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In this week's AgFax Weekend - Corteva Sheds Dicamba | Biden Defends Infrastructure Plan | Ag Economy Conditions Improve | and more. (full story)


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Spot quotations were 49 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […] (full story)


Big Report from USDA–USDA gave the cotton market a small gift with its April supply demand report. Estimates included higher consumption and lower carryover of U.S. stocks. Estimated world consumption […] (full story)


After a disappointing February, Brazil soybean exports exploded in March reaching a record 13.5 million tons, 25 percent above the March 2020 record of 10.9 million tons. A late harvest […] (full story)


Pakistan’s 2020/21 imports are forecast at a record 5.3 million bales and are expected to exceed domestic production for the first time. Significantly lower domestic supplies have driven imports to […] (full story)


Canada’s combined exports of coarse grains – corn, rye, barley, and oats – are expected to reach a new high in 2020/21 primarily led by barley. For most of these […] (full story)


Amid the current political situation in Burma, this significant rice supplier in Southeast Asia is set to export its lowest amount in 5 years. The turmoil is expected to accelerate […] (full story)


USDA further tightens corn balance sheet (full story)


The temperatures over the Easter weekend dipped down a little further than forecast in a few areas in the state. April 3 saw the lowest temps of the weekend. While […] (full story)


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In the first episode of the Bean Counters, which follows Alabama’s only two 100+ bushel per acre soybean growers (Henderson Farms in Limestone County and Nick McMichen in Cherokee County) […] (full story)


Successful stand establishment is key to profitable corn production. Consider the following planting guidelines for optimal corn stand establishment. 1. Planting date Planting date is one of many factors that […] (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 09-APR-2021 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 09-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


Iowa State University Digital Ag Program Specialist Levi Powell explains a simple process for checking planter depth settings in the shop to increase machine accuracy before you head to the […] (full story)


Occasionally, corn planted after a cereal rye cover crop may have reduced yields. Proposed reasons for this yield decline include allelopathy, seedling disease, nitrogen immobilization and poor planter performance. In our […] (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 09-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder  April 9, 2021 To Infinity and Beyond! The ag markets this week provided somewhat of an uplifting mood for most. Of the major commodities we cover, all but soybean meal were higher on the... (full story)


Farm bills, like most legislation, contain policy experiments.  Usually they are small pilot programs or a variation on existing programs.  Some experiments evolve into larger programs or become the standard […] (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 08-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 08-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 09-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 09-APR-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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At the closing bell on Friday, wheat futures were still up by double digits. CBT futures closed 8 3/4 to 10 cents higher, which for May completed a 31 3/4 cent move for the week. KC HRW futures go into the weekend with 10 to 10 1/2 cent gains, increasing... (full story)


Live cattle futures closed the Friday session with losses of $0.72 to $2.45, with April the firmest and June the weakest. Through the week, the April/June spread corrected from a $2.25 discount to an 85 cent premium. USDA confirmed some more $125 trade in the WCB on Friday, for the... (full story)


At the close for Friday, soybean futures were 8 1/4 to 12 1/4 cents in the red. For May, that finished the week as a 7 cent pull back. The fresh cash average price for old crop beans was a dime higher at $11.25/bu. Soymeal futures closed $4.30 to $5.60/ton... (full story)


At the close for the last trade day of the week, April and July hogs were UNCH and August contracts were down by 37 cents. The other front months ended 2 to 95 cents in the black. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was up another 80 cents to $100.21.... (full story)


Afternoon trading on Friday pulled the front month cotton futures back from the highs, but futures were still higher on the day. Old crop prices ended the session 99 to 108 points higher, and new crop prices ended up by 60 to 75 points. USDA’s cash average price for cotton... (full story)


Following the report, old crop corn futures posted new highs, which for May was $5.95/bu, but prices were just fractionally higher to 2 1/2 cents in the red at the close. New crop prices stayed higher, ending the session up 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents. USDA left the average... (full story)


Prospective Plantings, the USDA’s first survey of tobacco farmers for the year, was issued August 30. The results were a bit of a surprise since modest increases had been predicted […] (full story)


The U.S. corn supply is shrinking, while the soybean stocks remain the same, according to USDA Friday. Read the full update here. (full story)


This is the Weekly Summary Email of the Trade Spotlight advisory service for the week ending on April 09, 2021. Open Positions Long the June 2021 Australian Dollar contract from .76675 (4/06/21). Market last at .76185. Marked-to-market loss of $490. Working Orders Sell stop for the Australian Dollar contract at... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS:  Corn futures were volatile today, finishing the day and week on a mixed note. After gaining more than 19 cents yesterday, May closed 2-1/2 cents lower at 5.77-1/2, while December gained 1-3/4 cents, finishing the session at 4.96-1/2. December did reach a new contract high at 5.03-3/4. May... (full story)


The 2020/21 U.S. cotton supply and demand forecasts show higher exports and lower ending stocks relative to last month. Production and domestic mill use are unchanged. The export forecast is […] (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Apr 09, 2021 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, April 09, 2021 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly sharply higher; slaughter ewes steady to 25.00 higher; feeder lambs not well tested. At San... (full story)


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American cucumber and squash growers are asking the International Trade Commission to take action on unfair trade practices impacting markets. Fourth-generation Michigan farmer Fred Leitz grows cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, and blueberries.  “The... (full story)


Midwest Dairy is building partnerships to help share dairy’s sustainability story in support of Earth Day. Vice president of demand Martha Kemper says one of the best ways to build trust and drive sales is by explaining to consumers how dairy is... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 09, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 4/9/2021 was estimated at 4.84 per cwt live, down -0.01 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


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A few hours’ drive is all that separates the parched ground of western South Dakota from adequate rainfall along the state’s I-29 corridor. South Dakota farmer Keith Alverson has prepped fields to plant into cornstalks and says conditions are right... (full story)


Last fall Michigan’s egg industry proactively brought forth legislation to be cage-free by 2025. Michigan Allied Poultry Industry executive director Allison Brink tells Brownfield many of the materials needed to update hen housing facilities are... (full story)


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