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The Chart of the Day belongs to WildHorse Resource Development (WRD).  I found the oil and gas stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list first for the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the ... (full story)


Drought coverage decreased slightly during the past four weeks, but within the drought areas, there were noteworthy changes in intensity. There was fairly broad expansion of D4 (exceptional drought, the […] (full story)


TO_LS140 Torrington, WY Fri April 20, 2018 USDA- WY Dept of Ag Market News Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 4/20/18 Torrington Livestock Commission Co. Receipts: 807 Week Ago: 425 Year Ago: 2010 Compared to a week ago, Slaughter and feeding cows traded... (full story)


The ranking members of the House Ag and House Energy committees are asking President Trump to ensure no more RFS waivers are granted until transparency and accountability of the waiver program is improved. Congressmen Collin Peterson of Minnesota... (full story)


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NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Fri Apr 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)


Summary A powerful spring storm emerged from the West and brought extreme conditions to several regions. For example, historic, late-season snow blanketed portions of the northern Plains, upper Midwest, and […] (full story)


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The Bulls pulled it out this week, posting a 138 point gain to finish at 84.73 ahead of potential rains across West Texas. The Dec contract finally broke through and […] (full story)


  Soybeans were lower on commercial and technical selling, posting week to week losses. The stalemate over tariffs with China continues to limit export demand for U.S. beans, even as Brazil’s supply gets tighter and their prices move higher.... (full story)


  An entomologist says it’s a difficult balance to manage pests while leaving pollinators unharmed. Rick Foster with Purdue University Extension tells Brownfield there are some key best management practices specialty crop growers can use to... (full story)


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


  Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were up with more light, but higher than a week ago, direct trade during the session and firm to higher midday boxed beef. April was $1.55 higher at $119.35 and June was up $.72 at $103.72. ... (full story)


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Most of the rice in southwest Louisiana went into the ground during a two-week interval when we had warmer weather and dry soil. When most of that rice emerged in […] (full story)


The number of 30-, 40-, and 60-ft wide (or larger) field crop planters across the U.S. Midwest is greater today than, say, twenty years ago. Certainly, individual farmers can plant […] (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Prices started the week on a soft note and ended the week on a soft note as prices slipped 5-1/4 to 5-1/2 cents on expectation for planting progress to pick up steam in the weeks ahead. Technical selling was noted once Dec corn futur... (full story)


GX_GR113 Springfield, IL Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News This is Friday'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 4... (full story)


Storm systems from the Southwestern portions of the country have brought more than rain showers. Many of our pheromone trap cooperators captured black cutworm moths over the last week…though numbers […] (full story)


GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Fri, Apr 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 3.5650-3.5850 DN 2.5-DN 5.5... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN APR 20 2018 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR APR 19 2018 ... (full story)


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SF_LS757 Sioux Falls, SD Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction - Ft. Pierre, SD Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04/20/2018 Receipts: 3763 Two Weeks ago: 4262 Year Ago: No Feeder Sale Compared to two weeks ago: ... (full story)


I went looking for quotes about change this week, observing a number of 2% or larger shifts in commodity prices. One source for such quotes is Brainyquote.com. The first is from Ellen Glasgow. According to Brainyquote.com she said “All change is not... (full story)


NW_LS851 Des Moines, IA Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day Prices in dollars per hundredweight NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT LM_XB403 Boxed beef cutout values firm to higher on light to moderate demand and moderate to... (full story)


Slugs can be a difficult pest to manage when conditions are favorable for them, which has been the case often (particularly in southern Illinois) over the last couple of years. […] (full story)


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


As producers continue to fight low milk prices, the nationwide dairy landscape continues to change as milk production shifts from smaller to medium sized farms to very large farms. (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $190.67 $178.68 ... (full story)


SA_LS855` San Angelo, TX Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, April 20, 2018 ` Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs were 10.00- 20.00 lower, instances 20.00-40.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were weak to 5.00 lower,... (full story)


  A soil specialist says many areas in the Midwest are losing soil at a faster rate than it’s being replaced. “We’re seeing increasingly intense and more frequent elevated rainfall events—that drives up soil erosion losses.” Director of... (full story)


KO_LS850 Oklahoma City, OK Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending Apr 20, 2018 Slaughter cattle traded mostly 3.00-4.00 higher for live in Texas and Kansas while Nebraska was mostly steady live, dressed trades where up... (full story)


Almost no one scouts their corn until it is too late. While insecticide seed treatments work some of the time and for some insects, they can’t eliminate all problems. This […] (full story)


  The USDA’s latest set of cattle on feed numbers were very close to what analysts had been expecting. The total number of cattle on feed on April 1st, 2018 was up 7% on the year at 11.729 million head, the second highest for that... (full story)


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LM_XB450 Des Moines, IA Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY FORMULATED BONELESS COW BEEF & BEEF TRIMMINGS - Formulated Sales FOB Plant basis formulated sales, U.S. dollars per 100 pounds. Information in this report represents the volume... (full story)


LM_XB461 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts delivered within 0-21... (full story)


LM_XB460 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News NATIONAL/REGIONAL WEEKLY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS - Negotiated Sales FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last report,... (full story)


LM_XB401 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News NATIONAL/REGIONAL DAILY BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF AND BEEF TRIMMINGS - Negotiated Sales - Afternoon FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 day period, including sales since last... (full story)


LM_XB405 Des Moines, IA Fri, Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News NATIONAL 5-DAY ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales - Afternoon Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts... (full story)


  Cotton trading turned a bit puny all week as the May futures contract moved closer to expiry and the July contract prepared to become the spot month.   Open interest […] (full story)


NW_LS443 St Joseph, MO Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA Market News WEEKLY LAMB PELTS PRICE REPORT, FOB Major Production Points Estimated Credit Returned to Producers Per Piece Price for Week Ending: 4/20/2018 Pelt activity this week compared to last report: Compared to last week, pelts... (full story)


LM_XL555 St. Joseph, MO Fri, Apr 20 2018 USDA Market News NATIONAL WEEKLY COMPREHENSIVE LAMB CARCASS REPORT Combined Negotiated, Formula and Forward Contract sales for delivery within 14 calendar days, FOB Plant basis. *Items with no entries indicate non-reportable... (full story)