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Market Watch with Alan Brugler. September 18, 2020. Keep Your Eye on The Ball. That is somewhat standard advice for baseball players, whether fielders or hitters. Fielders losing sight of the ball tend to commit errors or get conked on the noggin! When batters are notching multiple hit games, we say that they are seeing the ball well. That might mean the spin, or the pitcher’s release point. Most big-league pitchers have multiple types of pitches, in order to confuse the batter. That is 2020 in a nutshell! As a commodity marketer, you’ve seen splitters, fastballs, curves and knuckleballs this year. With good plate discipline or good coaching, you might even be hitting for a pretty good average right now. I’m starting to hear some lifetime .250. 09/18/2020 17:59
For cattle and hog producers the calculation of inventories is a little different than first expected. The fourth page of the rules shows how livestock payments will be calculated. For beef cattle, it is the LESSER of:. Maximum inventory of market cattle (excludes bulls and cows who have already birthed a calf. Replacement heifers are still market cattle), or. 4,546 head. 4,546 head multiplied by $55 equals $250,030 which is the payment limit per person per entity. However, the maximum amount is then multiplied by the number of payment limitations which means that if the producer has more than 4,546 head, they will qualify for additional payments if they have more than one payment limit. For example, assume a rancher has 20,000 head of cattle. 09/18/2020 16:56
Cattle markets turned higher after a three-week decline. Cattle in the South traded from $103 to $104 per cwt., mostly $1 to $2 higher. Trade in the North was $103 to $105 per cwt., with cattle on a dressed basis selling at $163 to $165 per cwt., $2 to $5 higher. Although Friday’s trade was small, prices were the highest of the week, especially in Kansas. This week’s cash price action suggests steady-to-higher trade next week. Packers saw their profit margins decline for the week, but there’s plenty of margins left to encourage them to be willing buyers next week and keep cattle moving. Estimated cattle slaughter was 645,000 head compared to 660,857 last year. Total year-to-date is estimated at 22,847,000 head, 4.5% below last year. Decembe. 09/18/2020 16:49
Grain prices have continued their upward trajectory. December corn prices were up 9.5¢ and November soybean prices were up 47.75¢ for the week ending Sept. 18. December wheat prices were up 34.5¢. “The markets turned, and they turned with vengeance,” says Jerry Gulke, president of the . What is keeping prices elevate? “In soybeans, it’s day-after-day of buying by China,” he says. “In the last 15 days or so, we’ve only had two days where soybean prices haven’t gone higher.”The wheat price pattern, Gulke says, almost looks like soybeans did three weeks ago. “Corn has been kind of a laggard,” he says. “Part of that reason is because the global traders didn’t really know what was going on with China and how much they would buy or if they would. 09/18/2020 16:45
Atrazine, propazine and simazine are safe to use according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. The agency announced its interim decision regarding these herbicides Friday, answering questions for farmers across the U.S. as atrazine is the No. 2 most used herbicide. “Today’s decision is another example of the Trump Administration taking action in support of America’s farmers—one of our strongest allies in our mission to protect public health and the environment,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “The benefits of atrazine in agriculture are high, so these new protections give our nation’s farmers more clarity and certainty concerning proper use.”This interim decision is a major milestone according to the Triazine Network, a coalition 09/18/2020 16:10
There's fresh Covid aid news, big question marks on China's corn buys and Pro Farmer's Jim Wiesemeyer was correct in a big American Soybean Association prediction a couple of months ago. On this week's DC Signal to Noise podcast, Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal's John Herath cover the details of the second round of the Coronavirus Food Aid Program, the prospects of another general Covid-19 aid program and the big questions about the World Board's forecast for Chinese imports of U.S. corn which is pegged more than a million tonnes under what the country has already committed to buy. 09/18/2020 15:56
On Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Noble Research Institute will celebrate its 75th anniversary, and kick off a year-long celebration of agricultural producers, the land that provides for our collective well-being, and the organization’s future, according to an institute release. Founded in 1945, the institute has supported farmers and ranchers through education, research and consultation as they steward the nation’s grazing lands and soil. Lloyd Noble, institute founder and philanthropist, created the organization as a resource to work with individuals to rebuild the soil and provide lasting stability for the economy in the aftermath of the Dust Bowl. Lloyd Noble. In the anniversary year, the institute will “celebrate the importance of th. 09/18/2020 14:37
The blessing and curse of perspective is not having it until a moment passes. Looking back on the last 40 years shows us more than we can see here and now. “I think we really have to have an appreciation for where we’ve come from,” said Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO, at this year's virtual Feeding Quality Forum. “It’s not been a straight line.”Cattle inventory topped 132 million head in 1975, but it wasn’t until 2000 that the fed-cattle harvest reached its record 30.2 million, and that with a long decline to 10 million fewer beef cows. In the 1980s, 12% of U.S. farmers and ranchers went out of business, and the “war on fat” in the ’90s nearly eradicated a poorly informed cattle industry, Blach said. Between 1998 and 2000, almost 40% of carcas. 09/18/2020 14:14
---This is written by president Matt Winslow and Rick Kesler---. New legislation has been introduced in both houses of Congress that would effectively replace key parts of the Federal Insecticide Rodenticide and Fungicide Act (FIFRA). The bill is called the FIFRA Reform and Children’s Health Protection Act of 2020 (H.R. 7940, S, 4406) and was sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. If enacted, then this legislation would in effect replace EPA science-based risk/benefit procedures with a more European Union (EU)-type hazard-based process. The NAICC supports the current pesticide labeling procedures and the regulatory processes conducted by the EPA using the FIFRA guidelines. Product Bans And A Focus On Local Controls. 09/18/2020 13:31
Soybeans prices seemed unstoppable this week, with prices rallying most of the week. The November soybean contract is up $1.76 since August 10th, a sharp turnaround for soybean farmers facing a large crop. Driving some of the price momentum is China. The country is making soybean purchases almost daily, and according to one ag economist, those sales are starting to add up. “We’ve certainly seen impressive sales,” says Ben Brown, a clinical professor with The Ohio State University. “When we look at what they've got on the books committed for the year, it's almost exactly what they ended up importing from us through all of last year, so we're starting out the year almost exactly where we ended last year.”Brown says if those sales turn into e. 09/18/2020 13:14
As wildfires ravage the West and another hurricane leaves damage along the Gulf Coast, scientists say the effects of climate change are getting more dangerous. The Growmark System is growing its endure sustainability initiative in 2020 and beyond to promote positive environmental change in all of the communities we serve. As one of the pioneers of Pollinator Plots and Monarch Butterfly habitats, Growmark has provided seed to more than 270 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and community organizations to start pollinator plots. In addition, more than 65 FS and grain member companies have planted plots to encourage bee growth since 2015. Seedway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Growmark, headquartered in New York state sells self-contained bumblebee hives. 09/18/2020 12:17
Good Morning farm country. Davis Michaelsen here with your morning update for Friday, September 18. From Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today, these are some of the stories we are watching this morning:. Corn futures opened the overnight session under pressure, but the market has since reversed higher, hitting new-for the move highs in the month-plus uptrend. Most contracts are up 1 to 2 cents. Soybean futures forged new contract highs overnight, with futures up an impressive 12 to 13 cents in an increasingly vertical uptrend. Wheat futures are tagging along for the ride, with most contracts up 2 to 5 cents. The U.S. dollar index and crude oil futures are both posting slight losses. During a campaign rally yesterday in Wisconsin, President Donald 09/18/2020 11:41
. This will be a program separate from the first CFAP and will have separate payment limits of $250,000 per entity per person. If you farm as an LLC, corporation or other limited entity, you can qualify for up to two additional limits or $750,000 in total if as least three owners provide directly or indirectly more than 400 hours of active personal labor or active management. In some cases, you will have to prove to the local office the number of hours. CFAP1 had a requirement for certain commodities that they could not be hedged. It appears that CFAP2 does not have this requirement but we will confirm if different. Row Crops. A producer will receive the greater of:. $15 per acre, or. 2020 APH (or 85% of ARC-CO yield) times a national marketin. 09/18/2020 11:29
Friday President Trump along with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will be distributed. Farmers impacted by economic fallout from COVID-19 will be eligible to receive funds from the up to $14 billion allocated for assistance. Signup for CFAP 2 will begin September 21, 2020 and continue through Dec. 11, 2020. Funds are being made available from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and CARES Act to support row crop, livestock, specialty crop, dairy, aquaculture and other commodities. If you’re interested in applying for CFAP 2, do so at your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office. USDA said it incorporated improvements in this second round of aid based on f. 09/18/2020 11:04
USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky will leave the agency in November to return to his previous job as CEO of the American Soybean Association (ASA), USDA announced in a press release Friday. Censky served as CEO of the soy advocacy group for 21 years before departing in 2017 to take the No. 2 position at USDA. 09/18/2020 10:51
President Announces New Farm Relief. President Trump announced a new round of Covid-19 pandemic assistance to farmers of about $13 billion. The agriculture department is expected to release details later today for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Part 2 (CFAP2). The program taps into the $14 billion in additional Commodity Credit Corporation funds that Congress agreed to prepay as part of the CARES Act. Payments will likely be designed similarly to the earlier CFAP; calculated based on yields and the impact the pandemic had on the price of each crop. Farmers are expected to be allowed to start applying for the new program on Monday September 21. This new package adds to the $19 billion relief program announced in April, separate from the 09/18/2020 10:47
Yesterday, I commented about the confluence of factors that have worked together to push the bean market higher over the past 45-days, but realistically, the same applies to the corn and even wheat markets at this point. If we were to wrap up the week right now, we would find December corn up 7-cents, December Chicago wheat up 17, and November beans are leading the charge with a gain of 40-cents. Looking at the combination corn, wheat, and bean chart, this rally is very similar to the advance, in both time and price, recorded last summer once the market had finally come to terms with the abandoned acreage, and we are now within striking distance of the highs set back in 2018. While there is nothing yet within this price action to suggest th. 09/18/2020 08:17
Good Morning from Allendale, Inc. with the early morning commentary for September 18, 2020. Grain Markets traded mixed over night after yesterday's soybean and wheat rally led by more overnight export sales and fund buying. Traders will look to see if more of the same can be expected today. Corn export sales of 1,609,185 metric tonnes, all for the 2020/21 marketing year were reported on the weekly export sales report. This was within the 800,000 – 1,900,000 trade expectation. Soybean export sales of 2,457,053 metric tonnes, all for the 2020/21 marketing year, also within the 1,500,000 – 2,800,000 trade expectation. Wheat export sales of 335,727 metric tonnes, all but 300 tonnes for the 2020/21 marketing year, again within the 300,000 – 700, 09/17/2020 22:32
The Packer's Tom Karst visited Sept. 16 with Shay Myers, CEO of Parma, Idaho-based Owyhee Produce. A significant amount of soot and particulates were in the air Sept. 16, Myers said. To put it in perspective the region’s visibility is typically 12 miles to nearly unlimited. “However, right now we’re talking a mile a quarter of a mile visibility in the morning when temperatures are lower, so it is a really thick haze, with the resemblance to something like fog except for it falls out of the sky and coats everything with a layer of ash.”Nearest fires to Owyhee Produce were more than 100 miles away, he said, and he said skies have been hazy for going on ten days on Sept. 16. Still-growing sweet potatoes have been slowed by hazy skies. In addi.

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