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Chicago wheat futures were the weakest in the domestic markets’ pullback into the weekend. At the close, SRW futures were 0.6% to 1.3% in the red and March was down by double digits. March SRW was still 5.2% higher from Friday to Friday. HRW futures closed 0.3% to 0.44% weaker... (full story)

Friday’s session ended the week with $0.40 to $1.07 losses in front month cattle futures. For the week, Feb fats were only a nickel weaker. USDA reported the bulk of cash sales were at $137 for the week, though there was some light activity at $136 earlier and a few... (full story)

Hog futures ended the Friday session $0.60 to $1.27 higher with Feb up the most. From Friday to Friday Feb hog futures were 6.5% higher and trading at 3-month highs. The other front months set new contract highs during the week. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Friday was... (full story)

Cotton prices closed the last trading session of the week 143 to 212 points in the red. Earlier in the session, prices had rallied by more than a penny to close their overnight gap. For the week, March cotton was 0.88% higher. New crop cotton futures were also 4 to... (full story)

After rallying sharply on Wednesday and Thursday, soybeans eased back 10 3/4 to 11 1/2 cents on the week’s final trading day. For the March contract, that capped the week’s gain @ 3.25%. Soymeal futures were $6.40 to $8.10 in the red on Friday, that completed the week with a... (full story)

Friday’s corn market ended with futures 2 to 5 1/4 cents in the black. The March contract completed the week with a 3.35% gain. USDA reported the week’s average cash corn oil price ranged from 62.5 cents to 64.38 cents regionally. That was between a 70 point and a 158... (full story)

LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri Jan 21, 2022 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, Jan 21, 2022 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of slaughter lambs were generally 2.00-3.00 lower on a test of comparable... (full story)

NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri Jan 21, 2022 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 1/21/2022 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Not enough market participants to... (full story)

My article today will be very short and to the point. One of the most asked questions I see everywhere is: How do we know if we are in a bear market? My answer is very simple: YES we are! My favorite optimism/pessimism indicator is how many stocks are trading... (full story)

SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Jan 21, 2022 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, January 21, 2022 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs sold mostly steady to 15.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 15.00 higher. No comparison on... (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 ended the session gaining 5-1/4 in Mar and 3 cents in Dec. For the week, Mar gained 20 cents... (full story)

The surest way to reduce the risk of diseases carried over in trays is to purchase new trays each season. Previously used trays, which may be contaminated with pathogens, should […] (full story)

Tim Trotter moved from Executive Director to CEO of the two dairy organizations earlier this month. In this Brownfield interview, Trotter explains why the changes took place, and he discusses other issues important to the dairy industry and his... (full story)

Farmland values are up 35% in the Grain Belt and an ag real estate expert says that’s pricing young and new farmers out of the market. Randy Dickhut with Farmers National Company says it’s historically been a problem for beginning farmers to buy... (full story)

The trade organization representing biodiesel and now renewable diesel and sustainable aviation is celebrating 30 years. Clean Fuels Alliance America, formerly National Biodiesel Board, is celebrating milestones from the past three decades and... (full story)

China came in with some purchases of soybeans and corn this week, and the news sent prices soaring mid-week. The export interest comes as the Biden administration says it will hold China accountable for falling short in its Phase One agricultural... (full story)

Join OSU Extension at the Allen County Fairgrounds, in Lima, Ohio, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m. for the Allen County Ag Outlook and Agronomy Day. The […] (full story)

A central Illinois farmer says the midterm elections could impact the 2023 Farm Bill process. Rob Shaffer raises soybeans, corn, and Angus cattle. “Farm Bill hearings are starting already, but it’s hard to start talking Farm Bill and who’s going... (full story)

Using proven production practices to fight disease in the field, Georgia farmers produce half the peanuts grown in the U.S. each year. Modern peanut varieties carry few genetic defenses against […] (full story)

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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were mostly lower and feeder cattle were lower ahead of Friday’s On Feed numbers, which were bearish for markets.  February live cattle closed $.40 lower at $137.92 and April lives were $1.07 lower at... (full story)

Bayer has had several researchers begin the process of its new Testing4Ag program to submit novel crop protection compounds. Phil Taylor, Bayer’s open innovation lead for research and development, tells Brownfield Ag News, “Even though we’ve got... (full story)

This is a presentation summary from the 2021 virtual Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES). A video of the webinar and PowerPoint Slides (PDF) are available here. Corn and soybean prices have […] (full story)

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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 21, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $239.88 $229.52 ... (full story)

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The value of manure is being accentuated by high fertilizer prices. University of Minnesota Extension specialist Melissa Wilson reminds crop farmers manure contains all the major nutrients and could provide the best bang for their buck. “If... (full story)

A Wisconsin dairy farmer says his crop input costs for this spring are up considerably.  Tom Kunkel from Cuba City in southwestern Wisconsin grows most of his own feed, and he tells Brownfield the chemical expenses for the 2022 crop took the... (full story)

NW_LS901,Fri Jan 21 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,Fri Jan 21 2022,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),1.0,,61.00,61.00, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer bleachable tallow... (full story)

NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 21, 2022 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_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 21, 2022 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 1/21/2022 was estimated at 5.28 per cwt live, up 0.14 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)

NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 21, 2022 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 1/21/2022 was estimated at 12.78 per cwt live, down -0.25 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT... (full story)

NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 21, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds ... (full story)

NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 21, 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 14.15 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)

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Mar. corn closed at $6.16 and 1/4, up 5 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $14.14 and 1/4, down 11 and 1/2 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $392.70, down $8.10 Mar. soybean oil closed at 63.00, up 12 points Mar. wheat closed at $7.80, down 10 and... (full story)

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A sheep breeder says 2021 was the best year in the farm’s 40-year history. Brenda Reau raises purebred performance Suffolk breeding stock along the Michigan/Ohio border. “Many folks are expanding their flocks,” she says.  “There are young people... (full story)

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For the third week of January, the grain markets featured some explosive prices. March corn prices were up 21.75¢ and new-crop December corn prices were up 7.25¢, for the week ending Jan. 21. March soybean prices were up 45.25¢, and November... (full story)

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A pair of Western Corn Belt farmers say availability of inputs are their top concern this growing season. Doug Bartek raises corn and soybeans in Eastern Nebraska and tells Brownfield most of his chemicals have been purchased except fertilizer. “I... (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 25.3 cents per pound for the week ending January 15, down 1.3 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)

Soybeans were lower on profit taking and technical selling, along with spillover from bean meal, but still closed higher on the week. Beans continue to watch South America, with a general return to hot, dry weather expected early next month. Recent... (full story)

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