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The CEO of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association is encouraged but guarded about the preliminary trade agreement reached between the U.S. and China. David Preisler points out this is not the first time it appeared an end to the trade war was... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished quietly after trading on both sides of steady. Nearby Dec closed unchanged at 3.97-3/4 after posting a high of 4.02-1/2, and Dec 2020 closed 1/2 lower at 4.09-1/2. A slight gain in the U.S. dollar along with a ... (full story)


Trade disruptions and wet planting weather likely lead to lower farm incomes in 2019, with prospects of continued lower incomes into 2020. In this environment we provide information useful in […] (full story)


A northwest Minnesota farmer hopes the end of the year turns out to be as good as the beginning. Shayne Isane of Badger tells Brownfield a challenging growing season started on a very positive note. “The crops came out of the ground really... (full story)


Strong price rallies in both corn and soybeans closed out the week after a mixed reaction on Thursday.  Corn prices initially fell due to higher than expected production levels.  Severe […] (full story)


A southeast Minnesota farmer says he’d rather be harvesting corn with moisture in the high 20’s than still combining near Christmas. Ryan Buck of Goodhue tells Brownfield rain has plagued the 2019 growing season. “We are into some corn... (full story)


Brownfield’s Mark Dorenkamp will cover the Upper Midwest Farmland Summit (presented by Farmland Access Hub) in Red Wing, Minnesota on October 21, 2019. Continue reading Upper Midwest Farmland Summit (presented by Farmland Access Hub) at... (full story)


A North Dakota farmer impacted by the weekend blizzard says the big issue moving forward will be mud. Scott German of Dickey County in the southeastern part of the state tells Brownfield his area got around a foot of snow. “I think we all... (full story)


Cattle, more room to run? (full story)


Milk futures and cash dairy prices were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Monday.   October Class III milk was down $.05 at $18.59.  November was down $.09 at $18.62. December was up $.07 at $17.95.  January was up $.05... (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.97 and 3/4, unchanged Nov. soybeans closed at $9.40 and 1/2, up 4 and 1/2 cents Oct. soybean meal closed at $306.00, down 90 cents Oct. soybean oil closed at 29.90, up 7 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.11, up 3 cents Oct. live... (full story)


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The weekend weather brought frost to much of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. William Wynn is an agronomist with DuPont Pioneer in Wisconsin, and says, “I think it’s safe to say that the 2019 growing season is pretty much over.” Wynn... (full story)


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You can turn those uncarved pumpkins used for decorating into delicious food items or snacks. You can cook the pumpkin (bake, boil or microwave it) to use the pulp which is loaded with healthy fiber. And dry out the seeds for a health snack. ... (full story)


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Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. China says it wants additional talks before signing phase one of the trade pact, no tariffs were removed during this last round of negotiations, and new U.S. tariffs could go into... (full story)


Trade was on both sides of unchanged today as the market consolidated following the strong finish to last week. Confusion over the future of the trade resolution between the US and China added to the lack of interest in establishing new positions tod... (full story)


Congress has returned from its two-week break with work still to do: the USMCA, and, budget and tax issues that affect agriculture. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said impeachment proceedings won’t impact work being done on the US Mexico Canada... (full story)


Precious metals moved strongly on Friday, and did so on significant volume. The reversals we have seen on Thursday got resolved with a heavy thud. Let's dive into the many charts and perspectives and explore how well they support the upcoming move across the sector. (full story)


The markets basically ignored the Fed talk last week, as U.S. - China trade war developments stole investors attention away from the scheduled news releases. But it was worth paying attention to our last weeks News Calendar that highlighted U.K.s economic data preceding end of week GBP rally.... (full story)


News, again, drives the US stock market and major indexes higher as optimism of a US/China trade agreement floods the news wires. (full story)


Missouri’s Ag Director says the recent ASF preparedness training in Missouri and 13 other states focused on communication. Chris Chinn tells Brownfield Ag News if there is a report of ASF anywhere in the U.S., all modes of communication will be... (full story)


The Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff has launched Airable Research Lab, a business model to utilize current research and find new uses for soy-based products. Barry McGraw is the director of research and development for the Ohio Soybean... (full story)


Stocks are battling at our pivot levels in a range-defined pattern. We have been positioning short Crude since Friday. Gold has not broken support. We cover the tradable levels for all three. (full story)


An agronomist says variability best describes Missouri’s crop season this year, “Based off of different planting date and different weather conditions and what has transpired over the course of the growing season,” says Jody Foutch with... (full story)


Soybeans futures are 2 1/4 to 4 cents higher for Monday’s midday. Soybean meal is unchanged at $306.9/ton gain, and soy oil is up 21 points. While some are suggesting there is no actual Phase 1 deal with China until the ink is dry (the Administrati... (full story)


Corn futures are 1 to 1 1/2 cents lower after the weekend. Overnight lows were below freezing across most of the Corn Belt over the past 5 days, although not a killing freeze in all areas. Frost will nick yields by reducing photosynthesis. USDA is cl... (full story)


Cotton futures are lower Monday at midday, down 8 to 105 points. Optimism from last week’s trade sessions with China gave cotton a boost, but now the market is shifting into “show me the money” mode. The Cotlook A Index was down 75 points to 71... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up $1.275 to $1.30 in the nearby contracts. Feeder cattle futures are also higher, seeing $1.75 to $2.35 gains at midday. The CME Feeder Cattle index was 20 cents higher on Oct 9 to $144.65. Wholesale boxed beef prices were hi... (full story)


Corn futures are 1 to 1 1/2 cents lower after the weekend. Overnight lows were below freezing across most of the Corn Belt over the past 5 days, although not a killing freeze in all areas. Frost will nick yields by reducing photosynthesis. USDA is cl... (full story)


Wheat in the Green on Monday Wheat futures are higher at midday on Monday. Chicago wheat is up $0.01 while KC and Minneapolis contracts are 4 and 3 cents higher for the nearby months. Export Inspections data will be delayed until Tuesday due to t... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are mixed in the nearby contracts at midday. October futures expire today. The Chinese ag ministry mentioned the national hog herd was down 41% yr/yr in September, and was down 39% from August. The CME Lean Hog Index was up an additi... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade is typically quiet for a Monday.  Bids and asking prices have yet to be established.  It’s likely significant trade volume will be delayed until midweek or later.  Business waited to develop until Friday afternoon across... (full story)


A plant pathologist says overall, the Illinois pumpkin crop looks good this year despite a late start. Mohammad Babadoost with the University of Illinois tells Brownfield given the wet spring they expected a poor crop, but pumpkins harvested for... (full story)


DJ CBOT Delivery Intentions: Totals – Oct 14 Source: CME Group Contract Quantity Next Trade Commodity Month Delivery Day Assigned Today Date [...] (full story)


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Corn and soybean markets were narrowly mixed this morning as analysts tried to assess crop damage that may result from this weekend’s snowstorm over the Northern Plains and hard freeze over much of the Midwest. Market analyst Arlan Suderman with... (full story)


Given the U.S.-China trade war has whacked agriculture, manufacturing and both futures and stock markets – here and around the world – for nearly 18 months, last Friday’s announcement by President Trump of at least a temporary cease fire in the... (full story)


The US and China have reached a fundamental agreement in principle for an initial trade deal, but Chinese officials reportedly want another round of talks before signing the first phase of the deal. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says... (full story)


Mexican papaya grower-shipper Super Starr International , Colima, is promoting its food safety programs and track record. The company has been growing in the U.S. and Mexico for three generations, according to a news release, packing papayas... (full story)


With government reports behind us for now, the attention of the trade quickly returned the U.S./Chinese relationship and was provided the first piece of encouraging news in months; A truce has been called ... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Mon, Oct 14, 2019 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE ***Due to technical difficulties the Index report will not be released today*** Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA Bryant Smith 515-284-4460 ... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Monday, October 14, 2019 NC Dept of Ag Market News North Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 4:00 P.M. Delivered to elevators and/or processors. Prices in dollars per bushel. ***Information regarding sales, stocks, prices, etc., obtained from individuals or... (full story)


LM_HG250 Des Moines, Iowa Mon, Oct 14, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SWINE NON-CARCASS MERIT PREMIUM FOR WEEK ENDING Saturday, October 12, 2019 Value Range* Average* VOLUME 0.00 - 0.00 ... (full story)


MS_GR111 Minneapolis, MN Mon Oct 14, 2019 USDA Market News Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Canola Daily Report Sunflower Seed Delivered Plant - Dollars Per CWT. Bid To Fargo Enderlin Arrive ND ND NEW SUN - Mid-Oleic F/H Oct 18.55unch 18.40unch L/H Oct ... (full story)


CORN Corn futures are choppy so far this morning, with Dec steady at 3.97-3/4, Mar down 1/2 of a cent to 4.07-1/4, and May down 1/4 of a cent to 4.12-1/2. Corn prices began the night session with solid gains on increased optimism regarding the U.S./... (full story)


RA_PY001 Raleigh, NC Monday, October 14, 2019 Federal-State Market News North Carolina Eggs ... (full story)


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