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Scouts walking soybean fields are battling more than just tangled beans. Weeds are dominating soybean fields in the Husker state. “The weeds are gnarly,” says Emily Carolan, Pro Farm Crop Tour scout who works for Pioneer. “They’re vigorous. We... (full story)


The northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to federal prison for running the largest organic food fraud scheme has been found dead. The coroner has ruled Randy Constant’s death a suicide A federal judge sentenced Constant last Friday but granted... (full story)


A static long considered here (full story)


The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a report saying it found traces of the herbicide glyphosate in nearly 20 oat-based cereals and snacks in a new round of testing the group commissioned. Should you be concerned? The EWG is the... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed higher on strong wholesale values during the session and this week’s potentially higher cash trade.  Feeder cattle futures closed higher on the same factors with additional support from... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Blair Hebert, Iberia Parish “Heavy showers by mid to late week has […] (full story)


Live cattle strong, Feeders wilt after strong gains, Hogs consolidating (full story)


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The cattle producer’s share of the retail dollar has been on a steady decline since the start of the year. University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says in January producers received about 47 percent of the retail share of the... (full story)


A market analyst says he doesn’t expect the volatility in the lean hog market to ease up anytime soon. John Heinberg with Stewart-Peterson says any news coming out of China is causing the market to react and producers need to take steps to... (full story)


Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391. The law – that was to take effect in a week – prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: After trading 4 to 5 cents higher in the overnight trade, corn futures reversed direction by mid-morning, closing with losses of 1-1/4 to 5-3/4, as Dec led today's drop, closing at 3.68-3/4. Bear spreading between old and new crop wa... (full story)


US and World Prices Still Moving Lower (full story)


Pollination issues, ear worms and immature plants seem to be common concerns as Crop Tour scouts hit the fields in parts of Nebraska, Indiana and Illinois Tuesday afternoon. Will this trend continue into day three? Scroll down to take a look at what... (full story)


The owners of a western Missouri cattle and beef company have announced they’re leaving the beef processing business after a long and costly fight to expand it. Valley Oaks Steak Company applied last year to expand from feeding 999 head of... (full story)


The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of […] (full story)


Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts south of the Platte River in Nebraska are seeing more filled pods and corn in the dough- and dent-stages. This is a far cry from the immature, unfilled pods and barely pollinated corn they saw in the northern part of the... (full story)


Brownfield’s Larry Lee will cover the University of Wisconsin Agronomy & Soils Field Day on August 28, 2019 in Arlington, Wisconsin. Continue reading University of Wisconsin Agronomy & Soils Field Day at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)


Yields in this year’s Michigan Wheat Performance Trials are nearly double of what USDA is forecasting for a national winter wheat average.  Experts say part of the reason is the cooler weather, but high management practices are making a difference.  ... (full story)


Smartphone Trading Alerts & Trading Levels 8.21.2019 (full story)


Shaker damage is commonly observed across orchard operations. This damage occurs when the force of the shaker is greater than the strength of the bark, causing it to tear away […] (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $3.59 and 1/2, down 5 and 1/2 cents Sep. soybeans closed at $8.55 and 3/4, up 1 and 3/4 cents Sep. soybean meal closed at $294.00, up $2.00 Sep. soybean oil closed at 28.43, down 25 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.60, down 5 and... (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, buying back a small portion of Monday’s losses. The USDA’s national condition rating was down 1% and development is behind the five-year average. Weather forecasts for this week... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were continued lower Tuesday, pressured by slight declines in the Global Dairy Trade report, cash markets were mixed. August Class III milk futures down a penny at $17.61.  September down eight... (full story)


Our concern from Pecan weevil is preventing female weevils from laying eggs (oviposition) in nuts and this generally does not happen until late gel to early dough formation at the […] (full story)


General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […] (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground Indianapolis, Indiana on September 19 for the Forbes Ag Tech Summit. Continue reading Forbes Ag Tech Summit at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Rice harvest in Louisiana has been going on for a few weeks now, with some growers having just gotten started, and some just wrapping up. All in all, this was […] (full story)


Minnesota’s U.S. Senators are touting USDA grants they say will help reduce energy costs for farmers. Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith issued a joint release announcing more than 50 state projects will receive support through the Rural... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Greenfield, Indiana on September 18 for Elanco forum on Age of Animal: Pets, Protein, and Re-booting the Human Link. Continue reading Elanco forum on Age of Animal: Pets, Protein,... (full story)


The following prices are effective fromWednesday 08/21/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 08/27/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 08/27/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground in London, Ohio on September 17, 2019 for the Farm Science Review. Continue reading Farm Science Review at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to […] (full story)


AgriGold Agronomist Joe Stephan says the corn crop is especially vulnerable to diseases this year because of the late planting season. “That would include tar spot, southern rust, as well as physoderma brown spot,” he says. He tells Brownfield... (full story)


Acid soils will benefit from liming to aid crop growth and development. If a current soil test has a lime recommendation, applying in the fall provides more time for the […] (full story)


The nation’s biggest ethanol producer, POET, is cutting back on production. POET says it will idle its Cloverdale, Indiana plant and reduce output at half of its other facilities, with the largest drops taking place in Iowa and Ohio. The company... (full story)


On Tuesday POET announced it will idle production at its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, IN because of the Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) the EPA issued earlier this month. POET officials say the process to idle the plant will take several... (full story)


The ES is melting up and the ZB should be rolling over. (full story)


A Missouri cattleman met with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler on her farm tour to express concern about the effects on the cattle market from the Kansas beef plant fire. Ron McBee has a 600 cow/calf operation in central Missouri, near Fayette, “My... (full story)


Northeastern Indiana Farmer Sarah Delbecq says there is a lot of uncertainty with this year’s crops. “I think everyone’s in this boat of the crops are growing and it could be worse, but I think the amount of uncertainty that there is regarding... (full story)


Canadian dairy farmers hurt by trade deals are about to get some help from the government. It follows the country's ratification of the European Union Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada will spend... (full story)


Kroger says its Zero Hunger Zero Waste efforts reduced the supermarket’s food waste footprint by 9% last year. In the Zero Hunger Zero Waste plan, Kroger has committed to end hunger in its communities and eliminate waste in the company by 2025. ... (full story)


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Michigan’s second soybean processing plant is prepping for its very first harvest season. Zeeland Farm Services’ Brian Meeuwsen has been overseeing the construction of the facility and tells Brownfield the grain elevator has been taking small... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Tuesday, August 20, 2019 NC Dept of Ag Market News North Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 4:00 P.M. Delivered to elevators and/or processors. Prices in dollars per bushel. US 2 Yellow Corn: was 6 cents lower. Prices were 3.93-4.84, mostly 4.38- 4.43 at... (full story)


USDCAD rejects lower prices with eyes on 1.3400 level as it retains its medium term uptrend. Support comes in at the 1.3300 level (full story)


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Wheat futures are lower by 1 3/4 to 7 1/2 per bushel higher across the three US markets midday Tuesday. The weekly Crop Progress report from NASS showed 93% of the winter wheat crop harvested as of August 18, up 4% on the week and 5% behind normal. T... (full story)


Corn futures are 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 cents lower in midday trading, giving back early gains as additional rainfall either fell or was predicted for many of the dry pockets in the Corn Belt. The weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 55% of the US cor... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are trading higher by $.650 to $1.475 on Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 47 cents at $78.55 on August 16. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $.87 on Tuesday morning at $84.11. The national average base hog value was... (full story)


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