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With winter wheat prices remaining at or less than the cost of production and with a very wet planting season, it is no surprise that many U.S. farmers chose to […] (full story)


The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, January 24, 2020, through midnight, Eastern Time, Thursday, […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 14 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Beaufort, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Dare, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Martin, Onslow, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, and […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Austin, Colorado, Crockett, Fayette, and Fisher counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may […] (full story)


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Marshall County, Kansas, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, high winds, and hail that […] (full story)


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to replace the Obama-Era Waters of […] (full story)


Soybean futures closed the Thursday session with losses in the front months of 4 1/4 cents. Meal futures rose by a dollar/ton in the March futures. March soy oil futures were 54 cents lower. The USDA’s Friday export sales report is expected to show... (full story)


Corn rallied on demand ideas. Basis has been firming, and there were some export sales reported. March contracts were up the most having gained a nickel. The national average corn basis from cmdyView was -0.1359, at the firmest level since November 2... (full story)


Thursday, wheat was higher in Chicago as futures gained 1 3/4 to 2 3/4 cents. The average SRW cash price from cmdtyView was also higher on Thursday, up 2 3/4 cents to $5.7457/bu. KC wheat futures were firm to 1/4 of a cent lower. And MGE spring wheat... (full story)


Corn rallied on demand ideas. Basis has been firming, and there were some export sales reported. March contracts were up the most having gained a nickel. The national average corn basis from cmdyView was -0.1359, at the firmest level since November 2... (full story)


Lean hogs futures came back down from midday triple digit highs, but prices still closed up near the dollar mark. Nearby futures were $0.82 to $0.95 higher at the end of Thursday. The 01/20 CME Lean Hog Index was at $61.02 after an 84 cent increase. ... (full story)


Feeder cattle futures ended the Thursday session with losses of $2.50 to $2.77 in the front months. Jan feeder futures were down by $1.15, and with only a week left before expiration, the futures are below the index. The 01/22 CME Feeder Cattle index... (full story)


Cotton futures were down at least 100 points after Thursday’s third consecutive triple digit day. Low volume October futures were down the most, closing with a loss of 294 points. The online cotton trading platform The Seam sold 20,234 bales at an ... (full story)


Ag groups are pleased with the EPA’s new water rule but some have expressed concern that the fight is not over. At the American Farm Bureau convention earlier this week, Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst told Brownfield that no matter... (full story)


EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced a new rule under the Clean Water Act to replace the Waters of the U.S. Rule, WOTUS, “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule will establish national consistency and provide greater certainty to states and... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day lower ahead of Friday’s cattle on feed report.  Markets were also pressured by the day’s steady to lower cash trade.  Feeder cattle were lower on the same factors as the live... (full story)


The National Pork Producers Council is pleased with the EPA’s replacement for the WOTUS rule. Michael Formica tells Brownfield it clarifies what waters are NOT regulated, “One of those features which is important for us would be ditches, farm... (full story)


Prices Firm, Potential Bullish Case to be Made (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with gains of 2-1/2 cents Dec, closing at 4.03-1/4. Mar closed 5 cents higher at 3.93-3/4, its highest close since early November. Continued talk that U.S. corn is of value on the world market and priced below A... (full story)


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Farm Credit Services of America has given $1.5 million to support an endowed swine production faculty position at South Dakota State University. The endowment is the first in the nation for a swine production position, said John Killefer, South... (full story)


PRESS RELEASE: NAWG Applauds Release of Updated WOTUS Rule On January 23, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule to provide more clarity in Clean Water Act (CWA) applicability to,... (full story)


Hogs strong, Cattle flops (full story)


Weather challenges in 2019 left many cattle producers concerned about both the quantity and quality of hay heading into 2020. Oklahoma State University livestock marketing specialist Derrell Peel says hay stocks are up from last year in most parts... (full story)


For you to be an informed investor you must be aware of the momentum of both the Stock Market and the Economy. My Benchmark for the Stock Market is the Value Line Arithmetic Index because it is an Equal Weighted measurement of the performance of the... (full story)


A market analyst says he’s cautiously optimistic about where cattle and hog markets are headed in 2020. President Trump’s recent trifecta of trade agreements provides a lot of upside market potential for US beef, pork, and poultry producers ... (full story)


News Release 25 Massachusetts • Ste. 450 • Washington, D.C. • 20001 • 202-547-7800 Web: www.wheatworld.org                                                                   Twitter: @wheatworld   For Immediate Release                    ... (full story)


A Republican member of the House Ag Committee is welcoming the EPA’s replacement to the Waters of the U.S. rule. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota calls WOTUS a case of government overreach by the Obama Administration. “It was totally unlawful,... (full story)


Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. Still no indication of increased demand from China ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations starting this week. All indications are, China has near term needs generally covered, with South... (full story)


Hedging Futures Price Risk Through the Futures Market & Trading Levels 1.24.2020 (full story)


The American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association are both pleased with the replacement WOTUS regulation. ASA President Bill Gordon of Minnesota says the organization is pleased with the rule, saying it provides certainty and... (full story)


Research documenting the crossing of Palmer amaranth and waterhemp means growers will have even more difficulty controlling herbicide-resistant weeds.  Minnesota Soybean research director David Kee says researchers in Illinois, Missouri,... (full story)


Overall, net farm income, was forecast by USDA's Economic Research Service ( ERS ) to increase 10% to $92.5 billion in 2019.  However, a portion of that income, $22.4 billion, came from direct government farm payments including the trade related ... (full story)


Interim Buy Signal Registered on Thursday (full story)


Mar. corn closed at $3.93 and 3/4, up 5 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $9.09 and 1/2, down 4 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $298.90, up $1.00 Mar. soybean oil closed at 32.48, down 54 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.80 and 1/2, up 2 and 3/4... (full story)


The co-chair of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition wants to keep up the fight against RFS waivers.  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who along with Kristy Noem of South Dakota chairs the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, says there needs to be pushback... (full story)


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The USDA says pork and red meat production hit record monthly levels during December 2019. Pork totaled 2.443 billion pounds, a jump of 9% from December 2018, with the slaughter also 9% higher at 11.394 million head and the average live weight... (full story)


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Today, Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee, announced the initial sponsors and partners for “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival.” The permanent exhibit, dedicated to telling the story of […] (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mostly higher Thursday ahead of a mostly neutral milk production report but reduced class and component prices for February. January Class III milk down a nickel at $17.00.  February up 18... (full story)


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Milk production during December was up slightly on the year and the month. USDA says production in the U.S. was up nearly one percent compared last year at nearly 18.3 billion pounds with production per cow up 86 pounds.  The herd size... (full story)


Florida is set to host it’s annual Dicamba Stewardship Training on February 18th from 9-11 am CST (10-12 EST), with a similar format as the previous years. (full story)


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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Columbus on January 29. 2020 for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference. Continue reading Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)


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