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Cotton futures are trading 60 to 85 points lower at midday, pressured by weak Export Sales. The weekly Export Sales report from USDA showed 19/20 bookings of 163,964 RB for the week ending 8/15. That was 51% lower than last week, with Indonesia acco... (full story)


Corn futures are steady to 1 1/2 cents higher at midday. This morning’s USDA Export Sales reported bookings for 18/19 at 119,267 metric tons (MT) in the week that ended on August 15, 112% higher than last week. New crop sales totaled 301,608 MT, do... (full story)


Live cattle futures are 40 to 77.5 cents higher in most contracts on Thursday, with Aug up $2.15 ahead of next week’s expiration. Feeder cattle futures are up 30 cents to $1.175. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 8 cents lower on August 20 at $137.18... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are down 40 to 95 cents in the nearby contracts on Thursday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 59 cents at $77.40 on August 20. The USDA pork carcass cutout value is down $1.13 on Thursday morning at $84.63. The national average base h... (full story)


Wheat futures are 4 to 6 3/4 cents higher in the winter wheat contracts on Thursday. MPLS is posting contract lows, down 2 1/2 cents in nearby Sep. The USDA Export sales report showed net sales of 594,551 MT of 19/20 wheat in the week that ended on A... (full story)


Corn futures are steady to 1 1/2 cents higher at midday. This morning’s USDA Export Sales reported bookings for 18/19 at 119,267 metric tons (MT) in the week that ended on August 15, 112% higher than last week. New crop sales totaled 301,608 MT, do... (full story)


Soybeans futures are trading 2 to 3 cents per bushel lower in the front months on Thursday. Meal futures are down 10 cents/ton and soy oil 9 points lower. The weekly Export Sales report indicated net sales of 25,936 MT for old crop soybeans for the w... (full story)


During the next several days, cold fronts will have some success in suppressing heat and humidity across the central and eastern U.S. However, hot, humid conditions will persist along and near the Gulf Coast, while the southern Plains will... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, a cold front stretching from the lower Great Lakes region into Missouri is helping to focus showers and thunderstorms. The rain is generally benefiting late-planted, late-developing corn and soybeans. Meanwhile, cool, dry air... (full story)


Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Just a few sales were reported Wednesday at $105 to $107 live in Kansas and $172 to mostly $175 dressed in Iowa and Nebraska, not enough to establish a trend. Asking prices are $108 to $109 live and $178 to... (full story)


The celebration of World Plant Milk Day Thursday has a dairy trade group calling again on the FDA to enforce labeling laws and restrict the use of dairy terms. Alan Bjerga with National Milk Producers says, “There’s no such thing as... (full story)


Stocks are bouncing back from session lows. What caused the volatility across the board in ES, NQ, Crude and Gold and what are the levels to trade? (full story)


The 2019 Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole has begun! On Friday, well hear Jerome Powell discuss the latest monetary policy shifts. How will it affect the gold market? (full story)


CORN: Corn prices have been choppy this morning, unable to put together much in the way of strong follow through buying from yesterday's hook reversal. Sep corn is up 1/4 of a cent to 3.62-3/4, Dec corn is up 1/4 of a cent to 3.70-1/2, and Mar cor... (full story)


Michigan Senators are asking the Government Accountability Office to review the effectiveness of IT updates at the USDA and if they are interfering with Farm Bill program implementation. Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow along... (full story)


International buyers have been meeting in the Windy City this week to source U.S. soybeans and soy products for their countries. “There are over 500 vetted soybean buyers that are in Chicago from 50 different countries.”  International... (full story)


As the scouts on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour make their way through eastern Iowa and head for tonight’s final event in Rochester, Minn., they expect to see good looking crops.  “There are pockets that had some rough... (full story)


Market news this morning is limited to two stories; The ProFarmer crop tour and weekly export sales. The first has provided us another bit of market positive news while the second, with the exception of wheat, not so much. Before we look at the day-3 tour results... (full story)


China made a few minor appearances in the weekly export sales report. The USDA says that during the week ending August 15th, China bought 50,000 tons of old crop U.S. sorghum along with 66,000 tons of new crop soybeans but canceled on upland and... (full story)


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Market news this morning is limited to two stories; The ProFarmer crop tour and weekly export sales.  The first has provided us another bit of market positive news while the second, with the exception of wheat, not so much.   ... (full story)


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Financials: Sept. Bonds are currently 26 points lower at 164’00, 10 Yr. Notes 9 lower at 130’08.0 and the 5 Yr. Note ’05.5 lower at [...] (full story)


The relief of reaching a new  tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the Department of Commerce has come with misgivings from importers over the effect of a provision calling for mandatory inspections at the border. While... (full story)


The Fed wants a tad more inflation which means... (full story)


Are grains forming a double bottom? (full story)


Nearly 100,000 pigs will be culled after an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak was detected at one of Ukraine's biggest pig farms, the Ukrainian state food safety service said on Wednesday.  This outbreak affects 1.6% of Ukraine's pig herd and... (full story)


We kickoff the day with Export Sales and Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. followed by EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and Cold Storage at [...] (full story)


Bond, Eurodollar and gold futures all lower post FOMC Minutes. USDJPY back at yesterdays session highs. Germany reports better headline Manufacturing PMI for August, but report shows weak internals. EURUSD whipsaws above and below 1.1090s... (full story)


Bears have solid overall near-term chart advantage as price downtrend remains in place. New lows appear likely in the near term. (full story)


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AJ_PY010 Atlanta, GA. Thu. August 22, 2019 USDA Market News Broiler/Fryer: Daily National Broiler Market at-a-Glance Whole broiler/fryer prices remains steady to weak for all sizes. Offerings of all sizes are moderate to instances... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 22-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 22-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 22-AUG-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of Thursday, August 22, 2019. Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal Market News Service, USDA Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Email: Yakima.fvmndata@ams.usda.gov Website:... (full story)


WH_GR310 Kearney, NE Thu Aug 21, 2019 USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News Nebraska Hay Summary - Week Ending Aug 22, 2019 Compared to last week all reported forages sold steady. Demand was light with a load here and there getting sold. Most contacts said this is a tough time to sell hay... (full story)


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The Fed minutes show the Fed is all mixed up. Some Fed members wanted a 50-basis point rate cut. Other fed members wanted no cut [...] (full story)


NW_PY044 DES MOINES, IA Thu., Aug. 22, 2019 USDA Market News TURKEY: Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance. DOMESTIC MARKET HIGHLIGHTS The market on frozen 8-16 lb. hens and 16-24lb. toms is steady to firm. Demand light to moderate. ... (full story)


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MD_DA600 Nonfat Dry Milk - CME Group - Cash Trading Report 34 - Released on August 22, 2019 CME Group, CHICAGO, IL Daily Cash Nonfat Dry Milk Trading on Thursday, August 22, 2019 (Carlot Unit = 41,000-45,000 lbs.) ... (full story)


MD_DA997 CME Group - Daily Cash Trading - Week to Date Report 34 - Released on August 22, 2019 CME Group, CHICAGO, IL Daily Cash Trading on Thursday, August 22, 2019 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ... (full story)


MD_DA800 Cheese - CME Group - Cash Trading Report 34 - Released on August 22, 2019 CME Group, CHICAGO, IL Daily Cash Cheese Trading on Thursday, August 22, 2019 (Carlot Unit = 40,000-44,000 lbs.) ... (full story)


MD_DA400 Butter - CME Group - Cash Trading Report 34 - Released on August 22, 2019 CME Group, CHICAGO, IL Daily Cash Butter Trading on Thursday, August 22, 2019 (Carlot Unit = 40,000-43,000 lbs.) ... (full story)


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