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A Northwestern Wisconsin farmer began no-till farming several years ago, but not for conservation reasons. Peter Arcand of Clear Lake says, “I didn’t go into it to save the environment. I went into it because I was losing my son to... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, cool conditions are maintaining a slower-than-normal pace of corn and soybean emergence and development, especially in areas where late planting occurred. In addition, scattered showers and thunderstorms are slowing final... (full story)


An alternative energy company making natural gas from Smithfield hog waste plans to soon make the same fuel from prairie plants. Roeslein Alternative Energy spokesman Brandon Butler says they’ve partnered with Smithfield in north Missouri to grow... (full story)


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Stocks continued to fluctuate on Friday, as investors awaited this weeks Wednesdays Fed Rate Decision release. The S&P 500 index reached the new local high on Tuesday and then it came back below the 2,900 mark. So was it a downward reversal or just correction before another leg up? (full story)


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The Trump administration is expected to push Congress this week to approve the USMCA trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.  U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will testify before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday and the House Ways... (full story)


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Producers Worry About Lack Of Feed and Bedding Come Fall AgDay National Reporter Betsy Jibben talks with John Metzger, a dairy farmer from Kimmell, Indiana and Marcelo Oberto, an independent dairy consultant. (full story)


The USDA says that as of the week ending June 13th, 2019, the pace of soybean, corn, wheat, and sorghum were weak. The 2019/20 marketing year for wheat runs through the end of May, while 2018/19 runs through the end of August for beans, corn, and... (full story)


Corn futures prices rallied about $0.90 per bushel since the beginning of May. The rally reflects expectations that planted acreage will fall well short of March intentions and on yield […] (full story)


Corn futures are showing 3 to 8 cent gains in most contracts. They are well off their highs, but spillover strength from soybeans are keeping most contracts green. USDA showed just 653,875 MT of corn shipments during the week that ended on June 13 vi... (full story)


Wheat futures are trading firm to 5 cents higher in most winter wheat contracts on Monday, with MPLS fractionally mixed. This morning’s Export Inspections report showed wheat exports in the week that ended on June 13 at 375,365 MT. That was a sligh... (full story)


Cotton futures are up 23 to 75 points in most contracts on Monday. USDA will update the progress of the Cotton crop this afternoon, with last week’s report showing only 4% planted at 75% a week ago last Sunday. Spec funds in Cotton futures and opti... (full story)


Soybean futures are near session highs, up 16 to 17 1/2 cents at midday. Rains and forecasts for more along the Corn Belt this week are supportive. Soymeal are up 90 cents/ton, with bean oil 64 points higher on tighter NOPA stocks. The weekly Export ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are up 70 cents in deferred contracts and as much as $1.65 higher in the front months. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 11 cents from the previous day @ $79.46 on June 11. The CME Fresh Bacon Index was down $3.54 at 143.20 for the wee... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 3 to 8 cent gains in most contracts. They are well off their highs, but spillover strength from soybeans are keeping most contracts green. USDA showed just 653,875 MT of corn shipments during the week that ended on June 13 vi... (full story)


Live cattle futures are showing 10 cent to $1.20 gains on Monday. Feeder cattle futures are mixed with contracts anywhere from $1.175 lower in the back months to 25 cents higher. The CME feeder cattle index was up 89 cents to $134.25 on June 13. Whol... (full story)


Corn and soybean markets are higher today in response to heavy rains that fell across parts of the eastern Corn Belt over the weekend and forecasts for more. Don Roose with Des Moines-based U.S. Commodities says the weekend rains probably put an end... (full story)


U.S. beef producers continue to call on China to lift its non-tariff trade barriers. Ashley Kohls with the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says a very small amount of American beef currently qualifies for the Chinese market. “They want... (full story)


The nation’s largest dairy remains in the headlines this week after an animal activist group released multiple videos of alleged animal abuse. AgDay and U.S. Farm Report's Betsy Jibben has a report. (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is typically quiet for a Monday.  Asking prices and bids are not established.  It’s likely significant trade volume will be delayed until sometime Midweek.  Significant business never really developed last week. ... (full story)


WHEAT General Comments: Wheat markets were mixed last week, with Minneapolis prices a little lower and Chicago SRW prices higher. Chicago HRW prices closed [...] (full story)


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CORN: Corn futures are mixed this morning, with Jul down 1-1/2 to 4.51-1/2, Sep is down 1/2 cent to 4.57-3/4, and new crop Dec corn is up a penny to 4.64-1/2. Heavy rains in IN, IL, and OH over the weekend kept planting progress to a minimum. Most ar... (full story)


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Tom Steever spoke to Greg Luce, Missouri Soybean Research Director, who says he’d like farmers to consider planting a plot for the Missouri Soybean Yield Contest. To learn more, visit mosoy.org. Brought to you by Missouri’s soybean farmers and... (full story)


Public hearings on President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods begins today in Washington D.C. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office says the hearings will continue through this Friday and then pick up again on... (full story)


AgDay's Betsy Jibben had a discussion with one of the panelists, Dr. Jan Shearer, a Professor and Extension Veterinarian at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University to break it down scene by scene. (full story)


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Tariffs, schmariffs When it comes to the price of agricultural commodities, weather trumps politics every time. Chinas retaliatory tariffs, a major source of pain for grains this spring, no longer matter. Mother Nature holds all the cards. Historically wet weather has wreaked havoc on this years... (full story)


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We have a Full Moon and Grain prices are higher! What are the odds? Another question is where will we be at Harvest Moon. Today [...] (full story)


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Very cold wet weekend sent more corn naked shorts, ethanol users looking to secure feed. Gold? Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was a little higher for the week as traders become more concerned about planting progress and crop development of this [...] (full story)


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Ohio FSA is asking Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to make disaster declarations for Fulton, Henry, and Lucas counties. Ohio FSA made the request after meeting with farmers and collecting crop data and planting history, and taking photos of unplanted... (full story)


GBPUSD retains downside pressure in the short term following its recent weakness. Support lies at 1.2550 as it looks for more weakness. (full story)


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Bulls still have firm overall near-term technical advantage, which means path of leasr resistance for prices remains sideways to higher. (full story)


The US Dollar is showing its strength as investors look ahead to the FOMC meeting on Wednesday. Continue reading for more details. (full story)


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