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In tonight’s evening edition, read the latest news about expanding competition in the meat processing industry, the condition of the wheat crop in Kansas, and ethanol in Iowa. Meat Processing Expansion Congress would create a loan and... (full story)


The outlook for tobacco in Georgia and Florida is favorable, with much of the crop approaching layby. (full story)


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A combination of farmers buying inputs at lower prices in late 2020 and capitalizing on strong crop yields and robust grain prices in mid-2021 has led to the highest net […] (full story)


Lean hog bulls turned on the jets late in the session, as most contracts posted 17 to 95 cent gains on the day. The National Average Base Hog price for Wednesday morning was $111.69 up $0.31 from the day prior. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/16 was 17 cents lower... (full story)


Corn futures closed the midweek session with contracts dropping 18 to 21 cents in the front months. The U.N. is reportedly trying to facilitate talks with Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, the EU and US on restoring grain exports out of Ukraine. EIA data from Wednesday morning showed weekly ethanol production at... (full story)


Wheat futures fell apart across the complex on Wednesday, as contracts were in the red most of the session. The winter wheats led the way to the downside, with KC 39 to 46 cents lower and CBT down 40 to 47 cents in the front months. MPLS was 34 to... (full story)


Live cattle were down $1.15 to $1.77 at the close on Wednesday. Cash trade has seen a little action at $138 in the south this week, with sales in the north at $140-142. Wednesday’s Fed Cattle Exchange online no sales, with most asks ranging from $137.50-142 and bids hitting $136.... (full story)


Soybeans joined the risk off party, as contracts were down 15 to 26 cents on Wednesday. Product values are were, as soybean meal was up $2.30/ton and bean oil was 289 points lower in the July contract. USDA announced a private export sale of 229,200 MT to unknown destinations this... (full story)


Cotton futures closed the midweek session with losses of 130 to 399. Outside pressure was a factor. The markets in general were in risk off mode, with stocks sharply lower. Crude oil was down $3.17, with the dollar up 528 points. The 7-day QPF shows much of TX and the... (full story)


For 2023, growing wheat followed by soybeans (wheat-double-crop-soybeans) currently is projected to be more profitable than growing either corn or soybeans, particularly in southern Illinois. Much of the higher projected […] (full story)


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Texas olive producers face another season of setbacks due to weather conditions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Like in 2021, the 2022 olive fruit crop is expected […] (full story)


U.S. wheat futures fell sharply on Wednesday following a report about efforts by the United Nations to restore Ukraine grain shipments and as forecasts of ample Russian supplies added to the impact on sentiment of expectations high prices will curb... (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 followed most all other markets, whether they were commodities or equities, to the downside, suffering double digit losses. July... (full story)


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A much-needed stretch of sunny days has enabled Arkansas’ cotton farmers to get more than half of their planting done as December futures prices hit highest their highest level in […] (full story)


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MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 18-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 18-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Delayed planting seasons create a lot of frustrations for everyone involved with planting crops. One of the agronomic questions that comes up when planting is seriously delayed is whether farmers […] (full story)


For Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) policyholders who use Climate FieldView, a new capability allows them to access, analyze, manage, and now share their completed planting and harvest data with an agent - at no extra cost. READ... (full story)


A southwestern Missouri cattle producer says there could be a sharp decrease in cattle herd sizes if processors and retailers don’t share more of their profit margins. “The producer has given all he can give right now,” said Glen Cope. Cope says... (full story)


Soil-residual herbicides are important components of integrated weed management programs. Labels of many single and multiple active ingredient products allow application before and after crop emergence, but other active ingredients […] (full story)


The Biden administration says they continue to take steps to alleviate the pressure from rising fuel costs. From increasing access to E-15 to releasing oil from the strategic reserve, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says President Biden is... (full story)


Rebecca Vittetoe with Iowa State University says cool conditions slowed growth this spring. An extension agronomist expects delayed pest pressure in alfalfa. “Usually when we put out our comment about now is the time that we could... (full story)


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“Shootin’ The Bull” End of Day Market Recap by Christopher Swift 5/18/2022 ​ Live Cattle: Traders are believed to have taken the Fed's Powell at his word today. Traders sold everything in preparation for higher rates and less money to spend. Energy was lower today as were grains and just... (full story)


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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle are lower, waiting for the rest of the week’s direct business to develop. June live cattle closed $1.50 lower at $131.50 and August live cattle closed $1.77 lower at $131.70.  August... (full story)


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IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 18-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


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Michigan farmers and ag groups are pressing the state legislature to address record fertilizer prices through the passage of resolutions. Eaton County corn and soybean grower Gary Parr, during a Michigan House Ag Committee hearing Wednesday, said... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Wed, May 18, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $229.09 $214.89 ... (full story)


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MD_DA431 Butter - Central U.S. Report 20 - Released on May 18, 2022 Butter plant managers say micro-fixing rates in May have been busier than they have been the entire year. Spot cream availability has begun to shift from pricey to out of reach for ... (full story)


MD_DA440 Butter - Western U.S. Report 20 - Released on May 18, 2022 Cream inventories are available to meet butter production demands in the West. Some contacts note that purchasers from other regions with tighter supplies are looking to the West for ... (full story)


MD_DA840 Cheese - Western U.S. Report 20 - Released on May 18, 2022 Domestic demand for cheese is steady to higher, in the West. Contacts report that retail sales are unchanged from last week, but that food service purchasing is trending higher. ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON MAY 18 2022 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE MAY 17 2022 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON MAY 18 2022 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR MAY 17 2022 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON MAY 18 2022 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE MAY 17 2022 ... (full story)


On Thursday, May 12, the USDA released its first complete 2022/23 marketing year supply and demand estimates for corn, soybeans, and wheat in the May 2022 WASDE report. These estimates provide an […] (full story)


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REPORTING OFFICE: FRESNO MAY 18 2022 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE MAY 17 2022 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: FRESNO MAY 18 2022 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE MAY 17 2022 *MODE IS TRUCK... (full story)


NW_LS901,Wed May 18 2022,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,Wed May 18 2022,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer bleachable tallow <.15% CAF... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Wed, May 18, 2022 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 13.35 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Tuesday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


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