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The Fed released the minutes from its last meeting. What are the Fed's views on the economy, global risks and inflation? What do the learnings imply for the US monetary policy and in turn, the gold market? (full story)


Stocks traded within a short-term consolidation yesterday following their Tuesday's rebound. The S&P 500 index remains close to the 2,850 mark. Will it break below the recent local lows? Or is this just another bottoming pattern before upward reversal? (full story)


Missouri ag leaders are checking on their farmer members in the path of a tornado last night that ripped through the town of Eldon and Jefferson City and, so far, no reports of severe agricultural damages, but that could change. Meanwhile,... (full story)


North-central Iowa farmer April Hemmes says she feels fortunate to have as much of her crop planted as she does, considering the challenges from Mother Nature. “I finished with corn and got a good start on beans,” Hemmes says. “But the hard part is... (full story)


An Illinois farmer says various issues have made it a challenging year for his profession. “It has not been a fun spring to be a farmer.” Kent Treece tells Brownfield profitability at the beginning of the year was limited and now farmers are dealing... (full story)


A new study by the National Pork Board explores the changing landscape of dining out in the U.S. It found that Americans are spending more than 50 percent of their food budgets on meals away from home at restaurants, grocery retailers, food trucks,... (full story)


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President Donald Trump will address farmers regarding his 2019 tariff aid plan. (full story)


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Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be on the ground in Des Peres, Missouri on June 1 as Missouri Dairy Farmers Rally to fight Childhood Hunger. Continue reading Missouri Dairy Farmers Rally to fight Childhood Hunger at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)


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Wheat futures are showing mixed trade on Thursday, with CBT leading the way to the upside, fractionally to 2 cents higher. KC is fractionally higher to 3 cents lower, with MPLS mostly 1 to 4 cents in the red. Some HRW areas have sustained frost dama... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 87 to 107 points higher at midday. USDA released information on the 2019 MFP payments this year, showing a county damage based payment rate, with the initial of three payments this summer. Payments will be based on aggregat... (full story)


Soybean futures are trading 4 to 5 1/2 cents lower in the front months on Thursday. July soy meal is down 20 cents/ton, with soybean oil 48 points lower. The second round of MFP payments $16 billion, with $14.5 billion direct payments to producers. T... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are mixed at midday, with June down 27.5 cents and July up a nickel. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 2 cents from the previous day @ $84.39 on May 21. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 28 cents at $85.11 on Thursday morning. Th... (full story)


Corn futures are down 1 to 3 cents in most contracts on Thursday, following the release of the Trade Aid information. USDA reported that the trade aid for this year will be based on single county rates multiplied by aggregate acres of the 29 listed c... (full story)


Live cattle futures are anywhere from 10 cents higher to 20 cents lower in the front months at midday. Feeder cattle futures are also mixed, with expiring May up 15 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was down 9 cents to $132.16 on May 21. Wholesale ... (full story)


Corn futures are down 1 to 3 cents in most contracts on Thursday, following the release of the Trade Aid information. USDA reported that the trade aid for this year will be based on single county rates multiplied by aggregate acres of the 29 listed c... (full story)


Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Wednesday’s trade was light to moderate in the South at $114 to $115 live, down $1 to $2 on the week, and moderate to active at in the North at mostly $184 to $185 dressed, about steady to $1 lower than... (full story)


Global risk sentiment is under pressure after PMIs echoed the trade war. Lets take a look at the need to know levels for the S&P, NQ, Crude and Gold. (full story)


Corn may top, for a dime. take the insurance. Hogs cant shake downmove, for now. Stocks crumble TSLA (full story)


The USDA has announced $16 billion will be available as a second Market Facilitation Program to farmers impacted by trade disputes with China, the European Union, and Turkey. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the program has been redesigned to help... (full story)


USDA announced a new tariff aid plan that offers a single payment rate for all commodities. (full story)


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Corn: Corn futures are moderately higher today, with Jul up 3 cents to 3.97-1/2, Sep up 2-3/4 cents to 4.06-1/2, and new crop Dec corn is up 3 cents to 4.15-3/4. Forecasts continue to get wetter, with 2 to 4 inches of rain seen for much of Il and ... (full story)


The governors and the congressional delegations of both Missouri and Kansas are urging Ag Secretary Perdue to choose the Kansas City area for the relocation of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture... (full story)


China bought U.S. pork and soybeans last week. The USDA says Beijing purchased 31,400 tons of pork and 71,000 tons of beans, with delivery scheduled for the current respective marketing years. Trade talks between the U.S. and China have reportedly... (full story)


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SV_GR110 Frankfort, KY Thu, May 23, 2019 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators Bids: Bids as of 4:00 est, cash prices by elevators/mills to producers: US NO 2 YELLOW CORN Bids Change Basis ... (full story)


SJ_GR110 ***Corrected report*** St. Joseph, MO Thu, May 23, 2019 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Kansas City Daily Wheat Bids, FOB Track, dollars per bushel Futures (Jul) 4.2525 Change (�/bu) Basis Change HRW... (full story)


GX_GR111 Des Moines, IA Thu, May 23, 2019 USDA-IL Market News Toledo Grain Report Spot bids for grain delivered to Toledo. The following quotations represent bids ($/bu) from terminal elevators as of 3:00 p.m. eastern. OFF RIVER Grain ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: RALEIGH MAY 23 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: WED MAY 22 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: RALEIGH MAY 23 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: WED MAY 22 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


GX_GR114 Des Moines, IA Thu, May 23, 2019 USDA -IL Market News Ohio River barge loading grain elevator prices and trends Spot bids to producers at selected barge loading terminals on the Ohio River in the Mt. Vernon-Evansville Indiana area. Cash Bids Bid Change... (full story)


SF_GR110 Sioux Falls, SD Thu May 23, 2019 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News Eastern South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (Including some terminal sites) Northeast and Southeast Regions Combined Average Commodity ... (full story)


JO_GR125 Portland, OR Thu May 23, 2019 USDA Market News CA Weekly Grain Report Compared May 16, 2019 Paid by feed manufacturers and other users, delivered plant or receiving station. All prices are offers for prompt shipment unless otherwise stated. **Due to... (full story)


SV_GR111 Frankfort, KY Thu, May 23, 2019 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Kentucky Barge Report: Spot bids to producers at selected barge loading terminals on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. US NO 2 YELLOW CORN ... (full story)


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U.S.-China trade tensions appear to be on the rise again. A spokesperson for China’s Commerce Ministry says if the U.S. wants to keep negotiating on trade, it must “adjust its wrong actions—only then can talks continue”. He did not mention any U.S.... (full story)


MS_GR111 Minneapolis, MN Thu May 23, 2019 USDA Market News Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Canola Daily Report Sunflower Seed Delivered Plant - Dollars Per CWT. Bid To Fargo Enderlin Arrive ND ND NEW SUN - Mid-Oleic May 17.30unch 17.00unch Jun ... (full story)


THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


GX_GR211 Springfield, IL Thu, May 23, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Soybean prices compared with value of oil and meal This week Last week Last year Unit May 23, 2019 May 16, 2019 May 24, 2018 Soybean... (full story)


THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


GX_GR117 Springfield, IL Thu, May 23, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Central Illinois Soybean Processor report Central Illinois Processor Bids and Offers as of 2:30 p.m. (Prices Quoted-Oil Cents/lb, Meal, Hulls Dollars/ton, Grains Dollars/bu) Offers ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: THOMASVILLE MAY 23 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: WED MAY 22 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


THOMASVILLE-BIWEEKLY Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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