** Compared to last week: Feeder steers 800 to 900 lbs steady to 2.00... (full story)


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Southeast Showers and thunderstorms, triggered by fronts or afternoon convection, left a patchwork of above-normal and below-normal precipitation across the Southeast. A few areas of abnormal dryness dotted the region. […] (full story)


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SEATTLE Shipping Point Prices as of 16-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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During the past 30 days, a persistent ridge fueled multiple heatwaves and wildfires, and led to substantial drought expansion across the Northwest. Monsoon precipitation eased drought conditions across the Four […] (full story)


AKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 16-AUG-2018 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)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 16-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


AM_LS752 Amarillo, TX Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-TX-Dept of Ag Market News Tulia Livestock Auction � Tulia, TX Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 08/16/2018 Receipts: 1384 Last Week: 1223 Year Ago: 1393 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold... (full story)


AM_LS126 Amarillo, TX Thu, Aug 16, 2018 USDA Market News Tulia Livestock Auction, Inc. - Tulia, TX - Thursday � 08/16/2018 Receipts: 1384 Last Week: 1223 Year Ago: 1393 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Trade was fairly active... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 16-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Wet, humid conditions are causing problems with diseases in cotton. In this installment of the South Georgia Pine podcast, UGA Extension Agent Andrew Sawyer discusses target spot and areolate mildew […] (full story)


What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? It’s not a trick question; the answer lies in the soybean cyst nematode, one of two classes […] (full story)


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Grain Barge Spot Rates Decline As of August 14, barge spot rates for export grain dropped 1 to 13 percent, at principal origination points, compared to a week ago. Rates […] (full story)


The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates indicate that total U.S. cotton textile and apparel trade grew during the first half of 2018, compared with the corresponding period of 2017. […] (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 16-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The 2018/19 U.S. rice crop is projected at 210.9 million cwt, down less than 1 percent from the previous forecast but 18 percent above a year earlier. The downward revision […] (full story)


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LN_LS142 New Holland, PA Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA - Market News New Holland Sales Stables - New Holland, PA Cattle and Calf Auction Report for Thursday, August 16, 2018 ... (full story)


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SF_LS331 Sioux Falls, SD Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News St. Onge-Newell Sheep Yards Weighted Average Report for 08/16/2018 Receipts: 2108 2 Weeks Ago: 3132 Year Ago: 3992 Compared to two weeks ago: Feeder lambs under 90 lbs 2.00 to 3.00 lower, 90... (full story)


USDA’s first assessment of the 2018/19 U.S. soybean crop based on an objective yield survey forecasts a national average yield of 51.6 bushels per acre. On a harvested area estimate […] (full story)


Global 2018/19 wheat production is cut 6.6 million metric tons this month on a sharp decline in production in the European Union (EU). This opens further opportunities for U.S. exports, […] (full story)


DC_LS754 Dodge City, KS Thu Aug 16, 2018 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Co., Salina, Kansas Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 08/16/2018 Receipts: 3454 Last Week: 4448 Year Ago: 3853 Compared to last week: Steers... (full story)


Live cattle futures settled the Thursday session with most contracts steady to 55 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures were also steady to $1.225 higher. The CME feeder cattle index was down 5 cents from the previous day at $150.29. Wholesale boxed be... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Thursday session with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher. Bulls got help from decent export sales data and spill over from soybeans and wheat. The weekly FAS Export Sales report indicated old crop sales on the light side of tra... (full story)


Lean hog futures posted limit gains in the nearby contracts on Thursday, anticipating renewed US/China trade talks later this month. The CME Lean Hog Index was down $1.58 on August 14, to $55.23. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down 86 cents f... (full story)


Cotton futures were 83 to 106 points higher in most front months on Thursday, on the potential for renewed dialog between the US and China on trade. It could still be some time before we see any kind of deal. The USDA Export Sales report showed 77,71... (full story)


Soybean futures closed 26 to 28 1/4 cents in the green on Thursday, after China indicated that it would return to the bargaining table with the US for low level talks. That’s not the same as having a deal, but you can’t get a deal if you ... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Thursday session with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher. Bulls got help from decent export sales data and spill over from soybeans and wheat. The weekly FAS Export Sales report indicated old crop sales on the light side of tra... (full story)


Wheat futures saw gains of 10 to 13 cents in most contracts, after getting support from positive export sales data this morning. Thursday afternoon, US Trade Rep Lighthizer stated that he hopes there will be a breakthrough in NAFTA negotiations in th... (full story)


Favorable weather patterns led to bin-busting yield forecasts in Nebraska and South Dakota. The DTN/The Progressive Farmer 2018 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, is an in-depth look at […] (full story)


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The invasive navel orangeworm continues to damage—at rising levels—California’s $6 billion pistachio and almond crops. The tree nut industry is calling for new and improved tools to fight back against […] (full story)


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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed slightly higher on spillover support from the hog markets.  Feeder cattle were higher on support from the latest export sales data.  August live cattle were unchanged at $108.32 and... (full story)