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The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)


Cattle bounces, hogs weak (full story)


As rains are supposed to subside in the coming week and more rice nears flood, residual herbicides will be starting to break. If you are preparing to make postemergence herbicide […] (full story)


This is the time of year we start applying urea fertilizer to the majority of our crops and also a time when the weather doesn’t seem to cooperate nearly as […] (full story)


As of Tuesday, we reportedly hit 85% planting progress. Scattered rains continued around the state this week keeping  things interesting. As one consultant put it, “I waited out one rain […] (full story)


Ninety-two percent of Missouri corn had been planted as of Sunday and 85% had emerged. Nearly 60% of the crop was in good condition.  Soybean planting is close to the half-way mark with emergence at 30%. Eighty-eight percent is rated fair to... (full story)


When determining plant water demand, the current environmental conditions must be taken into consideration. These factors, which include temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, humidity, and percentage of soil cover, influence […] (full story)


After trading with midday gains, front month bean futures end the first day of June fractionally lower to 1 3/4 cents higher. Soybean meal futures were 10 to 60 cents lower on Monday, and soy oil futures were up 22 to 25 points. April soy crush from ... (full story)


The first trading day of June left corn futures 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 cents lower. National average cash corn prices are up 5% from the April 20th low but still down 17% from the start of the calendar year. NASS says US corn planting is 93% complete and eme... (full story)


The first trading day of June left corn futures 2 1/2 to 3 1/4 cents lower. National average cash corn prices are up 5% from the April 20th low but still down 17% from the start of the calendar year. NASS says US corn planting is 93% complete and eme... (full story)


The front month July cotton futures spiked 2.47 cents/lb higher to 60.06. The other front months closed 11 to 130 points higher on Monday. Old to new crop carry, from July to Dec, is inverted or backwardated at minus 135 points. USDA’s Cotton Syste... (full story)


June trading starts off with a loss for front month wheat futures. KC was down the most, with 6 to 8 cent losses. SRW wheat futures traded 2 1/4 to 5 1/2 cents lower. MPLS wheat ended the first day of the month down 3 1/2 to 4 1/4 cents. Spring wheat... (full story)


Lean hog futures ended the Monday session $1.62 to $2.25 lower. June hogs were down the most, at $54.60 ahead of next Friday’s (12th) expiration. The May 29 Fresh Bacon Index from CME was $107.58, down by $33.32 from last week. The CME Lean Hog ind... (full story)


Cattle futures trading ended Monday with losses in June through October, and gains in Dec and Feb. Feeder cattle futures closed $0.77 to $2.02 higher. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $0.40 lower on May 29 to $128.96. USDA reported light cash sales at... (full story)


General Situation We have had scattered showers this week throughout the Valley seeing puddles for days for the first time in a long while. With all the showers combined it […] (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 01-JUN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 29-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 01-JUN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 01-JUN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


During a survey of wheat fields in south central and southeast Nebraska on May 27, stripe rust was found at trace levels in a grower’s wheat field in Thayer County […] (full story)


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South Dakota corn planting is 95 percent complete and soybeans are at 80 percent. The USDA says corn emergence is well ahead of last year at 72 percent, with 82 percent of the crop rated good to excellent. Soybean emergence is 44 percent. ... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures closed in negative territory with losses of 2-1/2 to 3 cents. July finished at 3.23-1/4, down 2-1/2 cents and December down 3-0 at 3.35-3/4. Trade concerns were highlighted again today just as they were loud at the end o... (full story)


RALEIGH Shipping Point Prices as of 01-JUN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


RALEIGH Shipping Point Prices as of 01-JUN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Payment limitations are among the biggest points of contention for farmers as USDA rolls out its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers executive director Charlie Vogel says capping payments at $250,000 per... (full story)


According to the latest USDA crop and weather report, warmer temperatures and drier soils allowed for more fieldwork and fast crop development in Ohio last week. Eighty percent of the state’s corn crop is planted, and 55 percent is emerged. Sixty... (full story)


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Nebraska’s corn and soybean crops are both rated 82 percent good to excellent in the latest crop progress report. Winter wheat condition is called 64 percent good to excellent. Wheat heading was 41 percent, well behind the 66 average. Pasture... (full story)


David J. Lynch and Emily Rauhala reported on the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Trump on Friday leveled an extraordinary broadside at the Chinese government, accusing it of a […] (full story)


June Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange up 47 cents at $18.97.  July 24 higher at $17.92.  August through October nine lower to 16 higher. Dry whey down $0.0025 at $0.3025.  Seven trades were made, with a... (full story)


Multiple rain events across the state slowed planting progress on corn, cotton, and soybeans for Tennessee farmers.  Hay cutting was active toward the end of the week, but the wet weather is declining forage quality.  Wheat harvest is expected to... (full story)


Warmer temperatures are just what the doctor ordered for Iowa’s corn and soybean crops. Those crops were planted by mid-May in many parts of the state, but cooler temperatures slowed their development. As temperatures start to warm up, those crops... (full story)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Mon June 1, 2020 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... (full story)


Warm and mostly dry weather allowed corn and soybean plantings to progress in Indiana this week. Eighty-seven percent of the state’s corn crop is planted, and 73 percent is emerged. Sixty-eight percent of the crop is rated good to excellent. ... (full story)


An investment banker says food companies need to go tech to avoid future disruptions like the one brought by COVID-19. Paul Cuatracasas says alternative meats have huge potential, including lab-based meats, “If it costs less, tastes great and... (full story)


There was a decent jump in planting progress across Arkansas despite another round of moderate to heavy precipitation. Ninety percent of rice has been planted with 81 percent emerged, with 64 percent of the crop rated good to excellent. ... (full story)


The Missouri soybean planting pace is about normal after being way behind at this time last year. Robert Alpers, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Chairman, was waiting for a break in the rain to complete his last day-and-a-half of planting, but... (full story)


Daily slaughter capacity for both cattle and hogs has continued its push to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels.  But as Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner reports, the challenges are far from over. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 29-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN JUN 01 2020 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR MAY 31 2020 ... (full story)


Is The Corn Market Too Short (full story)


TO_GR110 Moses Lake, WA Mon Jun 1, 2020 USDA Market News Eastern Wyoming/Western Nebraska Elevator Cash Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators and feed mills for Wheat, Corn and Soybeans per bushel, Millet and Sunflowers... (full story)


BL_GR110 Moses Lake, WA Mon Jun 1, 2020 USDA Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Monday, June 1, 2020. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not necessarily... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed, mostly higher on spread adjustments.  Feeder cattle ended the day higher following another strong week of cash business and the day’s weaker move in corn.  June live cattle closed... (full story)


Corn and soybean planting is nearly complete in Minnesota. The latest crop report from USDA says as of Sunday, 99 percent of the intended corn acreage and 95 percent of intended soybean acres are planted. Corn emergence is 91 percent, 19 days... (full story)


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Despite heavy rainfall in recent weeks, farmers are still getting corn and soybean seed into the ground. According to USDA’s Crop Progress Report, soybean planting progress jumped 10 percentage points this week and corn planting progress jumped five... (full story)


This is the first small grains disease update of the 2020 growing season. The Covid-19 pandemic forced some changes in how we gather information about the situation on the ground. […] (full story)