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1. Automate as much as possible.  Heidi Fischer, co-ownerof Fischer-Clark Farms,says making the facilities work for you is critical. “Try to automate as much as you can, whether that’s alley scrapers or equal pen sizes for ease of moving,” she... (full story)


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Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed higher for the week despite the slowdown in cash trade. November Class III milk a penny lower at $20.36.  December up nine cents at $18.78.  January 11 cents higher at $18.30. ... (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the water treatment company Evoqua Water Technologies (AQUA). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the highest Technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart function to re... (full story)


A risk management consultant says now that harvest is essentially complete, keeping grain in condition will be one of the greatest challenges for some farmers. Patti Uhrich with CHS in southern Minnesota tells Brownfield a wet harvest season means... (full story)


Julie Harker will be on the ground in Kirksville on December 6, 2019 for the Missouri Livestock Symposium. Continue reading Missouri Livestock Symposium at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Farmers with land in a floodplain have little time to consider the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center director Warren Formo says NRCS is administering the federal assistance in response to the many... (full story)


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The US shopping season begins in earnest with Black Friday. Holiday sales ads have increasingly targeted electronics. Shopping patterns have grown into a measurable impact on the Japanese Yen, lasting from approximately, Black Friday through Christmas. (full story)


What's the trade - ES, NQ, Crude, Gold, Bonds. (full story)


Corn futures are showing fractional to 1 cent gains in the front months so far on Friday. December options expire today. Total export commitments for corn are slowly whittling away on this time last year, now lagging by 45.4% from the same week in 20... (full story)


Corn futures are showing fractional to 1 cent gains in the front months so far on Friday. December options expire today. Total export commitments for corn are slowly whittling away on this time last year, now lagging by 45.4% from the same week in 20... (full story)


Lean hog futures are up 82 cents in nearby Dec, as other front months are steady to 37 cents lower. The CME Lean Hog Index fell back 4 cents and was at $59.54 for 11/20. The USDA pork carcass cutout value recovered this morning with a $2.46 gain, ... (full story)


Soybeans futures continue to leak lower, down 3 to 3 1/4 cents in the nearby contracts. Soybean meal is down $2.10/ton, with Bean oil 28 points higher. Export commitments of soybeans are now 4.8% above last year, even as unshipped sales down 3%. Accu... (full story)


Live cattle futures are down $1.03 to $2.20 at midday, ahead of the monthly Cattle on Feed report. Feeder cattle futures are $3.80 to $4.025 lower in the front months. The 11/20 CME Feeder Cattle index was down 41 cents to $145.86. Friday boxed be... (full story)


Wheat futures are up 4 to 9 cents in the winter wheat contracts, with MPLS fractionally mixed. December options expire today. Export commitments for US wheat is now 7.6% above last year at this time. Nearly halfway through the MY, they are 60% of the... (full story)


Cotton futures are up 50 to 82 points in the front months on Friday. Upland cotton export commitments are now 66% of the USDA projection (59% avg), with actual shipments 18% of the full-year forecast (16% avg). The 11/20 Cotlook A Index was down aga... (full story)


Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee is helping expose young people to education about their food sources and about sustainable agriculture. The winner of the 1988 heptathlon gold medal, her first of many Olympic medals, tells Brownfield she began... (full story)


USDA says U.S. agricultural exports are projected to total $134.5 billion for 2019.  Imports are forecasted to be $129.3 billion. That equates to a more than $5 billion surplus for the year, which is the lowest since 2006. As for export value,... (full story)


It’s not just trade which impacts many producers in the United States. It’s also lower corn and soybean yields. The University of Illinois says it will affect farm incomes this year.   ... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade is quiet at midday and it looks like the bulk of this week’s business is complete.  We could still see some cleanup trade scattered throughout the remainder of the day.  Prices for cattle that remain on showlists are at $117... (full story)


GBP/USD has been wandering up and down in recent weeks, stuck in a wide consolidation. The bears seem to be having the upper hand now, but can their gainful series continue? (full story)


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Crude oil has broken above its previous peaks, and closed the September gap. While these are certainly bullish developments, the volume of yesterday's upswing declined. This puts a question mark over the sustainability of higher prices. (full story)


Farmers are frustrated by the constant twists and turns on the trade front. Bob Roelofs, who grows corn, soybeans, and contract grows hogs in south-central Minnesota, says the impeachment process is getting in the way of ratifying the U.S. Mexico... (full story)


The U.S. manufacturing sector has been growing weaker recently, entering recession. How serious is this contraction, and does it have the power to spill over to the broader economy? Lets turn to gold how far can these developments take us on the yellow brick road? (full story)


CORN Corn futures are slightly higher this morning, with Dec up a penny to 3.69-1/2, Mar is up 3/4 cent to 3.79-3/4, and May corn is up 3/4 cent to 3.85. U.S. corn is cheaper than Brazilian and Argentina corn on export markets right now which is a m... (full story)


Could a slow turnaround be in sight for the rural economy? Possibly, according to the Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI). The monthly survey of bank CEOs in a 10-state Midwest region marked the fourth time in the past five months that the overall index... (full story)


The USDA says the average farmworker earned $15.02 per hour during October, up four percent compared to the same time last year.  Farms hired more workers than last year as well, up three percent. The report lists several categories of... (full story)


While more than 300 ag groups support a farmworker bill in the U.S. House, the nation’s largest farm group does not. American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall says the Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed by the House Judiciary Committee... (full story)


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USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson says it’s possible to have both environmental and financial performance on a farm. “It doesn’t have to be a zero sum game, which a lot of times you’ll see when we talk about putting on environmental regulations... (full story)


Harvest is turning into just as big of a headache as many producers anticipated. Late planting this spring meant the crop was slow to mature, and the cold weather isn’t helping. Neither is the propane shortage plaguing parts of the upper Midwest. ... (full story)


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U.S. stock index futures are higher after Chinese President Xi Jinping said his government is working toward a phase one trade agreement with the U.S (full story)


WH_GR110 St. Joseph, MO Fri Nov 22, 2019 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Omaha-Council Bluffs Grain: Spot Truck Bids for grain delivered to elevators, dollars per bushel, as of 2:30 PM today. Change and basis is cents per bushel. BIDS CHANGE ... (full story)


WH_GR111 St Joseph, MO Fri, Nov 22, 2019 USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News Nebraska Rural Elevators: Spot Cash Grain Prices: Prices bid or paid per bushel, except grain Sorghum per CWT., at rural Nebraska elevators as of 2:00 P.M. Bids Change ... (full story)


GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Fri Nov 22, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News This is Friday's report of the grain prices and trends prepared by the USDA and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. In Northern and Western Illinois country grain dealers quoted shelled corn bids were mixed.... (full story)


GBPUSD falls swiftly back below 1.2900. BOE rate cut chatter re-emerging. EURUSD sees some volatility after mixed German/Eurozone flash November PMIs. Chinese Global Times says China will fight back and retaliate is US raises tariffs. AUDUSD quiet as large 0.6795 option expiry looms.... (full story)


GL_GR110 Greeley, CO Fri Nov 22, 2019 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Daily Grain Bids for Denver and Surrounding Areas Spot bids to producers for grain delivered to terminal and country Elevators. Bids dollar/bu. except for Barley which is dollar/cwt. Bids are as of 3:00 PM MST. ... (full story)


CO_LS146 Columbia, SC Fri Nov 22, 2019 USDA-SC Dept Ag Market News SC Farm Report on Friday SC Cattle Auctions Weekly Review: Compared to last week, all classes of feeder cattle were unevenly steady. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 125.00-145.00;... (full story)


MS_GR113 Minneapolis, MN Fri Nov 22, 2019 USDA Market News Southern Minnesota Daily Grain Prices Daily grain prices, spot truck prices for supplies delivered to Southern Minnesota elevators, dollars per bushel. Southern Minnesota, unit train loading stations. Cash... (full story)


CO_GR110 Columbia, SC Friday, November 22, 2019 USDA-SC Dept Ag Market News South Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 3:00 P.M. Prices delivered to country elevators or processors. New crop bids noted with (*). US 2 Yellow Corn was steady to 1 cent higher. US 1 Yellow Soybeans were 3... (full story)


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