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Progress on the U.S. Mexico Canada trade deal appears to be inching forward. Top negotiators from the U.S. and Mexico are meeting this week to resolve demands from House Democrats.  Compromises have been made on drug protections while labor... (full story)


The USDA says pork exports for 2019 delivery topped 30,000 tons. Both Mexico and China bought more than 10,000 tons of U.S. pork during the week ending November 28th, with net sales up 20% from the week before and 5% from the four-week average, but... (full story)


GBPUSD with the pair remaining biased to the upside more strength is expected in the days ahead. (full story)


Cotton futures are higher at midday, with soon-to-expire Dec up 153 points. The other front months are shown at 23 to 27 points higher. The Monthly export report by CENSUS stated cotton shipments for October were 731,611 480lb bales, which is 19.6% b... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally higher at midday. USDA weekly corn export sales were reported at 546,115 MT for the week ending 11/28. That was at the bottom of expectations, and was 46.38% below last year. The shipments were at 494,779 MT on the week ... (full story)


Lean hog futures were mixed on Wednesday, but decided to go southward with Thursday trading. The CME Lean Hog Index for 12/03 was $0.82 above yesterday @ $58.20. The USDA pork carcass cutout value up another $2.32 this morning, primals were mixed wit... (full story)


Soybeans futures are up near a double digit gain, futures are 9 1/2 to 9 3/4 cents higher at midday. Soybean meal futures are $6.20 higher, with soy oil futures remaining firm to 1 point higher. USDA reported a private export sale of 245,000 MT of so... (full story)


So far this morning the Dec Chicago futures are 3 1/4 cents lower, while KC futures have gained 1 1/2. MPLS Dec wheat futures are spiking a bit at midday with 7 1/4 cent gain. There have still been zero deliveries vs. December SRW futures. Census dat... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally higher at midday. USDA weekly corn export sales were reported at 546,115 MT for the week ending 11/28. That was at the bottom of expectations, and was 46.38% below last year. The shipments were at 494,779 MT on the week ... (full story)


Live cattle futures were are up 70 cents to $1.12 at midday, with Dec options expiring tomorrow. Feeder cattle futures are trying to recover some of yesterday’s losses, with midday gains of 40 to 50 cents. The 12/03 CME Feeder Cattle index was $145... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is improving.  Bids have surfaced at $118 to $119 live and $186 dressed.  Asking prices are around $121 to $122 live in the South and $190 to $193 dressed in the North.  There were a handful of deals reported... (full story)


The Earnings Growth Estimate for these 30 stocks is currently 15.28% for 2020. (full story)


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You know how it is when things are just not going well, and the bad news just keeps piling on.  We have all heard the old saying, "If I did not have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all." There reaches a point where you are ready to latch on to... (full story)


Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground in Mankato January 22 – 23 for the Minnesota Ag Expo. Continue reading Minnesota Ag Expo at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


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There are many reasons to put up a grain bin. Flexibility in when and where grain is moved during harvest is a major consideration, as is time and labor management. If you’re going to use bins, take advantage of the flexibility they provide. ... (full story)


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Cattle producers and industry supporters are celebrating the finalization of the U.S.-Japan trade deal. “That big news—that’s very good news,” says Rabo AgriFinance meat industry analyst Don Close. “This year, because of the 12 to 13 percent... (full story)


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As you consider your seed options for 2020, you’re undoubtedly being inundated with offers from seed companies: volume discounts, early cash discounts and financing options. How do you navigate these waters to find the best option for your operation?... (full story)


U.S. Dairy Export Council CEO Tom Vilsack’s salary in the spotlight this week. Vilsack, who served as agriculture secretary during President Barack Obama’s administration, was paid $999,421 in 2018. An informal poll on DairyHerd.com shows most... (full story)


The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) announced Wednesday it has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by larger retailers and companies who purchased cheese and butter from members who participated in the Cooperative Working Together... (full story)


The eight individuals who will serve as official judges during the 2020 World Dairy Expo® Dairy Cattle Show, September 29 through October 3 in Madison, Wisconsin, have been selected. Responsible for the evaluation and placement of 2,300 of North... (full story)


USDCAD plunges through 1.3260sall the way down to 1.3180s. Uptrend now over. Bank of Canadas Timothy Lane adds to USDCAD losses with hawkish tone on rate guidance. OPEC meeting now underway with rumors of 800k bpd Saudi surprise deepening of oil production cuts. EURUSD bounces,... (full story)


Carcass values have slipped slightly so far this week mostly due to weakness in the fresh belly primal (full story)


Challenger Job Cuts came in at 44.569 thousand with the previous 50.275 thousand. At 7:30 A.M. we have Export Sales, Jobless Claims and U.S. Trade [...] (full story)


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If I am correct in my belief that the global economy is stabilizing, it is likely that the industrial commodities, including copper, crude oil and lumber will advance in price in the long term. (full story)


Rebound continues as hope for the Phase 1 trade deal lingers. China is silent on progress but confirms talks continue. (full story)


Financials: Mar. Bonds are currently 0’04 lower at158’21,10 Yr. Notes0’01 higher at129’14.5 and 5 Yr. Notes 0’01.00 higher at 119’00.75. Over the last 2 weeks [...] (full story)


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Silly side talks, oil price hawks, dressed in mighty high style, in the air, there’s a feeling of OPEC. Members clashing, oil slashing, meeting time [...] (full story)


Fall applied nitrogen can be risky especially as farmers consider weather volatility and narrowing margins. In this Managing for Profit, Precision Planting research agronomist Cory Muhlbauer explains why feeding the plant when it needs food makes... (full story)


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