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The USDA says producers made less and paid a little more in January than in December. The index of prices received was down 2.2% on the month, with a 3.5% decrease for the crop index cancelling out a 1% increase for livestock. Prices were down for... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile closed in mixed territory Friday as traders worked to buy back oversold positions. February Class III milk down a penny at $16.99.  March down a penny at $16.31.  April 15 cents higher at... (full story)


Recent analysis from Rabobank finds as China’s dairy industry struggles with supply chain backups after the coronavirus it could cause global price pressure increasing inventories of powder milk. North American Dairy Analyst Ben Laine tells... (full story)


Farm operators and value-added agriculture entrepreneurs are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in April. Following the success of 2019’s “Seven Habits for Effective […] (full story)


Governor Mike Parson this morning put a spotlight on National FFA Week celebrations in Jefferson City, driving from the mansion to the Capitol for a second year in a row, “Any time you can get out of the mansion and walk and get in a John Deere... (full story)


This week's column looks at the ongoing impact of coronavirus on markets. (full story)


EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, testifying before a House Energy Subcommittee Thursday, said he could not confirm a recent report that EPA plans to reduce the number of small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted to... (full story)


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A survey of planting intentions by Farm Futures magazine shows farmers intend to plant 96-point-six million acres of corn this spring. If those plans hold true, it would be the second largest corn planting on record, behind the 97-point-three... (full story)


January Prices Received Index Down 2.2 Percent. January Prices Paid Index Up 0.2 Percent... (full story)


January Egg Production Up 1 Percent. Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 6 Percent. Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 4 Percent... (full story)


2019 Annual Cold Storage Summary.... (full story)


Peanut Price Highlights. Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.8 cents per pound for the week ending February 22, down 1.8... (full story)


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Corona virus is again taking its toll across the boards, some worse than others. Meat market is showing some serious swings along side the stock markets. (full story)


By Rhonda Brooks The idea of owning a farm-to-fork operation is one many pork producers may have thought about but quickly discarded as being too financially risky and tough to navigate, especially with regard to finding buyers, creating a... (full story)


The National Dairy Shrine is again looking for applications for its annual scholarship program. Applications are accepted from March 1 until the deadline of April 15 .  Official scholarship application award forms are available on the NDS web site, ... (full story)


Source: USDA APHIS USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is publishing final criteria the agency will use to evaluate and recognize livestock compartments in other countries. Compartmentalization is an important tool animal... (full story)


A month after heads turned at the Des Moines International Airport over digital ads promoting pork, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is launching a new ad in the Kansas City International Airport. This “BBQ” version of the popular “Pork: It... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade is at a standstill. Little to no cash trade is expected today.  There was a light to moderate trade that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday with deals well below last week’s weighted average basis.  Boxed beef is mixed at... (full story)


Front month corn futures are 1/2 to 1 3/4 cents lower again at midday. The U.S. Grains Council reported DDGS FOB prices were $1/MT lower compared to last week. DDGS were priced at 109% of corn values which was 1 percentage point higher wk/wk. IGC inc... (full story)


Soybean futures are trading 5 to 3 3/4 cents lower. March soybean meal futures are adding $2.80/ton to the plus column as Argentina’s crushers union called for a strike. The government has ordered them back to work. March soy oil futures are anothe... (full story)


The front month American wheat futures are trading 6 to 8 cents lower with Chicago futures down the most. March SRW futures are 8 1/2 cents lower at midday. KC HRW futures are 7 3/4 cents lower at midday. HRS futures are trading with 6 1/4 cents loss... (full story)


Lean hog futures are 42 to 80 cents lower in the front month contracts at midday for Friday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down by 5 cents to $56.36 on 02/26. CME noted that starting April 13th lean hog futures contracts specifications will update the d... (full story)


Cotton is falling triple digits so far on Friday, with the front months down 83 to 127 points so far. On Thursday, cotton futures had bounced back from the limit move late, but still closed with 259 to 298 point losses in the nearby contracts. This i... (full story)


Live cattle futures are trading mixed as active contracts are dropping $1.45 to $2.05, while Feb futures are converging to cash ahead of expiration posting a midday gain of 47 cents. Feeder cattle futures are $0.52 to $1.30 lower at midday, with the ... (full story)


Front month corn futures are 1/2 to 1 3/4 cents lower again at midday. The U.S. Grains Council reported DDGS FOB prices were $1/MT lower compared to last week. DDGS were priced at 109% of corn values which was 1 percentage point higher wk/wk. IGC inc... (full story)


The owner of an award-winning organic dairy in Pennsylvania that abruptly closed its doors last fall pleaded guilty Thursday to running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of nearly $60 million. Philip Riehl, an accountant and the majority owner... (full story)


Coronavirus concerns are spilling into every segment of U.S. agriculture, including organic.  Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) executive director Lauren Langworthy says as the coronavirus spreads, organic producers need to... (full story)


The leading farm policy expert with Syngenta discussed key ag issues with attendees of Commodity Classic. Mary Kay Thatcher tells Brownfield implementation of recent trade deals and trade talks with the European Union are things Syngenta is... (full story)


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A Cenex representative says now is not the time for farmers to gamble with their equipment. Erin Wroge is the marketing manager for CHS Lubricants. In the Cenex booth at the Commodity Classic trade show she is visited with farmers about equipment... (full story)


Byline: Successful Farming Staff U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue  issued a memo  today directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFV) when replacing... (full story)


CORN Corn futures are choppy to slightly lower into the midday, with Mar unchanged at 3.64-1/2, Jul down 1-1/2 to 3.71, and Dec down 1-1/2 to 3.76. The U.S. dollar is correcting from recent highs which is supportive, but outside markets are very neg... (full story)


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Thursday the Center for Disease Control reported the first case of coronavirus in the U.S. with “unknown origins.” In response, ag commodities tumbled overnight and were mostly lower early in Friday’s session.  Oversold signals might come... (full story)


When you think of on-farm biosecurity, imagine your farm’s a castle, advises Danelle Bickett-Weddle, DVM, associate direc-tor of the Center for Food Security and Public Health at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. “When we... (full story)


A recent analytical survey performed in the United Kingdom (UK) on the nutrient content of key cuts of pork reflects changes in pig production in recent years. This includes new breeds, changes to diet and supplementation, as well as providing... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, mostly cloudy, cool, blustery weather accompanies scattered snow showers. Some heavier snow squalls are occurring downwind of the Great Lakes, especially across northern Lower Michigan. On the Plains, temperatures have... (full story)


With new cases of COVID-19 outside China rising, the chances of a pandemic and global recession have increased recently. What are the implications for the gold market? (full story)


The next event to be a market mover will be... (full story)


Sweden has the worlds oldest central bank. The Riksbank has ended its experiment with the negative interest rate policy . Thats a major U-turn. We invite you to read our todays article, which examines that huge change, and find out what does it mean for the gold market. (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, mostly cloudy, cool, blustery weather accompanies scattered snow showers. Some heavier snow squalls are occurring downwind of the Great Lakes, especially across northern Lower Michigan. On the Plains, temperatures have... (full story)


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Precipitation has returned across the Pacific Northwest, with more widespread, but generally light, weekend precipitation throughout the western U.S. During the first half of next week, heavy rain will return across the interior Southeast. Five-day... (full story)


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