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Weak growth data confirmed that the trade disruptions with the US have continued taking a toll on Chinas economy during the third quarter. (full story)

Cocoa (CC) edged lower yesterday continuing a 4th straight weekly Doji after CC's massive September bounce. Significantly, CC is getting closer to resuming an upchannel (on the daily chart), but could first in the next day or so retest the same upchannel's support as part of the... (full story)

S&P 500 (SPX) has been sideways for a while. Can it break to all-time high? This article and video look at the short term Elliottwave path. (full story)

Milk futures were mostly down and cash dairy prices were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Thursday.   October Class III milk was down $.02 at $18.60.  November was down $.12 at $18.56. December was down $.04 at $18.02. ... (full story)

I believe the lower end of prices for both beans and corn have moved up from a macro sense. It is my belief we could put a high in within the next two weeks. What can limit the upside a bit is the large global numbers. There is stiff competition on the horizon. A sleeper here remains bean oil,... (full story)

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)

Panel discussion on food security at World Food Prize in Des Moines The leaders of three major agribusiness companies say feeding an anticipated nine to ten billion people by 2050 will be a major challenge.  Bayer Crop Science president Liam... (full story)

Wheat futures end Thursday’s session higher. Chicago wheat led the way with 12 1/4 gains for Dec contract. Kansas City wheat gained 6 1/4, while MLPS spring wheat posted 1 1/2 cent gains at Thursday’s close. Argentina is 100% planted for their ... (full story)

Soybeans futures saw 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cent increases on Thursday. Soybean meal finished $2.00/ton higher, while soy oil remained fairly steady dropping 1 point. Weekly Export Sales data will be pushed back until Friday due to Monday's Holiday. Cargill ... (full story)

Cotton futures posted gains from 13 to 55 points in nearby contracts to finish off Thursday’s session. Ted Mckinney on behalf of USDA is in Vietnam to discuss trade agreements amid trade war with China. Portions of western TX are expected to remain... (full story)

Corn futures were 3 cents higher on the day. The delayed EIA weekly report showed an uptick in daily ethanol production by another 8,000 barrels per day, with 971,000 bpd produced for week ending 10/11. That implies more corn consumption. Ethanol sto... (full story)

Live cattle futures were marginally mixed in the front months. Feeder cattle futures dropped as much as $1.60 on Thursday. USDA official slaughter for week ending Saturday October 5th is 644,676 head, with 47.2 % steer, 30.9% heifer and 20.1 % cow. T... (full story)

Corn futures were 3 cents higher on the day. The delayed EIA weekly report showed an uptick in daily ethanol production by another 8,000 barrels per day, with 971,000 bpd produced for week ending 10/11. That implies more corn consumption. Ethanol sto... (full story)

Lean Hog futures decrease Thursday to finish down by $1.07 to $2.45 in nearby contracts. Thursday’s official slaughter under federal inspection revealed that for the week ending 10/5 2,660,215 hogs were slaughtered, with a 2.1% sow slaughter rate. ... (full story)

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says she expects President Trump to stand behind the deal he made with biofuels advocates Reynolds told reporters the language contained in the proposal released by EPA this week is not what was agreed to in meetings... (full story)

Farmers and agriculture leaders who are interested in hearing the current assessment of international trade and its impact on U.S. and Tennessee agriculture should plan to gather in Trenton the […] (full story)

Want to know more about wild rice and whether it is actual rice? Listen to our Healthy Living program and found out. Healthy Living ~ wild rice Continue reading Is wild rice… rice? at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)

To manage input costs, many producers take advantage of early pay and other discounts offered by input suppliers. Seed and chemicals often have complex pricing, with a range of pre-pay […] (full story)

Despite the potential for reduced U.S. hard red spring (HRS) production year-over-year and crop quality concerns on late-harvested HRS, the United States is still well-stocked to meet overseas customer needs […] (full story)

Temperatures fell into the low 30’s and upper 20’s in most of Iowa over the weekend of October 11-13.  Because of the very late planting season, there were some crops […] (full story)

The market has remained very quiet and virtually unchanged since the previous report due in part to the Columbus Day holiday delaying new reports but primarily as a result of […] (full story)

Bad U.S data and Brexit optimism have sent the U.S Dollar Index to the lowest level since August. We get a pulse on the global economy with a deluge of data from China tonight. Lets take a look at the currency landscape and the actionable levels to know for the Dollar Index, Euro, Yen, Aussie and... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mostly lower on profit-taking and ahead of widespread direct cash business.  Feeder cattle closed lower on pressure from the day’s modestly higher move in corn.  There could also be some... (full story)

Hogs and Feeders fall cattle ekes out a small gain (full story)

Michigan’s Senate Ag Committee has passed legislation that will bring the state in line with national cage-free egg standards by 2025.   Senate Bill 174 passed out of committee and will be sent to the full Senate where it could be voted on... (full story)

USDA’s Deputy Undersecretary for Research says the move of ERS and NIFA agencies to Kansas City is complete and hiring is underway. Scott Hutchins testified at House Ag subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research hearing this... (full story)

United Soybean Board CEO Polly Ruhland Among the many panel discussions at this year’s World Food Prize event in Des Moines was one that focused on “U.S. Soy’s Commitment to Global Food Security”.  Panel participants talked about the opportunity... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures closed higher by 2 to 3 cents as sharp gains in Chi wheat, along with firmer bean prices provided underlying support, as did a weaker U.S. dollar. Drier weather in the near term is allowing harvest to pick up steam but ... (full story)

Source: National Pork Board The Pork Checkoff’s board of directors is accepting applications through Nov. 1 to fill five three-year terms. State pork producer associations, farm organizations or individuals who pay the Pork Checkoff, including... (full story)

NAWG Joins Farm Group on USDA WHIP+ Letter On October 16, 2019, NAWG, along with other farm groups, sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue asking that the Agency make available the fullest appropriate disaster assistance under the... (full story)

Futures Trading Levels 10.18.2018 (full story)

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. There’s at least some degree of renewed optimism about China, even as Beijing says U.S. tariffs need to be removed before fully committing to a deal. The next round of high-level... (full story)

Questions remain about the Phase 1 trade agreement between the United States and China. "The Wall Street Journal" reports uncertainty surrounds China's commitment to buy up to $50 billion of U.S. agricultural products.  It cited questions over just... (full story)

Wheat Leading the Way (full story)

The never-ending story of trade continues. On AgriTalk on Wednesday, guest host Shaun Haney of Real Agriculture in Canada discussed trade on Farmer Forum with Illinois farmer Chad Leman and Minnesota farmer and Minnesota Farm Bureau president Kevin... (full story)

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A different way to graze cattle is part of the regenerative agriculture movement. Members of the Soil Health Academy held three days of classes in southwest Missouri on adaptive grazing. Allen Williams, a partner in the Soil Health Academy,... (full story)

Some forages can become toxic to animals following a hard freeze. University of Minnesota Extension crops educator Jared Goplen tells Brownfield sorghum species are the most susceptible. “So forage sorghum, grain sorghum, sorghum... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.94 and 3/4, up 3 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $9.31 and 1/2, up 3 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $306.80, up $2.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.39, down 1 point Dec. wheat closed at $5.25 and 1/2, up 12 and 1/4... (full story)

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The USDA has declared the United States free from Plum Pox virus. USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach says the 20-year fight against the disease which harms yields of stone fruits such as plums, peaches and almonds is finally over. USDA’s APHIS... (full story)

Some analysts believe the grain market is failing to account for continued harvest delays. Kent Beadle with CHS Hedging tells Brownfield corn and soybean futures have been slow to react as the weather delivers blow after blow over much of the... (full story)

US and Chinese officials are working on the details of a “Phase One” trade deal that was reached last week. But, China’s Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng says tariffs must be removed before a final agreement can be reached. He says... (full story)

Should barns, feedlots and holding pens be equipped with video surveillance? A strong argument can be made that cameras should be standard equipment on farms and ranches. Maybe I’m just revealing what an ancient, creaking fossil I’ve become. ... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 17-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

Much has changed since the days when most cows were milked in small tiestall barns with bucket milkers and step savers. Milking in those barns was back-breaking, knee-grinding work. Expansion was next to impossible, which meant producers couldn’t... (full story)

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The USDA continues to implement 2018 Farm Bill programs. USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky provided an overview of the department’s progress during a Senate Ag Committee hearing today. “At the Secretary’s direction, our implementation... (full story)

YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 17-OCT-2019 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)

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