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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to optical instruments maker Camtek(CAMT). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top 100 Stocks list first by the highest technical buy signals then I used the Flipchart feature to review the ch... (full story)


Soybean futures saw fractional to 1 1/4 cent gains in most contracts on Monday. Those gains were limited by rains rolling across the Midwest. Later in the afternoon, President Trump stated he does not expect much out of this week’s talks and ha... (full story)


Wheat futures ended Monday with most nearby contracts 13 to 18 1/4 cents in the red. The Monday morning Export Inspections report tallied all wheat shipments during the week of August 16 at just 345,375 MT. That was 29.14% lower than last week’... (full story)


Live cattle futures finished the Monday session mixed. The front months were 5 to 42.5 cents lower, with back months steady to marginally higher. Feeder cattle futures were mostly a nickel to $1.325 lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up 7 cents f... (full story)


Corn futures closed the Monday session with most contracts down 2 to 3 cents. Pressure was felt from widespread rains across the WCB. This morning’s USDA Export Inspections report indicated that 1.097 MMT of corn was shipped in the week that en... (full story)


Lean hog futures posted 50 cent to $2.125 losses in most contracts on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down $1.27 on August 16, to $52.94. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 41 cents from the day prior to $67.18. The rib and belly primal cut... (full story)


Cotton futures settled with most contracts 109 to 135 points higher on Monday. A weaker US Dollar index was supportive, down 349 points. NASS reported after the close that 86% of the US cotton crop was setting bolls, even with the average, as 17% of ... (full story)


Corn futures closed the Monday session with most contracts down 2 to 3 cents. Pressure was felt from widespread rains across the WCB. This morning’s USDA Export Inspections report indicated that 1.097 MMT of corn was shipped in the week that en... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 20-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


It was another week of widely variable rainfall across Wisconsin. The latest USDA Crop Progress report says clear, hot, and humid weather persisted until Thursday when a wave of thunderstorms brought moisture mostly to south-central portions of the... (full story)


Weather across much of Minnesota has turned from hot and wet to warm and dry. The consistent heat has pushed crop development, with corn and soybeans maturing about 10 days ahead of normal. University of Minnesota Extension crops educator Dave... (full story)


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LR_GR410 Little Rock, AR Mon Aug 20, 2018 USDA Market News Service National Weekly Rice Summary (Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas-California) Domestic Trend In the south, long and medium grain milled rice... (full story)


The president of U.S. Commodities says an early harvest presents the market with upside potential and downside risk. Don Roose tells Brownfield the 2018 crop is the second-fastest maturing crop on record. “Only 2012 was faster, and that was... (full story)


The USDA says slightly higher milk prices and relatively low feed costs next year could mean a more profitable year ahead. “You should see a bit improved margins.” USDA World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer says while milk production is... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 20-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 20-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Most Michigan crops need rain. WinField United agronomist Jason Roth tells Brownfield about two-thirds of the state has some level of drought.  “I’ve seen corn that looks fairly uniform and still pretty dark green and I’ve seen that looks three to... (full story)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Mon Aug 20, 2018 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 p.m. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2 Yellow... (full story)


Nebraska’s corn and soybean crops are heading into the home stretch with some excellent overall ratings. Corn rates 84 percent good to excellent this week with soybeans at 81 percent. Corn is 38 percent dented, compared to 25 average, and a few... (full story)


Hogs make new high and get trashed, Cattle cosolidates, Feeders test resistance (full story)


KO_LS750 Oklahoma City, OK Mon Aug 20, 2018 USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News Oklahoma National Stockyards - Oklahoma City, OK Livestock Weighted Average Report for 8/20/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago ... (full story)


KO_LS150 Oklahoma City, OK Mon Aug 20, 2018 USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News Oklahoma National Stockyards - Oklahoma City, OK Livestock Auction Report for 8/20/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago ... (full story)


The USDA says milk production in the U.S. totaled 18.4 billion pounds in July, up almost half of a percent from last year. Production per-cow in the top 23 dairy states increased by eight pounds to 1,980, the highest for the month since reporting... (full story)


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The development of Iowa’s corn and soybean crops continues to run a week or more ahead of average. The latest crop progress report says 42 percent of the corn crop is dented, with 73 percent rated good excellent. Soybean condition declined slightly... (full story)


GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Mon Aug 20, 2018 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News This is Monday's report of the grain prices and trends prepared by the USDA and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. In Northern and Western Illinois country grain dealers quoted shelled corn bids were 2... (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Mon, Aug 20, 2018 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 3.3900-3.5100 UP 1.75-DN... (full story)


Soybeans were fractionally higher on commercial and technical buying, with contracts closing towards the low end of the day’s range. The trade is getting ready for talks with China and while it’s early and talks are expected to be relatively low... (full story)


The Michigan Sugar Company has started accepting sugarbeets in Bay City and Caro for the 2018 campaign. Michigan Farm Bureau president and sugarbeet farmer from Tuscola County Carl Bednarski tells Brownfield it was very dry growing season in June... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Mon Aug 20, 2018 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Monday, August 20, 2018. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed lower on lack of fundamental support.  The beef supply is large and there is concern about demand certainty.  August live cattle closed $.35 lower at $109.07 and October live cattle closed... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


NEW YORK Terminal Prices as of 20-AUG-2018 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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The 2018 Sale of Champions at the Missouri State Fair raised more than $195,350, a record amount. Maggie Cummins of Santa Fe exhibited the Grand Champion Barrow which sold for a record $38-thousand dollars. The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited... (full story)


Ohio State University and the USDA teamed up to create an intelligent sprayer for orchards, vineyards, and nurseries that will save growers money and protect the environment. A professor of agricultural engineering at Ohio State University says it... (full story)


The USDA says corn and soybean crops in Ohio continue to develop faster than average because of warm and wet conditions. Corn is 77 percent good to excellent, with 81 percent in the dough stage. Soybeans are 75 percent good to excellent, with 90... (full story)


The USDA’s national good to excellent ratings for corn and soybeans both declined modestly over the past week. Some of the drier parts of the U.S. Midwest saw only scattered rainfall over the weekend, but condition ratings typically decline as... (full story)


Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly lower ahead of a bearish milk production report Monday. August milk closed a penny higher at $15.02.  September milk down 12 cents at $15.69. October and November both closing... (full story)


JC_LS758 Jefferson City, MO Mon Aug 20, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Joplin Regional Stockyards - Carthage, MO Livestock Weighted Average Report for 8/20/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago ... (full story)


GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Mon Aug 20, 2018 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 3:00 pm. Aug 20,... (full story)


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JC_LS151 Jefferson City, MO Mon Aug 20, 2018 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Joplin Regional Stockyards - Carthage, MO Livestock Auction Report for 8/20/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago ... (full story)


A former president of the National Pork Producers Council says all of agriculture should be concerned about the ag nuisance lawsuits in North Carolina. Dr. Howard Hill says the impact of those lawsuits could extend beyond the livestock industry. ... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures moved lower today with losses of 2 to 2-1/4 cents, with Sep closing at 3.62 and Dec at 3.76-1/2. Sharp losses in the wheat complex weighed on corn futures as did the idea that harvest will gradually pick up steam as this... (full story)