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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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


A new study has found that hog farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. More than 106,000 samples gathered on about 180 North Carolina farms showed reductions in ammonia levels.   Jan Archer is a pork... (full story)


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


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


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


As the price of pork skyrockets in China, Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone, says pork is getting harder and harder to find at restaurants throughout the country. The potential for social unrest due to the pork shortage is a... (full story)


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


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


Tyson Foods, the largest American-owned pork processor, notified pig farmers on Wednesday that it will prohibit the use of ractopamine in market hogs the company buys beginning in February 2020. The decision was made to help fill the growing global... (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will cover the  Indiana Board of Animal Health Quarterly Meeting in Indianapolis Tuesday, October 22. Continue reading Indiana Board of Animal Health Quarterly Meeting at Brownfield Ag News.     ... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the discount retail company Dollar Tree (DLTR). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening tools to find a list of stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and best technical buy signals, then... (full story)


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


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Thu Oct 17, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Thursday, October 17, 2019. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Thu Oct 17, 2019 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 p.m. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2 Yellow Corn... (full story)


U.S. ethanol production ticked higher last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 971,000 barrels a day, up 8,000 on the week, but 40,000 below a year ago as the industry continues to grapple with margins and... (full story)


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Brownfield’s Larry Lee will be on the ground in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 23 for Wisconsin for Farm Bureau USMCA discussion with VP Mike Pence, Continue reading Wisconsin Farm Bureau USMCA discussion with Vice President... (full story)


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