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Mar. corn closed at $3.87 and 1/2, down 1 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $9.16, down 13 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $299.10, down $1.50 Mar. soybean oil closed at 32.75, down 60 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.70 and 1/2, up 5 and... (full story)

Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […] (full story)

Brazil’s soybean harvest is off to a slower start than last year. “In Brazil, the soybeans are 1.8 percent harvested–last year, it was six percent–so it’s off to a slow start,” says grain marketing consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier,... (full story)

At The Almond Conference 2018, the California almond industry announced four ambitious goals with a seven-year target timeline to achieve each. The Almond Orchard 2025 Goals build off decades of […] (full story)

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, giving back Friday’s gains and then some. Beans continue to wait for some solid sign of increased buying interest from China under Phase One of the trade agreement. Weekly export inspections were... (full story)

Today's Barchart Chart of the Day is a little bit different because it is the WilderHill Clean Energy ETF (PBW). I decided to add ETF's to Chart of the Day rotation not only because so many of you invest in ETF's but also since I've ... (full story)

The mixed trade that started in the overnight session carried over into the day trade, with corn and soybeans under pressure and wheat on the positive side. Soybeans suffered the greatest losses as new crop harvest numbers are starting to come out of... (full story)

SOMETHING IN COMMON? Several markets seem to be following the same pattern technically. They all ..... (full story)

Bloomberg writers Mike Dorning and Michael Hirtzer reported last week that, “President Donald Trump’s phase-one trade deal with China offers the promise of more overseas sales for American farmers, but […] (full story)

The following prices are effective from Wednesday 01/22/20 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 01/28/20. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 01/28/20 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. […] (full story)

Kansas State University officials will present the most current information on how to grow hemp in Kansas, based on the first year of research trials at university test plots across […] (full story)

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After a challenging year for the industry in 2019, the National Biodiesel Board is focusing on the future and preparing to deliver even more biodiesel. Donnell Rehagen unveiled the National Biodiesel Board’s new vision, which includes exceeding... (full story)

The price of gold has been quite volatile overnight despite Mondays Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S. It broke above the short-term resistance level of $1,560, before reversing downwards and getting back below the recent local lows. It still looks like a consolidation following... (full story)

Latest economic data were published last week, indicating that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing. Gold prices held up relatively well but can it last? (full story)

The global foodservice distributor Sysco Company is releasing a plant-based burger for most of its U.S. market. The Sysco Simply burger is a vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO soy patty with 18 grams of protein.  The Sysco Simply brand is meant to provide... (full story)

The trade - ES, NQ, Crude, Gold, Bonds. (full story)

Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. This week’s showlist looks mixed, mostly lower, and packer profit margins are tighter, which might limit spending and could push back the week’s business, maybe even after the USDA’s Cattle... (full story)

A southern Missouri city is suing a Dairy Farmers of America plant saying it is regularly releasing untreated waste water into a river. Meanwhile, fairlife is releasing a new product line of lactose free coffee creamers. AgDay’s Clinton Griffiths... (full story)

The soy market comes out of the holiday break with sharp losses, futures are down 11 to 12 3/4 cents so far at midday. Soybean meal futures are down by $0.70/ton. March bean oil are 70 points lower following plunging palm oil futures. The AgRural pub... (full story)

Cotton futures start off the trade week with 108 to 177 point drops; the March futures are down the most so far. MLK Day on The Seam online cotton trading platform started off the week with light holiday trading as 592 bales were sold at 57.32 cents/... (full story)

Lean hog contracts are higher after the extended weekend; futures are climbing 15 to 35 cents so far with April leading the way. The CME Lean Hog Index was 31 cents lower on 01/17 to $60.14. Chinese pork production from 2019 was down 21.3% yr/yr hitt... (full story)

The wheat market is higher after the holiday weekend, with Chicago leading the way. Chicago SRW futures are up by 9 1/2 cents at midday. KC HRW wheat futures are 4 cents higher, and MGE wheat futures are up by 2 1/2 so far. Preliminary open interest ... (full story)

Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cent losses in the front months. Preliminary open interest data showed massive short covering, dropping -32,089 contracts in the session. The USDA reported corn exports for the week en... (full story)

Live cattle futures are mixed with futures posting midday movements of 2 to 15 cent drops, to a nickel gain in the June contracts. Nearby feeder futures are down 25 to 32 cents so far. The CME Feeder Cattle index was down by 61 cents on 01/16 to $145... (full story)

Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cent losses in the front months. Preliminary open interest data showed massive short covering, dropping -32,089 contracts in the session. The USDA reported corn exports for the week en... (full story)

Nebraska Farm Bureau says it supports a proposal by the legislature’s Revenue Committee that seeks to lower property taxes and reform the way Nebraska funds K-12 schools. According to Farm Bureau president Steve Nelson, LB 974 makes progress in... (full story)

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Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner will be in Peoria January 21, 2020 for the AGCO new product preview. Continue reading AGCO new product preview at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

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Big trade wins in the past week and getting to hear President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue are highlights of the 101st American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin, Texas for Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert. Guebert tells Brownfield Ag... (full story)

The USDA says soybean export inspections were more than what’s needed to meet projections for the 2019/20 marketing year. The current marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat and September 1st for beans, corn, and sorghum. Wheat came... (full story)

The American Farm Bureau policy session is underway in Austin, Texas. “Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my privilege to call to order the meeting of the 101st annual meeting of voting delegates of American Farm Bureau Federation. Welcome and we’re... (full story)

A 5th generation farmer on the Illinois Indiana border recognizes his impact on climate change. “The farming sector is the largest sector in the world that can control or help mitigate climate control.” In the last 10 years Rick Clark has... (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner is in Tremont, Illinois for the Precision Planting Event on January 21. 2020. Continue reading Precision Planting Event at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

Brownfield’s Ken Anderson will be in Ames, Iowa on Thursday, January 23, 2020 for Precision Plant satellite event. Continue reading Precision Plant satellite event at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

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Farmers can take advantage of incentives by switching to propane, according to Mike Newland, agriculture business development specialist with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). “If a farmer wants to look at purchasing new... (full story)

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DJ Analysts’ Estimates for January USDA Cattle-On-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by The Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)

SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 21-JAN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)

SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 21-JAN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)

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