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CORN: Corn prices have been choppy this morning, unable to put together much in the way of strong follow through buying from yesterday's hook reversal. Sep corn is up 1/4 of a cent to 3.62-3/4, Dec corn is up 1/4 of a cent to 3.70-1/2, and Mar cor... (full story)


Michigan Senators are asking the Government Accountability Office to review the effectiveness of IT updates at the USDA and if they are interfering with Farm Bill program implementation. Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow along... (full story)


International buyers have been meeting in the Windy City this week to source U.S. soybeans and soy products for their countries. “There are over 500 vetted soybean buyers that are in Chicago from 50 different countries.”  International... (full story)


As the scouts on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour make their way through eastern Iowa and head for tonight’s final event in Rochester, Minn., they expect to see good looking crops.  “There are pockets that had some rough... (full story)


Market news this morning is limited to two stories; The ProFarmer crop tour and weekly export sales. The first has provided us another bit of market positive news while the second, with the exception of wheat, not so much. Before we look at the day-3 tour results... (full story)


China made a few minor appearances in the weekly export sales report. The USDA says that during the week ending August 15th, China bought 50,000 tons of old crop U.S. sorghum along with 66,000 tons of new crop soybeans but canceled on upland and... (full story)


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Market news this morning is limited to two stories; The ProFarmer crop tour and weekly export sales.  The first has provided us another bit of market positive news while the second, with the exception of wheat, not so much.   ... (full story)


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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 26 points lower at 164’00, 10 Yr. Notes 9 lower at 130’08.0 and the 5 Yr. Note ’05.5 lower at [...] (full story)


The relief of reaching a new  tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings from importers over the effect of a provision calling for mandatory inspections at the border. While... (full story)


The Fed wants a tad more inflation which means... (full story)


Are grains forming a double bottom? (full story)


Nearly 100,000 pigs will be culled after an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak was detected at one of Ukraine's biggest pig farms, the Ukrainian state food safety service said on Wednesday.  This outbreak affects 1.6% of Ukraine's pig herd and... (full story)


We kickoff the day with Export Sales and Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. followed by EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and Cold Storage at [...] (full story)


Bond, Eurodollar and gold futures all lower post FOMC Minutes. USDJPY back at yesterdays session highs. Germany reports better headline Manufacturing PMI for August, but report shows weak internals. EURUSD whipsaws above and below 1.1090s... (full story)


Bears have solid overall near-term chart advantage as price downtrend remains in place. New lows appear likely in the near term. (full story)


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The Fed minutes show the Fed is all mixed up. Some Fed members wanted a 50-basis point rate cut. Other fed members wanted no cut [...] (full story)


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There have been recent reports of high corn earworm populations in certain grain corn fields.  Corn earworm is a pest with many hosts including corn, tomatoes and certain legumes.  In […] (full story)


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Small refinery waivers were a topic of concern during a farmer roundtable with Congressman Greg Pence Wednesday evening. The meeting was part of the 2019 Shop Talk series by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association. The... (full story)


Soybeans futures are trading 1 to 2 cents per bushel higher this morning. They ended Wednesday 4 3/4 to 5 cents higher in the nearby contracts. Preliminary open interest showed a hint of new buying interest, rising 2,320 contracts. Meal futures were ... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally higher this morning after being up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales in the week of August 15 at 50,000-400,000 MT, with new crop at 200,000-600,000 MT. Losses in ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were 97.5 cents to $1.675 lower in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 56 cents at $77.99 on August 19. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 72 cents on Wednesday morning at $84.63. The national av... (full story)


Wheat futures steady to 2 cents higher in the hard wheat markets this morning, and fractionally lower in Chicago SRW. They also finished mixed on Wednesday. CBOT closed higher by 2 1/2 cents, KCBT was down 1/2 cent, and MGEX ended 1 3/4 cents lower. ... (full story)


Live cattle futures ended 22.5 to 87.5 cents higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures settled 90 cents to $1.575 higher. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 8 cents lower on August 20 at $137.18. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Wednesday. Ch... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally higher this morning after being up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales in the week of August 15 at 50,000-400,000 MT, with new crop at 200,000-600,000 MT. Losses in ... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 21 to 30 points lower this morning. They were up 34 to 77 points in most contracts at midday. USDA will release their weekly Export Sales report shortly, showing data for the week ending 8/15. Traders were thought to be cov... (full story)


Several reports over the last two weeks of heavy frogeye leaf spot pressure in some fields as well as low to moderate pressure in others.  This disease will continue to […] (full story)


EURUSD declines with eyes on 1.1026/10 support zone as looks to resume its broader downside pressure. (full story)


JO_GR112 Portland, OR Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Louisiana and Texas Export Bids Gulf Export bids and basis for grain delivered to Gulf export elevators, CIF barge to Louisiana Gulf (Mississippi River) and rail-truck Texas Gulf, delivery periods as specified, dollars per bushel,... (full story)


AJ_PY006 Atlanta, GA Thu. Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Daily Northeast Region Eggs ... (full story)


JO_GR111 Portland, OR Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Pacific NW Basis Report: Morning soft white wheat, hard red winter wheat, dark northern spring wheat, corn and soybean basis for Portland delivery. All bids in cents per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully established in early... (full story)


JO_GR110 Portland, OR Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Portland Daily Grain Report Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; Subject to change All Bids in dollars per bushel. Bids are limited and not fully established in early trading. Bids for grains delivered to Portland, Oregon in... (full story)


SJ_LS714 St. Joseph, MO Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Service Cow Slaughter Under Federal Inspection By Region and U.S. Total -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... (full story)


LM_CT121 St Joseph, MO Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Service KANSAS DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Summary Roundup for: Wednesday, 08/21/2019 On Wednesday trading was limited on very light demand. Not enough trades for a market trend. Last week live cash... (full story)


LM_CT118 St Joseph, MO Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Service TX/OK/NM DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Summary Roundup for: Wednesday, 08/21/2019 On Wednesday trading was at a standstill. Last week live cash trades moved at 105.00. Domestic source only. Live... (full story)


LM_CT115 St Joseph, MO Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Service NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Summary Roundup for: Wednesday, 08/21/2019 On Wednesday negotiated cash trading in the Texas Panhandle was at a standstill. In Kansas, Nebraska and the... (full story)


SJ_LS713 St. Joseph, MO Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Service U.S. Federally Inspected Slaughter By Region Week Ending 08/10/2019 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Standard ... (full story)


SJ_LS711 St. Joseph, MO Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Service Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S. Week Ending Saturday, August 10,... (full story)


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