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After see-saw trading through the early portion, Friday’s action came to a close with corn futures 9 1/4 to 13 1/2 cents higher. New crop December corn rallied 65 cents on the week, but the inverse from July prices only tightened by 20 1/4 cents. December is up more than... (full story)


Going into the weekend, wheat futures posted more gains. SRW futures ended the session up by 7 3/4 to 9 1/4 cents. KC wheat closed with 10 cent old crop gains and 8 3/4 to 10 cent new crop gains. Minneapolis spring wheat went into the weekend break with gains... (full story)


ean hog futures closed mixed after trading both directions on Friday. The summer delivery months were down triple digits, while May, October and December stayed higher with gains of at least 27 cents. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price for Friday was $113.70, after a $2.72 drop. The May 5th... (full story)


Front month cattle futures gave back most of the early session gains, and went into the weekend mixed but mostly higher. October and December contracts were UNCH to 2 cents in the red, but June was up 55 cents. USDA reported catch up Friday sales in KS for $119. The... (full story)


At the end of the last trade day of the week, soybean futures were up by 21 3/4 to 25 cents in the most active months. That was mostly led by new crop, as the inverse from July to November tightened to $1.56/bu. Soymeal futures closed the session near the... (full story)


Cotton futures go into the weekend with a mixed close on Friday. Old crop prices were 92 points weaker in July and 31 points weaker for the thin October. New crop December and March contracts came back from midday losses and ended the last trade day of the week 10... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures firmer for the eighth consecutive session with Jul closing 13-1/2 firmer at 7.32-1/4 and Dec gaining 11 finishing at 6.36-1/2. May futures closed 13-1/4 cents firmer at 7.72-3/4. The last trading day for May futures is next Friday, May 14. Jul futures gained 50 cents on... (full story)


A bipartisan group of U.S. House members is urging U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai (tye) to urge Vietnam to drop tariffs on U.S. pork. Republicans Dusty Johnson of South Dakota and Darin LaHood of Illinois, along with Democrats Ron Kind of... (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri May 07, 2021 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, May 07, 2021 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly steady to 30.00 lower, except at San Angelo, TX 10.00-15.00 higher; slaughter ewes steady to 10.00... (full story)


Wet weather may hamper your spring planting. Certain herbicides provide flexibility if you need to switch between corn or soybean crops. (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day mixed, mostly higher on spread trade adjustments and the mixed boxed beef. June live cattle closed $.55 higher at $116.02 and August live cattle closed $.37 higher at... (full story)


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A tectonic plate shift in the financial markets (full story)


The call of the week is how to control ryegrass and, in a few other cases, fine fescue in emerged corn. Several have reported these grasses recovering from glyphosate + […] (full story)


USDA officials have heard from beginning farmers about their experiences with the agency – both the good and the bad – in an online town hall meeting. A southern Illinois farmer told USDA officials about roadblocks to conservation program sign-up.... (full story)


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A bill limiting inspections on ag operations is expected to be signed by Governor Parson. Missouri Pork Executive Vice President Don Nikodim tells Brownfield the bill is a big win for farm biosecurity. Biosecurity is a huge issue for farmers,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 07-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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Arkansas farmer Robert Stobaugh says his planting season got off to one of the best starts in recent memory. But, he tells Brownfield, things changed about two weeks ago when temperatures dropped.  “The ground conditions were just near perfect,” he... (full story)


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NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri May 7, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 5/7/2021 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Not enough market participants to... (full story)


The commodity markets proved the bull market is far from over, as May corn futures ended the week above the $7.70 mark. December corn futures reached $6.36. Soybean prices had a similar story, with old crop finishing Friday above $16. “If you... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 07, 2021 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $233.72 $219.10 ... (full story)


The 2021 field corn production season has not been great.  Cold, cloudy, wet weather has many farmers scratching their heads about the way some of their fields look.  There are […] (full story)


A livestock economist says reports of packers not participating in some recent fed cattle auctions is part of a nationwide, industry-level issue. Dr. Derrell Peel with Oklahoma State University says, “The bottom line is right now, we’ve... (full story)


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A Western Nebraska cattle rancher says she’s confused by the new details in the Biden administration’s conservation goals report.   Jaclyn Wilson of Whitman tells Brownfield the ‘America the Beautiful” initiative, previously called 30×30,... (full story)


LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri May 7, 2021 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, May 7, 2021 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of slaughter lambs were unevenly steady on on comparable purchases. Negotiated Purchases:This... (full story)


Studies show as much as five-fold resistant shattercane in northwest Kansas sorghum fields. (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 07, 2021 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL ... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 07, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 5/7/2021 was estimated at 4.88 per cwt live, down -0.01 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 07, 2021 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds ... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 07, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 5/7/2021 was estimated at 13.93 per cwt live, up 0.39 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE... (full story)


NW_LS902,Fri May 07 2021,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,48.00,50.00,49.33,C Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,42.00,42.00,A Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri May 07 2021,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70%... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 07, 2021 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) FOB CENTRAL U.S. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer(1) for today was estimated at 12.07 per cwt live, up 0.21 when compared to Thursday's value. FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


May corn closed at $7.72 and 3/4, up 13 and 1/4 cents May soybeans closed at $16.21, up 15 and 1/2 cents May soybean meal closed at $442.50, up $14.80 May soybean oil closed at 66.38, up 13 points May wheat closed at $7.73 and 1/2, up 9 and 1/4 cents... (full story)


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Growers are preparing to terminate broadleaf cover crop species and winter annual broadleaf weeds using 2,4-D products and are trying to find the best product options. Many rowers and crop […] (full story)


SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 07-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 07-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 07-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 07-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 07-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


SAN FRANCISCO Terminal Prices as of 07-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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