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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures Closed with small losses of 1 to 2 cents. Nearby December finished down 1-1/2 cents at 4.17-3/4. Coming into today, futures has closed higher seven of the last eight sessions. Today’s small setback suggest the market i... (full story)


Front month cotton futures were 62 to 85 points higher. Last week, The Seam reported 18,923 bales sold for a wtd av price of 66.24 cents/lb. USDA’s Spot Cotton Quotations report showed 2,871 bales were sold at an average gross price of 67 cents/lb.... (full story)


Corn futures drifted 1 to 2 cents lower today. The weekly Export Inspections report showed 636,290 MT of corn shipments on the week ending 10/22. That was down from 911,648 MT last week but up 63% from the same week last year. Mexico was the top dest... (full story)


The afternoon rally in the soy complex brough the front month bean contracts back to positive territory, closing as much as 4 cents higher. After UNCH for May, soybeans closed 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 cents lower in the deferreds. Soymeal futures bounced back ... (full story)


Following midday losses, live cattle futures recovered to close the session mixed. October fats closed at $103.97 on the board. There were 1,764 contracts still open as of Friday. October contracts expire at the end of the week. Feeders ended the fir... (full story)


With increased rain and snow in the central US, the domestic wheat futures closed with double digit losses. KC HRW pulled back the most on Monday, dropping 2.63% to 3.12%. CBT futures were down 1.45% to 2.02% on the day. MPLS HRS futures ended the se... (full story)


Corn futures drifted 1 to 2 cents lower today. The weekly Export Inspections report showed 636,290 MT of corn shipments on the week ending 10/22. That was down from 911,648 MT last week but up 63% from the same week last year. Mexico was the top dest... (full story)


Lean hog trading erased midday losses and futures ended the session with 27 to 72 cent gains. The Fresh Bacon Index was $7.95 higher for the week, to $222.45. The CME Lean Hog Index for 10/22 was $78.54, 6 cents weaker. USDA’s National Average Afte... (full story)


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Cattle and hogs make new low and bounce, Feeders consolidate (full story)


Farmers might learn what they can and cannot do with dicamba next growing season Tuesday. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is planning an afternoon announcement in Georgia, with the state’s ag commissioner, and Farm Bureau’s Zippy DuVall.  A... (full story)


MIAMI Ornamental Shipping Point Prices as of 26-OCT-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The breakdown in the US stock markets early on Monday, October 26, was more about investor expectations and a transitioning away from risk ahead of the US Elections than any other factor. No new stimulus deal being reached in addition to a surge in US COVID-19 cases recently suggests another... (full story)


Nebraska farmers have harvested 76 percent of the state’s corn crop, according to the latest crop report. That’s well ahead of the five-year average of 46 percent. Soybean harvest, at 97 percent, was virtually complete. Sorghum harvest stood at... (full story)


A West Michigan dairy farmer says 2020’s growing season has been exceptional compared to the last few. Kent Folkema tells Brownfield a drier spring and timely rains in his region produced great quality silage. “We got little better yields and we... (full story)


Widespread snow slowed what has been a fast-paced harvest in Minnesota. The latest weekly crop progress report from USDA says there were fewer than three days suitable for fieldwork last week, the fewest since the week ending April 19th. Corn... (full story)


Four U.S. House and Senate members from Illinois and Missouri are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include construction funding to modernize and expand seven outdated lock son the Upper Mississippi River. House members Cheri Bustos of... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were mixed ahead of widespread direct business.  October live cattle closed $.62 higher at $103.97 and December live cattle closed $.17 lower at $103.40.  October feeder cattle... (full story)


Cold and wet conditions slowed harvest and fall tillage activity in Wisconsin last week.  USDA reporters say temperatures reached the mid 30’s with a slow moving storm on Thursday and Friday, dumping up to six inches of snow to the north, and... (full story)


Scattered rain and cooler temperatures hampered the Illinois harvest last week.  USDA reporters say there were 4.3 days that were suitable for fieldwork.  Even with between one and two inches of rain in most of Illinois, nearly a quarter of... (full story)


Harvest continues to progress across Arkansas and made significant advancements last week.   Rice is 93 percent harvested.  Cotton harvest is 67 percent complete.  Soybean harvest is 62 percent complete.  Eighty-four percent of peanuts have been... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange continue higher Monday with optimism for another food box program purchase while cash trade remained quietly higher. October Class III milk unchanged at $21.63.  November 57 cents higher at... (full story)


The corn and soybean harvests in South Dakota continue to move quickly towards the finish. 79% of corn is harvested, compared to the five-year average of 37%, and 95% of soybeans, compared to 78% on average. 87% of South Dakota’s sorghum crop is... (full story)


Photo credit: Dennis Morrice Iowa’s corn harvest has passed the three-quarters mark. The latest crop report shows 78 percent of the crop was harvested as of Sunday. Farmers in northeast Iowa were nearly done, while farmers in south-central Iowa... (full story)


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A fourth round of funding totaling $500 million will be used to help those in need through USDA’s Farmers to Family Food Box Program. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the $3.5 billion that’s been given to food programs has been a win-win for... (full story)


Soybean harvest is picking up steam in Tennessee while corn harvest nears completion.  Fifty-one percent of soybeans and 91 percent of corn has been harvested.  Cotton harvest is 46 percent complete with 98 percent of bolls opening.   ... (full story)


The USDA says Missouri’s harvest slowed down last week under cool and wet conditions. Seventy – two percent of Missouri’s corn crop has been harvested, 11 percent ahead of last year. Half of the state’s soybeans have been harvested, 12 percent... (full story)


Cool, rainy weather continued to delay fieldwork in Michigan last week while some farmers pushed through with harvest. The USDA says 34 percent of corn is harvested for grain and condition improved eight points to 65 percent good to... (full story)


NW_PY047 Atlanta, GA Mon. Oct 19, 2020 USDA Market News Weekly Midwest Region Broiler/Fryer Parts ... (full story)


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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Mon, Oct 26, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $176.70 $158.56 ... (full story)


Do We Have Too Many Specs In The Corn Market (full story)


PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 26-OCT-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The USDA says rain slowed harvest progress last week in Ohio. As of Sunday, 32 percent of corn is harvested, and 93 percent is mature. The crop condition rating held steady at 50 percent good to excellent. Seventy-three percent of the soybean... (full story)


KO_LS800 Oklahoma City, OK Mon Oct 26, 2020 USDA-OK Dept Ag Market News The OKC West Livestock Auction will not be having a sale on Tuesday 10/27/2020 and will be moving everything to the sale on Wednesday 10/28/2020. Source: USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, Ok ... (full story)


Soybean planting in Brazil advanced 15 percentage points last week and was 23 percent complete as of last Thursday, according to consulting firm AgRural. That is still well behind last year and the five-year average, but analysts say planting could... (full story)


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Volatility in Stock Index Futures Extremely High & Futures Levels 10.27.2020 (full story)


NW_LS452 St. Joseph, MO Mon Oct 26, 2020 USDA Market News USDA CARLOT VEAL CARCASS REPORT - Northeast and North Central Basis Compared to last week: The special fed veal carcass market was mostly steady on comparable sales of veal calves. Demand was light to moderate on light to... (full story)


The USDA says rainfall provided much needed relief to soils in Indiana last week.   Corn harvest remained in line and soybean harvested was slightly ahead of the five-year average. As of Sunday, 62 percent of corn is harvested. The crop is rated... (full story)


Soybeans were mostly modestly higher. Beans are consolidating, watching the accelerated planting pace in South America and harvest delays in the U.S. The USDA says 83% of U.S. soybeans are harvested, compared to the five-year average of 73%.... (full story)


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Dec. corn closed at $4.17 and 3/4, down 1 and 1/2 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $10.87 and 3/4, up 4 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $389.60, up $3.20 Dec. soybean oil closed at 34.46, up 35 points Dec. wheat closed at $6.20, down 12 and 3/4 cents... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 26-OCT-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 26-OCT-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


CHICAGO Terminal Prices as of 26-OCT-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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