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Corn futures closed 2 1/2 cents to 3 cents lower after Wednesday’s round of trading. Brazil’s CONAB slightly lowered their 19/20 corn production forecast, down 30,000 MT to 98.37 MMT. The Nov WASDE projects 101 MMT of Brazilian corn. CONAB corn e... (full story)

Corn futures closed 2 1/2 cents to 3 cents lower after Wednesday’s round of trading. Brazil’s CONAB slightly lowered their 19/20 corn production forecast, down 30,000 MT to 98.37 MMT. The Nov WASDE projects 101 MMT of Brazilian corn. CONAB corn e... (full story)

Soybean futures were 1 3/4 to 3 1/4 cents lower at Wednesdays close. Soybean meal was up by $1.80/ton, while soybean oil finished Wednesday 50 points lower. The USDA reported a private export sale of 106,000 MT of soybeans overnight to unknown. Chine... (full story)

Cotton futures were 29 to 52 points lower after the close. CONAB issued a 2.73 MMT forecast of 19/20 Brazilian cotton crop, which is 10,000 above the October estimate. The Seam reported online cotton sales of 7,082 on 11/12. Cotton exports to China h... (full story)

Live cattle futures finished Wednesday lower by triple digits, down by $1.37 to $1.65 in the front months. Feeder cattle futures rebounded slightly after touching limit losses, but still finish the day with major declines. The CME Feeder Cattle index... (full story)

Lean hog futures are 27 cents lower for Apr contracts, but Dec and Feb lost triple digits on Wednesday’s round of trading. The 11/11 CME Lean Hog Index 50 cents lower at $58.94. Wednesday’s pork carcass cutout value was down $1.52, while picnic a... (full story)

Wheat Finished Wednesday’s session with sharp losses. Kansas City wheat lead the way down by as much as 14 cents in nearby contracts. Nearby Chicago wheat closed with 7 3/4 cent losses to as low as 8 cents down. MLPS also lost in the front months,... (full story)

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It’s been a rocky harvest for many farmers. Martin Larsen, who grows corn and soybeans in southeast Minnesota, says the fall started on a high note. “If I recall, we started combining our early soybeans on September 26th, and of course they... (full story)

The North Dakota corn harvest is only 15 percent complete as of Sunday. Carson Klosterman farms in the southeast part of the state and says this fall has been almost identical to a year ago. “I remember we got snow around the eighth or... (full story)

Markets beat up, trade lower with Feeders down limit for a while (full story)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were sharply lower, following the lead of feeders, despite another higher move in boxed beef at midday and light, but steady to higher, direct business in the south. December was down $1.65 at... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures were unable to hold onto much strength today, with Dec down 2-1/2 cents to 3.75-1/4. Mar corn was down 2-1/2 to 3.84, and May corn was down 3 cents to 3.89-3/4. Yesterday afternoon’s Crop Progress report was supportive... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the non-residential asset manager Brookfield Asset Management (BAM). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then u... (full story)

U.S. fatalities associated with antibiotic-resistant pathogens have declined, but treats remain as resistance emerges in previously susceptible organisms. Those mixed results come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),... (full story)

EURJPY faces further downside pressure as it continues to retain corrective pullback threats. (full story)

Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling, unable to follow through on an attempted late rally. The uncertainty about phase one of the U.S./China trade deal continues to hang over the market. Wednesday, it was reported talks had... (full story)

Crude Oil Numbers Tomorrow & Futures Levels 11.14.2019 (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange turned back higher at midweek despite the continued decline in cheese markets. November Class III milk up 15 cents at $20.19.  December up a dime at $18.79.  January 10 cents higher at... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.75 and 1/4, down 2 and 1/2 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.15 and 1/4, down 1 and 3/4 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $304.10, up $1.80 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.53, down 50 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.09, down 8... (full story)

The latest crop progress report pegs corn at 66% and soybeans at 85%, both an improvement over last week but behind the 5-year average. With so much corn yet to harvest—namely late-planted crops—there’s a story to tell about final yield. “USDA did... (full story)

Wheat growers have a new tool available to them in 2020. Pixxaro EC herbicide joins the lineup of Corteva Agriscience cereals herbicides to control the most challenging weeds, including kochia […] (full story)

Dead In The Water For Now (full story)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the National Pork Board announced on Wednesday a collaborative agreement to assess potential methods to disinfect and decontaminate surfaces from African swine... (full story)

Overall returns on Illinois grain farms are projected to be much lower in 2019 than recent years, resulting in more consumer about managing input costs. Fertilizer, seed, and pesticide costs […] (full story)

As of November 12, approximately 90 percent of the states’ cotton acreage has been harvested. Unfortunately we are not that far along with our variety trials.  We still have 6 locations across […] (full story)

Trade talks between the U.S. and China have reportedly stalled. CNBC and the Wall Street Journal report some of the issues are Chinese purchases of U.S. ag goods and the U.S. resistance to rolling back tariffs until phase one of the deal is signed,... (full story)

Given greater oil-extraction efficiencies at corn-ethanol plants, the resulting co-products, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), are lower in fat. That means less energy for pigs and other livestock consuming DDGS as part of their diet,... (full story)

Years ago, siblings Jacob Miller and Drucilla Shotts followed their dad around the farm, helping with chores in the hog barn and riding around in the tractor. Over the years, their passion has grown from tagging along behind dad to blazing their own... (full story)

Whether it’s in honor of No Shave November, to help keep warm on cold winter days, or simply because they enjoy being a beardsman, entries are beginning to come in for Farm Journal’s PORK’s Best Beards in the Pork Industry contest . AgDay’s... (full story)

Yes, you read that right. Despite all the bearish developments that we described in the previous analyses , and despite myriads of bearish factors that remain in place for the following months, it seems that the white metal is about to rally. Gold, and mining stocks could move higher as well,... (full story)

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The Ranking Member of the Senate Ag Committee has released a report claiming the Market Facilitation Program unfairly benefits big farms and producers in the southeast. Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow alleges the formula used to calculate MFP... (full story)

Weve discussed the loonie on Friday, just when the pair spiked higher. What has happened with our profitable open position since then? Have the bulls been able to add to their gains even more? (full story)

Grace Zaplatynsky reported on Friday at the Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Online that, “This year has not been the greatest year for farmers with the soaked spring and now […] (full story)

Grain markets are unique in that they have a consolidated production schedule, where corn and soybeans are only harvest (normally) for a few weeks of the year in one big harvest event. This means the futures contracts that expire just before harvest and just after, become very economically... (full story)

What happens To The Global Economy If Oil Collapses Below $40 Part I (full story)

Corteva Agriscience is introducing Pixxaro EC herbicide in 2020 to help wheat growers gain control of troublesome weeds. It includes two active ingredients including Arylex and fluroxypyr. It can be tank-mixed and provides rotation flexibility.... (full story)

Resistant varieties continue to be a key tool for managing the soybean cyst nematode (SCN).  With financial support from the soybean checkoff through the Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State University […] (full story)

Pecan harvest remains slow. Deliveries by growers to buying points are extremely light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Gift box and retail trade are looking out of […] (full story)

Weather for this week has freezing temps early in the week with possibility of rain mid-week. Daytime temps in the high 40s to low 60s and evening lows in the […] (full story)

The weather for this week shows freeze warning early in the week today and possibility of rain on Thursday or Friday. The rest of the week shows evening temps in […] (full story)

Direct cash cattle markets are mostly quiet. Light trade is reported at $115 live in Texas, steady to $1 higher than last week’s weighted average. Asking prices are $117 to $118 live and $185 to $188 dressed, with a few bids at $115 live in... (full story)

Cotton futures are 31 to 37 points lower at midday. CONAB reported a 2.73 MMT forecast of 19/20 Brazilian cotton crop, which is 10,000 above the October estimate. The USDA crop progress report indicated 62% of the US 2019/20 cotton crop has been harv... (full story)

Corn futures are lower at midday, down by as much as 2 1/2 cents. Brazil’s CONAB slightly lowered their 19/20 corn production forecast, down 30,000 MT to 98.37 MMT. The Nov WASDE projects 101 MMT of Brazilian corn. CONAB corn exports for the 19/20 ... (full story)

Live cattle futures are lower on Wednesday, with nearby contracts down triple digits at midday. Feeder cattle futures are sharply lower at midday, with Jan futures flirting with limit losses. The CME Feeder Cattle index gained $0.72 on 11/11 to $147.... (full story)

Lean hog futures are 25 to 90 cents lower at Wednesday’s midday. The 11/08 CME Lean Hog Index fell by $0.85, to $59.44. Wednesday’s pork carcass cutout value is down $1.32 at midday, with picnic the only primal cut making a gain. The national ave... (full story)

Wednesday Wheat Giving back Gains Profit taking is the story for wheat, as futures are giving back yesterday gains. Chicago wheat futures are giving back 9 3/4 to 10 cents of yesterday’s double digit run. Kansas City wheat is 6 1/2 to 9 cents low... (full story)

Soybean futures are again remaining firmer than the grains, as some contracts only drop 1 1/4 cents at midday. Soybean meal was $2.00/ton higher at midday, while soybean oil is 46 points lower. The USDA reported a private export sale of 106,000 MT of... (full story)