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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live on and feeder cattle ended the day lower on fund selling.  April live cattle closed $.75 lower at $120.85 and June live cattle closed $.47 lower at $119.17.  April feeder cattle closed $.42 lower at... (full story)


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A Purdue University ag economist says the development of automation in agriculture has the potential to cause an economic divide in the industry. “We’re moving into a period now where this precision agriculture technology is going to be valuable... (full story)


The National Pork Producers Council wants better access for US pork headed into Vietnam. Nick Giordano, vice president and counsel for NPPC, says there’s a lot of opportunity for the industry.  “The US has a trade imbalance with Vietnam,” he says. ... (full story)


A southwest Minnesota corn and soybean grower came close to expanding his rotation this year. Chris Hill of Brewster says he likes the idea of adding a small grain. “But for the most part we’re sticking with our same corn and soybean... (full story)


Gold had a good day yesterday, but as it hits the $1,770 resistance line, it will be anything but easy for the yellow metal. The real test has begun. (full story)


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The Missouri Farm Bureau is pushing for the full repeal of the estate tax. Missouri Farm Bureau’s Spencer Tuma said Congress’ ability to ‘move the goal post’ of the estate tax threshold causes great uncertainty for farmers and ruins financial... (full story)


Michigan Wheat Program will continue for five more years after 85 percent of wheat growers in the state approved the recent referendum. Chairman Bill Hunt is one of the founding board members of the program and tells Brownfield a decade of wheat... (full story)


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The recent rally in the bond yields pushed gold prices down, but this trend won’t continue forever, as the Fed will likely be forced to step in. (full story)


NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri Apr 16, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 4/16/2021 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Not enough market participants to... (full story)


LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri Apr 9, 2021 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, Apr 9, 2021 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of heavier slaughter lambs were steady to 1.00 higher on on comparable purchases. Negotiated... (full story)


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NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 16, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 4/16/2021 was estimated at 4.82 per cwt live, down -0.02 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 16-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


For the remainder of Friday, a mix of rain and snow will fall in the Northeast, while precipitation across the Plains will gradually subside. Meanwhile, rain should linger into the weekend across the central Gulf Coast region, where additional... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 16, 2021 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $222.49 $213.10 ... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 16, 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 4/16/2021 was estimated at 13.17 per cwt live, up 0.49 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE... (full story)


NW_LS902,Fri Apr 16 2021,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),2.0,,47.00,47.00, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,41.00,41.00,B Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri Apr 16 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_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 16, 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_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 16, 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 10.92 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 16, 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)


A Republican member of the House Agriculture Committee is disappointed USDA is discontinuing the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota tells Brownfield he witnessed first-hand how the program worked. “Over 157... (full story)


“Other than my Cincinnati Bengals breaking my heart, few things are more consistent than stocks higher in April.” (full story)


May corn closed at $5.85 and 1/2, down 4 and 1/2 cents May soybeans closed at $14.33 and 1/4, up 15 cents May soybean meal closed at $402.20, up 30 cents May soybean oil closed at 56.33, up 144 points May wheat closed at $6.52 and 1/2, down 1 and 1/4... (full story)


Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying, posting solid weekly gains. There was more support from global vegetable oils, with the recent strength in palm oil, soybean oil, and canola a big factor for beans. The USDA’s next set of... (full story)


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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week vetoed a bill that would have given tax exemptions for some broadband equipment. Whitmer says the bill falls short in spurring high-speed broadband development while costing schools millions. Bill... (full story)


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ORLANDO-IMPORTS Shipping Point Prices as of 16-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The grain markets posted another active week. May corn prices were up 9¢ and May soybean prices were up 30¢, for the week ending April 16. All May wheat classes were up, with Kansas City up nearly 23¢. Why are prices elevated heading into the... (full story)


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Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to help rural foresters access carbon markets. The Rural Forest Markets Act provides loan guarantees to create and sell forest credits, encourages voluntary practices to remove carbon... (full story)


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Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines) is a microscopic worm that feeds on the roots of soybean plants. This feeding can disrupt the normal function of the roots, causing poor […] (full story)


LOS ANGELES Terminal Prices as of 16-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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