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A devastating derecho swept across Iowa and other Midwestern states on Monday, August 10 with wind speeds as high as 106 mph. Here's a look at some of the damage to crops, grain storage, and buildings across the region. News ... (full story)


Amazon is the new owner of the Michigan state fairgrounds in Detroit. The 142-acre site has been vacant for more than a decade since former Governor Jennifer Granholm cut funding for the fair in 2009. The state fair had been located there since... (full story)


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Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mostly higher Wednesday supported by a return in positive cash cheese prices. August Class III milk up 14 cents to $19.53.  September six cents lower at $16.29.  October 10 cents higher... (full story)


MD_DA840 Cheese - Western U.S. Report 33 - Released on August 12, 2020 Western cheesemakers report international buyers are showing a little more interest now that cheese prices have fallen. But as cheese supply and demand pitch and yaw, market ... (full story)


MD_DA440 Butter - Western U.S. Report 33 - Released on August 12, 2020 In the West, the COVID-19 induced uncertainties continue to affect the butter market. In recent days, butter prices have decreased. However, sales have not changed much in the ... (full story)


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MD_DA431 Butter - Central U.S. Report 33 - Released on August 12, 2020 Butter makers say cream is slightly tighter, but there is enough to keep Midwestern plants at or near capacity. A few butter plant managers suggest they are fortunate to have ... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Wed, Aug 12, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $176.63 $163.40 ... (full story)


U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2020/21 include lower beginning stocks and higher production, crush, exports, and ending stocks. Beginning stocks are reduced on a small increase in 2019/20 […] (full story)


Top executives with Walmart and Sam’s Club says they will make soil health, animal welfare and responsible antibiotic use priorities in their beef sustainability goals. A blog post says they’ll keep working with suppliers to improve grain... (full story)


NW_LS901,Wed Aug 12 2020,USDA Market News,,, BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN - LDS - PRICE RANGE - WTD AVG ---------,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean,,,,, Beef Cheek Meat trmd 70-75% lean export,,,,, Beef Feet nails off skin on,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70% lean,,,,, Beef Head Meat 60-70%... (full story)


NW_LS441 Des Moines, IA Wed, Aug 12, 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 7.63 per cwt live, unchanged when compared to Tuesday's value FOB CENTRAL... (full story)


NW_LS442 Des Moines, IA Wed, Aug 12, 2020 USDA Market News USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM. TALLOW, GREASE, AND LARD Lds Price Range Wtd Avg INEDBL, TALW/GRSE FOB CENTRAL ... (full story)


NW_LS902,Wed Aug 12 2020,USDA Market News,,, USDA TALLOW AND PROTEIN REPORT - FOB CENTRAL,,,,, Choice white grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),13.0,21.00,23.00,22.17, Yellow grease FOB CENTRAL(truck),,,,, Yellow grease ECB (truck),,,20.00,20.00,B Loose lard PS and/or CP FOB PLANT(truck),,,,, Packer... (full story)


NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Wed, Aug 12, 2020 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds ... (full story)


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A poultry health specialist recently surveyed more than 40 veterinarians working in egg production to identify major concerns. Dr. Eric Gingerich with Diamond V, an Iowa-based animal health company, says for caged pullets. “Infectious... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle closed higher, supported by this week’s stronger cash trade and recent push higher in wholesale values.  August live cattle closed $1.70 higher at $106.35 and October live cattle closed $1.27... (full story)


IDAHO FALLS Shipping Point Prices as of 11-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


USDA is projecting an increase to 2020 milk production as expected growth in milk per cow offsets a smaller herd but says it could decline next year with slower growth in cow numbers. In its August supply and demand report, USDA forecast 2020... (full story)


The outlook for U.S. rice in 2020/21 this month is for lower supplies, unchanged domestic and residual use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Supplies are reduced as lower production […] (full story)


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DC_GR111 Manhattan, KS Wed August 12, 2020 Kansas Department of Agriculture Kansas Sunflower, Canola and Millet Market Report Sunflower oilseed bids are steady. Canola is steady to .05 higher. Millet is steady. Bids are quoted as delivered, per cwt., except Canola, is by... (full story)


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This month’s 2020/21 U.S. corn outlook is for larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and higher ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 15.3 billion bushels, up […] (full story)


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ORLANDO-IMPORTS Shipping Point Prices as of 12-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $3.14 and 1/2, up 3 cents Aug. soybeans closed at $8.90 and 1/2, up 12 and 1/2 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $282.20, up 20 cents Aug. soybean oil closed at 32.00, up 94 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.91 and 1/4, down 3 and... (full story)


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REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON AUG 11 2020 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON AUG 10 2020 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON AUG 11 2020 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: MON AUG 10 2020 *... (full story)


United Egg Producers president Eric Gregory says consumers will pay more for cage-free eggs whether they want to or not. “If through state law or through customer requirements we are forced to go cage-free over the next five years, ten years... (full story)


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Soybeans were higher on fund and technical buying. The USDA raised the 2020 production estimate and expects a record yield, but the numbers don’t factor in any losses since the start of the month. The August report usually overstates yields, but that... (full story)


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MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 12-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 12-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: SAN FRANCISCO AUG 12 2020 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR AUG 11 2020 ... (full story)


INWOOD Shipping Point Prices as of 12-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


The USDA has cut the 2020 pork production outlook, while raising projections for beef, broilers, and turkey. Beef is estimated at 27.028 billion pounds, up 94 million from July, on a faster slaughter pace, with the average steer price at $107.30... (full story)


The outlook for 2020/21 U.S. wheat this month is for increased production offset by lower imports, higher exports, and lower ending stocks. U.S. wheat production is raised 14 million bushels […] (full story)


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The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose less than 1 cent from the previous week to $2.43 per gallon on August 10, 58 cents lower than a year ago. The […] (full story)


The American Soybean Association is pushing for a rehearing of the 9th Circuit court case that pulled registration for three dicamba products. Kentucky farmer Caleb Ragland, chair of ASA’s regulatory advocacy team, tells Brownfield Ag News growers... (full story)


RALEIGH Shipping Point Prices as of 12-AUG-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: RALEIGH AUG 12 2020 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE AUG 11 2020 *MODE IS TRUCK... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: RALEIGH AUG 12 2020 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE AUG 11 2020 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


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