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The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season. While tariffs and weather have had their influence on price volatility this year, the  various USDA reports might come into... (full story)


Fed decides today. Investors want to hear more about the Feds plans to increase the short-term liquidity amid this weeks repo crisis sent the overnight repo rate up to 10%, (full story)


WTI Crude (CL) has given up all of the gains from the Monday open to the day's highest point, and is now nearing the 50% Fib retrace of the massive gains from Friday's close to the Monday's high. Significantly, CL appears to be stabilizing near last week's high... (full story)


Nikkei rally from August 26 low is unfolding as an impulse and while pullback stays above there, the Index can extend higher. (full story)


Seald Sweet International is branching out into avocados with a partnership with Mexican grower Valvilla Produce . Valvilla, a third-generation company in Uruapan, Michoacan, has more than 900 acres of conventional and organic avocados. ... (full story)


Based on 8 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Gold is NEUTRAL. (full story)


The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)


The weather this week seems like a gift compared to what the forecast said last week. Hey, nobody is complaining even though peanuts that have missed all of the hurricane […] (full story)


Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer gives an update on insects impacting industrial hemp.  (full story)


Day two of the Leman Swine Conference kicked off with Christine McCracken’s perspective of animal protein markets and the impact of African swine fever. Throughout the morning, a power-packed line-up of speakers shared their latest research and... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were sharply lower on Tuesday. The first case of ASF was discovered in South Korea according to the country’s ag ministry. Higher culling rates adding to the nearby pork supply pressured Dec to down the limit. The CME Lean Hog Inde... (full story)


Wheat futures ended the Turnaround Tuesday session with most contracts 2 to 7 cents in the red. Japan’s weekly MOA tender is for 127,893 MT of US, Canadian, and Australian wheat, with 68,270 MT US specific. Egypt’s GASC set a tender for wheat due... (full story)


Corn futures ended Turnaround Tuesday with most nearby contracts 6 to 7 cents lower. There are very few threats of frost in the forecasts to the first of Oct, as the 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the US outside the PNW. This w... (full story)


Live cattle futures posted $1.275 to $1.35 gains in the nearby contracts on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures were up $1.875 to $3.10 on the day, helped by losses in corn. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up $1.03 on September 16 at $137.12. Wholesale bo... (full story)


Cotton futures posted 101 to 162 point losses in most contracts on Tuesday. Crude was back down 6.39% on Tuesday after Monday’s sharp rally. NASS showed conditions in TX up 1 point on the week as of Sunday, with GA down 3 points. AZ was down 10, wi... (full story)


Soybeans futures saw 6 1/4 to 6 1/2 cent losses in the front months on Tuesday. Soybean meal was down $1.10/ton, with soy oil 29 points lower. USDA reported another private export sale of 260,000 MT of 19/20 soybeans to China this morning, the third ... (full story)


Corn futures ended Turnaround Tuesday with most nearby contracts 6 to 7 cents lower. There are very few threats of frost in the forecasts to the first of Oct, as the 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the US outside the PNW. This w... (full story)


Texas wheat acres are being prepared and planted, and despite fewer acres, projections are for a high-yield 2020. U.S. Department of Agriculture planting projections suggest producers will plant 1% less […] (full story)


Higher performance, increased sustainability and lower cost — these are just a few of the demands that today’s modern customers expect from the home improvement industry. For companies relying on […] (full story)


Based on 9 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Crude Oil is BEARISH. (full story)


Kansas State University is leading a multi-agency team focused on improving water and nitrogen use efficiencies and improving soil health in the semi-arid southern Great Plains. The nearly $10 million […] (full story)


We have reached the time of year when we begin to see a lot of odd things happening to the foliage of pecan trees. The long season is coming to […] (full story)


Earlier this week there was concern in the marketplace that Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments would be delayed. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) says that concern bubbled up because some members of the Senate wanted to block funding of the... (full story)


Reuters writers Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw reported last week that, “White House officials on Wednesday urged U.S. biofuel producers and oil refiners to accept a deal to lift biofuel […] (full story)


The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service has finalized its rule on swine slaughter inspection and says it will modernize the industry and improve food safety. Deputy Undersecretary Mindy Brashears tells Brownfield Ag News that contrary to... (full story)


The annual Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, is set for Sept. 24 at the agency’s Chillicothe Research Station, […] (full story)


In the south, long and medium grain milled rice prices steady. Parboiled prices steady. Second heads and Brewers prices steady. Rice by-products: Rice Bran, Millfeed and Rice Hulls steady. In […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Another unseasonably warm week with well above normal high temps […] (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed higher on optimism ahead of widespread direct cash business and higher wholesale values during the session.  Feeder cattle were higher on the day’s lower move in corn.  October live cattle closed... (full story)


The CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says ratifying the USMCA agreement quickly is important. Tom Vilsack says, “When this conversation about a modernized NAFTA agreement began, there were 41,000 dairy farmers in the country. Today, there... (full story)


Hogs limit down, cattle rallies (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […] (full story)


There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether farmers will turn out to vote for President Trump in 2020 the way they did in 2016. Kelly Niewenhuis, who farms near the town of Primghar in northwest Iowa, says he voted for Trump the first time.... (full story)


The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is changing swine slaughter inspection for the first time in more than fifty years. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the regulatory change will maintain food safety but will eliminate what he calls... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Dave Freeze, Greene County “Producers were harvesting corn and rice. Soybean producers […] (full story)


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A young dairy farmer says starting on his own as milk prices started to tank has forced him to become a better businessman. “If I didn’t figure out a way to do things in a very prudent manner, I couldn’t pay my bills and I couldn’t stay in... (full story)


An organic crop farmer in central Minnesota says harvest is probably a month away. Clifford Johnson grows corn, soybeans, and small grains near Paynesville. “We won’t be going probably until mid-October, if we’re lucky.”... (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will cover the Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Trade Mission, Letter of Intent signing ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis 9-10 a.m. Monday September 23. Continue reading Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill... (full story)


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says its disappointed in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) efforts to help cattle producers following the fire at the Tyson plant in Holcomb, Kansas.   NCBA’s Colin Woodall, senior vice... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Andrew Granger, Vermilion Parish “Dry weather allowed for considerable progress in sugarcane […] (full story)


Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. Development remains slow and the USDA’s national crop condition rating was down 1% on the week, but near-term weather looks non-threatening, which is expected to accelerate development, even if it... (full story)


Mexican trade officials are anxious for the U.S. Congress to ratify USMCA. Minnesota Pork CEO David Preisler met with members of Mexico’s Embassy in Washington, D.C. last week and says there’s an eagerness to get the agreement across the finish... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures took away yesterday's gains and then some with futures contracts closing 6 to 6-1/4 lower as May led today's drop closing at 3.88-1/4. Nearby Dec closed 6 lower at 3.68, reaching a high today at 3.74-1/4, a 1/2 cent bel... (full story)


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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be in Indianapolis, Indiana October 30-November 2 for National FFA Convention. Continue reading National FFA Convention at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.68, down 6 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $8.93 and 3/4, down 6 and 1/4 cents Oct. soybean meal closed at $294.10, down $1.10 Oct. soybean oil closed at 29.85, down 29 points Dec. wheat closed at $4.84 and 1/4, down 4 and 1/2... (full story)


President Trump is reportedly close to announcing a plan to address concerns of the biofuels industry over RFS Small Refinery Exemptions. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley was among a group of biofuels supporters who met with Trump last week to discuss... (full story)


2018 offered a new corn disease just the right conditions to cost farmers 20 to 100-bushel yield losses.  This year researchers hope it’s different. Corn tar spot first made its appearance in the U.S. in 2015.  Martin Chilvers with... (full story)


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