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The author of four books on consumer trends thinks interest in dairy products is high.  But Jeff Fromm says people want brands to capture them. “And what was the sleepiest yogurt company in the world, in the sleepiest category, yogurt,... (full story)


Senate Ag leaders questioned USDA’s motives to move the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington D.C. during a committee hearing Thursday. Chair Pat Roberts of Kansas supports the move to his part... (full story)


Livestock producers are doing what they can to protect their animals from this week’s heat. South Dakota dairy farmer Allen Merrill says he doesn’t have the latest technology, but believes keeping a roof over his cattle helps. “It helps to... (full story)


A new report compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City shows the volume of non-real estate farm loans in the second quarter of this year increased 11 percent over last year. That’s the fastest pace of growth for those loans, in the... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 4 to 6 1/4 cent gains on Friday, trying to post a rebound to end the week. Spillover buying from soybeans and wheat is supportive, along with Fed easing talk. Total corn export commitments are 15.5% below the same week last y... (full story)


Soybean futures are up 20 to 22 cents at midday, after showing 4 straight days of losses this week. August soybean meal is up $4.80/ton, with soy oil 46 points higher. A report from Reuters shows lower Brazilian crop quality this year with some Chine... (full story)


Corn futures are showing 4 to 6 1/4 cent gains on Friday, trying to post a rebound to end the week. Spillover buying from soybeans and wheat is supportive, along with Fed easing talk. Total corn export commitments are 15.5% below the same week last y... (full story)


Wheat futures are showing 7 to 13 cent gains in most contracts on Friday, after a several rounds of losses this week. Shorts are taking some of their winnings off the table ahead of the weekend. Wheat export commitments are now 22.2% larger than the ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up a nickel to 55 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are up 25 to 55 cents on Friday. The biannual Cattle Inventory will be released this afternoon, along with the monthly COF report. The CME feeder cattle index was down $... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 88 to 154 points in the green at midday. Upland cotton export commitments are now 115% of the USDA projection, with the average pace running 107%. With just under a month left in the MY, however, accumulated exports are 91%... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are trading 32.5 cents to $1.95 higher in most contracts on Friday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 17 cents from the previous day on July 16 @ $70.79. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up another 78 cents at $77.38. The belly and... (full story)


At the recent BIO World Congress in Des Moines, we received an update on the growth of the U.S. biobased products industry from Kate Lewis, deputy program manager for USDA’s BioPreferred Program . AUDIO: Kate Lewis Continue reading Strong... (full story)


Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos has formed a bipartisan caucus to educate Members of Congress on crop insurance programs. “We know the need for that because as I travel all around our congressional district and meet with our growers, they tell... (full story)


Oil has indeed plunged yesterday, yet caught a bid earlier today on the news of the downed Iranian drone. While thats encouraging to the bulls, they didnt celebrate the following upswing for too long. Time to consult the charts instead of scanning the headlines for the odds of the next move. How... (full story)


What is the difference between a recession and a depression? When your neighbor loses their job, its a recession. When you lose your job, thats a depression! Not funny? Do not worry, we wont make more jokes. Instead, well analyze a new, but very important and powerful recessionary indicator. We... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the national defense technology company Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (KTOS). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's 100 Top Stocks list first by the highest technical buy signals, then used the ... (full story)


Paul Zorner, CEO of Locus Ag Solutions (photo courtesy Locus Ag Solutions) The recent BIO World Congress in Des Moines gave ag-related startup companies a chance to pitch their products to potential investors. Paul Zorner of Lucas Ag... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is quiet.  There are just a few scattered bids that have been floated this morning at $111 to $113 live following another round of light to moderate business yesterday.  While the bulk of this week’s deals could very... (full story)


The USDA is making it easier for producers to figure out which farm loans work best for them. FSA administrator Richard Fordyce says the goal in developing the Farm Loan Discovery tool was to make borrowing money less intimidating. “And... (full story)


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


Ag leaders in Michigan say the entire ag supply chain will feel the effects of a difficult growing season in the Eastern Corn Belt. Michigan Agri-Business Association President Jim Byrum tells Brownfield a reduced corn crop this year will mean... (full story)


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The Fed giveth the Fed taketh. Lets look at the impact on price action after NY Fed President Williams and after the NY Fed clarified his comments. ES, NQ, Gold and Crude all seeing a lot of volatility. What are the tradable levels? (full story)


CORN: Corn futures have attracted buyers after yesterday's technical breakdown. Sep corn is up 6-3/4 cents to 4.31-1/4, Dec corn is up 6-1/4 cents to 4.36, and Mar corn is down 5-3/4 to 4.44. The corn markets are finding some overflow buying from ... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, a heat wave is peaking, with Friday’s high temperatures expected to range from 90 to 100° across all but northern corn and soybean production areas. High humidity levels accompany the hot weather, placing additional stress on... (full story)


A short-lived heat wave will end during the weekend across the Plains and upper Midwest, and early next week in most other areas east of the Rockies. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will precede and accompany the surge of cool, dry air, with... (full story)


Long-distance trade talks between the U.S. and China continued Thursday, but with no breakthroughs.   Media reports say Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer negotiated by telephone for the... (full story)


NW_PY044 DES MOINES, IA Fri. Jul. 19, 2019 USDA Market News TURKEY: Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance. DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady for prompt deliveries and steady to... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 19-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 19-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 19-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


This week, gold made a big run-up, fueled partly by economic concerns. So should you, the investor, be buying gold at this elevated price? Continue reading to find out. (full story)


ORLANDO Shipping Point Prices as of 19-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


ORLANDO Shipping Point Prices as of 19-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


AJ_PY010 Atlanta, GA. Fri. July 19, 2019 USDA Market News Broiler/Fryer: Daily National Broiler Market at-a-Glance Whole broiler/fryer prices are steady to mostly weak for all sizes. Offerings are available with discouning noted.... (full story)


Embarrassing Williams fiasco sees Fed rate cut trade explode higher, then retrace. EURUSD and Italian markets fretting about possible snap election in Italy. Canadian Retail Sales for May miss expectations: -0.1% MoM vs +0.3%. Fedd Bullard to speak at 11amET. Says again this morning... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: SEATTLE JUL 19 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU JUL 18 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: SEATTLE JUL 19 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU JUL 18 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: YAKIMA JUL 19 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU JUL 18 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: YAKIMA JUL 19 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU JUL 18 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


NW_LS421 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jul 19, 2019 USDA Market News IMPORT BEEF TRADE Compared to Last Week: Import trading was slow. Prices were mostly weak to lower, instances moderately higher. Tight supplies continued to be a major concern for importers. AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND - FOB... (full story)


AM_LS166 Amarillo, TX Fri Jul 19, 2019 USDA-TX-Dept of Ag Market News Southeast Direct Feeder Cattle Summary - Al,Ar,Fl,Ga,La,Ms,Tn Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 07/19/2019 Receipts: 3,000 Last Week: 2,900 Year Ago: 3,100 Compared to last week: Not enough... (full story)


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NW_LS255 Des Moines, IA Fri Jul 19,2019 USDA-Iowa Dept of Ag Market News National Direct Delivered Feeder Pig Report: Week Ending Jul 19 Weekly Summary of prices on a delivered farm to farm basis. RECEIPTS THIS WEEK: 121,343 LAST WEEK: 97,487 LAST YEAR: 73,657 VOLUME BY STATE OR... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: ORLANDO JUL 19 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU JUL 18 2019 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: ORLANDO JUL 19 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU JUL 18 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: INWOOD JUL 19 2019 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU JUL 18 2019 *MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS... (full story)


INWOOD Shipping Point Prices as of 19-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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