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The three major US stock indexes wasted no time putting aside the idea of stinking like old fish as they posted higher monthly closes for January. (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: SEATTLE FEB 01 2023 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR JAN 31 2023 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: SAN FRANCISCO FEB 01 2023 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR JAN 31 2023 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: DALLAS FEB 01 2023 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR JAN 31 2023 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: CHICAGO FEB 01 2023 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR JAN 31 2023 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON FEB 01 2023 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR JAN 31 2023 ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: EL CENTRO FEB 01 2023 DOMESTIC SHIPMENTS AND IMPORTS OF ORNAMENTAL CROPS FOR JAN 30 2023 ... (full story)


RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Wednesday, February 1, 2023 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is... (full story)


AL_LS600 Las Cruces, NM Wed Feb 1, 2023 USDA Market News Texas to Mexico Daily Livestock Exports ... (full story)


Rural Minds is empowering people living in rural communities with the information and resources needed to curb the mental health crisis in this country.   Jeff Winton founded the not-for-profit after his nephew, a father of twins, died by... (full story)


COLUMBIA Terminal Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


COLUMBIA Terminal Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


COLUMBIA Terminal Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


COLUMBIA Terminal Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


COLUMBIA Terminal Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


COLUMBIA Terminal Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


COLUMBIA Terminal Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The USDA’s Foreign Ag Service has slashed its outlook for Argentina’s soybean crop due to hot, dry weather late last year, while projecting a big grain crop in Brazil. The FAS now has Argentina’s soybean crop at 36 million tons, 9.5 million less... (full story)


After decades of releasing the names of everyone who receives farm subsidy payments, the USDA has changed course, hiding the names of a portion of farm subsidy recipients. An advocacy group that publishes the data says that the decision to withhold... (full story)


Spraying for weeds early gives farmers a strong pre-emergence residual program for weed control and can help limit challenges from yield-robbing weeds later in the growing season. In this Managing for profit, Brandy Cullen, Bayer soy traits... (full story)


AL_LS603 Las Cruces, NM Feeder Cattle February 1, 2023 Daily Import Total Sales January 31, 2023 Santa Teresa, NM. EST: 1600 Compared to Monday, steer calves and yearlings sold... (full story)


In the world of corn diseases, some get the bulk of farmer attention and most of the press coverage because of their dramatic impact on corn. Think tar spot. Creating significant yield loss but less consternation – because they’re literally... (full story)
FLG23: 2.14250s (-0.02250), ZCH23: 676-4 (-3-2), ZCPAUS.CM: 6.7938 (-0.0090)


With Knight-Swift Transportation presenting both compelling bullish and bearish arguments, KNX stock is only for the most committed traders. (full story)
KNX: 59.09 (-0.01)


Click to view report pydseindex.pdf in PDF format (full story)


It’s the Fed interest rate decision day, and the markets are holding their breaths, awaiting the uncertain. But charts already hint the answer. (full story)


AJ_PY029 Atlanta, GA Wed. Feb 01, 2023 USDA Market News Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales ... (full story)


GX_GR117 **Correction on year for monthly price** St Joseph, MO Mon Jan 9, 2023 USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Central Illinois Soybean Processor Monthly Average Report Monthly Price for: December ... (full story)


COLUMBIA, SC Wednesday, February 01, 2023 South Carolina State Farmers Market - Prices to Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal State Market News Office Columbia, SC CA_FV001 Columbia Farmers Market - Wholesale prices paid to Growers until 9:00 a.m.... (full story)


NW_LS720 Des Moines, IA Wednesday, February 1, 2023 USDA-IA Dept of Ag Market News Weekly Estimated Average Weight of Barrows & Gilts for W/E 1/28/2023 Iowa-Southern Minnesota-South Dakota Direct Hog Reporting Area Week Ending Head Count ... (full story)


Newest on the Federal Reserve. (full story)


Blue Line's look into the livestock markets. (full story)


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It’s nice to know, in an uncertain world, that there are some things you can count on. For example, as I predicted yesterday, the White House bashed Exxon Mobil’s blow-out profits, and The Energy Information Administration (EIA) admitted that they have once again massively underestimated oil demand. (full story)


A look into the grain market. (full story)


Markets can tell a story, especially after a journey through headwinds, political strife and wars. March soybeans did that in 2022.  March 2023 futures reached their zenith in early June 2022, only to break and gap below the six-month trend line,... (full story)
ZCH23: 676-4 (-3-2), ZSH23: 1526-0 (-12-0), ZWH23: 754-4 (-6-6)


There were fewer sheep and goats in the U.S. at the start of 2023. The USDA says the sheep and lamb inventory on January 1st of this year was 1% smaller than on January 1st of last year at 5.02 million head. The market herd was unchanged at 1.36... (full story)


Click to view report lsddfss.pdf in PDF format (full story)


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Cotton is off to a 26 to 63 point higher start this morning. Cotton prices ended Tuesday with 1.3% to 1.8% gains led by the thinly traded October contract. For March that was a 112 point gain on a Turnaround Tuesday. The FOMC will announce their interest rate decision this... (full story)


Lean hog futures ended the Tuesday session mostly lower, except for the May contract which was up by 40 cents. The other front months were down by 10 to 30 cents at the bell. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $70.85 on Tuesday’s PM update, which was 77 cents... (full story)
HEG23: 74.900 (+0.025), HEK23: 93.600 (-1.825), KMG23: 82.750s (-0.175)


Nearby cattle settled mixed but mostly lower and within 40 cents of UNCH on pre-report positioning. The feeder cattle market was up by triple digits ahead of the Inventory report, led by a 1.21% gain in March. USDA has little to no cash trade to report so far this week,... (full story)
LEG23: 158.600 (-0.250), LEJ23: 162.450 (-0.575), LEM23: 158.675 (-0.475), GFH23: 183.950 (-2.200), GFJ23: 188.325 (-1.725)


Wheat futures are steady to 5 cents lower across most contracts on Wednesday morning. The board showed gains across most contracts on Tuesday. CBT wheat futures went home with 7 1/4 to 8 3/4 cent gains. KC wheat prices ended the day with 4 1/2 to 7 3/4 cent gains,... (full story)
ZWH23: 754-4 (-6-6), ZWK23: 765-0 (-5-4), ZWPAES.CM: 6.9391 (-0.0678), KEH23: 879-6 (+1-0), KEPAWS.CM: 8.4530 (+0.0221), MWH23: 928-4 (+6-2)


Bean futures are up fractionally to 3 1/4 cents across most 2023 contracts this morning. March beans saw a wide 19 1/4 cent range on Tuesday before closing with a 2 3/4 cent gain. The other front month soybean contracts were fractionally mixed to 4 cents weaker at the final... (full story)
ZSH23: 1526-0 (-12-0), ZSPAUS.CM: 14.8692 (-0.0998), ZSK23: 1519-0 (-11-2), ZSN23: 1508-6 (-10-0)


Corn futures are trading 2 to 3 cents lower following the overnight session on Wednesday. New Crop December is up a penny. They ended with a Turnaround Tuesday for old crop. The board had a seesaw session with overnight weakness, before bouncing back at midday. Ultimately old crop contracts ended... (full story)
ZCH23: 676-4 (-3-2), ZCPAUS.CM: 6.7938 (-0.0090), ZCK23: 674-4 (-3-0), ZCN23: 663-2 (-2-0)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON FEB 01 2023 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JAN 31 2023 CAR AND VAN COUNT ... (full story)