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The harvest for the 2020 rice crop in south Louisiana is nearing the halfway point, and the result is a big improvement over a string of bad to mediocre years. […] (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended the day and week on a soft note as futures continued their push into new contract lows. Good weather in the forecast, private estimates pushing yield above 180 bushels an acre, and a strong upturn for the dollar al... (full story)


A brief overview of the soy market (full story)


NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri Aug 7, 2020 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 08/7/2020 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Not enough market participants to... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (COW) The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter cow(1) for the week ended 8/7/2020 was estimated at 7.36 per cwt live, up 0.11 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE... (full story)


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Reported Louisiana rice yields August 1-7, 2020. Parish Variety Acres Yield bbl/A bu/A lb/A Vermilion Cheniere 145 38 137 6,156 Acadia Cheniere 129 45 162 7,290 Evangeline Cheniere – 49 […] (full story)


SA_LS335 San Angelo, TX Fri Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News South Central Direct Sheep Report for Week Ending Fri August 07, 2020 (TX, OK, NM and KS): All sales FOB with 2-4 percent shrink. Prices quoted per hundred weight (cwt) unless otherwise specified. Feeder Lambs: ... (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, August 07, 2020 ` Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs very uneven. Light slaughter lambs were mostly steady to 20.00 higher, except at Kalona, IA... (full story)


Researchers at the University of Missouri are running trials on new corn and soybean herbicides in addition to established herbicides on the market. In the latest online field day video, Senior Researcher Brian Dintelman says they’re... (full story)


MS_GR111 Minneapolis, MN Fri Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News NOTICE: As Market News transitions reports to the MARS platform and My Market News, report formats will be converted from a text version to a more user-friendly and accessible PDF format. In the next few weeks, this... (full story)


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The National Farm Medicine Center says the social media posts with pictures of kids on the farm might be sending a dangerous message. Scott Heiberger says, “If a child is allowed to kind of run free in a worksite, it sort of desensitizes that... (full story)


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Feeding America, which represents 200 food banks, is urging Senate leaders to include increased SNAP benefits in a final stimulus bill. Carrie Calvert, the group’s director of ag and nutrition government relations, tells Brownfield Ag News she’s... (full story)


SEATTLE Shipping Point Prices as of 07-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Many country kids and 4-H members are having an unusual summer because of COVID-19.   Farm Journal, the National 4-H Council and top country music artists are teaming up for a virtual concert to do something extra special for them this summer.... (full story)


Texas A&M AgriLife wheat experts have determined their annual “Picks List” to guide producers as they prepare for fall planting in the near future. Continuing a long-time tradition, ongoing Picks […] (full story)


Hogs rally, cattle markets fall (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle closed mostly lower on spread trade and technical weakness.  August live cattle closed $.17 higher at $102.80 and October live cattle closed $.52 lower at $106.54.  August feeder... (full story)


The Ranking Member of the Senate Ag Committee Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says she will not support additional aid to farmers in a final stimulus bill until there’s an increase in the SNAP program. The House-passed bill contains SNAP increases, the... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 07-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri Aug 7, 2020 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, August 7, 2020 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of slaughter lambs were not reported due to confidentiality. Negotiated Purchases: This... (full story)


A dairy economist says the collapse in the cheese market has been perplexing, but he has a theory on why markets have had drastic swings in recent weeks. Nate Donnay with StoneX says no one wants to build inventories of 2-dollar cheese as milk... (full story)


We’ve been getting a number of questions this week regarding the need for mepiquat-based PGRs applied to cotton at various growth stages at this point in the season. To be […] (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $173.86 $160.75 ... (full story)


ORLANDO-IMPORTS Shipping Point Prices as of 07-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


ASCE Releases Report on the Effects of Covid-19 on America’s Infrastructure The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released a status report on the pandemic’s effects on the Nation’s bridges, […] (full story)


NW_LS902,Fri Aug 07 2020,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,21.75,22.00,21.80,A Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer bleachable... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (STEER) FOB CENTRAL U.S. The hide and offal value from a typical slaughter steer(1) for today was estimated at 7.27 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Thursday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri Aug 07 2020,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70%... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL ... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Thu, Aug 06, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds ... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Aug 07, 2020 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 8/7/2020 was estimated at 3.77 per cwt live, up 0.01 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $3.07 and 3/4, down 3 and 1/2 cents Aug. soybeans closed at $8.70 and 1/4, down 10 and 1/2 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $280.00, down 70 cents Aug. soybean oil closed at 31.35, down 17 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.95 and... (full story)


The grain markets took sizeable hits this week. December corn prices were down 6¢ and November soybean prices down nearly 25¢ for the week ending Aug. 7. September wheat prices were down around 35¢. “Wheat has been in a collapsing mode, and we... (full story)


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Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, with the most active months ending the week sharply lower and November notching a one-month low. China bought 456,000 tons of new crop U.S. beans Friday, the third day in a row with a sale, but the... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 07-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 07-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange finished the week lower Friday pressured by declining cash trade. August Class III milk down 45 cents to $19.36.  September 68 cents lower at $16.23.  October 62 cents lower at $16.52. ... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 07-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


RA_GR110 Raleigh, NC Friday, August 7, 2020 NC Dept of Ag Market News ***NOTICE: As Market News transitions reports to the MARS platform and My Market News, report formats will be converted from a text version to a more user-friendly and accessible PDF format. In the next few... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON AUG 07 2020 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: THU AUG 06 2020 ... (full story)