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Missouri corn harvest is now almost 80% complete, as of Sunday. But it’s still 15 percentage points behind last year and the average. Soybean harvest reached 72 percent and is finally a bit ahead of last year. Cotton harvest progressed to 71... (full story)

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss fall soil sampling. Is there a best time to take samples in the fall? What is a good strategy for sampling banded […] (full story)

The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation says farmers need to be committed to protecting the dairy industry. “I’m getting tired of people telling me I don’t take care of my land, I don’t take care of my cows, and I’m getting tired of... (full story)

Photo courtesy Iowa Corn The latest crop progress report shows 64 percent of Iowa’s corn crop has been harvested, ten days behind average. Just 47 percent of the crop has been harvested in northeast Iowa. Soybean harvest is 91 percent complete,... (full story)

Gold Futures Chart & Trading Levels 11.13.2019 (full story)

Josh Zumbrun, William Mauldin and Chao Deng reported on the front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Beijing’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. and China have mutually agreed to roll […] (full story)

Harvest progressed in Ohio ahead of the cold snap that impacted much of the US. As of Sunday, 65 percent of the state’s corn crop and 86 percent of soybeans are harvested.  Winter wheat was at 94 percent emerged, which is 10 points... (full story)

Michigan farmers rushed to harvest what crops they could as winter weather loomed last week. The USDA says the state’s corn crop condition is 43 percent good to excellent with 91 percent mature, 33 percent harvested for grain and 95 percent... (full story)

The USDA says cold and dry weather aided harvest progress ahead of the winter weather this week. Seventy-two percent of Indiana’s corn crop and 88 percent of soybeans are harvested. Ninety-three percent of the winter wheat crop is planted,... (full story)

One of the nation’s largest milk processors, Dean Foods, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in advanced discussions with Dairy Farmers of America to sell most of its assets. Deans has created a restructuring website for customers,... (full story)

Soybeans were narrowly mixed, mostly steady to firm. Beans are waiting for more details on phase one of the U.S./China trade deal, while watching the impact of near-term U.S. harvest delays. The USDA says 85% of U.S. soybeans are harvested, compared... (full story)

More rain and colder temperatures slowed harvest progress for many crops last week.  According to the latest report from the USDA 91 percent of cotton has been harvested, still behind the 5-year average.  Peanut harvest is 61 percent complete. ... (full story)

More rainfall and cooler temperatures put pressure on farmers who are trying to wrap up harvest.  According to the latest report from the USDA, cotton harvest is 73 percent complete Soybeans are 80 percent harvested. Corn harvest is completed. ... (full story)

The U.S. corn and soybean harvests were both able to make advances ahead of a winter-like storm in much of the Midwest and Plains, but both remain slower than normal. Planting got off to an historically slow start, conditions varied widely during... (full story)

The following prices are effective from Wednesday 11/13/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 11/19/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 11/19/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. […] (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.77 and 3/4, up 4 and 1/2 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.17, unchanged Dec. soybean meal closed at $302.30, up $1.70 Dec. soybean oil closed at 31.03, down 39 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.17, up 11 and 1/4 cents Dec. live... (full story)

NASS releases Crop Progress and Condition Estimates... (full story)

Crop Progress - 2019-11-12 (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the pharmaceutical company Recro Pharma (REPH). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, Then used the Flipchart featur... (full story)

The CEO of Tyson Foods says the company’s beef plant in Holcomb, Kansas could be up and running within the next 60 days.  The facility was partially destroyed during a fire in early August.  During Tyson Food’s quarterly earnings call,... (full story)

We present our Copper trade idea for the swing trader. (full story)

GOLD faces risk of more weakness in the days ahead as it retains its downside pressure. (full story)

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Progress is being made in finalizing the “Phase One” trade deal. Ian Sheldon, an ag economics professor and the Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy at Ohio State University, discusses what could be in the agreement. ... (full story)

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The grains were the defined leader in the market today, taking much of their support from technical short covering and favorable export inspections. Soybeans struggled much of the session as buying interest on that commodity was more reserved. Soybea... (full story)

President Trump, speaking Tuesday to the Economic Club of New York, said the U.S. and China are close to finalizing the “phase one” trade deal. Trump said China’s economy is struggling and the Chinese are anxious to reach an agreement. “They are... (full story)

Faced with muddy wet or freezing conditions, the end of this harvest has been just as difficult as the planting season for many.  One extension educator says not all is lost to the weather and says freezing conditions might even allow some farmers to... (full story)

There’s no shortage of analyses of why we 21st century folks are so unhealthy, despite our high-tech, info-immersive, healthcare-centric lifestyles. Now, here’s the solution to that dilemma. What’s the basic problem of modern man? By “man” I... (full story)

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Lean hog futures see triple digit rallies for this turnaround Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index regained $0.10 yesterday, to $60.29. The pork carcass cutout value up is another $2.73 so far at $89.07; the biggest gainers were hams and picnic shoulders,... (full story)

Corn futures are gaining back 2 to 3 1/2 cents on Turnaround Tuesday. Corn export inspections released by the USDA outpaced anticipations, with a near double (97.43% increase) over last week. The 560,105 MT for the week ending 11/07 was still remarka... (full story)

Soybean futures are fractionally lower so far this Tuesday, with Nov up a penny ahead of Thursday’s expiration. Soybean meal is $1.30/ton higher on Tuesday, with bean oil 39 points lower. There were 233 deliveries against November bean futures over... (full story)

Live cattle futures are lower so far at midday. Feeder cattle futures are mostly lower by 32 to 42 cents, with Nov steady to 2 cents higher. The 11/08 CME Feeder Cattle index gained 68 cents to $146.52. Wholesale boxed beef prices are back up at midd... (full story)

Cotton futures are higher so far today, with gains dwindling through the nearby futures contracts. The dollar is up 139 points so far on Tuesday. Online cash sales reported on The Seam for Monday were 5,569 bales, at a monthly high average price of 6... (full story)

Corn futures are gaining back 2 to 3 1/2 cents on Turnaround Tuesday. Corn export inspections released by the USDA outpaced anticipations, with a near double (97.43% increase) over last week. The 560,105 MT for the week ending 11/07 was still remarka... (full story)

Wheat is regaining most of yesterday’s losses, with Kansas City HRW futures leading the way with double digit gains at midday. Traders had drastically underestimated weekly wheat export inspections, as the 528,875 MT were well above the expected ra... (full story)

Agricultural bankers want Congress to move the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America Act forward, but they say Congress appears to have other priorities right now. Ed Elfmann is the Senior Vice President for Ag and Rural Banking Policy at... (full story)

Our summary of the current situation in the precious metals is not going to differ much from what we wrote yesterday , and the reason is simple. The decline in gold, silver, and miners is developing just as weve been expecting it to . Most importantly, gold has just confirmed its breakdown... (full story)

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Direct cash cattle trade is off to another quiet start.  There a just a few scattered bids on the table in parts of Nebraska at $181 dressed.  Early asking prices have surfaced at $118+ live in the South and $185 to $188 dressed in the North. ... (full story)

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As 2019 is winding down, U.S. Dairy, through organizations including Newtrient and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, is building up what it calls a network of “learning farms” on existing dairies across the U.S. The goal for the learning farms... (full story)

BioConsortia, Inc., a California-based company that creates microbial solutions for plants, recently announced plans to register a new wheat seed treatment. The company is currently seeking partners with whom to launch the product. The seed... (full story)

A new study provides insights into pig behavior that could help limit aggression between pigs. Researchers from the Roslin Institute in the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies are using social network analysis to... (full story)

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Byline: Chuck Abbott The USDA was unable to deliver its market-moving crop report, often described as its premiere product, for 10 minutes due to a computer outage in Kansas City, prompting suspicions of profiteering in... (full story)

The USDA says soybean and wheat export inspections during the week ending November 7th were more than what’s needed weekly to meet projections for the 2019/20 marketing year. The current marketing year started June 1st for wheat and... (full story)

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