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USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks report surprise, again (full story)


Meta Platforms stock put the broader market to shame in September with its standout performance, and the tech giant still looks like a top FAANG pick at current levels. (full story)
META: 300.21 (-3.75), GOOGL: 130.86 (-1.45), MSFT: 315.75 (+2.11), AAPL: 171.21 (+0.52)


Grain futures prices were under pressure following Friday's Quarterly Stocks report from the USDA. (full story)


NEW YORK – One of New York City's wettest days in decades left the nation's largest city stunned and swamped as Tropical Storm Ophelia's remnants pushed onshore Friday. The already heavily saturated region received several inches of rain within hours across all five boroughs of the city, knocking out several... (full story)


Federal funding for child care is expiring, putting yet another burden on American families' shoulders. Here's what you should know, and what you can do about it. (full story)


Archery season opens Sunday, October 1st in several states, and a hunter from south central Iowa says there are some advantages to hunting opening weekend. Kent Boucher, host of the First Gen Hunter Podcast, tells Brownfield the first week of bow season is arguably the most underutilized portion of deer... (full story)


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The Collapse of Every Yield Inverse brings on problems (full story)


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ROTTERDAM Terminal Prices as of 29-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


ROTTERDAM Terminal Prices as of 29-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


ROTTERDAM Terminal Prices as of 29-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Jim's video delves into the crucial role that these three elements play in market direction (full story)
ZOZ23: 432-4s (-12-0), ZSX23: 1275-0s (-25-4), NGX23: 2.929s (-0.016), SOYB: 27.07 (-0.46)


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CHARLESTON, S.C. – For the past week, a number of factors have come together to cause coastal flooding in Charleston, South Carolina. The flooding is expected to continue in the historic town this weekend, with the main culprit being the king tide. According to NOAA, a king tide is an... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 29-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 29-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


TORONTO, ONT Terminal Prices as of 19-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


TORONTO, ONT Terminal Prices as of 19-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


TORONTO, ONT Terminal Prices as of 19-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The Friday soy session closed with sharp losses, primarily in the meal. Soymeal futures settled over $10 in the red with 2.6% to 4.2% losses on the day. Bean prices dropped by 10 to 25 ½ cents after seeing the quarterly USDA data. That flipped Nov to a net 21c... (full story)
ZMZ23: 381.2s (-10.3), ZLZ23: 55.83s (-1.08), ZSX23: 1275-0s (-25-4), ZSPAUS.CM: 12.0916 (-0.2590), ZSF24: 1294-4s (-24-6), ZSH24: 1310-2s (-21-2)


Corn futures dropped in tandem with the bean and wheat markets on Friday. The 7 ¼ to 11 ¾ cent losses left Dec at a net ½ cent loss for the week and a 1 ½ cent loss for the month of September. Dalian Corn Prices were 14 yuan (6c)... (full story)
ZCZ23: 476-6s (-11-6), ZCPAUS.CM: 4.4654 (-0.1329), ZCH24: 491-6s (-11-4), ZCK24: 500-4s (-11-2)


October and Dec hogs closed down by their $3.75 limit on Friday after the bearish Hogs & Pigs report, and will see $5.50 trading limits on Monday. The other front months also closed triple digits lower in reaction to the Hogs and Pigs report on Thursday. December hogs were a... (full story)
HEV23: 80.200s (-3.750), HEG24: 75.450s (-3.150), KMV23: 91.350s (-3.325)


October and Dec hogs closed down by their $3.75 limit on Friday after the bearish Hogs & Pigs report, and will see $5.50 trading limits on Monday. The other front months also closed triple digits lower in reaction to the Hogs and Pigs report on Thursday. December hogs were a... (full story)
HEV23: 80.200s (-3.750), HEG24: 75.450s (-3.150), KMV23: 91.350s (-3.325)


Cotton futures closed 0.8% to 1.8% in the red on Friday. The December contract ended 13 points off the low for the day after a 227 point trading range. Dec futures were still up 124 points for the week, but lost 67 points for the month. The weekly Commitment of... (full story)


Corn futures dropped in tandem with the bean and wheat markets on Friday. The 7 ¼ to 11 ¾ cent losses left Dec at a net ½ cent loss for the week and a 1 ½ cent loss for the month of September. Dalian Corn Prices were 14 yuan (6c)... (full story)
ZCZ23: 476-6s (-11-6), ZCPAUS.CM: 4.4654 (-0.1329), ZCH24: 491-6s (-11-4), ZCK24: 500-4s (-11-2)


The Friday soy session closed with sharp losses, primarily in the meal. Soymeal futures settled over $10 in the red with 2.6% to 4.2% losses on the day. Bean prices dropped by 10 to 25 ½ cents after seeing the quarterly USDA data. That flipped Nov to a net 21c... (full story)
ZMZ23: 381.2s (-10.3), ZLZ23: 55.83s (-1.08), ZSX23: 1275-0s (-25-4), ZSPAUS.CM: 12.0916 (-0.2590), ZSF24: 1294-4s (-24-6), ZSH24: 1310-2s (-21-2)


Many of the front month wheat futures saw new LoC lows on Friday. SRW dropped 20 to 37 cents with a 6.4% loss in the Dec contract. That finished the week down by 38 cents and 60 ½ cents lower for the month. Sep ’24 HRW futures printed a LoC... (full story)
ZWZ23: 541-4s (-37-2), ZWH24: 573-4s (-33-0), ZWPAES.CM: 4.5417 (-0.3749), KEZ23: 663-6s (-21-2), KEPAWS.CM: 5.8647 (-0.2691), MWZ23: 709-2s (-37-6)


Cattle ended the last trade day of the week with another triple digit pullback. December’s $2.50 loss on Friday left the contract $3.42 lower for the week but still $3.12 higher for the month after new all-time highs were set last week. USDA had Friday sales from $181 to $185,... (full story)
LEV23: 184.200s (-2.300), LEZ23: 187.925s (-2.500), LEG24: 192.500s (-2.125), GFV23: 252.475s (-2.250), GFX23: 254.900s (-2.775)


Many of the front month wheat futures saw new LoC lows on Friday. SRW dropped 20 to 37 cents with a 6.4% loss in the Dec contract. That finished the week down by 38 cents and 60 ½ cents lower for the month. Sep ’24 HRW futures printed a LoC... (full story)
ZWZ23: 541-4s (-37-2), ZWH24: 573-4s (-33-0), ZWPAES.CM: 4.5417 (-0.3749), KEZ23: 663-6s (-21-2), KEPAWS.CM: 5.8647 (-0.2691), MWZ23: 709-2s (-37-6)


New York Flooding By The Numbers | Weather.com (full story)


SA_LS855 San Angelo, TX Fri Sep 29, 2023 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Week Ending Friday, September 29, 2023 Weekly Trends: Compared to last week traditional slaughter lambs 1.00 lower, others mostly steady to 1510.00 lower. Slaughter ewes mostly steady to 10.00... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 29-SEP-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 557-0410 Fax: (602) Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


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In my opinion, the shifts felt last week have begun to produce negative market price fluctuation.  Equities have been pummeled along with multiple commodities.  This week's sharply higher interest rate continues to help achieve the Fed's goal to reduce inflation. (full story)


The USDA hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order system will have to pause if Congress cannot come to an agreement on how to fund the government after Midnight Saturday.  The hearing in Mt. Carmel, Indiana is in its sixth week of testimony with no end in sight.  Kevin Krentz... (full story)


Wide ranging conditions are resulting in extreme variability as harvest begins in west-central Minnesota. Jamie Beyer of Wheaton describes the 2023 growing season as widely variable. “Yields are really running a pretty wide gamut and it all probably has to do with who caught rain and who didn’t catch hail.... (full story)


The USDA says the Dairy Margin Coverage Program will be paying out to farmers after the August margins triggered an eight-straight month of payments. ... (full story)