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Our concern from Pecan weevil is preventing female weevils from laying eggs (oviposition) in nuts and this generally does not happen until late gel to early dough formation at the […] (full story)

General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […] (full story)

Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground Indianapolis, Indiana on September 19 for the Forbes Ag Tech Summit. Continue reading Forbes Ag Tech Summit at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

Rice harvest in Louisiana has been going on for a few weeks now, with some growers having just gotten started, and some just wrapping up. All in all, this was […] (full story)

Minnesota’s U.S. Senators are touting USDA grants they say will help reduce energy costs for farmers. Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith issued a joint release announcing more than 50 state projects will receive support through the Rural... (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Greenfield, Indiana on September 18 for Elanco forum on Age of Animal: Pets, Protein, and Re-booting the Human Link. Continue reading Elanco forum on Age of Animal: Pets, Protein,... (full story)

The following prices are effective fromWednesday 08/21/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 08/27/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 08/27/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)

Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground in London, Ohio on September 17, 2019 for the Farm Science Review. Continue reading Farm Science Review at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to […] (full story)

AgriGold Agronomist Joe Stephan says the corn crop is especially vulnerable to diseases this year because of the late planting season. “That would include tar spot, southern rust, as well as physoderma brown spot,” he says. He tells Brownfield... (full story)

Acid soils will benefit from liming to aid crop growth and development. If a current soil test has a lime recommendation, applying in the fall provides more time for the […] (full story)

The nation’s biggest ethanol producer, POET, is cutting back on production. POET says it will idle its Cloverdale, Indiana plant and reduce output at half of its other facilities, with the largest drops taking place in Iowa and Ohio. The company... (full story)

Futures started today’s trade on the positive side but were mixed by mid-session. Crop tour results were a reason for this as even though the US corn crop is maturing slower than normal, there is still the potential for a good crop. Buyers passing ... (full story)

This report has been released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. (full story)

The ES is melting up and the ZB should be rolling over. (full story)

A Missouri cattleman met with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler on her farm tour to express concern about the effects on the cattle market from the Kansas beef plant fire. Ron McBee has a 600 cow/calf operation in central Missouri, near Fayette, “My... (full story)

Northeastern Indiana Farmer Sarah Delbecq says there is a lot of uncertainty with this year’s crops. “I think everyone’s in this boat of the crops are growing and it could be worse, but I think the amount of uncertainty that there is regarding... (full story)

Canadian dairy farmers hurt by trade deals are about to get some help from the government. It follows the country's ratification of the European Union Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada will spend... (full story)

Kroger says its Zero Hunger Zero Waste efforts reduced the supermarket’s food waste footprint by 9% last year. In the Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan, Kroger has committed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste in the company by 2025. ... (full story)

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Michigan’s second soybean processing plant is prepping for its very first harvest season. Zeeland Farm Services’ Brian Meeuwsen has been overseeing the construction of the facility and tells Brownfield the grain elevator has been taking small... (full story)

USDCAD rejects lower prices with eyes on 1.3400 level as it retains its medium term uptrend. Support comes in at the 1.3300 level (full story)

Wheat futures are lower by 1 3/4 to 7 1/2 per bushel higher across the three US markets midday Tuesday. The weekly Crop Progress report from NASS showed 93% of the winter wheat crop harvested as of August 18, up 4% on the week and 5% behind normal. T... (full story)

Corn futures are 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 cents lower in midday trading, giving back early gains as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. The weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 55% of the US cor... (full story)

Lean Hog futures are trading higher by $.650 to $1.475 on Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 47 cents at $78.55 on August 16. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $.87 on Tuesday morning at $84.11. The national average base hog value was... (full story)

Cotton futures are trading 30 to 58 points higher in a Turnaround Tuesday attempt. The US dollar index is the highest since August 1. Parts of northern TX and the Southeastern US did receive rain over the weekend. Condition ratings were down 7 to 49... (full story)

Live cattle futures are $.90 to $1.225 higher in Tuesdays trading. Feeder cattle futures are 90 cents higher to $136.575. The CME Feeder Cattle Index is down $1.27 on August 16 at $136.33. Wholesale boxed beef prices were again higher on Tuesday. Cho... (full story)

Soybeans futures are 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents per bushel higher at midday. Meal futures are up $2.40 and soy oil is 26 points lower. The US soybeans crop progress data shows 90% of the crop blooming (96% avg), with 68% setting pods (85% avg). Condition ... (full story)

Corn futures are 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 cents lower in midday trading, giving back early gains as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. The weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 55% of the US cor... (full story)

Direct cash cattle trade is quiet again through midday.  There are just a few starter asking prices surfacing at $109 to $110 live in the South and $178 dressed in the North.  Bids have yet to be floated.  It’s likely significant trade volume will be... (full story)

One of the largest biofuel suppliers in the country blames small refinery waivers for the recent closing of three of its plants. World Energy says with the latest EPA exemptions granted August 9th, it has ceased biodiesel production and... (full story)

Has Japan’s hog industry finally shaken off the worst effects of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak of 2013? The Foreign Agricultural Service/Tokyo thinks so, as sow stocks recover to levels not seen in recent years, according to the... (full story)

As analyst continue to tour parts of the Midwest gathering information from corn and soybean fields, pictures surfacing on social media are yielding  “sobering” results. Scouts continue to make their way from stop to stop, and they’re tweeting... (full story)

The president of the Minnesota Farmers Union remains critical of what he calls President Trump’s “go it alone approach” to trade. Gary Wertish tells Brownfield the President was right to call out China for its unfair trade practices, but says... (full story)

As if there aren’t enough books telling us how to live, where to work and what to eat, a 10-year-old tome with (literally) a hundred maxims on food and diets still gets traction. Why? Beats me. It’s been 10 years now, but columnist and author... (full story)

As the growing season marches on, many are questioning USDA’s acreage number. Pete Meyer of S&P Global Platts, who is also a Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour scout, says the acreage is here to stay. The variable is how finishing time will impact yield... (full story)

Talk of a synchronized world - all three economic superpowers are in a recession! The U.S. suffers from industrial recession, Japan from export recession, while Germany may fall into a broad economic recession. Will the gold market warm up to these news? (full story)

American Coalition for Ethanol president Duane Kristensen The ethanol industry continues to struggle. The president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Duane Kristensen, says RFS waivers and the loss of exports to China are the... (full story)

Lets take a look at the key tradable levels for the ES, NQ, Gold and Crude. Its a quiet session before things pick up later this week. (full story)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, recently stopped a load of limes containing $1.86 million in cocaine. The agency inspected a commercial shipment of fresh limes Aug. 17 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility... (full story)

Elanco has agreed to buy Bayer’s animal health business for 7.6 billion dollars. The deal would make Elanco the second-largest global animal-health business after Zoetis in terms of revenue and increase its reach among farmers and pet owners. It... (full story)

Crop Progress Date 18-Aug 11-Aug 2018 Avg Cotton Setting Bolls 85 77 85 85 Cotton Bolls Opening 24 20 16 13 [...] (full story)

On the weekly chart of gold we see price trading in a higher degree wave B correction from the lows, which can be part of a gigantic A-B-C decline, down from 1922 highs. (full story)

CORN: Corn futures are trading moderately lower today, giving back some gains from the overnight session in a disappointing morning. Sep corn is down 3-3/4 cents to 3.61-1/4, Dec corn is down 4 cents to 3.70-1/2, and Mar is down 4 cents to 3.83. The ... (full story)

See the seasonal explanation and technical analysis for the trade opportunity in the December 2019 / May 2020 Soybean Meal Spread from The Seasonal Spread Trader newsletter. (full story)

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MS_GR114 Minneapolis, MN Tue Aug 20, 2019 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 Basis ... (full story)

ORLANDO-IMPORTS Shipping Point Prices as of 20-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

LM_XL500 St. Joseph, MO Tue, Aug 20 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL 5-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE BOXED LAMB CUTS - NEGOTIATED SALES FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, fresh and frozen carlot volume, including sales since last report,... (full story)

LM_XL502 St. Joseph, MO Tue, August 20, 2019 USDA Market News USDA ESTIMATED NATIONAL LAMB CARCASS CUTOUT Based on 5-Day Rolling weighted average FOB plant prices collected under Mandatory Price Reporting and industry yields. Values reflect U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. ... (full story)

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