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Farmers are facing record planting delays, and some are turning to prevent plant. Jamie Mason grows corn and soybeans in Sullivan, Indiana. “Like everywhere else we’ve been very wet- the wettest season on record,” he says. Mason says he took the... (full story)

The administrator of USDA’s Risk Management Agency says the rule change allowing more flexible cover crop usage starting September 1st should help farmers with a forage shortage. “Knowing that producers need these changes across the country for... (full story)

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The National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council say U.S. pork producers donated nearly a million pounds of pork products to charity in 2018 valued at more than $5.5 million. They also spent more than 54,000 hours volunteering in their... (full story)

Quick Tip Trading Videos & Futures Levels 6.21.2019 (full story)

Twenty-seven governors are urging Congress to quickly pass the US Mexico Canada Agreement. Their letter to Senate and House leaders says the USMC is critical to their states’ economies. They say it expands markets for farmers and ranchers in their... (full story)

A video breakdown of the grain and livestock markets. (full story)

There's a new twist in the investigation of alleged animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms in Northern Indiana. (full story)

Jul. corn closed at $4.50, up 9 centsJul. soybeans closed at $9.15 and 1/2, up 12 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $323.00, up $6.10Jul. soybean oil closed at 28.59, up 22 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.26 and 1/2, up 4 and 1/4 centsJun. live... (full story)

Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying, recovering Wednesday’s losses and then a little bit more. More planting delaying rain is expected in some key U.S. growing areas over the next few days and extended forecasts show more wet... (full story)

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Mexico is the first to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. The deal received wide support in the Mexican Senate, which voted 114 to 4. Three abstained. Politico quoted one Mexican lawmaker saying the USMCA is synonymous with opportunity in the... (full story)

More Acres or Less Acres (full story)

Livestock production continues to push record levels and a livestock economist says demand has to remain strong to prevent prices from tumbling.  Despite concerns about consumer demand, University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says retail prices... (full story)

Ruth Gerdes of Auburn, Nebraska, testifying Thursday before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management A Nebraska-based crop insurance agent says the USDA’s decision to lower prevent plant coverage in 2017 was... (full story)

The USDA reports record monthly commercial red meat and pork production during May. Pork 2.219 billion pounds, up 2% from May 2018, with a 1% increase in the monthly slaughter to 10.355 million head and a two pound gain for the average live weight at... (full story)

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