Last week, Brent and WTI futures prices rose to new multi-year highs at the highest levels since 2014, the last time the energy commodity was above the $100 per barrel level. The price action in the coal market in 2021 could be an example of how high crude oil’s price may rise over the coming months and years. (full story)

NW_LS452 St. Joseph, MO Mon Jan 24, 2022 USDA Market News USDA CARLOT VEAL CARCASS REPORT - Northeast and North Central Basis Compared to last week: The special fed veal carcass market was firm on comparable sales of veal calves. Demand was light to moderate on light to moderate... (full story)

The grain and soy markets tried to begin this week on a positive note, but the enthusiasm appeared to fade rather quickly, with only wheat and oats able to remain in positive territory by the morning break.  There was really precious little that... (full story)

As input prices soar, Matt Miles, Kelly Garrett and Kevin Matthews are making adjustments to their equipment and nutrient programs in order to reduce their input use without sacrificing the quality of their 2022 crop. MATT MILES - MCGEHEE,... (full story)

LM_CT155 St. Joseph, MO Mon Jan 17, 2022 USDA Market News Service NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - PREMIUMS AND DISCOUNTS For Week of: 1/17/2022 Value Adjustments Range Simple Avg. Change Quality: Prime ... (full story)

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We start off the day with Chicago Fed National Activity Index (Dec) at 7:30 A.M., Markit Composite PMI Flash (Jan), Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash (Jan) and Markit Services PMI Flash (Jan) at 8:45 A.M., Export Inspections at 10:00 A.M., 3-Month & 6_Month Bill Auction at 10:30 A.M., 2-Year Note Auction... (full story)

The Biden administration will spend $1.36 billion on wildfire recovery, including $600 million in California, said Vice President Kamala Harris during a visit to a fire station in San Bernardino, 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Agriculture Secretary... (full story)

While supporting more transparency in cattle prices, the American Farm Bureau Federation draws the line at requiring meatpackers to buy slaughter cattle on the cash market, said president Zippy Duvall. Mandatory purchases are a prime feature of the... (full story)

Missed a recent article by Jon Scheve?  Get it sent to you directly every week.  Send a request by email:  jon@superiorfeed.com Market Commentary for 1/21/22 There is a big focus right now on Argentina’s weather and crop... (full story)

AL_LS603 Las Cruces, NM Feeder Cattle January 24, 2022 Daily Import Total Sales January 21, 2022 Santa Teresa, NM. EST: 2400 Compared to Thursday, a few sales of steer calves and... (full story)

Cotton prices posted gains for yet another week, but not quite with the pizazz of those prior. March futures closed at 120.75 for a gain of 105 points while new […] (full story)

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Soybean district meeting in Lamar, Missouri District soybean meetings have begun across the state. Outreach and education director Baylee Siegel says that this year’s in-person gatherings are a welcome change and a touchpoint between farmers and... (full story)

Could 2022 offer the same profitable opportunities as 2021? The outlook for corn and soybeans is optimistic thanks to strong demand and potential production shortfalls in South America. Yet headwinds are present. We asked eight analysts to provide... (full story)

Clever. Creative. Leading edge. These words naturally come to mind when visiting Hildebrand Farms Dairy in Junction City, Kan., although Melissa Hildebrand-Reed would say they just try to do better every single day. In honor of their drive to do... (full story)

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Domestic wheat futures are 4 to 9 cents higher to begin Monday, with KC HRW the strongest. At the Friday close, SRW futures were 0.6% to 1.3% in the red and March was down by double digits. March SRW was still 5.2% higher from Friday to Friday. HRW futures closed... (full story)

Cotton futures are mostly 15 to 168 points higher this morning, with nearby March leading the bull charge. Cotton futures closed the last trading session of the week 143 to 212 points in the red. For the week, March cotton was 0.88% higher. New crop cotton futures were also 4... (full story)

Soybean prices are 4 to 7 cents lower to begin the new week. After rallying sharply on Wednesday and Thursday, soybeans eased back 10 3/4 to 11 1/2 cents on Friday. March still settled 3.25% higher for the week. Soymeal futures were $6.40 to $8.10 in the red on Friday,... (full story)

Hog futures ended the Friday session $0.60 to $1.27 higher with Feb up the most. From Friday to Friday Feb hog futures were 6.5% higher and trading at 3-month highs. The other front months set new contract highs during the week. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Friday was... (full story)

Friday’s session ended the week with $0.40 to $1.07 losses in front month cattle futures. For the week, Feb fats were only a nickel weaker. USDA reported the bulk of cash sales were at $137 for the week. Feeder cattle futures ended the Friday session $0.87 to $1.65 weaker in... (full story)

Corn prices initially worked higher Sunday night but are 1 to 2 cents lower this morning. On Friday, corn closed 2 to 5 1/4 cents in the black. The March contract completed the week with a 3.35% gain. The weekly Export Sales data showed 1.091 MMT of corn was booked... (full story)

CORN Corn futures were mixed overnight with a weak tone as the dollar pushes higher and weighs on row crops. Nearby March corn traded a high of 6.19-1/2 and low of 6.13-1/2. This morning the contract is down 1-1/2 cents to 6.14-3/4. Dec is down 2-1/4 to 5.63. USDA Weekly... (full story)

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Markets are in risk-off mode with stocks coming sharply to the downside last week which has an impact on other sectors as well. We also see cryptos in sharp decline while crude oil and gold are moving into resistance. (full story)

Friday the markets dropped based on geopolitical news. Will the same hold true today? (full story)

The value of manure is being accentuated by high fertilizer prices. University of Minnesota Extension specialist Melissa Wilson reminds crop farmers manure contains all the major nutrients and could provide “the best bang for their buck.” ... (full story)

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