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Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Ga., ginner, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2020. Named during the NCC’s 2020 annual meeting, held in New Orleans, La., on February 14-160, Fountain […] (full story)


Spot quotations averaged slightly lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf […] (full story)


New Holland unveiled several new pieces of equipment at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show.  Todd DeBock with New Holland shares some of the pieces of equipment in their lineup he’s most excited about, including the three new models of... (full story)


U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agency working closing with the Food and Drug Administration on cell-cultured meats should set precedent for future relationships regarding gene editing of livestock. “We believe they’re demonstrated to be... (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Hub of the Plains Agriculture Conference in Lubbock on Feb. 28. The event will start with registration at 8 a.m. […] (full story)


The USDA says placements of cattle into feedlots was down in January, the first year over year decline since August 2019. The placements total was 1.967 million head, 1% below January 2019, with most of those placements on cattle weighing less than... (full story)


Kubota’s M8 Series tractor will be available at Kubota dealers beginning March 1, 2020.  In addition to showcasing the company’s largest and highest horsepower utility ag tractor at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show, they also had much of... (full story)


Nearly nine percent of the nation’s dairy farms closed their doors in 2019. The USDA’s latest milk production report says there were slightly more than 34,000 licensed dairy farms at the end of the year, down more than 3,200 from 2018. ... (full story)


Case IH is expanding its livestock offerings by adding a large square baler accumulator to its lineup.  The accumulator collects up to five bales that are ready for handing to maximize productivity.   Brian Spencer with Case IH says the... (full story)


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The Speed-Tiller High Speed Disk from Case IH is a dual-season tool that cuts, sizes and incorporates high levels of crop residue to help improve soil quality and maximize crop yields. CJ Parker says the new tiller digs like a disk and finishes... (full story)


Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Today’s trade could be limited to clean-up after the light to moderate activity earlier in the week. Wednesday’s trade was primarily in the south at mostly $119 to $120 live, generally steady to $1... (full story)


Exports of fresh potatoes , which includes shipments destined for processing markets, saw a 9% increase in tonnage and almost 11% increase in value during the second half of 2019. A Potatoes USA report on exports shows growth in all segments,... (full story)


National FFA week kicks off tomorrow. FFA chapters around the country will host activities and service projects to raise awareness about the importance of agricultural education and the role FFA plays in the development of future ag leaders. ... (full story)


Live cattle futures continue yesterday’s triple digit decline with more of the same, front month futures are $1.10 to $1.92 lower so far. Front month feeder cattle are also lower at midday, with losses as much as $1.22 in May contract. The CME Feed... (full story)


The wheat market is mostly lower so far, with Chicago wheat down the most. SRW futures are 3 1/2 cents lower at midday, as March HRW futures are 1/4 cent/bu lower. March HRS futures are so far firm at $5.29 1/2. The delayed Export Sales report from U... (full story)


Soybean futures are up 1 to 1 3/4 cents in the front months so far. March meal futures are $2.30/ton lower, with a 43 point bounce in soybean oil. The weekly Export Sales report from USDA showed 494,277 MT of soybean bookings on the week ending 02/13... (full story)


Midday trades have cotton futures 34 to 50 points lower in the front months. The USDA released Export Sales data for the week ending 02/13, showing 235,302 RBs of upland cotton sold on the week. That is 32.94% lower than last week’s sales, but 44.4... (full story)


Corn futures are trading lower by 2 to 2 3/4 cents at midday, as options traders test the $3.80 “pin” with March options expiring today. The Export Sales report this morning showed 1.249 MMT of corn was sold for the week ending 02/13. That was sl... (full story)


Corn futures are trading lower by 2 to 2 3/4 cents at midday, as options traders test the $3.80 “pin” with March options expiring today. The Export Sales report this morning showed 1.249 MMT of corn was sold for the week ending 02/13. That was sl... (full story)


Lean hog futures extend the losses from yesterday, with futures 2 to 45 cents lower so far. The CME Lean Hog Index was $0.24 higher to $55.78. In USDA’s weekly update to export sales, 434,570 MT of pork were sold on the week ending 02/13. That is 1... (full story)


A soil scientist says many farmers are facing unprecedented climate challenges and must build resilience to adapt and find solutions.  Laura Lengnick says there are several tools farmers can use to address this variability. “Soil health is... (full story)


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


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mixed to lower yesterday. Futures tried to rally on news that China had approved the first round of tariff [...] (full story)


John Deere’s new 1745 MaxEmerge 5 planter is compatible with older tractors.  Jeffery Barnes, product manager with John Deere’s planter division says it was create for farmers who have planter-applied fertilizer, a split-down configuration, and... (full story)


John Deere has launched a new seeding technology.  The factory-installed ExactRate Liquid Fertilizer Application System is ideal for farmers who apply liquid fertilizer during planting and want accurate nutrient placement. Brady Alley, product... (full story)


Brownfield’s Ken Anderson interviews Western Equipment Dealers Association CEO John Schmeiser at the Western Farm Show in Kansas City. The debate continues over farmers’ right to repair their own farm equipment.  John Schmeiser, CEO... (full story)


After nearly 60 years of serving as a supplier of agricultural OEM fluids and lubricants, VISCOSITY Oil Company has launched its own brand of premium products focused on agriculture equipment.  VISCOSITY’s new product line and branding was... (full story)


Tart cherry growers and processors across the nation have until the end of March to vote on the continuation of the federal cherry marketing order. At least half of votes cast need to be in favor of the referendum, but USDA also considers... (full story)


BASF has launched a new industry-initiative targeting pigweeds on the farm. In this Operation Weed Eradication Radio Road Show, Darren Unland Technical Marketing Manager at BASF explains that there are several variables and unsustainable practices... (full story)


President Trump has indicated farmers could be receiving more trade aid in 2020. In a tweet today, Trump said “If formally targeted farmers need additional aid until such time as the trade deals with China, Mexico, Canada and others fully kick in,... (full story)


Illinois farmers reclaimed their position as the top soybean and second highest corn producing state in country despite a challenging growing season. Mark Schleusener is the Illinois statistician with USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service. He... (full story)


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Asian session shows mild risk-off flow as conoravirus news flow is negative once again. Tone improves in European trade following February flash PMI beats for Germany/Eurozone. IHS Markits Chris Williamson says numbers skewed to the upside by supply chain disruptions. ... (full story)


$500 billion. This is the sum the Fed has already pumped into the repo market since the crisis there started. We invite you to read our todays article, which examines the situation in the US repo market, and learn whether the investors should worry about the repo market and purchase the... (full story)


SV_GR111 Frankfort, KY Fri, Feb 21, 2020 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Kentucky Barge Report: Spot bids to producers at selected barge loading terminals on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. US NO 2 YELLOW CORN ... (full story)


SV_GR110 Frankfort, KY Fri, Feb 21, 2020 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators Bids: Bids as of 4:00 est, cash prices by elevators/mills to producers: US NO 2 YELLOW CORN Bids Change Basis ... (full story)


NV-GR110 Nashville, TN Friday Feb 21,2020 USDA-TN Dept Ag Market News Tennessee Cash Grain Cash Basis: Corn #2 Yellow: 2 to 3 cents lower Soybeans #1Yellow: 2 to 3 cents lower Contract Basis (Mar/July Wheat): Corn #2 Yellow: 2 to 3 cents lower Soybeans #1Yellow: 2 to 4 cents... (full story)


LM_HG212 Des Moines, Iowa Fri, Feb 21, 2020 USDA Market News WESTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT AFTERNOON HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Friday, February 21, 2020 (Includes information from 1:30 PM to 1:30 PM.) ... (full story)


JC_GR110 Jefferson City, MO Fri Feb 21, 2020 MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Missouri Grain Cash Bids Paid to Producers, dollars per bushel (Grain Sorghum per hundred) Daily Trends: Soybeans .01 to .03 lower, Wheat .09 lower, Corn .01 to .03 lower, Sorhgum .02 lower to... (full story)


LM_HG206 Des Moines, Iowa Fri, Feb 21, 2020 USDA Market News IOWA/MINNESOTA DAILY DIRECT AFTERNOON HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Friday, February 21, 2020 (Includes information from 1:30 PM to 1:30 PM.) ... (full story)


DC_GR110 Dodge City, KS Fri, Feb 21, 2020 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Western Kansas Grain Markets Friday's closing elevator grain bids: HRW WHEAT ORD US NO 1 Bids Change (�/bu) Basis Change Dodge... (full story)


LM_HG203 Des Moines, Iowa Fri, Feb 21, 2020 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT AFTERNOON HOG REPORT PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Friday, February 21, 2020 (Includes information from 1:30 PM to 1:30 PM.) CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE... (full story)


JC_GR111 Jefferson City, MO Fri Feb 21, 2020 MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News St. Louis Daily Grain Prices Terminal Prices, unless otherwise noted Basis Change Cash Bids Change US 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat 60H unch ... (full story)


DC_GR112 Dodge City, KS Fri, Feb 21, 2020 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Central Kansas Terminal and Processor Daily Grain Report TERMINAL HRW WHEAT ORD US NO 1 Bids Change (�/bu) Basis Change Topeka ... (full story)