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The musical world told the story of cotton trading this week…low low prices and no high prices:  The lyric “It’s all about the bass, no treble” told the full story.  There was nary a high […] (full story)


Watermelons have had a fairly challenging season this year. In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer invites Turner County Extension Agent Will Gay to discuss the […] (full story)


Wheat futures ended the Friday session 3 3/4 to 4 cents lower. Spec funds in Chicago wheat futures and options were reported at a net short position of -752 contracts in the week ending 6/19. That was a net move of 15,655 contracts from their previou... (full story)


Soybean futures settled 14 to 14 3/4 cents higher in the front months on Friday. Nearby July lost 1.21% since last Friday despite hitting a 9 1/2 year low on Tuesday. Front Month soy meal was up $7.30/ton, with soybean oil 2 points in the green. Mana... (full story)


Corn futures closed Friday steady to fractionally mixed, as July was down 1.11% on the week. The USDA reported a private export sale of 131,300 MT of corn to Mexico this morning. The sale was broke down to 30,000 MT for delivery in 2017/18, with the ... (full story)


Cotton futures posted triple digit gains in most front months on Friday, with nearby July up 222 points. Friday’s CFTC data showed managed money trimming the cotton net long position by 7,673 contracts to a net position of 81,238 contracts as o... (full story)


Corn futures closed Friday steady to fractionally mixed, as July was down 1.11% on the week. The USDA reported a private export sale of 131,300 MT of corn to Mexico this morning. The sale was broke down to 30,000 MT for delivery in 2017/18, with the ... (full story)


Lean hog futures saw 22.5 to 65 cent losses in most contracts on Friday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 65 cents to $85.79 on June 20. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was reported at $85.64 on Friday afternoon, up 60 cents. The national bas... (full story)


Live cattle futures finished with mixed trade on Friday, with nearby June down 37.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures were up 45 to 72.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was up 36 cents from the previous day at $142.57 on June 21. Wholesale boxed beef v... (full story)


I got a call yesterday about honeydew dripping on the windshield. This is a sign of yellow aphids in pecan. Yellow pecan aphids are smaller of two species of yellow-tinted […] (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 22-JUN-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 22-JUN-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 22-JUN-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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TO_LS140 Torrington, WY Fri June 22, 2018 USDA- WY Dept of Ag Market News Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 6/22/18 Torrington Livestock Commission Co. Receipts: 1295 Week Ago: 1928 Year Ago: 1336 Compared to a week ago, Slaughter and feeding cows traded... (full story)


The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees formally announced today the new Herbert College of Agriculture, named for distinguished alumni Jim and Judi Herbert. The name replaces the College of […] (full story)


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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day mixed in tight trading ranges ahead of Friday’s Cold Storage and Cattle on Feed report.  The slow cash cattle trade didn’t help futures contracts find any direction.  Both the Cold... (full story)


A central Indiana farmer is raising waxy corn to increase profitability on his farm. Danny Gill says it is also a way to mitigate risk when commodity prices are low. “Waxy (corn) has it’s positives as far as the seed being cheaper,... (full story)


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A recent recall of pre-cut melon products has some people wondering if pre-packaged produce is safe to eat. Pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fruit medley products in 22 states have been linked to a salmonella outbreak. Amanda... (full story)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Fri Jun 22, 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 Yellow... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures had a quiet end to a volatile week, as prices finished mixed to unchanged. Front month Jul futures gained 1/4 cent to 3.57-1/4, while Dec corn lost 1/4 cent to 3.78. Despite this week's volatility, Jul corn rallied off o... (full story)


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TO_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Jun 22, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Eastern Wyoming/Western Nebraska Elevator Cash Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators and feed mills for Wheat, Corn and Soybeans per bushel, Millet... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Jun 22, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Friday, June 22, 2018. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


Quiet Friday in front of Cattle on Feed (full story)


NW_LS444 ***Correction to Oxtails*** Des Moines, IA Fri, Jun 22, 2018 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 6/22/2018 was estimated at 8.54 per cwt live, down -0.19 from last... (full story)


The National Corn Growers Association has named Jon Doggett as its interim CEO. Doggett, who was raised on his family’s ranch in Montana, has served as executive vice president for the past four years. Before joining the NCGA, he worked for the... (full story)


A spokesperson with the North American Millers’ Association says California’s Proposition 65 is creating labeling challenges for the food industry much like GMOs. VP of government and technical affairs Dave Nellor tells Brownfield the California... (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Fri, Jun 22, 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 3.4525-3.5225 UP 0.25-UP... (full story)


The Trump Administration has announced plans which would reorganization the executive branch and shift the focus of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The largest change to USDA would eliminate about three quarters of its budget by moving the... (full story)


As most of you know, Thursday was the start of Summer. The Summer Solstice brings on a number of things from the official beginning of summer to the realization that another year is quickly passing us by. But the one thing we can all enjoy is that... (full story)


Is it too wet (full story)


Looks to move higher (full story)


Researchers are finding ways to reduce dust from treated seeds, helping to protect pollinator habitat and other sensitive crops. Syngenta Seed Care Institute head Ravi Ramachandran calls seed treatments a very useful crop production tool that needs... (full story)


Still bearish (full story)


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RA_LS755 Raleigh, NC Friday, June 22, 2018 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News Weighted Average Auction Report of Siler City, Canton, Turnersburg, Mount Airy, Shelby, North Wilkesboro, Norwood, and Smithfield for the Week Ending Thursday, June 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 3718 ... (full story)


There’s always something for farmers to monitor or manage, and in many row-crop fields across the state, weed control is the big concern of the moment. Jason Bond, weed scientist […] (full story)


  Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying, along with the strength in soybean meal, bouncing off the recent multi-year lows. The trade’s monitoring U.S. crop weather, with flash flooding recently reported in some areas and... (full story)


The National Ag Statistics Service says the amount of cheese in cold storage is at a record high. American style cheeses like Cheddar and Colby still account for most of the cheese in storage, but there is less of it and more Swiss and other... (full story)


NW_LS851 Des Moines, IA Fri Jun 22, 2018 USDA Market News USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day Prices in dollars per hundredweight NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT LM_XB403 Boxed beef cutout values steady to firm on light to moderate demand and light offerings.... (full story)


GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Fri Jun 22, 2018 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News This is Friday's report of the grain prices and trends prepared by the USDA and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. In Northern and Western Illinois country grain dealers quoted shelled corn bids were... (full story)