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Ag bankers from across the U.S. are in Dallas this week for their annual conference. Heather Malcom, who chairs the American Bankers Association’s ag and rural bankers committee says while there is a sense of caution about the industry, it’s not... (full story)


Asia Time journalist Frank Chen Commodity markets are being pressured today, in part, by concerns that disagreement over tariff rollbacks could jeopardize the signing of the “phase one” trade agreement between the U.S. and China. The... (full story)


The outright Jan20 soybean contract is now testing into key technical support levels as well, and as such, might have a reason to find a low. Its still a downtrend in the short term until its not, but its worth noting that the market has sold off right into levels that can produce a reversal. (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is quiet – which is typical for a Monday.  Bids and asking prices have yet to surface.  Significant trade volume will likely be delayed until the second half of the week.  Last week, Northern dressed business ranged... (full story)


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Corn futures are dropping lower so far, down by as much as 4 cents for nearby contracts. Trade ideas for US corn harvest are running 65-66% completed. USDA won’t release those numbers until Tuesday because of the Veteran’s Day holiday. The NASS C... (full story)


Lean hog futures are lower for Veterans Day, down as much as 80 cents in the nearby contracts. Managed money spec funds were net long 13,258 contracts as of 11/5, a 4.2% reduction from last week. The 11/06 CME Lean Hog Index regained $0.03 to $60.19.... (full story)


The three wheat markets are 2 to 5 cents lower this Veterans Day. Chicago SRW is down by 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 at midday. KC is fractionally lower to 2 cents lower, with Minneapolis down by as much as 4 cents in nearby contracts. The USDA cut harvested acre... (full story)


Corn futures are dropping lower so far, down by as much as 4 cents for nearby contracts. Trade ideas for US corn harvest are running 65-66% completed. USDA won’t release those numbers until Tuesday because of the Veteran’s Day holiday. The NASS C... (full story)


Live cattle futures are mixed so far, with Dec futures dropping 20 cents. Feeder cattle futures are higher, with Jan futures seeing a $1 increase. Nebraska and Kansas each sold 4,500 head of cattle for the week ending 11/08, KS ranged from $114 to $1... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 21 to 30 points lower this morning in “buy the rumor, sell the fact” action following the USDA reports. The next 7 days are going to be wet, the accumulated precip forecast map from NWS indicates more than an inch for t... (full story)


Soybean futures are quite a bit lower after the weekend, dropping 12 1/2 to 13 1/2 cents at midday. Soybean meal is $4.10/ton lower to start the week. Bean oil is also lower, dropping 8 points at midday. Trade ideas for US harvest progress are in ... (full story)


Recently, the WGC published a fresh Investment Update e ntitled It may be time to replace bonds with gold . Is it? (full story)


Calorie counts on menus don’t always lead to consumers making healthier dietary choices, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal. Healthy Living ~ calories on menus Continue reading Menu calories not moving the needle much... (full story)


Virtually all markets sagging today . . . cold weather subdues harvest (full story)


Last week the markets took some breather following the late October - early November huge economic data announcements. The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI led to some volatility but despite the sell-off in gold it was a relatively quiet week on the financial markets. What about the coming week? Lets... (full story)


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Minnesota Energy Resources plans to curtail natural gas for crop drying purposes because of frigid temperatures this week. Southeast Minnesota farmer Brennen Toquam tells Brownfield he received an email notice from the company saying the... (full story)


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A second cold snap hit the Midwest this week as the propane crisis grows. Farmers in Iowa are starting the week with highs in the 20s, making it hard to dry frozen corn, says AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben. Reports have circulated that some... (full story)


There’s something good happening in soybean fields across the U.S. Since 2013, average soybean yields have exceeded the trend line, with an average above-trend yield of 3.7 bu. per acre, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.... (full story)


Oliver Sloup shares his thoughts on the grain trade. For more information or to sign up for a free trial of our daily commodity reports call 312-278-0500 or email Oliver@BlueLineFutures.com Sign up for your FREE two-week trial of your daily... (full story)


Mike McGinnis Byline: Mike McGinnis DES MOINES, Iowa — “To all of you U.S. Veterans out there. If not for guys and gals like you, guys like me would not live as we do. Your service is greatly... (full story)


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When you think of the word “vacation,” what comes to mind? Is it palm trees? A scenic mountain top view? Maybe just a fun few days spent away from the farm?  No matter what your ideal vacation looks like, nobody wants to experience a lame one. In... (full story)


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CORN Corn futures are drifting toward the low end of recent ranges today, with Dec down 2-1/2 to 3.74-3/4. Mar is down 2-3/4 to 3.83-3/4, and May is down 3 cents to 3.90-1/2. Friday’s slightly supportive Supply and Demand report has not been enoug... (full story)


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As harvest crawls along at the slowest pace in a decade, some farmers are now faced with a new twist in 2019: no propane. “Yesterday we got the call that we wouldn't be able to receive another shipment of propane and they didn't know when we would... (full story)


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The National Pork Producers Council has launched a new campaign, “It’s Pork O’ Clock Somewhere” to highlight the benefits of the US Mexico Canada Agreement. Jim Monroe, assistant vice president of communications with NPPC, says the campaign... (full story)


Brownfield’s Ken Anderson will be on the ground in Omaha, Nebraska December 11 – 12 for Farmer2Farmer Conference, sponsored by Farmers Business Network. Continue reading Farmer2Farmer Conference at Brownfield Ag News.     ... (full story)


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Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be on the ground in Kansas City on November 13, 2019 for “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” roundtable hosted by Farmers for Free Trade. Continue reading “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland” roundtable at Brownfield Ag News.... (full story)


The lower yield and slightly lower carryout published by the USDA for corn on the report last Friday, was enough to lift that market to a higher close in seven session but any warm and fuzzy feelings from the report were forgotten over the weekend as... (full story)


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