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Michigan State University Extension Director Jeff Dwyer says more awareness is needed in farming communities as stressors increase. “This is something we need to be more attentive to today than ever before.”    Continue reading Extension... (full story)


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Grains retreat in the early morning trade, is the top in? (full story)


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Wisconsin farmers had to dodge showers last week to get some field work and planting done.  USDA reporters say showers were found in some part of Wisconsin every day last week.  Spring tillage is now 99% finished, and corn planting is 87%... (full story)


UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. The pest, a sap-sucking spotted lantern […] (full story)


After 20 years of shrimp production on his Illinois farm, Grover Webb’s seafood business has gone from strength to strength, built on his livestock background, a focus on savings, and insistence on top-quality shrimp. (full story)


Wheat futures are mostly 5 to 10 cents lower this morning. They were marginally mixed at Monday’s close, with CBT firm to 4 cents higher. MPLS and KC were fractionally to 3 cents lower. The weekly Crop Progress update showed that 89% of the winter ... (full story)


Cotton futures are mixed again on Tuesday, with most contracts 13 to 28 points lower, ignoring Oct up 31 points. They were mixed on Monday, with nearby July down 31 points, and other front months 45 to 67 points higher. NASS reported that US cotton a... (full story)


Soybean futures are down 2 to 4 cents since posting 15 to 16 1/4 cent gains in most contracts on Monday. Rains and forecasts for more moisture along the Corn Belt this week were supportive. Soymeal was up 80 cents/ton, with bean oil 53 points higher.... (full story)


Lean Hog futures saw gains of $1.125 to $1.70 in the front months on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 11 cents from the previous day @ $79.46 on June 11. The CME Fresh Bacon Index was down $3.54 at 143.20 for the week of June 4. The USDA pork ... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 6 to 8 cents lower in the front months this morning. They closed Monday off the highs in the front months up 1 to 3 1/4 cents, as new crop contracts saw 4 to 6 1/4 cent gains. Strength in soybeans was supportive. After the cl... (full story)


Live cattle futures ended the Monday session with most contracts 27.5 cents to $1.35 higher. Feeder cattle futures were up 75 cents to $1.40 on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was down 70 cents to $133.55 on June 14. Wholesale boxed beef prices... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 6 to 8 cents lower in the front months this morning. They closed Monday off the highs in the front months up 1 to 3 1/4 cents, as new crop contracts saw 4 to 6 1/4 cent gains. Strength in soybeans was supportive. After the cl... (full story)


Wheat spreads getting fed (full story)


Commodities were on the negative side overnight as fund selling developed. This was mostly in the grains where funds have established long positions. The lack of a bullish surprise in the weekly crop progress report added to overnight pressure. Plant... (full story)


Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Wheat Futures Decline Overnight on Lofty Crop Ratings Wheat futures declined overnight amid lofty crop rankings while corn and beans also were lower. Some 64% of the winter wheat... (full story)


This spring’s planting problems have energized the corn and soybean markets. But two market analysts are reminding farmers that they need to stay focused on the fundamentals, which include large global supplies of those commodities. On today’s... (full story)


Our eyes are on Illinois. (full story)


Yesterday the markets gained ground despite not too stellar economic news. Will we see the same today? Read on to learn more... (full story)


Crop Progress Remains Below Expectations (full story)


RH_LS154 Richmond, VA Tue Jun 18, 2019 VA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Winchester VA Livestock Auction Weekly Auction for Mon Jun 17, 2019 All prices per hundredweight unless otherwise stated Feeder Cattle 377 head Feeder Steers 86 head Feeder Steers Medium and... (full story)


AL_LS603 Las Cruces, NM Feeder Cattle June 18, 2019 Daily Import Total Sales June 17, 2019 Santa Teresa, NM. EST: 850 Compared to last week, not enough head sold on current market to... (full story)


RA_LS754 Raleigh, NC Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News ***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this date.*** WNC Regional... (full story)


RA_LS152 Raleigh, NC Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News ***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this date.*** WNC Regional... (full story)


RA_LS148 Raleigh, NC Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News ***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this date.*** Harward... (full story)


RA_LS752 Raleigh, NC Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News ***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this date.*** Harward... (full story)


RA_LS761 Raleigh, NC Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News ***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this date.*** Carolina... (full story)


RA_LS141 Raleigh, NC Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News ***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this date.*** Carolina... (full story)


BOSTON Ornamental Terminal Prices as of 18-JUN-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


GL_GR510 Greeley, CO Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Dry Edible Beans Daily Grower Bids - ND/MN and NE CO/WY/W NE Beans Region Bids Change Pinto ND/MN 21.00-22.00 Steady NE... (full story)


LM_HG204 Des Moines, Iowa Tue, Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News IOWA/MINNESOTA DAILY DIRECT PRIOR DAY HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, June 17, 2019 CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE ... (full story)


LM_HG207 Des Moines, Iowa Tue, Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News EASTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT PRIOR DAY HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, June 17, 2019 CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE ... (full story)


LM_HG200 Des Moines, Iowa Tue, Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT PRIOR DAY HOG REPORT PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, June 17, 2019 CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE BARROWS & GILTS LIVE AND... (full story)


NW_LS832 Des Moines, IA Tue, Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News National Direct Sow Price Comparison Based on State of Origin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- : National : Iowa : Western : Eastern : ... (full story)


LM_HG231 Des Moines, Iowa Tue, Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News IOWA/MINNESOTA DAILY DIRECT PRIOR DAY SOW & BOAR REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, June 17, 2019 CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE ... (full story)


LM_HG232 Des Moines, Iowa Tue, Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News EASTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT PRIOR DAY SOW & BOAR REPORT BASED STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, June 17, 2019 CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE ... (full story)


LM_HG230 Des Moines, Iowa Tue, Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT PRIOR DAY SOW & BOAR REPORT PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, June 17, 2019 CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE SOWS & BOARS LIVE AND... (full story)


JK_GR110 Jackson, Ms Monday June 17, 2019 USDA-MS Market News Mississippi Daily Grain Report. Grain prices at Country Elevators. Bid price as of 2:00 p.m. (Price per bushel): Trends compared to previous day close (Old Crop): Soybeans steady, Wheat steady, Sorghum steady, Corn steady. ... (full story)


RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Tuesday, June 18, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,599,000... (full story)


Washington, DC June 18, 2019 WA_FV400 (202)205-9690 *** Resending No Changes*** SHIPMENTS BY COMMODITIES AND ORIGINS (AMOUNTS ARE SHOWN IN 100,000 LB UNITS) ... (full story)


JK_LS144 Jackson, MS Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Forest, MS - Tadlock Stockyards (Forest Mississippi) Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Jun 17, 2019 Receipts This week 1,350 Last Week 1,340 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady.... (full story)


JK_LS140 Jackson, MS Tue June 18, 2019 USDA-MS Dept of Ag Market News SUMMARY OF 7 MISSISSIPPI CATTLE AUCTIONS HELD IN HATTIESBURG (721), FOREST (1,350), MERIDIAN (784), MACON (294), HOUSTON (366), WEST POINT (572), AND GRENADA (123) ON Mon Jun 17, 2019. Receipts: 4,210 ... (full story)


JK_LS158 Jackson, MS Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Macon, MS - Macon Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Jun 17, 2019 Receipts This week 294 Last Week 343 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter bulls trended... (full story)


JK_LS141 Jackson, MS Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Meridian, MS - Meridian Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Jun 17, 2019 Receipts This week 784 Last Week 424 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter bulls... (full story)


JK_LS159 Jackson, MS Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Houston, MS - Peoples Livestock Auction Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Jun 17, 2019 Receipts This week 366 Last Week 119 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended 3.00 Higher.... (full story)


JK_LS143 Jackson, MS Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Hattiesburg, MS - Southeast Livestock Exchange Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Jun 17, 2019 Receipts This week 721 Last Week 748 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended 1.00 to 2.00... (full story)