Morning markets: crop futures stage a Turnaround Tuesday

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Was it to do with the end of the month? Or the forecast for some rain in the drought-hit US South? Or harvest pressure, in corn, taking a greater grip? Whatever, agricultural commodities staged a Turnaround Tuesday, with December corn, for instance, staging a rare pullback after setting a succession of contract highs. Chicago’s November…


Evening markets: yield fears send corn soaring. Soy follows

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In the end, corn investors didn’t even wait for the tour results. The head scratching and teeth sucking for much of the week about what the ProFarmer tour of Midwest crops would come up with in terms of yield estimates gave way to a buying a spree, as the market jury went with a yield…


Morning markets: grain futures freeze as Bernanke talk nears

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Most assets had one reason to be cautious – the speech by Ben Bernanke, the head of the US Federal Reserve, on which investors are pinning hopes of measures to get the world’s top economy back on its feet. Or even its knees. "Atlas’ weight on Bernanke," was how Standard Chartered trailed the speech, adding…


Rice exports from Vietnam may beat target on bigger harvests, new markets

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Rice shipments from Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest exporter after Thailand, may exceed the goal for the year as production increases and exporters aim for new markets, including neighbor China. “Our target is still 7.4 million tons, but we will try to export more given the good crops and price,” Deputy Agriculture Minister Diep Kinh Tan…


Fresh crop of farmers markets is springing up nationwide

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  SAN FRANCISCO — If it seems like farmers markets are popping up like weeds, it’s because they are. New data out from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that more than 1,000 farmers markets have opened in the past year, up 17% from 2010. These markets allow farmers to sell their produce directly to…


Genetic Journey Begins to Understand and Manage Yellow Soybeans

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Producers’ ongoing interest in expanding their soybean acreage is understandable, given high prices, solid markets, great yields and the crop’s increasing diversity. However, this desirability is continuing to push production into areas that may not be ideal for soybean production – that is, in fields where crops are particularly susceptible to yellow beans, a result…


Dairy May Be Following Other Markets More Closely

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Volatility in cash cheese, butter and nonfat dry milk has been as unpredictable as the other commodity markets and weather over the past few weeks. Meanwhile, recent hot, humid weather has impacted U.S. milk production. Volatility in cash cheese, butter and nonfat dry milk has been as unpredictable as the other commodity markets and weather…


Potato farmers suffer 2nd dismal season

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BEIRUT: Potato farmers looking to recover losses made during an unseasonably dry harvest season last year have had their hopes dashed, as prices of the produce plummet to below total costs by roughly LL150 per kilogram. The year’s first potato harvest, which runs from early June to late August, has seen yields that are “exponentially…


Friday midday cash livestock markets

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The major direct feedlots are at a standstill but we could see a little bit of clean up following this afternoon’s USDA numbers. The monthly cattle on feed and cold storage numbers, along with the semiannual cattle inventory update, are out at 2 PM Central. Trade volume Wednesday was mostly moderate and there was some…


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