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Many are wondering how flaws in the food supply chain exposed during the coronavirus pandemic will be addressed by the federal government.  During a webinar hosted by SVG Ventures Thursday, U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said USDA has had to be... (full story)

Milk futures have been on a wild ride since COVID-19 reached the U.S. Compeer Financial dairy team director Jim Moriarty says the market has been so volatile, it’s hard to make any predictions. “But it would seem that we’re going to... (full story)

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The South Dakota Department of Agriculture says planning continues for the South Dakota State Fair, scheduled for September 3-7 in Huron, South Dakota. In a new release, Department of Agriculture officials say state fair planning will look... (full story)

BASF says the court decision that vacates the registration of three dicamba herbicides, including BASF’s Engenia, could be “devastating to tens of thousands of farmers”. In a statement provided to Brownfield, the company said “Time is of the... (full story)

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The pandemic has brought about confusing contradictions for consumers where food is concerned.   Roxi Beck, consumer engagement director for the Center for Food Integrity, tells Brownfield a helpful analogy farmers can use to explain what’s... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day higher on follow-through buying and broader market support.  Feeder cattle closed higher on the same factors.  June live cattle closed $.27 higher at $95.72 and August live... (full story)

Ag economists continue to watch weekly unemployment claims looking for insights on what the demand picture could look like for the rest of the year. Weekly unemployment claims have started to slow over the last few weeks, and an ag economist is... (full story)

Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension weed specialist (Photo credit: ISU Extension) Iowa State University Extension Weed Specialist Bob Hartzler says the timing of a federal appeals court ruling on dicamba herbicides could not be any worse.... (full story)

Every peanut farmer in Georgia will benefit from some disease management program and, for most growers, fungicides are at the heart of such a program. Growers are aware that a […] (full story)

Hot dry weather has settled in across the state. Where adequate moisture is available growing conditions are excellent. The downside is where limited rainfall has occurred planting has to be […] (full story)

June Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange up 38 cents at $20.21.  July 31 higher at $18.99.  August through October futures unchanged to up 20 cents. Dry whey up $0.0125 at $0.34.  Six trades were made, with a... (full story)

Rainstorms and saturated soils slowed the Louisiana soybean planting progress for the second consecutive week. According to the USDA, LA soybean producers were able to plant 5% of the crop […] (full story)

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Improvements in food insecurity in the US during the past decade will likely be wiped out because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by Feeding America. Food insecurity levels for most communities across the country reached... (full story)

Jul. corn closed at $3.29, up 5 cents Jul. soybeans closed at $8.67 and 3/4, up 10 and 1/4 cents Jul. soybean meal closed at $289.80, up $3.50 Jul. soybean oil closed at 27.82, down 4 points Jul. wheat closed at $5.23 and 3/4, up 11 and 3/4 cents... (full story)

Global Supply Concerns Push Prices Higher (full story)

SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Thu Jun 04, 2020 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Thursday, June 04, 2020 Compared to last week at Ft. Collins, CO all classes steady. No sales in Equity Electronic Auction. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-150 lbs: Ft.... (full story)

Soybeans were higher on fund and technical buying. Unknown destinations bought 120,000 tons of U.S. beans Thursday, half old crop and half new crop, the third day in a row with a reported sale. The running total for this week is 438,000 tons, mostly... (full story)

A soybean researcher says the 9th Circuit Court’s sudden dicamba ban couldn’t have come at a worse time. University of Wisconsin Soybean Specialist Shawn Conley says, “I didn’t think 2019 could be beaten for the worst year ever, and I... (full story)

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TO_GR110 Moses Lake, WA Thu Jun 4, 2020 USDA Market News Eastern Wyoming/Western Nebraska Elevator Cash Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators and feed mills for Wheat, Corn and Soybeans per bushel, Millet and Sunflowers... (full story)

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Photo courtesy of University of Illinois Extension A plant pathologist says corn tar spot is likely to broaden its scope across the Midwest this growing season. Nathan Kleczewski is a plant pathologist at the University of Illinois. He tells... (full story)

NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Thu, Jun 04, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $218.74 $203.00 ... (full story)

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SF_GR110 Sioux Falls, SD Thu Jun 04, 2020 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News Eastern South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (Including some terminal sites) Northeast and Southeast Regions Combined ... (full story)

MS_GR114 Minneapolis, MN Thu Jun 04, 2020 USDA Market News Iowa-Southern Minnesota Barge Terminal Grain Prices Barge terminal daily grain prices, dollars per bushel, truck delivered grain prices for indicated Mississippi River areas. US 2 Yellow Corn Change ... (full story)

MS_GR111 Minneapolis, MN Thu Jun 04, 2020 USDA Market News Sunflower Seeds, Flax, Canola Daily Report Sunflower Seed Delivered Plant - Dollars Per CWT. Bid To Fargo Enderlin Arrive ND ND NEW SUN - Mid-Oleic Jun 19.45unch ... (full story)

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GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Wed, Jun 03, 2020 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 3.1700-3.2700 DN 1.25-DN... (full story)

MS_GR113 Minneapolis, MN Wed Jun 03, 2020 USDA Market News Southern Minnesota Daily Grain Prices Daily grain prices, spot truck prices for supplies delivered to Southern Minnesota elevators, dollars per bushel. Southern Minnesota, unit train loading stations. ... (full story)

NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Thu, Jun 04, 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 7.12 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Wednesday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)

NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Thu, Jun 04, 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_LS902,Thu Jun 04 2020,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),22.0,19.50,22.00,19.98, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,19.00,19.00,A Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer... (full story)

NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Thu, Jun 04, 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_LS901,Thu Jun 04 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)

GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Wed Jun 03, 2020 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News CO/NE/WY Elevator Afternoon Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators for Corn, Wheat and Soybeans per bushel; and Sorghum, Millet, and Sunflowers per cwt. as of 3:30 p.m. Jun 03,... (full story)

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CO_LS146 Columbia, SC Thurs June 04, 2020 USDA-SC Dept Ag Market News SC Farm Report on Thursday Cattle at SC Auctions on Thursday: No comparisons made this week due to limited comparable sales. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 137.50-155.00;... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON JUN 04 2020 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: WED JUN 03 2020 On Jan. 1, 2020, Specialty Crops Market News transitioned to the Department of Homeland Security... (full story)

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 1.07 billion pounds, 1.7 percent below April 2019 and 5.1 percent below March 2020.... (full story)

OK_GR110 Oklahoma City, OK Thu June 4, 2020 OK Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Oklahoma grain elevator cash bids as of 2:00 pm Thursday. U.S. No 1 HARD RED WINTER WHEAT (BU): Mostly .14 to .15 higher. 4.35-4.64. Hooker 4.35; Hobart, Keyes 4.37; Davis 4.40; Buffalo 4.43; Manchester 4.52;... (full story)

The traditional Indiana State Fair has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to fair officials. The Indiana State Fair Commission and the Indiana State Fair Board announced that a modified State Fair 4-H Livestock Show... (full story)

ORLANDO-IMPORTS Shipping Point Prices as of 04-JUN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)

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