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Live cattle futures closed Wednesday trade with most contracts steady to 20 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were mixed on the day, with front months 10 to 42.5 cents lower and deferred contracts higher. The CME feeder cattle index on September 18... (full story)


Wheat futures saw 10 to 12 cent gains in most CBT and KC contracts on Wednesday, with MPLS up 5 to 7 3/4 cents. Expectations ahead of Thursday’s Export Sales report are for 250,000-500,000 MT in all wheat bookings for the week that ended on 9/1... (full story)


Soybean futures posted 15 to 16 cent gains in most contracts on Wednesday, taking back Tuesday’s losses plus some. Soybean meal was up $5.90/ton, while soy oil was 13 points higher. The range of trade estimates for 18/19 soybean export bookings... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 2 to 3 cents in the green. The weekly EIA report indicated that ethanol plants produced 1.051 million barrels per day during the week of 9/14. That was up 31,000 bpd from the week prior. If... (full story)


Cotton futures were 2 to 92 points higher in most contracts on Wednesday. A little buying support was from profit taking after Tuesday’s sharp losses, with the US dollar also weaker on the day. The weekly Export Sales report will be released o... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 2 to 3 cents in the green. The weekly EIA report indicated that ethanol plants produced 1.051 million barrels per day during the week of 9/14. That was up 31,000 bpd from the week prior. If... (full story)


Lean hog futures settled Wednesday mixed with nearby Oct up 82.5. The CME Lean Hog Index was up $1.10 on September 17 to $54.58. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 82 cents higher at $78.39 in the Wednesday afternoon FOB plant report. The nationa... (full story)


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Analysis by the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute indicates a drop in farm income even considering government market facilitation program payments. “Net farm income today is roughly half the level it was at the peak,” said Dr. Pat... (full story)


Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed Wednesday ahead of a slightly bearish milk production report. September milk closed up a penny at $16.14. October down a nickel at $16.11.  November up six cents at $16.24. ... (full story)


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Farm bills don’t always meet their deadlines and that might be the case again this time. Senate Ag ranking member Debbie Stabenow of Michigan remembers the last farm bill extension, “In the last farm bill it took us 2-and-a-half years to get it done... (full story)


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NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Wed Sep 19, 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)


CV_GR110 Clovis, NM Wednesday, September 19, 2018 USDA-NM Dept of Ag Market News Eastern New Mexico Grain Cash bids to farmers, fob elevators as of 2:30 p.m. for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2017 for immediate delivery in dollars per bushel and per hundred... (full story)


SA_LS320 San Angelo, TX Wed Sep 19, 2018 USDA Market News Producers Livestock Auction Co, San Angelo, Texas Sheep and Goat Auction: Weekly: Total Receipts: 4774 Last Week: 2335 Year Ago: 7266 Sheep Receipts: 2272 Last Week: 1087 Year Ago: 2940 Goat Receipts: ... (full story)


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has shuffled some leadership following the departure of deputy commissioner Matt Wohlman. Assistant commissioner Andrea Vaubel will replace Wohlman, who took a position with Land O’Lakes. Ag Commissioner... (full story)


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SV_LS163 Frankfort, KY Wed Sep 19, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News United Producers, Inc., Owenton, KY Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Sep 19, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 342 Last week: 330 Last year: 435 Next Tue Sep 25th At 5:00 PM will be customer... (full story)


The USDA says milk production continued to climb in August, up 1.4 percent on the year. Production per cow in the top 23 dairy states was set at 1,974 pounds during August, the highest for the month since reporting began in 2003 and a continues... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Wed Sep 19, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 19-SEP-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SF_LS111 Sioux Falls, SD Wed Sep 19, 2018 USDA-SD Dept Ag Market News Sioux Falls Regional Livestock - Worthing, SD Slaughter Cattle Auction Receipts: 1174 Last Week: 1464 Last Year: 1323 Compared to last week: Slaughter steers and heifers 2.00 higher. Holstein... (full story)


DC_LS750 Dodge City, KS Wed Sep 19, 2018 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Winter Livestock Auction Weighted Average Report for 09/19/2018 Receipts: 2934 Last Week: 2625 Year Ago: 3218 ***Close*** Compared to last week: Feeder steers 850-900 lbs were 4.00 to 5.00... (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Wed, Sep 19, 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 2.9775-3.0775 UP 4.5-UP 0.5... (full story)


DC_LS150 Dodge City, KS Wed Sept 19, 2018 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Winter Livestock Auction � Dodge City, KS Feeder Cattle Report for 09/19/2018 Receipts: 2934 Last Week: 2625 Year Ago: 3218 ***Close*** Compared to last week: Feeder steers 850-900 lbs were 4.00... (full story)


A sugarbeet processor in Minnesota says trade disputes aren’t directly impacting the industry. Todd Geselius with the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative tells Brownfield the U.S. is still a net importer of sugar. “We really... (full story)


TO_LS750 Torrington, WY Wednesday September 19, 2018 USDA- WY Dept of Ag Market Torrington Livestock Commission Co. Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 9/19/18 Receipts: 2528 Last Week: 2451 Year Ago: 2981 Compared to last week; Not enough steer and... (full story)


One of the world’s leading agricultural research institutions wants to be sure there is enough safe, sustainably produced healthy food available for the world’s growing population. Increasing potential yields is the focus of  research at Wageningen... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Wed Sep 12, 2018 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD slaughter lambs and slaughter ewes steady; feeder lambs not well tested. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-150... (full story)


Judge Fredrick Clement made the decision to hand the second-largest dairy in Oregon over to an appointed trustee in order for it to continue to operate.​ (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 19-SEP-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn prices rebounded today on the heels of higher wheat and soybean prices gaining 2-1/2 cents on most futures contracts. Nearby Dec closed at 3.45-3/4 gaining 2-1/2, while new crop Dec 2019 gained 2 closing at 3.85-3/4. We point ou... (full story)


KO_LS800 Oklahoma City, OK Wed Sep 19, 2018 USDA-OK Dept Ag Market News The Woodward Livestock Auction is estimating 4,500-5,000 head of feeder cattle and calves for the sale Thursday 09/20/2018. Source: USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, Ok Amber Wells, Market... (full story)


DC_GR111 Manhattan, KS Wed September 19, 2018 Kansas Department of Agriculture Kansas Sunflower, Canola and Millet Market Report Sunflower oilseed bids are steady Canola is .04 higher Millet is steady. Bids are quoted as delivered, per cwt., except Canola, is by the bushel. ... (full story)


Lenox, Iowa-based Dalton Ag Products showcased its new Mobility X2 dual product dry spreader at Husker Harvest Days.  Sales manager Andy Brammer filled us in. AUDIO: Andy Brammer Continue reading Dalton Ag Products showcases new dual product... (full story)


SV_LS157 Frankfort, KY Wednesday September 19, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Christian Co Livestock Hopkinsville, KY Weigh-in Sale Receipts: 143 Last Week: 129 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and bulls traded sharply higher With strong demand for value added... (full story)


SJ_GR850 St. Joseph, MO Wed, Sep 19, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Daily National Grain Market Summary Compared to yesterday, wheat, corn, soybeans and sorghum were higher. Harvest pressure on corn recently as combines are rolling in different areas of the Corn Belt. ... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed mostly lower with narrow trading ranges in light activity.   Contracts were also pressured by weak wholesale values and the lack of direction from the cash trade.  Early estimates for Friday’s... (full story)


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Bayer is appealing a California jury award of $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claims Monsanto’s Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Bayer attorneys filed documents this week saying Dewayne Johnson failed to prove that... (full story)


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MD_DA840 Cheese - Western U.S. Report 38 - Released on September 19, 2018 In the West, cheese production is steady to higher than expected due to readily available milk loads at some localities. Some cheese manufacturing facilities are working at full capacity... (full story)


MD_DA431 Butter - Central U.S. Report 38 - Released on September 19, 2018 Cream availability has lightened up for butter makers in the Central region this week. Due to adverse milking weather and cream being pulled toward increased cream cheese production, ... (full story)


This week, we're looking at HEN19 HEM19: long July 2019 and short June 2019 Lean Hogs (CME at Globex). (full story)