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Sep 16, 2020

China Continues to Buy U.S. Pork

China's pork imports increased by 75% in 2019 and have continued to climb in 2020

Sep 15, 2020

Weekly Crop Conditions Slip

Crop ratings declined compared to last week as frost damage in Northern Plains offset beneficial rains

Sep 14, 2020

Tracking Ag Trade: July Changes

July 2020 marked the fifth consecutive month and the sixth month in 2020 that the U.S. had a negative ag trade balance

Sep 14, 2020

Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for September 14, 2020

New mycotoxin reports in new crop corn; oat harvest nears completion; corn development ahead of five-year averages

Sep 14, 2020

Grain Prices Remain Steady Following Gains after USDA Report

USDA report was supportive for prices going into harvest

Sep 11, 2020

Reducing Conveyor Maintenance Time

Manufacturers have developed components and accessories designed to reduce labor, improve safety

Sep 11, 2020

U.S. Supply/Demand Report Expectations

Corn yield may be affected more by the derecho storm in August than soybeans

Sep 10, 2020

2020 Corn & Soybean Yield Expectations Will Lower in September

August crop surveys indicated record corn and soybean yields, but weather surprises suggest September yields will decrease

Sep 10, 2020

U.S. Biofuel Waivers to be Denied

Welcome news for biofuel industry, which has not fully recovered from coronavirus

Sep 9, 2020

Crop Ratings Slightly Lower

Corn crop ratings slipped to 61% good to excellent compared with 62% last week and 55% last year

Sep 8, 2020

Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for September 8, 2020

Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Louisiana; threat of megadrought looms in the west

Sep 8, 2020

What Your Customers Really Want in an App

Do native mobile apps work for the agricultural commodity industry?

Sep 8, 2020

Brazil Soy Production Expected Higher

Expectations for record planted area and higher yields are leading to increased production forecasts

Sep 4, 2020

Ag Markets Consolidate in Recent Ranges Before the Weekend

Corn sales include 45.5 million bushels to China

Sep 3, 2020

China Buys U.S. Beans

Chinese state-owned firms bought at least eight cargoes of beans on Wednesday

Sep 2, 2020

China Corn Shortfall

China’s building livestock herds and poultry flocks have increased need for feed grains

Sep 1, 2020

Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for August 31, 2020

New mycotoxin reports in Spring Wheat and New Crop Corn

Sep 1, 2020

Prices Soften After Crop Ratings Slip As Expected

Corn and bean condition ratings fell in line with expectations

Aug 31, 2020

Grain Markets Very Strong With Crop Ratings Expected to Decline

Unless significant rain falls, some further decline in production may result and affect soybeans more than corn yields

Aug 28, 2020

Strong Export Sales Reported

China now has 252 million bushels of corn on the books for 2020/21

Aug 27, 2020

Ag Markets Higher After Drier Forecast

U.S. crop ratings have dropped over last month as dry conditions have persisted in western Corn Belt

Aug 26, 2020

Brazil Crop Forecast Raised

Domestic corn demand from livestock feeders remains strong

Aug 25, 2020

Lower-Than-Expected Crop Ratings Support Prices

Corn crop conditions fell to 64% good to excellent from 69% last week

Aug 24, 2020

Monday Mycotoxin & Crop Report for August 24, 2020

Derecho storm causes widespread damage in Iowa

Aug 24, 2020

Ag Markets Continue to Hinge on Hotter Weather Forecasts

Drought and storm damage has likely limited both corn and soybean production and the potential for record crops

Aug 21, 2020

2020 Crop Tour Ends

Minnesota takes prize with highest corn yield this year and potential for large crop

Aug 20, 2020

Conveyor Helps Prevent Contamination During Feed Production

Some food processors are reconsidering open conveying systems in favor of enclosed systems

Aug 20, 2020

Crop Tour in Derecho-Affected Area

Day 3 of the ProFarmer crop tour was in Illinois and western Iowa

Aug 19, 2020

China Feed Demand Grows

China's hog production appears to be recovering more rapidly than expected

Aug 18, 2020

Crop Conditions Report Not As Bad As Feared

Estimated losses from last week's derecho in the 100 to 125 million bushel area

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Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Expansion - Kinston, NC

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Magazine

Marketwatch: Jan, 17

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 5.7667
high: 5.8486
low: 5.7266
close: 5.8288

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 13.366
high: 13.376
low: 13.2328
close: 13.2696

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 7.3061
high: 7.3384
low: 7.2334
close: 7.2454

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 7.0114
high: 7.0566
low: 6.9566
close: 7.0014