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Wheat markets ended the Friday session mixed. CBT SRW futures closed with 2 3/4 to 6 1/4 cent gains. December rallied 15 cents from Friday to Friday. KC wheat futures faded back from their midday gains to close fractionally to 1 3/4 cents in the red. From Friday to Friday... (full story)


Friday hog futures trading ended with a rally. Prices closed 5 to 30 cents in the black, while October rallied to close $2.52 higher ahead of the NASS report. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Friday afternoon was 40 cents higher to $76.93. The 9/22 CME Lean Hog Index... (full story)


Front month soybean futures ended the Friday session fractionally mixed. From the week’s open, November soybeans were unchanged, while the November to November spread tightened by 14 3/4 cents to a 30 3/4 cent nearby premium. Soymeal prices ended the last trade day of the week $0.50 to $1.50/ton in... (full story)


Cotton prices rallied into the weekend. Nearby futures were up more than 3 cents through March, while the deferred contracts gained 232 to 275 points. December’s 353 point rally extended the inverse to an 86 premium to March and a 228 premium to May. Crude Oil continues its bounce through... (full story)


Live cattle futures were lower on the last trade day of the week, giving back 30 to 47 cents in the front months. Feeder cattle, however, found strength in the afternoon to close 40 to 50 cents higher. Sept feeders were 27 cents red on Friday. Catch up cash business... (full story)


On Friday, corn prices worked lower to close 2 to 2 1/2 cents in the red. New crop futures were firmer with Red dec only giving back 3/4 cents while Sept gained 1 1/4 cents. For the week December corn closed 1/4 of a penny lower, while the Dec to... (full story)


Forty miles north of Kansas City, Mo., is where you’ll usually find Patrick Montgomery. The green pastures and slightly rolling hills are more of a sanctuary for a man who knew nothing about raising cattle a decade ago. “I kind of had this... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 24-SEP-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 24-SEP-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle Markets will have their challenges in next week's trade. The Cattle on Feed report was slightly bearish and open interest in the complex has been decreasing. (full story)


A University of Wisconsin researcher says the biggest obstacle for some farmers trying to implement conservation practices is their ag retailer. Jason Cavadini with the UW’s Marshfield Ag Research Station tells Brownfield he would answer farmer... (full story)


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It was a big Friday for USDA reports with both Cattle on Feed and Hogs and pigs numbers released. The USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report was pretty bullish as many segments of the report came in well below pre-report estimates. University of... (full story)


Farmers in Brazil began planting in September for what is expected to be a recording-breaking 2021-2022 harvest. The first projection from CONAB (National Supply Company in Brazil) projects farmers will […] (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle closed mixed ahead of the Cattle on Feed report.  Overall, the numbers look bearish.  October live cattle closed $.30 lower at $122.92 and December live cattle closed $.47 lower at... (full story)


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A farmer in southeast Iowa is preparing to grow what could be his most expensive crop ever in 2022. Mark Jackson of Oskaloosa tells Brownfield he’s already seeing the impact of higher input costs as he plans for the upcoming growing season. ... (full story)


Huge future grain production increases are expected in Brazil along with continued higher exports of soybeans, corn and meat. Gary Schnitkey, the farm management professor with the University of Illinois, says “If you’re looking at high corn and... (full story)


A Wisconsin crop consultant says farmers noticed something unexpected in a cornfield with interseeded cover crops. Matt Oehmichen with Short Lane Ag Supply in Colby, Wisconsin tells Brownfield the silage corn was planted in 60-inch rows with... (full story)


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Some farmers are harvesting corn early to take advantage of September cash bids. Kelly Nieuwenhuis, who farms near Primghar in northwest Iowa, hasn’t started harvest but says he’s hearing reports of new crop deliveries. “I’ve been on... (full story)


Governor Walz has announced a $10 million drought relief package for Minnesota farmers. Walz says historic drought conditions have created extreme stress and financial hardship, and the funding will help ensure farmers can keep feeding Minnesota... (full story)


NW_LS421 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 24, 2021 USDA Market News IMPORT BEEF TRADE Compared to Last Week: Imported beef prices were mostly steady to firm, instances steady to weak. Trading was slow. Tight supplies and good demand continued to support import pricing. Shipping delays... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 24, 2021 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $234.85 $207.50 ... (full story)


Harvest is in full swing in Arkansas, and the optimistic yield projections are ringing true. All through Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri, yields are coming in strong; however, the same can’t […] (full story)


TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/ CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished softer in Friday’s session, losing 2-1/2 cents in December to close at 5.26-3/4 and 3/4 cent lower in... (full story)


The world’s largest biofuels producer is pledging to be carbon-neutral by 2050. POET, with more than 30 ethanol plants in the Midwest, recently released a sustainability report outlining the company’s focus on environmental, social, and governance... (full story)


The USDA says 2.104 million cattle were placed into feedlots during August, up 2% on the year and towards the high end of pre-report estimates. That’s also above the pre-pandemic August 2019 placement total and will boost the available number of... (full story)


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Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 21.4 cents per pound for the week ending September 18, down 0.5 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


The Michigan legislature increased the state’s agriculture budget by more than 50 percent in general funding which Michigan Farm Bureau says solidifies the importance of the sector brought forth during the pandemic. Rebecca Park tells Brownfield,... (full story)


The USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report shows signs of further contraction as producers seek to boost profitability, even as the industry tries to meet strong demand expectations. On September 1st, the total U.S. inventory was 75.352 million... (full story)


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Dec. corn closed at $5.26 and 3/4, down 2 and 1/2 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $12.85, up 3/4 cent Oct. soybean meal closed at $336.10, down 50 cents Oct. soybean oil closed at 57.97, up 87 points Dec. wheat closed at $7.23 and 3/4, up 6 cents Oct.... (full story)


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NW_LS901,Fri Sep 24 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_LS902,Fri Sep 24 2021,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,47.50,47.50,B Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,44.50,44.50,E Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 24, 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 15.41 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 24, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 9/24/2021 was estimated at 5.33 per cwt live, down -0.01 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 24, 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_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 24, 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 9/24/2021 was estimated at 15.67 per cwt live, down -0.32 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, Sep 24, 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)


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LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri Sep 24, 2021 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, Sep 24, 2021 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of slaughter lambs were generally 3.00 lower on comparable purchases. Negotiated... (full story)


NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri Sep 24, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 9/24/2021 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Not enough market participants to... (full story)


Soybeans were narrowly mixed, with the most active months closing firm for the week. Beans consolidated Friday, watching harvest activity, with only scattered rain in the forecast for most areas into early October. China has reportedly shutdown some... (full story)


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