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Biofuels are far more responsible for high vegetable oil prices than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, said agricultural economist Aaron Smith of the University of California-Davis, and industry demand will push prices higher. Ukraine and Russia produce... (full story)


Of the more than 30 sustainability practices Steve and Cheryl Schlangen have adopted at SC Dairy in Albany, Minn., the one that has proved most challenging—and the source of their greatest pride—is manure injection. The owner-operator couple’s... (full story)


Director of Outreach and Education Baylee Asbury says three young interns are spending the summer working and learning as a spring board to careers in agriculture. She says they are working on policy and producer outreach efforts and claims that the... (full story)


RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Wednesday, July 06, 2022 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina... (full story)


NW_LS720 Des Moines, IA Wednesday, July 6, 2022 USDA-IA Dept of Ag Market News Weekly Estimated Average Weight of Barrows & Gilts for W/E 7/2/2022 Iowa-Southern Minnesota-South Dakota Direct Hog Reporting Area Week Ending Head Count ... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, robust shower and thunderstorm activity stretches from Nebraska to Ohio.  The rain is greatly benefiting corn and soybeans, especially in drier areas of the Midwest.  On July 3, prior to the rain’s arrival, topsoil moisture was... (full story)


AL_LS600 Las Cruces, NM Wed Jul 6, 2022 USDA Market News Texas to Mexico Daily Livestock Exports ... (full story)


Corteva Agriscience market development specialist Jeff Moon says as we celebrate the 4th of July, this is a good time to get serious about protecting yield from diseases. He tells Brownfield farmers should be on the lookout for tar spot, Northern... (full story)


A pipeline of moisture, linked to the Southwestern monsoon circulation and enhanced by a frontal boundary draped across the Midwestern and middle Atlantic States, will support frequent showers and locally severe thunderstorms from the western Corn... (full story)


Seven out of every 10 large-scale farmers and ranchers expect high inflation to persist into 2023 and 51% anticipate their operations will be worse off financially next summer than they are now, said Purdue University on Tuesday. Its Ag Economy... (full story)


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Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of hotter-than-normal weather in much of the southern and western U.S., while near- or below-normal temperatures will prevail from the Midwest into the middle and northern Atlantic... (full story)


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GX_GR117 St Joseph, MO Wed Jul 06, 2022 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Central Illinois Soybean Processor Monthly Average Report Monthly Price for: June 2022 48% Soybean Meal R 445.93 (Prices Quoted- Meal Dollars/ton) Source: USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News... (full story)


Multi-year grain sales are intimidating. It can be really hard to sell a crop before you’ve planted it — or even bought the seed for it. But a big-picture focus can pay dividends in grain marketing, says Chris Barron, Iowa farmer and national... (full story)


John Butler stood before the muzzle of a loaded cannon pointed directly at his torso. He was caught in the gray of an unguarded moment between life and death, positioned in profile 8’ from the fan-end of a propane-fueled grain dryer set to explode.  ... (full story)


AL_LS603 Las Cruces, NM Feeder Cattle July 6, 2022 Daily Import Total Sales July 5, 2022 Santa Teresa, NM. EST: 2600 Compared to last week, steer calves under 500 lbs sold steady;... (full story)


AJ_PY029 Atlanta, GA Wed. Jul 06, 2022 USDA Market News Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales ... (full story)


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Washington, DC July 6, 2022 WA_FV400 (202) 720-9938 SHIPMENTS BY COMMODITIES AND ORIGINS (AMOUNTS ARE SHOWN IN 100,000 LB UNITS) ... (full story)


Washington, DC July 6, 2022 WA_FV281 (202) 720-9938 AVAILABLE DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS (AMOUNTS ARE SHOWN IN UNITS OF 1,000 STEM COUNT UNLESS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED) ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON JUL 06 2022 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR W/E 02-JUL-2022 ... (full story)


The nearby premiums for lean hog futures expanded by ~$2-$4 with July and August closing $2.55 to $2.97 higher and the deferreds ending $0.17 to $1.50 weaker. July now holds a $6.20 premium to August and a near $30 premium to December. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog price was... (full story)


Wednesday’s soy market will trade with expanded limits as soybean oil stayed lock limit down most of Tuesday. For beans that is +/- $1.75, meal has a $45/ton limit and BO can trade within 750 points. Currently prices are bouncing back up with double digit gains in soybeans and $4.40... (full story)


Live cattle futures were down by $1.50 to $1.87 on Tuesday, caught in the broad ag and energy sell off after the holiday. Feeder cattle futures closed with $1.40 to $1.80 losses on the day. Fat cattle futures are 60 cents to $1 weaker through midday. Feeders are also down... (full story)


Wednesday wheat trading has the board bouncing with double digit gains past the in delivery July contracts. There were another 28 CBT wheat deliveries issued yesterday according to the Merc. CBT SRW futures ended the day with losses of as much as 39 cents. KC wheat futures ended the day... (full story)


Cotton futures are following Tuesday limit moves with mixed response this morning. July is UNCH and Oct is down triple digits on thin OI, December and March are each down 40 while the deferred new crop contracts are up by as much as 16. The front month cotton futures complex... (full story)


Front month corn futures had followed the Tuesday drop with overnight follow through. However into the AM, the market is back into the black by 4 to 5 cents. In delivery July is up by 25 with thin conditions. The corn futures market ended the Tuesday after the 4th with... (full story)


The head of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture says farmer sentiment remains weak. Ag economist Jim Mintert says the Purdue University/CME Ag Economy Barometer dropped another two points in June.  “Producers are much more negative... (full story)


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Click this link to watch yesterday's Tech Talk! Tuesday’s Slaughter  is estimated at 126,000. Unchanged from last week, and 6,000 more than the same week... (full story)


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With so much pessimism baked into electric vehicle manufacturer Canoo, GOEV stock bounced higher on a possible short-squeeze attempt. Still, investors must focus on the fundamentals. (full story)


Lean hogs were the "safe haven" commodity yesterday as a risk-off sentiment swept through commodities (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON JUL 06 2022 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JUL 05 2022 CAR AND VAN COUNT ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON JUL 06 2022 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JUL 05 2022 10,000 POUND UNITS (COMMODITY TOTALS FOLLOW ASTERIKS) ... (full story)


CORN Corn futures were mixed overnight near yesterday's session and fresh 5-month lows. September and December futures are down 3-1/2 cents this morning to 5.88-3/4 and 5.75, respectively. Both contracts are now well below their 200-day Moving Averages carried by a broad sell off in the grain, oilseed and outside... (full story)


Yesterday the markets traded Mixed with the Dow trading Lower. What will we see today? (full story)


WTI Crude ((CLQ22) ) is consolidating after yesterday’s massive 8% plus slide to below ascending wedge support (on the weekly chart).  CL is suddenly testing the psychologically key 100 whole figure level, remaining vulnerable to more downside today after breaking yesterday below triangle support (on the daily chart). (full story)


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AL_LS625 Las Cruces, NM Tue Jul 5, 2022 USDA Market News Mexico to U.S. Imports ... (full story)


AL_LS601 Las Cruces, NM Tue Jul 5, 2022 USDA Market News Mexico to Texas Livestock Imports ... (full story)


A Wisconsin-based dairy cooperative leader says a lot of work went into bringing 58 northeastern producers into their cooperative after two processors announced they would stop picking up their milk.  Travis Forgues of Organic Valley tells... (full story)


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