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The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season. While tariffs and weather have had their influence on price volatility this year, the  various USDA reports might come into... (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Agent Comments Becky Muller, Tipton County Pastures are burning up. J.C. Dupree, Lauderdale County Corn harvest is well […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Comments W Bruce Mclean, Marlboro County Tobacco and the bulk of corn harvest was starting to wrap up. […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Comments Greg Pittman, Jackson County Cattle experienced stress due to the ongoing extreme heat and dry conditions. Forage […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Comments Tim Malone, Winston County Peanut harvest started. Late soybeans and pasture were in need of rain. Gina […] (full story)

Research is playing a key role in developing sustainable practices for almond growers, and ways to use every part of the tree nut and tree itself. Rod Bain reports. Rod […] (full story)

Guatemala’s exports of specialty vegetables and fruits to the U.S. have been steadily rising over the past two decades. According to figures cited by the Guatemala Produce Trade Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported fresh... (full story)

How does the weather factor in, as the nation’s corn and soybean crops face late development? USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses the issue in this short podcast.... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the metal fabricating company Hebron Technology (HEBT). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month then used the Flipchart... (full story)

Garland Nelson, Braymer, MO, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence for a trial. He was ordered to be arraigned on Oct. 7. Nelson, 25, was arrested July 26 in connection with the disappearance... (full story)

(Bloomberg) -- Global disputes over trade and nuclear weapons have consumed plenty of President Donald Trump’s time and attention -- but a narrow, domestic clash over U.S. biofuel policy may be giving those issues competition. Trump has held more... (full story)

When it comes to body condition scoring sows, a visual assessment can be inaccurate up to 50% of the time, says Ron Bates of Michigan State University Extension.  “Underfeeding or overfeeding sows can unfavorably impact sow productivity and... (full story)

If you are a reader of this letter on a regular basis, you already know that I find it nonsensical that some in the trade appear to be hyper-focused on the minor changes in crop rating each week instead of taking a broader look at the overall picture... (full story)

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  Corn (December) Fundamentals: Corn futures sprang higher yesterday on the back of a few headlines revolving around the energy sector. The first headline was the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facility, spiking oil prices which... (full story)

You’ll likely be seeing summer annual weeds from the combine, with a few small winter annuals sneaking in here and there. Take good notes about where the mature summer annual weeds are as the weed seed bank will be something you battle next summer.... (full story)

Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyardgrass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world’s worst agricultural weeds. New research […] (full story)

Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans, Grains Drop on Conditions, Weather Soybean and grain futures were lower overnight after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop ratings came in about where expected and... (full story)

South Korea discovered its first outbreak of deadly African swine fever (ASF) at a pig farm in Paju, South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said on Tuesday. Paju is located near the border with North Korea. This first case... (full story)

Practicing veterinarians, researchers and academics are encouraged to apply for one of three $35,000 awards for research related to infectious respiratory disease in pigs. Boehringer Ingelheim sponsors the Awards for Advancing Research in... (full story)

From African swine fever to natural disaster preparedness, the 2019 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in Saint Paul, Minn., offered a full line-up of topics for attendees on Monday.  Here are some quotable moments from the day.  1.    “To... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the industrial machinery company SPX Corp (SPXC). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list first by he most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart f... (full story)

Soon many producers will be starting to plant small grains.  Below is my “Top six” list of important things to consider when planting wheat and other small grains in the […] (full story)

Sulfur has become an important crop nutrient applied to corn fields across Minnesota. Recent research has shown a benefit from applying sulfur in fields low in organic matter and in […] (full story)

On Thursday, Wall Street Journal writers Lingling Wei, Chao Deng and Josh Zumbrun reported that, “China is looking to narrow the scope of its negotiations with the U.S. to only trade matters, seeking […] (full story)

Over the last month, dieback symptoms have been widely observed in hemp stands. These symptoms are characterized by wilting and necrosis of branch tips. These symptoms could be caused by […] (full story)

The pace of change is accelerating, especially in food and protein production. Research and technology will continue to drive enhancements in this area, said Terry Coffey, chief science and technology officer with Smithfield Foods during the Morrison... (full story)

The grain markets are calming down after seeing big gains in the green on Friday. USDA announced a flash sale of 204,000 metric tons of soybeans on Friday. It follows reports the country bought at least 10 cargoes of U.S. beans. That's after a... (full story)

Last week’s price rally in the soybean market relied on the prospects of easing trade tensions with China.  The potential for soybean prices to maintain recent momentum depends on developments […] (full story)

Iowa State University (ISU) broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility this month, a facility that will help propel the University into answering a major need. “It's a $21.5 million project, and it's going to really catapult us forward and... (full story)

As early-planted soybeans move into R7—the beginning of maturity—Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie reports he is seeing more issues with pod feeders (mainly grasshoppers), nematodes, and sudden death syndrome (SDS). “With the crop so near... (full story)

  (Grains) Oliver Sloup was on RFD-TV sharing his thoughts on the grain and livestock markets! (Livestock) Sign up for your FREE trial of our daily commodity reports!   Futures trading involves substantial... (full story)

Source: Nebraska Pork Producers Association Pork is the number one meat consumed by the people of Japan and Vietnam. These countries have the potential to be a major export market for pork from Nebraska and the United States. These... (full story)

To reach your destination, it helps to know where you are starting from. With that in mind, let’s review how we maximize soybean yield today in our quest to reach the next level. 1. Understand Your Mission “A soybean producer’s job is to use... (full story)

By Piper Brandt, Kansas State University A new study conducted by veterinary researchers at Kansas State University sheds new light on a threatening swine disease: African swine fever. The research team, headed by Megan Niederwerder, assistant... (full story)

By Marty Rost, Environmental Specialist The past two manure application seasons were the most difficult I’ve dealt with. Excess rains, early snow and cold made the 2018 fall one we’d all like to forget. If that wasn’t enough, the 2019 spring... (full story)

It would seem that there is really just one story of note as we begin this new week, and that is of the drone strike on the major Saudi oil facility. As a precautionary measure, the Saudi’s have closed down production at other facilities, but it is... (full story)

Missed a recent article by Jon Scheve?  Get it sent to you directly every week.  Send a request by email:  jon@superiorfeed.com Market Commentary for 9/13/19   Corn Ear Counts  This week the USDA reported the lowest ear counts in the... (full story)

USDA has lowered its projections for the rice crop and raised its price forecast. USDA analysts Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski discuss in this short podcast. https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/radio/DA0_C74305D750884F5DA0EDDFD3DC5F5532.MP3 (full story)

In South Carolina, only 10 to 15 percent of the  crop was still in the field when Dorian arrived. In North Carolina, leaf is deteriorating quickly in areas struck by Dorian. (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Soy Seed Treatments – Worth the Cost? | WOTUS Rule Dead | What’s in the WASDE | and more. (full story)

The U.S. share of China cotton imports fell to 18 percent in 2018/19, down sharply from 45 percent in 2017/18, and was well below the 30 percent share seen over […] (full story)

Barley harvest is largely complete for Northern Hemisphere countries. Crops for Canada, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine are larger than a year ago, contributing to sharply higher global production […] (full story)

Medium grain rice, also known as japonica, comprises a relatively small portion of global rice trade, and has historically been served primarily by exports from Australia and the United States […] (full story)

Production across the Middle East is projected at a record high in 2019/20. The largest year-to-year production increases in the region were for Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Yields in all […] (full story)

In the ebb and flow of United States and China trade negotiations, price premiums for Brazil’s soybeans appears to be an accurate barometer for the degree of tension surrounding the […] (full story)

This is a unique cotton season in that it is the earliest good crop we have ever had. The magic number for cotton heat units is 2100 DD-60’s and we […] (full story)

Yield conversations remain more positive than negative. Always a good sign the deeper we move into harvest. The weather continues to hold and it appears the latest disturbance in the […] (full story)