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Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s anti-RFS rally Wednesday at the bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery drew a barrage of criticism from ethanol supporters. “Ted Cruz seems more interested in the spotlight than facts,” said Emily Skor,... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 21-FEB-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 21-FEB-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 21-FEB-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Soil health will take center stage at an upcoming K-State Research and Extension meeting on Wed., Feb. 28 near Oswego, Kansas. The meeting, “Cover Crops, Soil Health and Grazing,” will […] (full story)


WH_LS750 Kearney, NE Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News Huss Platte Valley Auction Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 02/21/2018 Receipts: 4085 Last Week: 4924 Year Ago: 3600 Compared to last week, steers over 700 lbs sold steady to 2.00 higher... (full story)


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Byline: Natalina Sents Welcome to This Week in Agriculture. We will bring you interesting, out-of-the-ordinary finds going on in agriculture. Not the big headlines, but the curious, funny, and inspiring stories across the... (full story)


Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures fluctuate and eventually start to warm this spring, a North Dakota State University Extension Service grain storage expert advises. “Not only […] (full story)


Corn futures showed fractional gains on Wednesday. The weekly EIA report will be delayed until Thursday morning, as ethanol production fell to 1.016 million bpd in last week’s report. Ahead of the USDA Ag Outlook Forum, a Reuters survey of anal... (full story)


Live cattle futures ended the day with most contracts $1.35 to $1.775 lower, as nearby Feb was down 65 cents. Feeder cattle futures were down $2.00 to $3.35 in most contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was up 12 cents on February 20 at $147.99. Who... (full story)


Soybean futures closed the Wednesday session with most nearby contracts 5 to 8 cents in the green. Soy meal futures were up $1.50/ton, with nearby soy oil 21 points higher. A survey of traders shows estimates for 2018 soybean acreage at 90.588 millio... (full story)


Lean hog futures finished Wednesday with most contracts 15 to 70 cents higher. The CME Lean Hog Index on February 19 was $71.41, down 68 cents from the previous day. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 99 cents lower at $78.73 in the Wednesday PM ... (full story)


Cotton futures settled the Wednesday session with most contracts 93 to 143 points higher.  A rising US dollar may be prodding some foreign buyers into action. Cash sales of 41,475 bales were reported on the Seam on Tuesday, with prices averaging... (full story)


Corn futures showed fractional gains on Wednesday. The weekly EIA report will be delayed until Thursday morning, as ethanol production fell to 1.016 million bpd in last week’s report. Ahead of the USDA Ag Outlook Forum, a Reuters survey of anal... (full story)


Wheat futures were mostly lower on Wednesday, with CBT 2-3 cents in the red and KC down 5-6 cents. MPLS was the strongest on the day, down 1 1/4 cents in the nearby but higher in back months. Some of the HRW crop has seen some moisture this week, but... (full story)


Agricultural producers have until March 1, 2018, to file their 2017 income tax returns without penalty if they have not made estimates. “Producers have until April 17 to file without […] (full story)


The question about soybean strength lasting throughout this year has been asked and answered by University of Illinois Ag Economist Todd Hubbs, “I am very skeptical that they’ll maintain their strength through 2018.” Hubbs tells Brownfield Ag News... (full story)


One of the reasons that states like Georgia had a lack of drift complaints in 2017 was because applicators did not spray dicamba near high value crops. This was one […] (full story)


WASHINGTON, DC 21-FEB-2018 WA_FV103 ... (full story)


Grain Spread Report for February 21, 2018 (full story)


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NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 p.m. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2... (full story)


The European Union is extending its 9.5 percent antidumping duty on ethanol imported from the U.S.  According to a report from Platts, the duty has been in place for five years and was to expire Friday, but the EU said Tuesday it will stay in place... (full story)


OR_LS758 Tallahassee, FL Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA-FL Dept of Ag Market News Okeechobee Livestock Market Livestock Weighted Average Report for 2/20/2018 AUCTION Receipts Last Reported(2/6/2018) Year Ago ... (full story)


“Adjacent” and “neighboring” can be defined by a dictionary, but no dictionary can provide the distances considered adjacent or neighboring for herbicide products. (full story)


SV_LS161 Frankfort, KY Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Mount Sterling Weighted Average Report for 02/21/2018 Receipts: 899 Last Week: 815 Year Ago: 1208 Compared with last week steer calves sold 3.00 to 6.00 higher with very good demand and heifer... (full story)


GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News This is Wednesday'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... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices... (full story)


  Soybeans were modestly higher on commercial and speculative buying. Forecasts have more generally dry weather in Argentina, further limiting yield potential. Outlooks for most of Brazil are good, aside from scattered harvest delays in... (full story)


WH_Ls756 Kearney, NE Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News Bassett Livestock Auction Market, Basset, NE Weighted Average Report for Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 4710 Last week: 4205 Last year: 3570 Compared with two weeks ago 600 to 750 lbs steers... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended quietly with gains of 1/4 to 1/2 cent as Dec led today's up move, closing at 3.96-1/2. Most contracts traded in a 4-cent range. Strength in soybeans helped provide underlying support, but weakness in wheat and idea... (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 21-FEB-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


As farms change hands, rural internet access improves and reliable online options increase, virtual shopping for inputs is expected to continue to grow. ​ (full story)


DC_LS750 Dodge City, KS Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA-KS Dept of Ag Market News Winter Livestock Feeder Cattle Auction, Dodge City, KS Feeder cattle Weighted Average Report for 02/21/2018 Receipts: 3917 Last Week: 2443 Year Ago: 3292 Compared to last week: Feeder steers firm... (full story)


SJ_GR225 **CORRECTION ON MILLFEEDS** St. Joseph, MO Tue, Feb 20, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News ***NOTE: THE PERCENTAGES FOR CORN GLUTEN FEED AND MEAL METHODOLOGY(BARGE, RAIL, AND TRUCK)HAVE CHANGED*** Corn Belt Weekly Feedstuffs Wholesale Values. FOB Production Point.... (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Wed, Feb 21, 2018 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois River Barge Terminals Producer Bids/Basis Bids ($/bu) Change (�/bu) Basis Change Cash Price South of Peoria Corn 3.5975-3.6575 UP 5.25-UP... (full story)


KT_LS152 Albany, NY Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA - Cornell University Finger Lakes Livestock Auction - Canandaigua, NY Cattle and Calf Auction Report for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 *** Next... (full story)


The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting marketing loan gain (MLG) and... (full story)


A large Upper Midwest cooperative has selected an official with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture (DATCP) to be its new president and CEO. Cooperative Network, which serves nearly 400 co-ops in Wisconsin and Minnesota, chose Daniel Smith to... (full story)


  Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were lower on the drop in feeders and commercial selling, watching direct cash business develop and waiting for the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report. February was down $.65 at $129.65 and... (full story)


NW_LS851 Des Moines, IA Wed Feb 21, 2018 USDA Market News USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day Prices in dollars per hundredweight NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT LM_XB403 Boxed beef cutout values higher on moderate to fairly good demand and light offerings. ... (full story)


  There’s fewer farmers working more land according to USDA’s latest count. Ryan Cowen with the National Agricultural Statistics Service says in 2017 there were 12,000 fewer farms than the year before.  “That’s a decrease of just about a... (full story)


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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Wed, Feb 21, 2018 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $199.66 $193.97 ... (full story)


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