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Live cattle futures saw losses of 10 to 40 cents in most contracts on Friday. Nearby was Aug up 2.5 cents on the day and 4.18% higher on the week. Feeder cattle futures were down a nickel to 77.5 cents on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was down... (full story)

Wheat futures posted 11 to 12 cent gains in most CBT and KC contracts on Friday. MPLS was the leader, up 16 to 18 1/4 cents. The US dollar provided support, down 700 points on the day. On the week, September saw gains of 3.82% in CBT, with KC up 3.41... (full story)

Soybean futures ended Friday with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher, shrugging off pressure from more belligerent trade talk. August was up 3.79% on a week that saw only higher daily closes. Nearby soy meal was down $1.90/ton, with soy oil 39 point... (full story)

Corn futures closed the week with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher on Friday. Nearby September was up 4.1% since last Friday, with higher closes every day this week. Solid exports and drier weather fueled some bottom picking and short covering acti... (full story)

Cotton futures were down 40 to 56 points in the front months on Friday. Sharp losses in the US dollar were offset by more trade news. President Trump is contemplating adding tariffs on the full $500 billion in Chinese goods the US purchases annually ... (full story)

Corn futures closed the week with most contracts 3 to 4 cents higher on Friday. Nearby September was up 4.1% since last Friday, with higher closes every day this week. Solid exports and drier weather fueled some bottom picking and short covering acti... (full story)

Lean hog futures settled with 80 cent to $1.275 losses in most contracts on Friday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 53 cents on July 18, to $78.62. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.83 on Friday afternoon at $80.86. The belly led the way... (full story)

I’ve had a lot of calls over the last few weeks regarding leaf scorching on young trees. This is a topic I have written and talked about quite a bit […] (full story)

The 2018 cropping season has been a challenging year for those in areas affected by heavy rainfall and saturated soils. Excessive water can result in the loss of soil nutrients […] (full story)

Across the Corn Belt, cool, showery weather prevails across the upper Midwest. Showers are also sweeping across the eastern Complex, where severe thunderstorms may develop later Friday. On the Plains, intense heat is maintaining stress on crops and... (full story)

In early July, Walmart stores in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska showcased Farming for the Future, a partnership to prepare teachers and students in the best agriculture practices to protect air and water quality and improve soil health. The... (full story)

Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website. This is good […] (full story)

Southern Corn Rust has showed up in the last week or so and is present in at least 3 counties. It is scattered through the state and could be present […] (full story)

Cotton Cotton is currently being driven hard by the high temperatures.There are several fields which will have already reached physiological cut-out of 5 or fewer nodes above uppermost 1st position […] (full story)

Purdue Extension will host Davis Purdue Agricultural Center Field Day on Aug. 30. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These […] (full story)

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Many Arkansas corn growers are anxious to get to irrigation termination as it has been a long hot and dry summer for many. This year in particular many producers who […] (full story)

While many fields are harvest ready, stink bugs are potential pests in the cotton and soybean fields that have yet to reach maturity. Cotton should be scouted for stink bugs […] (full story)

JK_GR110 Jackson, Ms Friday July 20, 2018 USDA-MS Market News Mississippi Daily Grain Report. Grain prices at Country Elevators. Bid price as of 2:00 p.m. (Price per bushel): Trends compared to previous day close (Old Crop): Soybeans up 7, Wheat up 11, Sorghum up 4, Corn up 4. ... (full story)

NW_GR115 Worthing, SD Fri, Jul 20, 2018 USDA-Market News Weekly Distillers Grains Summary Compared to last week: Dried distillers unevenly steady. Modified and Wet distillers steady to 5.00 lower. Delivered distillers grains: steady to 5.00 higher. FOB Plant Prices per... (full story)

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Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties. Many […] (full story)

  Excessively hot weather will persist through the weekend on the southern Plains, followed by favorably cooler conditions next week. Heat will continue, however, across much of the western U.S. In contrast, most areas east of the Mississippi River... (full story)

Rough weather conditions caused many Arkansas rice fields to be overrun with grassy weeds. (full story)

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Grains bounce back:somewhat (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures were mostly lower.  Live cattle have been waiting for widespread direct cash business to develop and the USDA’s Cattle on Feed and Inventory reports.  Feeder cattle were lower on position squaring... (full story)

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NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Fri July 20, 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... (full story)

FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 20-JUL-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended near the high of the day and with solid gains of 3-1/4 to 4 cents as futures closed higher for the fifth consecutive session. The bullish key-reversal established last week on July 12, the day of the USDA report, l... (full story)

The bears posted a modest win on the week with the Dec contract giving up 76 points to finish at 87.08. The Dec – Mar spread weakened a bit over […] (full story)

BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Jul 20, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Friday, July 20, 2018. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)

LM_XL555 St. Joseph, MO Fri, Jul 20 2018 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY COMPREHENSIVE LAMB CARCASS REPORT Combined Negotiated, Formula and Forward Contract sales for delivery within 14 calendar days, FOB Plant basis. *Items with no entries indicate non-reportable... (full story)

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Now that we are in the middle of July and most herbicide applications in corn and soybean should have ended, we wanted to take a look back at June this […] (full story)

Growth Energy is calling on President Trump and the EPA for more pro-biofuel policies.  The renewable fuels trade association launched a television ad Friday calling on the administration to uphold promises to support biofuels.  The ad – to air on... (full story)

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GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Fri, Jul 20, 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 3.3325-3.4425 UP 4-UP 7 ... (full story)

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GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Fri Jul 20, 2018 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 3:00 pm. Jul 20,... (full story)

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SA_LS855` San Angelo, TX Fri Jul 20, 2018 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, July 20, 2018 ` Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to 10.00 lower, except at San Angelo, TX 5.00-10.00 higher. Slaughter ewes were... (full story)

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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 20, 2018 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $179.75 $170.86 ... (full story)

The USDA says retail food prices declined for the second month in June but are expected to remain above last year. USDA food price economist Annemarie Kuhns says prices declined .1 percent.  “Pork prices were down from May to June by .1 percent, we... (full story)