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The following prices are effective from 05/22/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 05/28/19. The next announcement is scheduled for 05/28/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.49 […] (full story)


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A specialist with the Missouri Natural Resources Conservation Service says they have found that cover crops are good at helping reduce runoff by almost a third, “If you think of all the fields where nutrients and sediment are coming off into our... (full story)


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USDA Dairy Council president and CEO Tom Vilsack was one of those testifying at the Senate Ag Committee’s hearing on climate change and agriculture. The Senate Ag Committee held a hearing this morning on “Climate Change and the Agriculture... (full story)


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Wheat futures are mixed on Tuesday, with CBT steady to 3 cents lower. KC is firm to 2 1/4 cents higher, with MPLS 1 to 5 cents in the green. The weekly Crop Progress report showed the winter wheat crop 54% headed, lagging normal by 12%. Texas is 8% h... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 3 to 6 1/2 cents higher in the front months on Tuesday, following USDA’s confirmation of record slow planting. The market is trying to talk producers out of taking the Prevent Plant option, though some may not have a c... (full story)


Cotton futures are posting 38 to 85 point losses in most contracts on Turnaround Tuesday. The Crop Progress report indicated that 44% of the US cotton crop was seeded as of Sunday, 1% behind the average pace and 6% behind a year ago. In TX, 20% of th... (full story)


Soybean futures down 4 to 6 cents in most contracts on Tuesday after being higher for most of the morning. July soy meal is down $1.90/ton, with soybean oil 27 points lower. A rumor this morning says President Trump is considering $2/bu trade aid for... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are trading 35 cents to $1.90 lower in most contracts at midday. The CME Lean Hog Index was UNCH from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 17. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 32 cents at $86.85 on Tuesday morning. The national ... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 3 to 6 1/2 cents higher in the front months on Tuesday, following USDA’s confirmation of record slow planting. The market is trying to talk producers out of taking the Prevent Plant option, though some may not have a c... (full story)


Live cattle futures are showing 22.5 to 77.5 cent losses on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures are down 12.5 cents to $2.525 on strength in corn. The CME feeder cattle index was down 30 cents to $132.76 on May 16. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower o... (full story)


Stocks are recovering yesterdays losses, where does the pop stall? Lets take a look at resistance levels. What must happen for Crude to stay constructive? (full story)


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Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Bids and asking prices are expected to firm up over the next couple of days, with widespread business either developing around midweek or waiting until after Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report. This... (full story)


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Its getting late. Soon it will be too late. Pounding spring rains and devastating floods have made it impossible for farmers to plant across wide swaths of the American grain belt. Saturated soils are making it impossible to use mechanized planting machinery in some of the most productive... (full story)


The CEO of the Minnesota Pork Producers calls the lifting of tariffs between the U.S., Canada and Mexico a welcome surprise. “We already have challenges in getting USMCA through our own Congress, but without lifting these tariffs it... (full story)


Delayed planting continues and preventive plant is more of a reality everyday. (full story)


A crop insurance agent says there’s a lot to consider when looking at prevented planting coverage. Ryan Buck works for an agency in southeast Minnesota and tells Brownfield the first consideration is the type of unit structure a farmer purchased.... (full story)


The director of the Minnesota Corn Growers recognizes the unique psychological challenges farmers are dealing with right now. Adam Birr says low prices, trade uncertainties and planting delays are just some of the issues causing stress. “I... (full story)


A southeast Minnesota farmer says the trade war with China isn’t the only headwind for prices. Les Anderson grows corn and soybeans near Cannon Falls. “The value of our dollar is not helping us either with the economy doing so well, that hurts... (full story)


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The level of crop insurance is a significant factor when considering prevented planting. University of Minnesota Extension educator David Bau says for corn, farmers taking prevent plant receive 55 percent of their original guarantee. “So... (full story)


Corn: Corn futures are trading sharply higher this morning gapping up to begin the overnight session. Jul corn is up 8-3/4 cents to 3.97-3/4, Sep corn is up 8-3/4 to 4.05-1/2, and new crop Dec corn is up 7-1/2 to 4.12. Yesterday's Crop Progress repor... (full story)


A powerful storm over the central and southern Plains will drift northeastward and slowly weaken, reaching the upper Great Lakes region by Thursday. Subsequently, additional storms will cross the western and central U.S., maintaining showery... (full story)


With more rain in the forecast and prevented plant dates looming or past for corn, farmers will likely see fewer corn acres than USDA predicted in its March prospective planting report. (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, fieldwork is again nearly at a standstill, following last week’s respectable planting progress in some northern and western corn and soybean production areas. U.S. corn planting, 49% complete by May 19, broke the modern-era... (full story)


USDA’s meteorologist says this week’s corn planting progress hit the slowest on record stretching more than 30 years and the forecast doesn’t offer much improvement. “More storminess is imminent really across the western half, the western two-thirds... (full story)


MS_GR117 Minneapolis, MN Tue May 21, 2019 USDA Market News Minnesota Soybean Processor report Minnesota Processor Bids and Offers as of 2:30 p.m. (Prices Quoted-Oil Cents/lb, Meal, Hulls Dollars/ton, Grains Dollars/bu) Offers Change ... (full story)


MP_CN004 Memphis, TN USDA Cotton and Tobacco Program, MND NORTH DELTA DIFFERENCES 21-May-19 Color Leaf Staple Mike 32 ... (full story)


LR_GR110 Little Rock, AR Tue, May 21, 2019 USDA-AR Ag Dept Bid prices to farmers, FOB Memphis elevators by truck Bids Change Basis Change Corn 4.0225-4.0925 UP 5.25-UP 0.25 8N to 15N UNCH to DN 5 Soybeans 8.1400-8.3000 DN... (full story)


MP_CN006 Memphis, TN USDA Cotton and Tobacco Program, MND EAST TEXAS-OKLAHOMA DIFFERENCES 21-May-19 Color Leaf Staple 26-31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 11 & 21 1 & 2 -350 ... (full story)


LR_GR111 Little Rock, AR Tue, May, 21, 2019 USDA-AR Ag Dept Market News Arkansas Daily Grain Prices quoted are today's closing cash or contract prices del. To these points. Prices are per bushel, except sorghum is per hundredweight (cwt). Compared to last report: Cash soybeans were... (full story)


MP_CN021 21-May-19 41-4-34 SE 64.07 SD 62.82 ND 62.82 ETX-OK 60.82 WTX 60.82 DSW 60.32 SJV 60.82 AVG 61.78 USDA (full story)


MP_CN001 0 MEMPHIS, TN 5/21/2019 USDA Cotton and Tobacco Program, MND MARKET 41-4/34 31-3/35 BALES FUTURES TODAY Jul-19 67.32 SOUTHEAST 64.07 66.32 0 ... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 21-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


0 MP_CN002 Memphis, TN Cotton and Tobacco Progr 21-May-19 Spot quotations and differences are for cotton equal to the official standards, net weight, in mixed lots. Upland quotations are FOB car/truck, which includes compression and... (full story)