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An accident involving an anhydrous ammonia leak in April of 2019 has Illinois legislators reviewing requirements for growers handling the product.   Jeff Squibb, Bureau Chief of Agricultural Products Inspection with the Illinois Department... (full story)


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USDA’s meteorologist says excess soil moisture across most of the US is a sign of potential spring flooding again this year. Brad Rippey says aside from the deep south, everywhere from the eastern plains to the Appalachians are seeing near... (full story)


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Bulls have solid chart advantage amid recent strong price gains. More upside likely in near term. (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will be on the ground in Madison on March 5, 2020 for Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection Board Meeting. Continue reading Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection Board... (full story)


Hormel To Discontinue Buying Hogs Fed Ractopamine  Effective April 1st, Hormel will not accept hogs that have been fed the drug ractopamine.   Hormel Foods is eliminating ractopamine from its hog supply to increase meat sales to China.   ... (full story)


Brownfield’s Larry Lee will be in Madison for Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Day at the Capitol on March 4, 2020. Continue reading Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Day at the Capitol at Brownfield Ag News.     ... (full story)


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In the longer term, higher prices are likely for the U.S. dollar. (full story)


Larry Lee will be in Milwaukee, Wisconson February 26 – 27 for the Dairyland Initiative Workshop. Continue reading Dairyland Initiative Workshop at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Actonable Ranges and Quick Market Hits (full story)


Corn (May) Fundamentals : Corn futures gave back some ground yesterday as markets remain mostly range bound amid a slow news cycle. March option expiration may keep March futures pinned near the 380 handle, which is where a lot of the open... (full story)


Buy grains ahead of option expiration tomorrow? (full story)


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The North Carolina Pecan Growers and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service are coordinating a pecan pest management program for North Carolina commercial pecan growers. In North Carolina we have […] (full story)


GBP/USD has come under pressure this week, despite an upbeat inflation report, as the greenback dominated the major currencies. (full story)


The crude oil market is still coming back from the coronavirus sell-off as Libyan exports continue to zap global supply, and Venezuelan exports will stop [...] (full story)


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The corn market is 1 to 1 ½ cents lower here on Thursday morning. Wednesday trades left corn contracts 2 to 2 1/2 cents lower in the front months. A Reuters survey of analysts shows projected corn acreage for 2020 at 93.6 million acres, ahead of the... (full story)


Soybeans start with 4 to 5 cent losses from overnight trading. Traders were expecting some bearish new crop numbers from the USDA Outlook Forum in DC. Soybeans finished the Wednesday session with gains in the front months. Deferred months were the we... (full story)


Overnight, wheat traded 2 to 4 cents lower, continuing to fade the double digit advance from Tuesday. The wheat market rallied back from near double digit midday losses on Wednesday, but still finished negative. Chicago futures closed 1 1/4 cent to 2... (full story)


Live cattle futures came back from midday losses and ended the session with 10 to 30 cent gains, excluding Feb which was 12 cents lower. Feeder cattle posted a triple digit gain on Wednesday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index for 02/18 was 10 cents lower t... (full story)


The corn market is 1 to 1 ½ cents lower here on Thursday morning. Wednesday trades left corn contracts 2 to 2 1/2 cents lower in the front months. A Reuters survey of analysts shows projected corn acreage for 2020 at 93.6 million acres, ahead of the... (full story)


Lean hog futures climbed triple digits on Wednesday, with April contracts the strongest. Front month futures closed $1.75 to $2.07 higher. The CME Lean Hog Index for 2/17 was down $0.31 to $55.66. USDA’s Livestock and Poultry report updated Chinese... (full story)


Cotton futures start the day 14 to 31 points lower. Yesterday, cotton futures gained 61 to 80 points, with the larger gains in the deferred contracts. Tuesday sales on The Seam online cotton trading platform were 10,129 bales, at an average gross pri... (full story)


Much like their counterparts across the nation, farmers in Georgia have experienced increased rates of suicide and stress over the last decade. To help curb these statistics, an interdisciplinary team […] (full story)


For the first time in a while, you could find optimism in a group of farmers about the resumption of leaf sales to China, The meeting in question was the […] (full story)


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Gil Gullickson Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans, Grains Lower Overnight on Trade Uncertainty Soybeans and grains were lower in overnight trading on concerns about Chinese demand for U.S.... (full story)


Live Cattle (April) April live cattle stage an inside day, leaving many of the technicals from our previous report unchanged. Technical resistance remains intact from 121.225-121.80. Consecutive closes above this pocket could spur a run towards... (full story)


Is the bottom in for cattle and hogs? (full story)


Ag's weaker overnight amid new highs in greenback (full story)


Our team will be keeping an eye on crude oil prices. (full story)


Yesterday the markets gained ground even though we had plenty of economic news to digest. Will we see the same today? Read on to learn more... (full story)


Sponsored by Pivot Bio PROVEN By early next week, temperatures will quickly rebound to above-normal levels across the eastern half of the U.S., in advance of a developing storm system. That storm should produce widespread precipitation from the... (full story)


Outlook Forum Numbers in Focus (full story)


RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Thursday, February 20, 2020 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina... (full story)


COLUMBIA, SC Thursday, February 20, 2020 South Carolina State Farmers Market - Prices to Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal State Market News Office Columbia, SC CA_FV001 Columbia Farmers Market - Wholesale prices paid to Growers until 9:00 a.m. for South... (full story)


RA_FV001 Raleigh, NC-Summary of Farmers' Market Prices in North Carolina Provided by: Fruit & Vegetable Market News Office Federal-State Market News Office - Raleigh, NC Phone: 919-707-3156 Internet Address: http://www.ncagprices.org STATE FARMERS MARKET - RALEIGH, NORTH... (full story)


GL_GR510 Greeley, CO Thu Feb 20, 2020 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Dry Edible Beans Daily Grower Bids - ND/MN and NE CO/WY/W NE Beans Region Bids Change Pinto ND/MN 32.00-35.00 Steady NE... (full story)


MG_GR310 Montgomery, AL Thu Feb 20, 2020 USDA - AL Dept of Ag Market News Alabama Weekly Hay Report ... (full story)


TV_LS100 Thomasville, GA Thu Feb 20, 2020 USDA-GA Dept Ag Market News Atlanta Information for AP Cattle and Calves: At Georgia auction markets on Wednesday medium and large 1-2 300- 400 lb feeder steers sold at 170.00 to 225.00; 400-500 lbs 154.00 to 186.00; 500-600 lbs 135.00 to... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON FEB 20 2020 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: WED FEB 19 2020 10,000 POUND UNITS (COMMODITY TOTALS FOLLOW ASTERIKS) ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON FEB 20 2020 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: WED FEB 19 2020 CAR AND VAN COUNT ... (full story)


AL_LS603 Las Cruces, NM Feeder Cattle February 20, 2020 Daily Import Total Sales February 19, 2020 Santa Teresa, NM. EST: 2700 Compared to Tuesday, steer calves and yearlings sold... (full story)


AJ_PY029 Atlanta, GA Thu. Feb 20, 2020 USDA Market News Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales ... (full story)