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National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson will not seek re-election at the end of his term in February.  Johnson says he plans to spend more time with his wife and grandkids and is preparing for the transition. “My top priority as... (full story)

November has been cooler than normal and that has limited wheat growth across the state. Most of fields where wheat was planted earlier have the crown roots slowly developing and […] (full story)

Remote sensing provides an alternative to ground-based manual scouting for weeds in agriculture fields. And, while many advances have been made, many are still needed in the area of weed […] (full story)

Thanks to the help of ADAMA, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. EPA, our growers once again have a state diuron label with flexible and effective use patterns […] (full story)

The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production in the mid-South.  It is found in nearly all soybean producing counties in Arkansas […] (full story)

Farmers looking for some demand drivers to move prices can find a small silver lining that growth in global grains demand has outstripped supply the past couple of years, while […] (full story)

Why Sample for Nematodes? Several kinds of plant parasitic nematodes attack Alabama’s field crops, gardens, and landscape plantings each year. Crop losses caused by nematodes nationwide are estimated at around […] (full story)

More Ohio farmers invested extra time and fuel this year to dry their harvested corn and soybeans because both grains were planted several weeks late and had less time to […] (full story)

More than 70-thousand pounds of ham is being donated to Missourians in need across the state.  The Missouri Pork Association joined with Smithfield Foods and Prairie Fresh Pork at the Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri on Tuesday... (full story)

One of the highlights of the N.C. Tobacco Day  program on December 5 was the presentation by Blake Brown, N.C. Extension ag economist, outlining the prospects for growth in sales on the […] (full story)

The American Loggers Council (ALC) and its member state logging associations delivered letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, asking the administration to include unrefined forest products as […] (full story)

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is praising the Trump administration and Congress for reaching a deal on the US Mexico Canada Agreement.    Maria Zieba, director of international affairs with the NPPC, says the agreement provides pork... (full story)

The head of the Missouri Pork Association says the news that House Democrats have reached an agreement with the Trump Administration on the USMCA is exciting and he hopes Congress votes on it quickly. “It’s just phenomenal. If you look at the... (full story)

The Missouri River is expected to drop below flood stage by the end of this week. If the forecast holds, the Missouri River will be at a level not seen in 275 days, but springtime might bring more flooding. “By the end of the week, all the gauges... (full story)

Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s hog population has stopped shrinking and is starting to rise, after months of decline because of African swine fever, and the recovery should […] (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed on spread adjustment ahead of widespread direct cash business.  Feeder cattle were mostly higher on technical buying.  December live cattle closed $.30 lower at $119.87... (full story)

Coming on the heels of its launch of the FullPage Rice Cropping Solution, RiceTec and Adama are eager to introduce the new Max-Ace herbicide tolerance technology to the rice marketplace. […] (full story)

Front month bean futures closed the report day with 2 1/4 to 3 cent gains. Jan Futures have shown a green candle for the 6th straight day. Soybean meal futures gained 10 cents per ton, while soybean oil futures were up 18 points. WASDE reported 19/20... (full story)

The wheat market was up 1 to 5 cents, with KC HRW the firmest. The WASDE Report showed a decrease of 40 mbu to U.S. wheat carryover. The adjustment came from a decrease to imports vs. November, as well as a 25 mbu increase to wheat exports from the p... (full story)

Corn futures reacted to the reports as expected, which is to say not at all. The WASDE showed projected ending stocks for the U.S. were unchanged at 1.91 bbu. Likewise, Argentine corn production was steady with November at 50 MMT. Corn production fro... (full story)

Corn futures reacted to the reports as expected, which is to say not at all. The WASDE showed projected ending stocks for the U.S. were unchanged at 1.91 bbu. Likewise, Argentine corn production was steady with November at 50 MMT. Corn production fro... (full story)

Live cattle futures finished with 12 to 30 cent losses. Dec futures are in deliveries and posted a 27 cent drop after Monday trading. Feeder cattle futures were 50 to 57 cents higher in the font months. The 12/09 CME Feeder Cattle index was $143.35 ... (full story)

Cotton futures posted gains ranging from 0 to 56 points in the nearby contracts on Tuesday. US average cotton yield was lowered by 3% to 761 lbs/acre by USDA. The new lower yield pushed production for the 19/20 crop to 19.48 million bales. Cotton is ... (full story)

Lean hog futures closed with gains of $1.12 to $1.25. The last trading day is Friday for December hogs, which were 50 cents higher on the day. The 12/06 CME Lean Hog Index was at $58.12, after a 35-cent fall. USDA’s pork carcass cutout value was h... (full story)

This month’s outlook for U.S. cotton in 2019/20 includes lower production and ending stocks compared with last month. Production is lowered 611,000 bales mainly due to a 500,000-bale decline in […] (full story)

Four Longs To Consider (full story)

Total U.S. oilseed production for 2019/20 is forecast at 107.6 million tons, down slightly due to a decrease for cottonseed. Soybean supply and use projections for 2019/20 are unchanged from […] (full story)

The outlook for 2019/20 U.S. rice this month is for unchanged supplies, higher exports, and reduced ending stocks. All rice exports are raised 2.5 million cwt to 97.5 million on […] (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended mixed with nearby Dec losing 2-1/2 cents closing at 3.63-1/4, while Mar closed 1-1/4 higher at 3.77. New crop Dec closed 2 higher at 3.91. With today’s tight trading range, one would never have probably guessed t... (full story)

This month’s 2019/20 U.S. corn supply and use outlook is unchanged from last month. The projected season-average farm price is unchanged at $3.85 per bushel. Global coarse grain production for […] (full story)

The outlook for 2019/20 U.S. wheat is for decreased supplies, higher exports, and lower ending stocks. Wheat imports are lowered 15 million bushels to 105 million on a slower than […] (full story)

In the south, long and medium grain milled rice prices steady. Parboiled prices steady. Second heads and Brewers prices steady. Rice by-products: Rice Bran, Millfeed and Rice Hulls steady. In […] (full story)

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. Beans are optimistic about China, with reports the U.S. and Beijing are working to delay the next tariff increase on the 15th. That increase could still take place though and phase... (full story)

The inaugural Board of Directors has been named for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol (Trust Protocol), a new standard developed to help the U.S. cotton production sector further reduce its […] (full story)

The charts look bearish, but will a bullish seasonal trump the technicals? (full story)

A House Democrat says one of the compromises that helped the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement move forward had to do with big pharma. Minnesota’s Angie Craig tells Brownfield the original USMCA text included a provision for brand name pharmaceutical... (full story)

Ho hum...markets continue trading ranges (full story)

FOMC Tomorrow & Trading Levels 12.11.2019 (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.63 and 1/4, down 2 and 1/2 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.01 and 1/4, up 4 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $296.90, up 20 cents Dec. soybean oil closed at 31.47, up 11 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.34 and 3/4, up 2 and 3/4... (full story)

Still Stuck!!! (full story)

The Packer’s Global Organic Produce Expo — GOPEX — is providing attendees with a behind-the-scenes look at PortMiami, a hub of international trade and commerce. The tour is on the first day of the event, Jan. 9. Participants will see the... (full story)

The Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $5.9 million dollars in 85 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. With this commitment, the California almond community […] (full story)

Labor costs continue to challenge specialty crop growers’ competitiveness. Michigan Vegetable Council executive director Greg Bird tells Brownfield sessions covering H-2A guest worker program updates and other labor issues are expected to be... (full story)

The following prices are effective from Wednesday 12/11/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 12/17/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 12/17/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. […] (full story)

Ag startups are garnering speed and investors to solve the needs of farmers through innovation. Doug Huesdash with ACRE AgTech tells Brownfield his group works as a matchmaker between innovators and the ag industry. “We had learned from the ag... (full story)

Minnesota Farm Bureau is urging Congress to approve the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. President Kevin Paap tells Brownfield ratifying USMCA sends a signal to trading partners across the world that the U.S. is back in business in the international... (full story)

Most milk futures and cash dairy prices were down significantly on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday.  Butter was the only product showing a gain. December Class III milk was down $.08 at $19.43.  January was down $.24 at $18.40.... (full story)

Minnesota Congressman and House Ag Committee chair Collin Peterson welcomed the announcement of a deal to bring USMCA to a vote. Peterson says he’s been pushing to get the agreement across the finish line for months.  He calls the... (full story)

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