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Arkansas gained one more cotton gin, raising the number of active gins to 30 in 2020, compared to 29 in 2019, according to numbers from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. […] (full story)


Commodity opinion by Jim Roemer - May 14, 2021 (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day  belongs to the Puerto Rican based bank Popular (NASDAQ: BPOP ).   I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening tools to find the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and technical buy signals. After I sorted for the most frequent number of new highs in the... (full story)


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Missouri Farm Bureau president Garrett Hawkins says they are disappointed the Missouri legislature failed to pass legislation curbing Eminent Domain abuse. He says the use of eminent domain for private gain like the Grain Belt Express takes advantage... (full story)


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Going into the weekend, corn futures closed 15 1/4 to 31 cents in the red. May futures expired at $6.85/bushel leaving a 42 cent expiration gap inverse to July. New crop prices tightened the inverse on Friday, as December is now $1.01 below July. China purchased 1.36 MMT of new... (full story)


Front month soybean futures ended the last trade day of the week with 2 1/4 to 9 cent gains – led by new crop. May beans expired 17 1/2 cents above July at $16.03 3/4. Meal futures closed the session in the red, with losses of $2.70 to $2.90/ton. May... (full story)


Front month lean hog futures closed the last trade day of the week with triple digit losses, which for June contracts pushed prices to $6 below the 5/6 high. May hog futures expired at $111.15 – which is $2.42 above where June went home. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog... (full story)


Cotton futures added another triple digits to the downside on Friday, closing 209 to 255 points lower. For July that completed the week’s trade 7.23 cents below last Friday’s close.  NOAA’s updated 7-day QPF shows cotton area in N.E. TX and OK may get 2” accumulated rainfall or more. Most... (full story)


Live cattle futures added to the downside with another 30 to 80 cent losses on Friday. June had 6 consecutive days of gains for a $6.88 swing prior to Thursday and Friday’s drop. USDA confirmed some $120 catchup cash business in NE on Friday, matching the bulk for the week... (full story)


The midday wheat recovery faded, leaving the complex mixed for the weekend. CBT futures held on to 3 3/4 to 5 3/4 cent gains, with May expiring at $7.27 1/4 per bushel. HRW futures ended fractionally lower. May HRW closed at $5.61 3/4. MGE wheat futures were also fractionally lower... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS:  Corn futures were under pressure again today as front months lead the way lower. Today was the last trading day for May futures which closed 34 cents lower ending the session at 6.85. July also finished sharply lower closing 31 cents weaker at 6.43-3/4 and losing 88-1/2 cents... (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler May 14, 2021 Deflation Much of the market talk this week was about inflation, and its potential for disruption of financial markets, retiree standard of living, and complaints about rising prices just about... (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri May 14, 2021 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, May 14, 2021 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly steady to 30.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady to 10.00 lower; feeder lambs sharply lower in light... (full story)


Shootin' the Bull (full story)


WA_PY001 Washington, DC Fri. May 14, 2021 USDA Market News Weekly Combined Regional Shell Eggs ... (full story)


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The pandemic transformed the way people shop for and cook food. Christopher DuBois with IRI, a data analytics and market research company, says there are four trends that he believes will stay around.  ...         (full story)


Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were down on the lower midday boxed beef, while feeder cattle were supported by the drop in corn. June live cattle were down $.30 at $115.30 and August was $.57 lower at $118.82. May feeder cattle were... (full story)


Weather allowed an Upper Great Plains farmer to complete planting faster than has been possible the last couple of wet years. Finishing corn and soybean planting Wednesday, Jordan Scott says he is pleased with how fieldwork has gone this spring. ... (full story)


Wisconsin’s Transportation Secretary says there are more agricultural shipments using the Great Lakes. Craig Thompson says, “Just in 2020 alone, grain shipping on the Great Lakes increased by almost 30%.” Thompson told the Wisconsin... (full story)


Central Ohio farmer John Linder says after nearly ideal conditions in early April, he hasn’t been able to plant in May. “There’s certainty a little stress to be at the end of the second week of May and have only twenty percent of your crops in for... (full story)


U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai says the proposed World Trade Organization waiver on intellectual property rights as they pertain to COVID vaccines is temporary. At a finance committee hearing, Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa raised concerns... (full story)


The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board has tapped Jamie Clover Adams to serve as its new executive director. Clover Adams is a former director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Kansas Department of Agriculture and most recently worked as... (full story)


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Senior Republican leaders and President Biden say their meeting on infrastructure this week (last week) was positive and will lead to another meeting next week. The Senators have been asked to come back next week with a counter proposal to Biden’s... (full story)


The Army Corps of Engineers says progress continues to be made on Missouri River levee repairs.  Mike Dulin is the emergency management specialist with the Kansas City District. “We are nearing that 80% complete mark with all levee rehab projects.... (full story)


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Jacob Zajkowski is the new Ohio FFA president. The northwest Ohio native and senior at Anthony Wayne High School says he is hopeful his non-traditional agricultural background will highlight the many opportunities the industry has to offer.   “I... (full story)


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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 14, 2021 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $240.71 $221.06 ... (full story)


So often with big USDA reports, it’s not so much what the numbers say, but how the markets react to close out the week. This week saw a pretty bearish reaction to the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. July corn... (full story)


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IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 14-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


May corn closed at $6.85, down 34 cents May soybeans closed at $16.03 and 3/4, down 8 and 1/2 cents May soybean meal closed at $423.50, unchanged May soybean oil closed at 68.41, up 37 points May wheat closed at $7.27 and 1/4, up 3/4 cent Jun. live... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 14, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 5/14/2021 was estimated at 4.96 per cwt live, up 0.08 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 14, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 5/14/2021 was estimated at 13.75 per cwt live, down -0.18 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 14, 2021 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL ... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, May 14, 2021 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 11.91 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


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