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Cattle producers and industry supporters are celebrating the finalization of the U.S.-Japan trade deal. “That big news—that’s very good news,” says Rabo AgriFinance meat industry analyst Don Close. “This year, because of the 12 to 13 percent... (full story)


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The eight individuals who will serve as official judges during the 2020 World Dairy Expo® Dairy Cattle Show, September 29 through October 3 in Madison, Wisconsin, have been selected. Responsible for the evaluation and placement of 2,300 of North... (full story)


USDCAD plunges through 1.3260sall the way down to 1.3180s. Uptrend now over. Bank of Canadas Timothy Lane adds to USDCAD losses with hawkish tone on rate guidance. OPEC meeting now underway with rumors of 800k bpd Saudi surprise deepening of oil production cuts. EURUSD bounces,... (full story)


Carcass values have slipped slightly so far this week mostly due to weakness in the fresh belly primal (full story)


Challenger Job Cuts came in at 44.569 thousand with the previous 50.275 thousand. At 7:30 A.M. we have Export Sales, Jobless Claims and U.S. Trade [...] (full story)


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If I am correct in my belief that the global economy is stabilizing, it is likely that the industrial commodities, including copper, crude oil and lumber will advance in price in the long term. (full story)


Rebound continues as hope for the Phase 1 trade deal lingers. China is silent on progress but confirms talks continue. (full story)


Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 0’04 lower at158’21,10 Yr. Notes0’01 higher at129’14.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 0’01.00 higher at 119’00.75. Over the last 2 weeks [...] (full story)


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Silly side talks, oil price hawks, dressed in mighty high style, in the air, there’s a feeling of OPEC. Members clashing, oil slashing, meeting time [...] (full story)


Fall applied nitrogen can be risky especially as farmers consider weather volatility and narrowing margins. In this Managing for Profit, Precision Planting research agronomist Cory Muhlbauer explains why feeding the plant when it needs food makes... (full story)


Improve your grain marketing! Visit  https://www.standardgrain.com/grain-marketing-plan/   (full story)


        Watch us on RFD-TV, today at 12:45pm CT! - Corn (March) ... (full story)


Will poor exports ruin the party, again? (full story)


The challenging growing season has shown just how many factors are out of a farmer’s control that can lead to stress. Illinois farmer Rob Sharkey says he’s pleased there is more awareness surrounding mental health in agriculture. “The... (full story)


Corn futures start off your Thursday steady to 1 1/2 cents per bushel lower. Corn futures finished yesterday 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 cents in the red, facing larger ethanol stocks and pessimism about export sales during Thanksgiving week. Estimates ahead of t... (full story)


Overnight action in the cotton market was 16 to 28 points higher ahead of the USDA weekly export sales report. The board is showing a single December futures trade 153 points above yesterday. Somebody got caught on the wrong side during deliveries? Y... (full story)


Lean hog futures were mixed on Wednesday, Dec futures retreated again. However, Feb and Apr futures made gains of 5 and 47 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was 3 cents higher @ $57.35. The Wednesday pork carcass cutout value was $81 flat after a $0.39 r... (full story)


So far this morning the wheat markets are in plus territory. The KC and CHI futures are 1 to 2 cents higher. MPLS spring wheat is up 2 to 3 cents, with expiring (next week) December up 8 ½. USDA’s export sales report is expected to show 300,000-70... (full story)


Corn futures start off your Thursday steady to 1 1/2 cents per bushel lower. Corn futures finished yesterday 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 cents in the red, facing larger ethanol stocks and pessimism about export sales during Thanksgiving week. Estimates ahead of t... (full story)


Live cattle futures were down triple digits on Wednesday. December through Apr futures were down $1.10 to $1.47, with Dec options expiring tomorrow. Feeder cattle futures were also down by triple digits, to the tune of -$1.50. The 12/03 CME Feeder Ca... (full story)


Soybeans are 1 to 2 cents per bushel higher ahead of the weekly USDA export sales report. On Wednesday soybean futures were up by as much as 7 cents. Beans saw some net new buying interest in the old crop contracts, with preliminary open interest ris... (full story)


Ag groups continue to call on Congress to ratify the US Mexico Canada Agreement and a USDA official says he’s hopeful it will happen soon. Jason Hafemeister is the secretary’s trade counsel at the USDA.   “In Washington there’s a lot of... (full story)


We present our trade idea for the Emini Nasdaq futures for the intraday. (full story)


The 2019 season has been a learning lesson for many Midwestern farmers. Southern Ohio Farmer Greg Corcoran wrapped up harvest two weeks before Thanksgiving. He says there was a lot of variability in his yields “We had some fields that... (full story)


A large amount of interest will be placed on the weekly export data this morning, particularly on corn. US corn values are now competitive with the global market and we should start to see demand increase if it’s going to. Brazil is starting to rem... (full story)


Lynx, a new medium-grain rice variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, offers high yields and early maturity. “Lynx consistently showed a yield advantage over both Jupiter […] (full story)


As we approach winter in the Sacramento Valley and almond trees enter dormancy, pruning becomes a top priority for many growers. Whether it’s pruning for scaffold selection or to remove […] (full story)


Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Slightly Higher on Trade Optimism, Grains Little Changed Soybeans were slightly higher on continued optimism about a trade deal with China while grains were little changed... (full story)


LM_PK600 Des Moines, IA Thu, Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY PORK REPORT FOB PLANT - Negotiated Sales - Morning -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Loads PORK CUTS : 129.55 Loads TRIM/PROCESS... (full story)


LM_XB404 Des Moines, IA Thu, Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL 5-DAY ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales - Morning Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts delivered... (full story)


LM_HG209 Des Moines, Iowa Thu, Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News EASTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT MORNING HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Thursday, December 5, 2019 (Includes information from 1:30 PM to 9:30 AM.) ... (full story)


LM_HG202 Des Moines, Iowa Thu, Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT MORNING HOG REPORT PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Thursday, December 5, 2019 (Includes information from 1:30 PM to 9:30 AM.) CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE... (full story)


LM_XB400 Des Moines, IA Thu, Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL/REGIONAL DAILY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS - Negotiated Sales - Morning FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report,... (full story)


LM_HG205 Des Moines, Iowa Thu, Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News IOWA/MINNESOTA DAILY DIRECT MORNING HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Thursday, December 5, 2019 (Includes information from 1:30 PM to 9:30 AM.) ... (full story)


LM_CT138 St Joseph, MO Thu Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News Service DAILY COW AND BULL BIDS - PLANT DELIVERED - DRESSED BASIS NATIONAL: Slaughter Cows: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Premium White - All Weights 100.00-143.00 ... (full story)


SC_LS830 Greeley, CO Thu Dec 5, 2019 USDA- CO Dept of Ag Market News Midwest Electronic Lamb Auction Report from Baraboo, WI Sales on Thursday, December 5, 2019 Compared to last sale: Slaughter lambs traded 2.50 higher for like comparisons to the last reported sale. This week�s... (full story)


grains uneventful overnight - cattle looking toppy on charts, hogs forming bottom (full story)


SJ_LS714 St. Joseph, MO Thu Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News Service Cow Slaughter Under Federal Inspection By Region and U.S. Total -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... (full story)


SJ_LS713 St. Joseph, MO Thu Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News Service U.S. Federally Inspected Slaughter By Region Week Ending 11/23/2019 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Standard ... (full story)


SJ_LS711 St. Joseph, MO Thu Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News Service Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S. Week Ending Saturday, November 23,... (full story)


NW_PY018 Des Moines, IA Thu. Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News Daily Midwest Regional Eggs ... (full story)


AJ_PY046 Atlanta, GA Thu. Dec 05, 2019 USDA Market News Daily Northeast Broiler/Fryer Parts as of 11:30 ... (full story)


MD_DA340 Buttermilk - Western U.S. Report 49 - Released on December 05, 2019 In the West, f.o.b. prices for low/medium heat nonfat dry milk (NDM) have been on the rise for the past 7 weeks, and this week is no exception. Compared to last week, prices have ... (full story)


MD_DA771 Whey Protein Concentrate - Central and Western U.S. Report 49 - Released on December 05, 2019 Whey protein concentrate 34% prices are generally steady, but moved higher at the top of the price range. Market participants are hopeful that firming nonfat dry... (full story)