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YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 01-FEB-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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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday suspended the RFS compliance obligations for two refineries that were denied small refinery exemptions (SRE) by EPA in 2021. With this “exempt ruling,” these oil refiners will not be required to blend... (full story)
ZCH23: 681-0 (unch), ZSH23: 1526-6 (+6-4), ZWH23: 758-2 (-1-4)


Cotton trading ended the day with 21 to 61 point losses. New crop’s March contract was down by just 6 points at the close, though preliminary OI there was just 4,988 contracts as of 1/31. USDA’s monthly Cotton Systems report showed December consumption was 449 RBs. That was down from... (full story)


Lean hog futures dropped by triple digits past the Feb contract’s 90 cent drop. April led the way with a 2.46% loss, and got to within 13 cents of the October low. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $71.19 in the PM update, which was up by 70 cents.... (full story)
HEG23: 73.975s (-0.900), HEK23: 93.775s (-1.650), KMG23: 81.325s (-1.425)


Reaction to the Semi-Annual Cattle Inventory report left the live cattle futures market 35 to 80 cents in the red. Feeders dropped by triple digits in the reaction, with March giving back 1.56% on the day. USDA saw no cash trade for the week through Wednesday. The CME Feeder Cattle... (full story)
LEG23: 158.425s (-0.425), LEJ23: 162.225s (-0.800), LEM23: 158.700s (-0.450), GFH23: 183.250s (-2.900), GFJ23: 187.950s (-2.100)


After trading through midday with losses on Wednesday the market went home mostly in the black. The March SRW contract was 1 1/2 cents lower at the bell, but the other nearby contracts were up by as much as 2 cents. KC HRW prices closed with 4 to 5 1/2... (full story)
ZWH23: 758-2 (-1-4), ZWK23: 769-6 (-0-6), ZWPAES.CM: 6.9832 (-0.0237), KEH23: 883-2 (-1-0), KEPAWS.CM: 8.4975 (+0.0666), MWH23: 924-2 (-1-6)


Soymeal found afternoon strength and closed in the black with gains of as much as $1.80/ton in the front months. Soybean futures also settled off their lows, but stayed 10 3/4 to 17 3/4 cents in the red for old crop and 2 1/2 to 7 3/4 cents in the... (full story)
ZSH23: 1526-6 (+6-4), ZSPAUS.CM: 14.8052 (-0.1638), ZSK23: 1522-2 (+5-6), ZSN23: 1513-4 (+5-4)


Corn prices settled with gains after trading weaker through midday. New crop led the way and ended up by a nickel, as old crop prices closed 1 to 2 3/4 cents higher. The new crop soy/corn ratio was 2.281 going home. Monthly NASS data showed 425.283 mbu of corn was... (full story)
ZCH23: 681-0 (unch), ZCPAUS.CM: 6.8413 (+0.0385), ZCK23: 679-2 (-0-2), ZCN23: 667-6 (-0-2)


By Gene Johnston and Courtney Love As the Cattle Industry Convention kicks off this week in New Orleans, the Cattlemen's College covered topics that ranged from mental health to new grazing technology. Here are seven key takeaways from the... (full story)


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An ag lender is encouraged by how small the latest Federal Reserve rate hike is. Chris Lotzer with Ag Country Farm Credit Services in Marshfield, Wisconsin tells Brownfield he’s hopeful Wednesday’s quarter-percent increase to 4 ¾ percent is a sign... (full story)


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Recent comments have spurred some great conversations. I take in all of the critiques and criticism seriously due to wanting to be right on market movement.  If there is something that differs in your region, than what I find as a whole, don't hesitate to share.  It appears that the cattle on feed and semi-annual inventory reports were well known prior to their release.  (full story)


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Farmers are learning about carbon market opportunities at the Iowa Ag Expo in Des Moines. Cindy Feldman is one of the organizers of the Expo and tells Brownfield there are about a half dozen booths featuring carbon market programs, including Agoro... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MCALLEN FEB 01 2023 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JAN 31 2023 *MODE IS TRUCK... (full story)


Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle were lower with boxed beef down at midday, getting ready for the week’s direct business. February live was down $.42 at $158.42 and April was $.80 lower at $162.22. March feeders were $2.90 lower at... (full story)


MD_DA440 Butter - Western U.S. Report 5 - Released on February 01, 2023 Readily available cream volumes remain in the West. Cream demand continues to be steady to higher. Cream multiplies are unchanged this week. Strong butter production is ongoing. ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: NOGALES FEB 01 2023 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JAN 31 2023 *MODE IS TRUCK... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: EL CENTRO FEB 01 2023 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JAN 31 2023 *MODE IS TRUCK... (full story)


MD_DA431 Butter - Central U.S. Report 5 - Released on February 01, 2023 Butter plant managers say cream remains widely available. Cream handlers are suggesting the same, as they say routing cream haulers has grown in difficulty week to week. Butter ... (full story)


MD_DA840 Cheese - Western U.S. Report 5 - Released on February 01, 2023 Demand for cheese is steady to lighter in the West: retail sales are unchanged, though some stakeholders report lighter food service sales this week. Export demand for cheese is ... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 01-FEB-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MIAMI FEB 01 2023 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JAN 31 2023 *MODE IS TRUCK... (full story)


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NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Wed, Feb 01, 2023 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $243.49 $227.76 ... (full story)


The USDA is investing $74 million to help diversify food production and improve access to clean water in rural Iowa. Xochitl Torres Small is the USDA’s Under Secretary for Rural Development. “Rural America has risen to the challenge to produce... (full story)


Soybeans were lower on profit taking and technical selling, along with spillover from the broader market. There is some rain in the near-term forecast for parts of Argentina, but overall coverage is expected to be scattered and not nearly enough to... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: MIAMI FEB 01 2023 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JAN 31 2023 * MODE IS TRUCK UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ... (full story)


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REPORTING OFFICE: SAN FRANCISCO FEB 01 2023 TRUCK, AIR, BOAT AND IMPORT SHIPMENTS FOR: TUE JAN 31 2023 *MODE IS TRUCK... (full story)


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