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Jul. corn closed at $4.50, up 9 centsJul. soybeans closed at $9.15 and 1/2, up 12 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $323.00, up $6.10Jul. soybean oil closed at 28.59, up 22 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.26 and 1/2, up 4 and 1/4 centsJun. live... (full story)


Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying, recovering Wednesday’s losses and then a little bit more. More planting delaying rain is expected in some key U.S. growing areas over the next few days and extended forecasts show more wet... (full story)


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Mexico is the first to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. The deal received wide support in the Mexican Senate, which voted 114 to 4. Three abstained. Politico quoted one Mexican lawmaker saying the USMCA is synonymous with opportunity in the... (full story)


More Acres or Less Acres (full story)


Livestock production continues to push record levels and a livestock economist says demand has to remain strong to prevent prices from tumbling.  Despite concerns about consumer demand, University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says retail prices... (full story)


Ruth Gerdes of Auburn, Nebraska, testifying Thursday before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management A Nebraska-based crop insurance agent says the USDA’s decision to lower prevent plant coverage in 2017 was... (full story)


The USDA reports record monthly commercial red meat and pork production during May. Pork 2.219 billion pounds, up 2% from May 2018, with a 1% increase in the monthly slaughter to 10.355 million head and a two pound gain for the average live weight at... (full story)


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Trade reversed to the upside today, taking support from fund buying at technical support. Corn and soybeans dipped below firm support levels overnight, and when attempted during the day session, was met with buying interest. The market continues to t... (full story)


The Michigan Legislature has approved $15 million for farmers impacted by extreme weather this spring. The funds will be available through the Qualified Agricultural Loan Origination Program and provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers during... (full story)


Record High Red Meat and Pork Production in May... (full story)


The price of planting into less-than-ideal soil conditions is becoming evident across the Corn Belt. Chad Willis grows corn and soybeans in west-central Minnesota. “The soybeans look pretty good, even though they got planted late. The corn in... (full story)


Flooding continues to threaten cattle even as waters recede. Barry Whitworth with Oklahoma State University Extension says livestock in his state and several others drowned this spring as rivers spilled out onto pastures. In the aftermath, he tells... (full story)


Today we cover the recent fed decision and how it has been beneficial for metals and stocks, while being troublesome for the dollar. (full story)


A U.S. Senator and member of the Senate Ag Committee was recently struck by the seriousness of challenges facing agriculture. Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith says she met with a cross-section of state commodity groups last week to get a better sense of... (full story)


Iowa State University ag economist Chad Hart A historical analysis of corn yield losses in abnormally late planting years is raising some eyebrows. Iowa State University ag economist Chad Hart focused on three years with the slowest planting... (full story)


An Illinois farmer of more than 50 years says this year has been a challenge for his 100% organic grain operation.   “We never stop learning.” Jack Erisman grows specialty grains like hybrid blue corn near Assumption, Illinois. He tells Brownfield... (full story)


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