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Farmers Lee Lubbers and Chad Henderson are working to get the 2022 growing season off to a positive start. Here's a look at what's happening on their farms in South Dakota and Alabama. READ MORE: Upgrading efficiency on the farm (full story)


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My Chart of the Day is the electric utility Exelon (EXC). I was looking to see which NASDAQ 100 stock had the highest technical buy signals and Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation. Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy in... (full story)


The (AUDUSD) is rallying in today’s Asia morning on the 730pm EST release of Australian employment data, adding to yesterday’s bounce off uptrend support (on the 4hr chart).  Significantly, although the AUDUSD remains within a downtrend (on the weekly chart), a daily close above triangle resistance (on the daily chart) would dramatically increase odds for a test of the weekly chart downtrend resistance in the week after.  (full story)


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YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal Market News Service, USDA Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Email: Yakima.fvmndata@ams.usda.gov Website:... (full story)


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YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 19-JAN-2022 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)


It may be a busy midweek, so be sure to check out the links below to catch up on any of the news you may have missed. Crops News XtremeAg farmers check in with updates this week: Lee Lubbers makes upgrades to his tender trailer and planter,... (full story)


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1) Position valuation spreadsheet, settlement 19 January 2022 Profit = net change on the day for that positionTotal profit = total open trade equity for the position 2) Position update 19 January 2022 Yen reversed to long .8754 All other positions were maintained Previous days are published on Barchart 2000-2021... (full story)


By John Rigolizzo, Jr.:  Berlin, New Jersey USA I used to worry that the foes of modern farming would end their fight against GM technology only when pigs would grow wings and take flight . That hasn’t happened, but what if... (full story)


The omicron variant surge of COVID-19 might appear to be cresting in some big cities, but the latest wave is far from over, especially in many rural communities, says Dr. Anthony Fauci. The chief medical adviser to President Biden says smaller towns... (full story)


The double digit bounce back for Wobble Wednesday ended with beans 1.74% to 2.2% in the black. March beans closed with 30 cent gains. Soymeal also bounced back with 1.67% to 2.1% gains in the front months. The $8.20/ton gain in March was still not enough to overcome all of... (full story)


Going home on Wednesday, front month wheat futures had extended their bounce by double digits again. Chicago prices were up 3.3% to 3.75% at the bell, which left the May contract a penny under the $8 mark. KC wheat got back above the $8 mark on 3.5% to 3.6% gains.... (full story)


At the close for the Wednesday session, front month cotton futures were 265 to 287 points in the black. The March contract faded nearly a penny from their fresh LOC high, which is now 124.78 c/lb. That exceeded the November peak for nearby futures, and is the highest nearby futures... (full story)


Front month lean hog futures ended the session $0.70 to $2.07 stronger. April was up the most, which reduced the spread to May to $4.62. Feb hogs are now a $9.05 discount to April. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base hog price was $70.28 in the PM report after a $4.09... (full story)


Corn prices rallied on Wednesday ending the session back above the $6 mark. For old crop, the session ended 10 3/4 to 11 cents in the black but went home 4 cents off the highs. New crop prices closed 7 to 7 1/2 cents higher, but near their session highs.... (full story)


Live cattle prices rallied $0.87 to $1.50 during the Wednesday session. Central Stockyards’ weekly FCE auction sold none of the 3,580 head listed. Bids were capped at $137-$138. USDA had cash sales activity from $136 to $137 on Wednesday, matching earlier sales for the week. The bulk of dressed business... (full story)


The Post Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE) provides payments when a farmer cannot apply nitrogen to corn after planting because of weather-related causes. Some farmers indicate they do not rely on […] (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Wed Jan 19, 2022 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD slaughter lambs steady to 5.00 higher; slaughter ewes steady to 5.00 higher. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3: ... (full story)


In 2021, Georgia experienced its coldest year since 2014, with an average temperature of 64.5 degrees Fahrenheit. But the temperature was still well above the long-term average of 63.4 F […] (full story)


Packers are included in the aspects of no one having had the opportunity to buy replacement inventory at a lower price.  As well, if they begin to adhere to the inflationary aspects further, they will start to buy more than they need in an attempt to average the higher prices.  (full story)


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At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed higher and feeders were mostly higher, watching direct business.  February live cattle closed $.87 higher at $138.55 and March feeder cattle closed $.20 higher at $165.62. There was... (full story)


The first cases of African swine fever in Thailand have been confirmed.  According to the World Organization for Animal Health three pigs were purchased in 2021 as pets by a private citizen.  All three pigs died in early December and one... (full story)


The founder of a producer-owned beef processing plant headed to Western Iowa says he will apply for federal funding to help get the facility online. CEO of Cattlemen’s Heritage Chad Tetinger tells Brownfield access to capital is the biggest barrier... (full story)


The US Army Corps of Engineers has allocated funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law for long-awaited upgrades to locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River system. “As we know, time is money,” says Mike Steenhoek with the Soy... (full story)


Beginning farmers in Ohio can now apply for small grants to offset the cost of economic impacts of the pandemic. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s Microgrant program is offering $500 to $5000 to offset the cost of input expenses,... (full story)


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Minnesota farmers attending the MN Ag Expo in Mankato say they are frustrated by the rising price of fertilizer. South-central Minnesota farmer Harold Wolle says to be successful, he can’t afford to cut back too much on inputs like crop nutrients.... (full story)


The chair of the Michigan House Ag Committee wants to see the state’s cottage food law updated to meet e-commerce demand. Representative Julie Alexander says the law, which allows people to sell products made in their home kitchens without a state... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Wed, Jan 19, 2022 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $239.74 $228.84 ... (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 finished with strong gains following sharply higher soybean and wheat prices. Mar futures closed 11 cents higher at 6.10-1/2... (full story)


Purdue University’s Ag-Celerator program is investing $200,000 into two ag start-up companies of alumni. Insignum AgTech and Verility Inc. both received $100,000 from the innovation fund to expand technology in the industry. Insignum AgTech... (full story)


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