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Next year’s Western Farm Show is cancelled

The 2021 Western Farm Show in Kansas City, scheduled for February 19th through the 21st, has been canceled. It would have been the event’s 60th anniversary. Show officials say while they are very disappointed, it is a “responsible decision for the... (full story)

National FOB Review

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Daily Movement Report

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Lower Mississippi dredging has positive impact

Dredging to deepen the lower Mississippi River to fifty feet will have an impact on Missouri farmers. Tom Steever spoke to Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, who says the project creates foreign marketing... (full story)

Tomato Fax Report

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National Watermelon Report

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Kansas Soybean Association Announces New CEO

The Kansas Soybean Association board of directors is pleased to name Kaleb Little as the incoming CEO of the organization. “I am extremely excited for the opportunity to serve the […] (full story)

Soybeans: Drones, AI Detect Maturity with High Accuracy

Walking rows of soybeans in the mid-summer heat is an exhausting but essential chore in breeding new cultivars. Researchers brave the heat daily during crucial parts of the growing season […] (full story)

South Carolina: Clemson Ag Outlook Offers Advice on Dealing with Pandemic

As most will agree, 2020 has been a trying year but there is hope for the agricultural sector to drive away this black swan event that has spread chaos across […] (full story)

Duvall says need for some farmer payments in ’21 depends on trade

The president of American Farm Bureau says he’s talked with the head of the Biden administration’s ag transition team about the importance of trade for farmers and how that will affect the need for more government aid. Zippy Duvall says he told... (full story)

Farm Income: Better Prices Not Likely to Offset Subsidy Reductions

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Mid-Iowa Cooperative’s Mike Kinley sees a $275 million soybean processing plant under construction in eastern Iowa as a way […] (full story)

American Farm Bureau & others advising farmers not to pay back Dean Foods

At least 500 farmers, milk haulers, and others have received letters from bankruptcy lawyers representing the Dean Foods Estate in an effort to collect funds distributed during the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. While it’s not uncommon for... (full story)

Cattle, hog futures start the week lower

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle closed lower, pressured by the recent declines in boxed beef prices.  Feeder cattle had additional pressure from the day’s higher move in corn.  December live cattle closed $.87... (full story)

Milk futures, cash dairy higher

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange started the week with a strong push to the higher side Monday, supported by increased cash markets. December Class III milk up four cents at $15.39.  January 43 cents higher at $16.15. ... (full story)

2021 planting acreage comes down to prevent plant

While market strength might suggest an increase in soybean acres next year, at least one economist says not so fast. David Widmar with Agricultural Economic Insights tells Brownfield at the end of the day, what’s best varies from farm to farm. ... (full story)

National Potato and Onion Report

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National Daily Cattle Beef Summary Report

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Michigan: 13 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Various Events

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 13 Michigan counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in who suffered losses caused by recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of […] (full story)

National Daily Cow and Boneless Beef Summary

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Agronomist calls 2020 a “difficult” year in southern Corn Belt and Delta

An agronomist who works in the southern Corn Belt and Mississippi Delta uses the word “difficult” to describe the 2020 growing season. Mike Smith with Stine Seed says it was excessively wet in the spring. “And the rain just continued, so... (full story)

National Daily Hog Pork Summary Report

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NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Mon, Dec 07, 2020 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 8.72 per cwt live, up 0.04 when compared to Friday's value. FOB CENTRAL... (full story)