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U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agency working closing with the Food and Drug Administration on cell-cultured meats should set precedent for future relationships regarding gene editing of livestock. “We believe they’re demonstrated to be... (full story)


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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Hub of the Plains Agriculture Conference in Lubbock on Feb. 28. The event will start with registration at 8 a.m. […] (full story)


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The USDA says placements of cattle into feedlots was down in January, the first year over year decline since August 2019. The placements total was 1.967 million head, 1% below January 2019, with most of those placements on cattle weighing less than... (full story)


Kubota’s M8 Series tractor will be available at Kubota dealers beginning March 1, 2020.  In addition to showcasing the company’s largest and highest horsepower utility ag tractor at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show, they also had much of... (full story)


Nearly nine percent of the nation’s dairy farms closed their doors in 2019. The USDA’s latest milk production report says there were slightly more than 34,000 licensed dairy farms at the end of the year, down more than 3,200 from 2018. ... (full story)


Case IH is expanding its livestock offerings by adding a large square baler accumulator to its lineup.  The accumulator collects up to five bales that are ready for handing to maximize productivity.   Brian Spencer with Case IH says the... (full story)


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The Speed-Tiller High Speed Disk from Case IH is a dual-season tool that cuts, sizes and incorporates high levels of crop residue to help improve soil quality and maximize crop yields. CJ Parker says the new tiller digs like a disk and finishes... (full story)


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REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN FEB 24 2020 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR FEB 23 2020 ... (full story)


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As farmers continue to make plans for the 2020 crop year, USDA thinks those plans include more corn, soybean, rice and other feed grain acres this year. During the Ag Outlook Forum this week in Washington D.C., the agency revealed it thinks farmers... (full story)


  Joe Vaclavik discusses this week's USDA Ag Outlook Forum numbers. He argues that most of these numbers are not actionable in regard to grain marketing and that USDA has simply issued a series of "educated guesses." USDA projected 2020 US corn... (full story)


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes wheat prices have the potential to increase during 2020.    During its Ag Outlook Forum, the department forecast wheat prices to climb to $4.90, an 8% increase from 2019.    ... (full story)


The United States Department of Agriculture released its average annual count of licensed dairy farms in the United States today, showing a decline of 3,281 farms. According to the listing, the U.S. had an average of 34,187 dairy farms in 2019,... (full story)


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Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Today’s trade could be limited to clean-up after the light to moderate activity earlier in the week. Wednesday’s trade was primarily in the south at mostly $119 to $120 live, generally steady to $1... (full story)


Exports of fresh potatoes , which includes shipments destined for processing markets, saw a 9% increase in tonnage and almost 11% increase in value during the second half of 2019. A Potatoes USA report on exports shows growth in all segments,... (full story)


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National FFA week kicks off tomorrow. FFA chapters around the country will host activities and service projects to raise awareness about the importance of agricultural education and the role FFA plays in the development of future ag leaders. ... (full story)


Live cattle futures continue yesterday’s triple digit decline with more of the same, front month futures are $1.10 to $1.92 lower so far. Front month feeder cattle are also lower at midday, with losses as much as $1.22 in May contract. The CME Feed... (full story)


The wheat market is mostly lower so far, with Chicago wheat down the most. SRW futures are 3 1/2 cents lower at midday, as March HRW futures are 1/4 cent/bu lower. March HRS futures are so far firm at $5.29 1/2. The delayed Export Sales report from U... (full story)


Soybean futures are up 1 to 1 3/4 cents in the front months so far. March meal futures are $2.30/ton lower, with a 43 point bounce in soybean oil. The weekly Export Sales report from USDA showed 494,277 MT of soybean bookings on the week ending 02/13... (full story)


Midday trades have cotton futures 34 to 50 points lower in the front months. The USDA released Export Sales data for the week ending 02/13, showing 235,302 RBs of upland cotton sold on the week. That is 32.94% lower than last week’s sales, but 44.4... (full story)


Corn futures are trading lower by 2 to 2 3/4 cents at midday, as options traders test the $3.80 “pin” with March options expiring today. The Export Sales report this morning showed 1.249 MMT of corn was sold for the week ending 02/13. That was sl... (full story)


Corn futures are trading lower by 2 to 2 3/4 cents at midday, as options traders test the $3.80 “pin” with March options expiring today. The Export Sales report this morning showed 1.249 MMT of corn was sold for the week ending 02/13. That was sl... (full story)


Lean hog futures extend the losses from yesterday, with futures 2 to 45 cents lower so far. The CME Lean Hog Index was $0.24 higher to $55.78. In USDA’s weekly update to export sales, 434,570 MT of pork were sold on the week ending 02/13. That is 1... (full story)


BL_GR310 Billings, MT Fri Feb 21, 2020 USDA Market News Weekly Montana Hay Report Compared to the last week: All classes of hay sold fully steady. Demand for squares continues to be good on mostly light to moderate offerings, with higher quality offerings in lighter supply and... (full story)


A soil scientist says many farmers are facing unprecedented climate challenges and must build resilience to adapt and find solutions.  Laura Lengnick says there are several tools farmers can use to address this variability. “Soil health is... (full story)


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BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Feb 21, 2020 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Friday, February 21, 2020. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


DJ Analysts’ Estimates for February USDA Cattle-On-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by The Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)


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COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mixed to lower yesterday. Futures tried to rally on news that China had approved the first round of tariff [...] (full story)


|TO_GR110 Torrington, WY Fri Feb 21, 2020 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Eastern Wyoming/Western Nebraska Elevator Cash Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators and feed mills for Wheat, Corn and Soybeans per bushel, Millet and... (full story)


John Deere’s new 1745 MaxEmerge 5 planter is compatible with older tractors.  Jeffery Barnes, product manager with John Deere’s planter division says it was create for farmers who have planter-applied fertilizer, a split-down configuration, and... (full story)


ORN Corn futures are drifting lower this morning, with Mar unchanged at 3.78-1/2, Jul is down 1/4 cent to 3.85-1/4 and Dec is down 1-1/2 cents to 3.87. This morning, the USDA released their outlook forum projections for the 2020/2021 crop year. Thes... (full story)


John Deere has launched a new seeding technology.  The factory-installed ExactRate Liquid Fertilizer Application System is ideal for farmers who apply liquid fertilizer during planting and want accurate nutrient placement. Brady Alley, product... (full story)