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12/19/2014 @ 1:45pm
Dow and crude oil have been climbing the ladder all day, but the wheat rally has come to an end, dropping another 23¢ to close the day.At the close, the March corn…
Wheat Rally Ends, Drop 18¢ By: 12/19/2014 @ 8:46am Markets took a significant downturn for the first time this week, and wheat fell double-digits, ending the long rally. At the open, the March corn futures…
Early Calls: Grain, Soybeans Drop Overnight By: 12/19/2014 @ 6:17am At 6:10 am:Early calls: Corn is 4-6 cents lower, soybeans 4-6 cents lower and wheat is seen 16-18 cents lower.Trackers:Overnight grain, soybean markets =…
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  • Many wheat growers could benefit from U.S-Cuba trade - except Desert Durum - 12/19/2014 10:05 PM

    Two of the nation’s largest wheat organizations believe President Obama’s call for the U.S. to begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba could be an export boon for many U.S. Yet that is probably not the case for Desert Durum wheat growers in Arizona and southern California at least in the short term, says David Sharp, chairman of the Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council.

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  • Milk: Strategies for A Challenging 2015 - 12/19/2014 09:45 PM

    Feed Prices and Farm Margins: After a long harvest, record corn and soybean crops are largely in the bin. However, despite the large crops, corn and soybean prices have rallied over the last 2 months due to a shrinking crop size, speculative buying, and slow farmer selling. While feed prices will be lower in 2015, the sharp drop in milk prices is projected to result in a lower than average milkfeed margin.

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  • Many farmers already using unmanned aerial systems - 12/19/2014 09:13 PM

    John Nowatzki, an ag machine systems specialist with North Dakota State Extension, spent the summer testing UAS for agricultural use. “We hope to be able to use a thermal sensor, fly over a herd of cattle, find out, for example, which animals have a fever so you would know potentially which animals are getting sick before you could walk out in the herd and say well that one is not getting up,” he said.

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  • Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium: Some wild cards for 2015 - 12/19/2014 08:35 PM

    COLUMBUS —Grain farmers are well aware of the tight profit margins of 2014, which will likely continue through 2015. As 2014 comes to an end, crude oil prices have fallen dramatically, now below $60 per barrel, from more than $90 per barrel in October. Matt Roberts, ag economist with Ohio State University, said he doesn’t expect to see a major downturn in ethanol production, but he also doesn’t expect to see major growth.

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  • U.S. Wheat Farmers Anticipate Increased Trade Opportunities with Cuba - 12/19/2014 08:21 PM

    3103 10th Street, North w Suite 300 w Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: (202) 463-0999 Fax: (703) 524-4399 NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: December 17, 2014 Contact: Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates, (703) 650-0251, smercer@uswheat.org ARLINGTON, Virginia - The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) [...].

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  • FSA disaster assistance program expanded; Jan. 14 deadline set - 12/19/2014 08:13 PM

    COLUMBUS — Fruit, vegetable and specialty crop growers can receive greater protection through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) buy-up program. According to Steven Maurer, Farm Service Agency state executive director in Ohio, the new options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops.

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  • Wheat Rally Ends, Down 23 - 12/19/2014 07:45 PM

    Dow and crude oil have been climbing the ladder all day, but the wheat rally has come to an end, dropping another 23 to close the day. At the close, the March corn futures are trading 1/2 of a cent lower at $4.10 1/2 per bushel. "The USDA weekly export sales report indicated a need for some ...

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  • Country Christmas crafts - 12/19/2014 06:30 PM

    Between eating and reheating, entertain your holiday crew with a country Christmas crafting session. Corn husk angels, seed ball ornaments and bough holiday baskets are easy to make and fun to take home as party favors. Dried sweet or feed corn husks make large angels and small popcorn husks make good minis.

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  • National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference - Jan. 14-16, 2015 - 12/19/2014 06:13 PM

    The 18th annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference, the Southern Corn & Soybean Conference and the Southern Precision Ag Conference are headed to Baton Rouge, La. Mid-South farmers, university researchers representing seven southern universities and nationally recognized crop consultants will share their latest crop production research during the three-day conference.

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  • Congratulations 2014 Corn Yield Contest Winners - 12/19/2014 05:19 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa — DuPont Pioneer congratulates the winners of nine national and 238 state titles in the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) 2014 yield contest who used Pioneer® brand seed to achieve top yields. Results of its annual contest were announced by NCGA today and demonstrate the quality and yield potential for growers using Pioneer brand hybrids.

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  • Ron Plain Hog Outlook: Is There Herd Expansion? - 12/19/2014 04:59 PM

    Ron Plain and Scott Brown University of Missouri ========================== Clemons Food Group has announced plans to build a large new hog slaughter plant in Coldwater, Michigan. The plant is planned to begin operations in late 2017. The average live price for 51-52% lean hogs was $63.76/cwt in November. Friday morning's pork cutout value was $86.43/cwt FOB the plants, down $5.63 from the week before and down 98 cents from a year ago.

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  • US farmers produce bountiful crop of dry beans - 12/19/2014 04:48 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. farmers produced a bountiful crop of dry beans this year, but any potential savings for consumers might be gobbled up by freight problems in the Northern Plains, where much of the crop is grown. This year's crop of beans such as kidneys, navies, garbanzos and pintos totaled nearly 28.7 million hundredweight, up 17 percent from 2013, according to U.S.

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  • NPPC Capital Update for the week of December 19th 2014 - 12/19/2014 04:44 PM

    FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 19, 2014 'OMNIBUS' FISCAL 2015 SPENDING BILL APPROVED The Senate early this week passed a $1.1 trillion fiscal 2015 spending bill, which included a number of pork industry priority provisions. The spending measure: Provides $2 million for biosecurity and herd ...

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  • Wheat Futures Prices Drop to End Rally - 12/19/2014 04:40 PM

    corn closed at $4.10 and 1/2, down 1/2 cent Jan. soybean oil closed at 31.97, up 8 points Mar. gold closed at $1,195.70 up $1.20 Dow Jones Industrial Average: 17,804.80, up 26.65 points Soybeans were lower on fund and commercial selling. The European Union issued export licenses for 514,000 tons of soft wheat over the past week.

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  • Feedlot Forum to Feature 'Change' - 12/19/2014 04:40 PM

    ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Cattle feeders and agri-business professionals are invited to Feedlot Forum 2015 on Thursday, Jan. The forum features timely presentations on changes affecting northwest Iowa feedlot producers and includes a trade show displaying new products and services in animal health, ...

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  • Illinois Soybean Growers Welcomes Progress with Cuba - 12/19/2014 04:33 PM

    - Today the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) commends President Barack Obama on his efforts to normalize relations and open up business opportunities with Cuba. “This opens a lot of doors for both soybean and meat exports. We’re excited about exploring future trade opportunities with Cuba.” ISG has been working to increase soybean and ag exports to Cuba for several years.

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  • Walking Small Grains - 12/19/2014 04:14 PM

    Small grains growth has been slowed by the cool, dry weather. Wheat fields I've been in only have a couple of tillers. I'm seeing a few aphids in the growthier fields, mainly oats for forage. It's really dry and the soil is hard, so most forage grains need watering. Jimmy Clements and the folks at [ ].

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  • NCGA Contest Winner had a Yield of 503.719 - 12/19/2014 04:11 PM

    The National Corn Growers Association congratulates Randy Dowdy on being the first National Corn Yield Contest entrant to achieve a verified yield of more than 500 bushels per acre. “We congratulate him on this accomplishment and look forward to seeing further innovation from contest participants over the years to come.” The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 50th year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members.

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  • Five Point Farm - 12/19/2014 02:46 PM

    by Laura Rodley There's nothing more peaceful than a herd of cows contently chewing their cud. And there's nothing better than having someone else take care of them while they are right out your doorstep. William Llewelyn, best known as Bill, grew up with cows. Five or six years ago, he sold his own cows [ ].

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  • Wheat Rally Ends, Drop 18 - 12/19/2014 02:46 PM

    Markets took a significant downturn for the first time this week, and wheat fell double-digits, ending the long rally. At the open, the March corn futures are trading 5 1/2 cents lower at $4.05 1/2 per bushel. In the outside markets, the crude oil is $1.57 per barrel higher to $55.70, the dollar is unchanged, and the Dow Jones Industrials are 11 points lower to 17,767.

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