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Like so many things impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the USDA is extending the sign up process for the Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) program for farmers until June 30, 2022 or later.  Originally, these flexibilities were expiring this... (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Jan 28, 2022 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, January 28, 2022 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs sold mostly steady to 25.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady to 15.00 higher. No comparison on... (full story)


The nearby corn futures rally extended into the weekend with another dime for old crop. The March contract was within 3 1/4 cents of the contract high on Friday and completed the week with a 19 3/4 cent gain. New crop prices were also 2 3/4 to 5 cents higher... (full story)


Going into the weekend, lean hog futures were $0.25 to $0.90 higher. February hogs rallied $1.72 through the week and got to within $3.05 of their prior contract high. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Friday afternoon was $1.29 firmer to $75.11. The CME Lean Hog Index from 1/25... (full story)


The front month cotton futures market rallied triple digits for the last trade day of the week. The March contract traded with a 560 point range on Friday, setting a new contract high in the process, before ultimately going home 213 points in the black. For the week, March cotton... (full story)


Friday’s soybean market added another double digits to the upside. For the March contract that ended the day with a 55 3/4 cent gain. Soymeal futures were also higher on Friday having added $6.40 to $6.70 to the upside. For the week, March meal rallied $18.50/ton. BO prices went home... (full story)


Wheat prices recovered on Friday after sharp drops Wednesday and Thursday. SRW went home with 7 3/4 to 9 1/4 cent gains, which left the March contract 6 1/4 cents higher from Friday to Friday. KC HRW futures were up 7 1/2 to 8 3/4 cents at the bell. That... (full story)


Live cattle futures ended the Friday session with gains of $0.87 to $1.47. For the April contract that was enough to end positive on the week, at $1 above last Friday’s settle. USDA reported more cash sales from $136 to $138 on Friday, maintaining the bulk of activity near $136... (full story)


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FHWA Launches Largest Bridge Investment Program Since 1956 On January 14, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), launched its Bridge Formula Program (BFP)—the single largest program […] (full story)


Rice breeders with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station have developed two new conventional rice varieties that outperform their predecessors in yield potential. Both new rice varieties, a medium-grain and a […] (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler & Austin Schroeder January 28, 2022 Success Has Many Fathers President Kennedy said, after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, that “Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” This is a variant on an... (full story)


Do federal pesticide labelling laws preempt state law claims? This question will be a focus of the National Agricultural Law Center’s webinar, “A Legal Roundup of Glyphosate: History and Outlook,” […] (full story)


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A pair of carbon market experts say farmers and ranchers should look to capitalize on green practices before implementing them. Agoro Carbon Alliance Regional Manager Todd Carlton tells Brownfield ag producers should take their time when looking at... (full story)


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The founder of a restaurant chain says he’s seeing the effects of the labor shortage at many levels. Craig Culver founded Culver’s Restaurants, and he tells Brownfield he supports finding a legal pathway for more foreign workers to enter the U.S. ... (full story)


Wheat Firms, Finishes Slightly Higher on the Week (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were supported by the higher move in beef.  February live cattle closed $.87 higher at $138.70 and April live cattle closed $1.47 higher at $143.10.  March feeder cattle closed $.12... (full story)


TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/ CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended the session near the high of the day, closing 10-3/4 higher in March at 6.36 and 2-3/4 firmer... (full story)


The added cost of fertilizing corn isn’t enough to sway a southern Minnesota farmer to plant more soybeans. Mike Peterson says he’s sticking with a 50/50 rotation on his farm near Northfield. “If I was stronger corn than I was soybeans, I... (full story)


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A farm business management analyst is concerned about worsening debt to asset ratios. Brad Zwilling with the University of Illinois says working capital, which is derived by subtracting current liabilities from current assets, has been steadily... (full story)


I’m always on the lookout for new excuses. After all, you never know when a hare-brained scheme or half-baked idea might go south. You may suspect, but you don’t truly know until the adjuster has verified the damage. In my arsenal of reasons why... (full story)


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Summary As the drought-monitoring period began on January 18, a moisture-laden storm had just cleared the Atlantic Coast States. A few days later, another system delivered a variety of weather, […] (full story)


ORLANDO-IMPORTS Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JAN-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JAN-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 28-JAN-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Dry weather in South America, a brewing U.S. acreage battle and global unrest all took grain prices higher for the week.  March corn prices were up 20¢ and new-crop December corn prices were up 4.25¢, for the week ending Jan. 28. March soybean... (full story)


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NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 28, 2022 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 1/28/2022 was estimated at 5.31 per cwt live, up 0.03 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 28, 2022 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 1/28/2022 was estimated at 13.13 per cwt live, up 0.35 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE... (full story)


NW_LS902,Fri Jan 28 2022,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,59.00,59.00,B Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,,, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer bleachable tallow... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri Jan 28 2022,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,,,109.00,109.00,B Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 28, 2022 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_LS442 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 28, 2022 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_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 28, 2022 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 13.68 per cwt live, down -0.32 when compared to Thursday's value. FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 28, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $239.14 $230.15 ... (full story)


NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri Jan 28, 2022 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 1/28/2022 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Not enough market participants to... (full story)


LM_LM352 St. Joseph, MO Fri Jan 28, 2022 USDA Market News National Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review for w/e Friday, Jan 28, 2022 Comments: Compared to last week, negotiated purchases of slaughter lambs were steady lower on a test of comparable purchases. Negotiated... (full story)


Beef brisket, the savory staple item served at Texas barbecue restaurants far and wide continues to escalate in price, but consumers remain hungry and willing to pay up, according to experts. Pitmasters from across Texas attending the seventh... (full story)


Mar. corn closed at $6.36, up 10 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $14.70, up 21 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $411.20, up $6.50 Mar. soybean oil closed at 65.27, up 93 points Mar. wheat closed at $7.86 and 1/4, up 9 and 1/4 cents... (full story)


Conservation, leadership, and innovation have led three Michigan farmers to be recognized by their peers as master farmers. Dennis Gardner farms about 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans, sugarbeets, and wheat in Yale with his family.  He’s proud to... (full story)


A Texas insulation company expanding its footprint is giving Kansas and Nebraska sorghum farmers an opportunity to add value to their crop. CEO Tom Martin with Milo Insulation says he pays sorghum producers a specialty rate for growing specific... (full story)


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