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Hogs and Cattle grind higher from a test of support (full story)


Wheat futures saw gains of 6 to 7 cents in most MPLS contracts on Wednesday. CBT and KC led the way, 12 to 15 cents higher. Scattered reports of freeze damage in KS helped. The 5-day QPF shows most of the Southern Plains fairly dry over the next few ... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 5 to 6 cents higher, following wheat. Wednesday’s weekly EIA report showed ethanol production for the week that ended 4/20 dropping 24,000 barrels per day to 985,000 bpd. That is the ... (full story)


Cotton futures posted sharp 175 to 250 point gains in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The US dollar index was not much factor on the day, up 484 points. Drier weather is seen over most of TX during the next week. The Cotlook A index was down 60 po... (full story)


Soybean futures closed with 4 to 6 cent gains in Wednesday. Soy meal was $4.10/ton higher, with front month soy oil down 23 points. Ahead of Thursday’s USDA Export Sales report, analysts are expecting to see old crop soybean sales in the range ... (full story)


Lean hog futures were mixed on Wednesday, with front months 40 cents to $1.10 higher and back months lower. The CME Lean Hog Index was up $1.12 from the previous day to $59.00 on April 23. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 41 cents at $68.49 ... (full story)


Live cattle futures settle the Wednesday session with gains of 27.5 to 82.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures were 75 cents to $1.20 higher. The CME feeder cattle index was up 12 cents on April 24 at $138.20. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Wed... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 5 to 6 cents higher, following wheat. Wednesday’s weekly EIA report showed ethanol production for the week that ended 4/20 dropping 24,000 barrels per day to 985,000 bpd. That is the ... (full story)


TO_LS181 Torrington, WY Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Cattle Country Video - Torrington, Wyoming Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04-25-18 Receipts: 1078 Demand... (full story)


SA_LS320 San Angelo, TX Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA Market News Producers Livestock Auction Co, San Angelo, Texas Sheep and Goat Auction: Weekly: Total Receipts: 7687 Last Week: 6808 Year Ago: 6335 Sheep Receipts: 5122 Last Week: 4140 Year Ago: 3704 Goat Receipts: ... (full story)


There’s no sign of letup in partisan bickering among House Agriculture Committee members about Republican-proposed farm bill work requirements for SNAP recipients.  House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said committee Democrats... (full story)


JC_LS771 Jefferson City, MO Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Springfield Livestock Marketing Center - Springfield, MO Livestock Weighted Average Report for 4/25/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago Total... (full story)


A Missouri legislative committee will form to address budget shortages in the Missouri Department of Agriculture. State Representative Don Rone of southeast Missouri says the committee will examine the department’s funding levels, especially... (full story)


JC_LS136 Jefferson City, MO Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Springfield Livestock Marketing Center - Springfield, MO Livestock Auction Report for 4/25/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago Total... (full story)


CO_LS152 Columbia, SC Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-SC Dept of Ag Market News Orangeburg Stockyards, Orangeburg, SC Report for Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 287 Last Week: 286 Last year: 293 Compared to last week, there were too few comparable sales of... (full story)


CO_LS756 Columbia, SC Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-SC Dept of Ag Market News Orangeburg Stockyards, Orangeburg, SC Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 287 Last Week: 286 Last year: 293 Compared to last week, there were too few... (full story)


DC_LS750 Dodge City, KS Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Winter Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for 04/25/2018 Receipts: 3434 Last Week: 3060 Year Ago: 3445 Compared to last week: Feeder steers 650-750 lbs 5.00-10.00 higher, 750-950 lbs... (full story)


An agronomist says as conditions improve, soil moisture should dictate planting progress. Jon Zuk covers southeastern Minnesota for Winfield United. He tells Brownfield every spring there are farmers who regret not waiting for fields to become... (full story)


  An ag economist says planting expectations could be good news for the farm economy. “Smaller acres sort of gives us a running chance at maybe having reduced production and lower ending stocks.” David Widmar with Agricultural Economic... (full story)


GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Wed Apr 25, 2018 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)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Wed Apr 25, 2018 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... (full story)


The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says recent data published by the EPA implies that small refiner exemptions have resulted in lowering the 2017 required volume of renewable fuels by more than one-Billion gallons, or, six-percent. The RFA says... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD no comparison due to the light receipts last week due to the snowstorm. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-150 lbs: ... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices... (full story)


SJ_LS750 St Joseph, MO Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News St Joseph Stockyards - St Joseph, MO Livestock Weighted Average Report for 4/25/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago Total Receipts: ... (full story)


SJ_LS150 St Joseph, MO Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News St Joseph Stockyards - St Joseph, MO Livestock Auction Report for 4/25/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago Total Receipts: 2,619 ... (full story)


Mississippi State University will be hosting 2 scout schools this year. We have transitioned over the years to make these trainings much more diverse than insect pest alone. This year […] (full story)


WH_Ls756 Kearney, NE Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News Bassett Livestock Auction Market, Basset, NE Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Apr 25, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 5540 Two weeks ago: 2840 Last year: 3230 Compared with two weeks ago 600 lbs steers and... (full story)


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The Minnesota Corn Growers (MCGA) welcome Governor Dayton’s support of a proposed property tax credit on buffers. MCGA executive director Adam Birr tells Brownfield the credit would provide eligible landowners $50 dollars per acre each year for... (full story)


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NW_GR901,Daily Grain Review,4/25/2018,,,,,,,,, Location,Commodity,Low Price,High Price,Low Price Change,High Price Change,Low Basis,Month,High Basis,Month,Low Basis Change,High Basis... (full story)


The newly elected state president of Minnesota FFA wants to enhance the experience of FFA members.   Grace Taylor of the Randolph FFA Chapter says her main goal as president is to make members feel valued. “Because if we want to grow... (full story)


The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting […] (full story)


  Chicago Mercantile Exchange livestock futures were higher, supported by the higher midday boxed beef and contracts’ discount to the recent direct cash business, as the trade gets ready for the week’s widespread activity. April... (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Wed, Apr 25, 2018 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 3.6950-3.7850 UP 5.25 ... (full story)


Over the years many have questioned whether the use of a seed treatment is considered IPM because they are used prior to the onset of a problem. In our area, […] (full story)


As the 2018 cotton season approaches, it is a good time to look back at 2017. From an insect management standpoint, the number one thing that stands out about last […] (full story)


ORLANDO-IMPORTS Shipping Point Prices as of 25-APR-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


NW_LS851 Des Moines, IA Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA Market News USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day Prices in dollars per hundredweight NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT LM_XB403 Boxed beef cutout values higher on moderate demand and offerings. Select and Choice rib,... (full story)


  Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying. Beans saw a bounce off the recent lows, with help from bean meal, but they remain concerned about Chinese demand. China bought significantly more soybeans from Brazil than the U.S.... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with solid gains of 3-1/2 to 5-3/4 cents as Jul led today's gains closing at 3.95-3/4, its highest close since April 12. Prices rallied through the 21 and 10-day moving average levels by mid-morning, and we beli... (full story)


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Leaders from USA Rice were in China last week to deliver a simple message – nearly 30 U.S. facilities have completed China’s extensive food safety questionnaires and it’s now time […] (full story)


SF_LS333 Sioux Falls, SD Wed Apr 25, 2018 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News Sioux Falls Sheep and Goats - Worthing, SD Weighted Average Report for 04/25/2018 Receipts: Sheep: 1150 Last Week: 256 Year Ago: 824 Goats: 85 8 98 ... (full story)


MD_DA440 Butter - Western U.S. Report 17 - Released on April 25, 2018 In the West, churns are actively running. Ice cream manufacturers are starting to take on a little more cream. However, cream supplies are lavish to meet all butter output obligations. Some... (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 25-APR-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Are Russian Springtime Condtions Coming into the Mix? (full story)


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