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My goal for these updates is to educate you, give you ideas, and help you manage money like I did when I was pressing the buy and sell buttons for $600+ million in assets. I left that career to pursue one where I could help people who needed help, instead of the ultra high net worth. Hopefully, you’ll find the below enlightening from my perspective, and I welcome your thoughts and questions. (full story)


Hurray! The disastrous year of 2020, which brought about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Lockdown, and the economic crisis, is over! Now, the question is what will 2021 be like – both for the U.S. economy and the gold market. (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 15-JAN-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)


Tissue testing is an easy way to know exactly how much nitrogen to put out at top-dress so that we optimize yield and save money on fertilizer applications. Dr. George […] (full story)


The National FFA Organization’s CEO has resigned.  FFA announced Friday that Mark Poeschl has left the organization effective immediately. Poeschl began his tenure with National FFA in August of 2016.  In a statement, Poeschl says he’s... (full story)


Summary Storms continued to take aim at the Pacific Northwest this week, bringing multiple rounds of heavy rain along the coast and lower elevations, and snow to the mountains. Many […] (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 15-JAN-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 15-JAN-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 15-JAN-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN JAN 15 2021 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR JAN 14 2021 ... (full story)


After midday losses, front month Chicago wheat closed the last trade day of the week 2 3/4 to 5 1/2 cents stronger. KC futures maintained the high ground closing up by at least 4 1/4 cents. MGE wheat closed the session 2 3/4 to 4 cents in the black. The... (full story)


Nearby corn prices settled 2 3/4 to 3 cents lower on Friday. New crop futures closed the session 1 1/2 to 2 3/4 cents. The markets will be closed on Monday in observance of MLK Day. USDA announced a private corn sale for 110,000 MT of old crop corn to... (full story)


Live cattle futures closed the Friday session with gains of 45 to 97 cents. April futures were the strongest gainer, with a $116.27 close and a $1.32 gain on the day. Feeder cattle futures closed with triple digit gains of $1.97 to $2.45. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $1.04... (full story)


Soybean futures closed the Friday session with 12 1/4 to 13 3/4 cent losses. New crop contracts closed UNCH to 1 1/4 cents higher. Soymeal turned in the afternoon and closed the Friday session with $1.20 to $2.40/ton losses. Soy oil futures ended down by 114 to 126 points. The... (full story)


Nearby lean hog futures go into the three day weekend 5 to 57 cents higher. Feb futures were up the most, closing up by $1.62. Pork cutout futures ended up 10 cents to $1.35 higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was another 39 cents higher on 1/13 to 65.87. USDA’s... (full story)


Closing cotton prices were lower across the old crop futures with 38 to 45 point losses. New crop Dec closed 22 points higher. CFTC data showed cotton specs reduced their net long by 1,010 contracts to 69,702 on the week ending 1/12. Commercial’s net position was 144,177 contracts net short... (full story)


Nebraska Farm Bureau is making cattle market transparency and price discovery a top priority in 2021. First Vice President of Nebraska Farm Bureau Sherry Vinton said the bureau’s goal is to increase the number of cash cattle trade to provide... (full story)


A diminishing supply both domestically and abroad could spark farmers in the Delta to plant soybeans early and often this spring. Market analyst Al Kluis says the southern U.S. might have to import 30 to 50 million bushels of soybeans from Brazil... (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Jan 15, 2021 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending January 15, 2021 ` Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly steady to 20.00 higher; slaughter ewes steady to 15.00 higher; no comparison on feeder lambs. At... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS:  Corn futures closed with small losses in the old crop contracts with March leading the decliners, closing 2-3/4 lower at 5.31-1/2. December gained 2-1/4 cents closing at 4.60. It has been quite a week for the corn market as front month futures registered a gain of 35-1/4 cents,... (full story)


A farmer who lost a friend to suicide is now an advocate for farmer mental health. Meredith Bernard grows crops and raises cattle with her husband in North Carolina. She was a panelist on an American Farm Bureau convention session on mental health... (full story)


Although we turned the calendar to a new year, most of our market stories remain the same. (full story)


The chief economist of American Farm Bureau says delegates adopted important dairy policies at the recent 2021 virtual convention. John Newton tells Brownfield Ag News, “We adopted new policy, really, to deal with some of the challenges we’ve seen... (full story)


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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day higher on oversold signals with support by the recent gains in boxed beef prices.  February live cattle closed $.70 higher at $112.77 and April live cattle closed $.97... (full story)


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WA_LS635 ***2020 Yearly Totals Included. *** St. Joseph, MO Fri, Jan 15, 2021 USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Canadian Live Animal Imports by State of Entry Data for week ending: 01/02/21 Cattle State ... (full story)


WA_LS637 ***2020 Yearly Totals Included. *** St. Joseph, MO Fri, Jan 15, 2021 USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Canadian Live Animal Imports into the U.S. by Destination Data for week ending: 01/02/21 Cattle Region Feeder ... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 15, 2021 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $182.23 $171.11 ... (full story)


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Weekly Newsletter #1035 Price Driven Trade Ideas and Weekly & Daily Futures Trading Levels 1.18.2021 (full story)


Milk futures were higher and cash dairy markets were mostly lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Friday, January 15th. January Class III milk was up $.01 at $16.23.  February was up $.32 closing at $19.23.  March was up $.41 at... (full story)


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IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 15-JAN-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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The U.S. Ag sector has experienced massive disruptions and significant impacts from trade disputes, exchange rate fluctuations, interest rate market interventions and the impacts on cost of capital; and recently […] (full story)


Soybeans were mixed on spread trade and profit taking, still finishing the week with strong gains sparked by Tuesday’s USDA numbers. Most forecasts have good near-term rainfall in parts of Argentina and Brazil, but more will be needed. While harvest... (full story)


Mar. corn closed at $5.31 and 1/2, down 2 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $14.16 and 3/4, down 13 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $463.20, down $1.70 Mar. soybean oil closed at 41.85, down 126 points Mar. wheat closed at $6.75 and... (full story)


NW_PY007 Atlanta, GA Fri. Jan 15, 2021 USDA Market News International: Weekly U.S./Canadian Live Poultry Slaughtered Under Inspection (Fri) Week ending 9-Jan-21 U.S. fowl slaughtered domestically Light... (full story)


A proposed biofuels rule from the EPA is getting criticism from ethanol supporters. The part of the rule ethanol supporters like would address E-15 labeling and infrastructure requirements and not act on 66 petitions for Small Refinery Exemptions.... (full story)


NW_LS446 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 15, 2021 USDA Market News WEEKLY USDA BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE (HOG) The offal value from a typical slaughter hog (1) for the week ended 1/15/2021 was estimated at 4.41 per cwt live, up 0.04 when compared to last week. FOB CENTRAL U.S. CALCULATIONS... (full story)


NW_LS901,Fri Jan 15 2021,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_LS902,Fri Jan 15 2021,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,31.25,31.25,A Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),10.0,,29.00,29.00, Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 15, 2021 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 9.24 per cwt live, down -0.05 when compared to Thursday's value. FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS444 Des Moines, IA Fri, Jan 15, 2021 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 1/15/2021 was estimated at 10.70 per cwt live, up 0.07 from last week. CALCULATIONS FOR BY-PRODUCT VALUE... (full story)


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