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December Egg Production Up 4 Percent... (full story)

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Continue reading 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

After a challenging year for the industry in 2019, the National Biodiesel Board is focusing on the future and preparing to deliver even more biodiesel. Donnell Rehagen unveiled the National Biodiesel Board’s new vision, which includes exceeding... (full story)

The price of gold has been quite volatile overnight despite Mondays Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S. It broke above the short-term resistance level of $1,560, before reversing downwards and getting back below the recent local lows. It still looks like a consolidation following... (full story)

Latest economic data were published last week, indicating that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing. Gold prices held up relatively well but can it last? (full story)

The global foodservice distributor Sysco Company is releasing a plant-based burger for most of its U.S. market. The Sysco Simply burger is a vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO soy patty with 18 grams of protein.  The Sysco Simply brand is meant to provide... (full story)

The trade - ES, NQ, Crude, Gold, Bonds. (full story)

Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. This week’s showlist looks mixed, mostly lower, and packer profit margins are tighter, which might limit spending and could push back the week’s business, maybe even after the USDA’s Cattle... (full story)

A southern Missouri city is suing a Dairy Farmers of America plant saying it is regularly releasing untreated waste water into a river. Meanwhile, fairlife is releasing a new product line of lactose free coffee creamers. AgDay’s Clinton Griffiths... (full story)

The soy market comes out of the holiday break with sharp losses, futures are down 11 to 12 3/4 cents so far at midday. Soybean meal futures are down by $0.70/ton. March bean oil are 70 points lower following plunging palm oil futures. The AgRural pub... (full story)

Lean hog contracts are higher after the extended weekend; futures are climbing 15 to 35 cents so far with April leading the way. The CME Lean Hog Index was 31 cents lower on 01/17 to $60.14. Chinese pork production from 2019 was down 21.3% yr/yr hitt... (full story)

Cotton futures start off the trade week with 108 to 177 point drops; the March futures are down the most so far. MLK Day on The Seam online cotton trading platform started off the week with light holiday trading as 592 bales were sold at 57.32 cents/... (full story)

The wheat market is higher after the holiday weekend, with Chicago leading the way. Chicago SRW futures are up by 9 1/2 cents at midday. KC HRW wheat futures are 4 cents higher, and MGE wheat futures are up by 2 1/2 so far. Preliminary open interest ... (full story)

Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cent losses in the front months. Preliminary open interest data showed massive short covering, dropping -32,089 contracts in the session. The USDA reported corn exports for the week en... (full story)

Live cattle futures are mixed with futures posting midday movements of 2 to 15 cent drops, to a nickel gain in the June contracts. Nearby feeder futures are down 25 to 32 cents so far. The CME Feeder Cattle index was down by 61 cents on 01/16 to $145... (full story)

Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cent losses in the front months. Preliminary open interest data showed massive short covering, dropping -32,089 contracts in the session. The USDA reported corn exports for the week en... (full story)

Nebraska Farm Bureau says it supports a proposal by the legislature’s Revenue Committee that seeks to lower property taxes and reform the way Nebraska funds K-12 schools. According to Farm Bureau president Steve Nelson, LB 974 makes progress in... (full story)

Might be time to move on... (full story)

Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner will be in Peoria January 21, 2020 for the AGCO new product preview. Continue reading AGCO new product preview at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

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Big trade wins in the past week and getting to hear President Trump and Ag Secretary Perdue are highlights of the 101st American Farm Bureau Convention in Austin, Texas for Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert. Guebert tells Brownfield Ag... (full story)

The USDA says soybean export inspections were more than what’s needed to meet projections for the 2019/20 marketing year. The current marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat and September 1st for beans, corn, and sorghum. Wheat came... (full story)

The American Farm Bureau policy session is underway in Austin, Texas. “Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my privilege to call to order the meeting of the 101st annual meeting of voting delegates of American Farm Bureau Federation. Welcome and we’re... (full story)

A 5th generation farmer on the Illinois Indiana border recognizes his impact on climate change. “The farming sector is the largest sector in the world that can control or help mitigate climate control.” In the last 10 years Rick Clark has... (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner is in Tremont, Illinois for the Precision Planting Event on January 21. 2020. Continue reading Precision Planting Event at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

Brownfield’s Ken Anderson will be in Ames, Iowa on Thursday, January 23, 2020 for Precision Plant satellite event. Continue reading Precision Plant satellite event at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

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Farmers can take advantage of incentives by switching to propane, according to Mike Newland, agriculture business development specialist with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). “If a farmer wants to look at purchasing new... (full story)

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DJ Analysts’ Estimates for January USDA Cattle-On-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by The Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)

The National Biodiesel Board Conference kicked off this morning and attendees are upbeat about the multiyear renewal of the biodiesel tax incentive.   Kurt Kovarik, vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel Board, says the... (full story)

An agronomist is challenging farmers to step outside of the box when it comes to fertilizer application. Precision Planting research agronomist Cory Muhlbauer wants farmers to rethink their fertility programs.   He tells Brownfield Precision... (full story)

you 'ain't seen nothing yet! (full story)

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was slightly lower last week despite the strong up move on Friday. The weekly charts still show bullish trends and [...] (full story)

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US yields re-open lower, USDJPY falls, and gold prices spike higher initially. Two positives European data narratives + gold selloff now helping risk sentiment into NY trade. German ZEW survey and UK employment report both surprise to the upside. EURUSD and GBPUSD rallies rescue... (full story)

A West Michigan congressman is calling on the U.S. Trade Representative to address unfair trading practices against U.S. specialty crops. Congressman Bill Huizenga of Zeeland sent a letter Friday to Ambassador Lighthizer requesting a federal... (full story)

The US/China trade deal, beginning to settle in November 2019, was also very good news for... (full story)

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Actionable ideas for ES, NQ, Crude, Gold and more. (full story)

Mar 20 sugar futures are starting the day strong breaking out above consolidation and through the firm resistance point of about 14.50. From a technical perspective sugar futures could be considered overbought, but in my opinion, there is a lot of reason to be buying still. (full story)

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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be in Freeport, MN on Saturday, March 14, 2020 judging the Stearns County Dairy Princess contest Continue reading Stearns County Dairy Princess competition at Brownfield Ag News.   ... (full story)

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