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DTN Early Word Opening Livestock 01/23 05:58

23 Jan 2019
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock 01/23 05:58 Early Morning Trade Adjustments Likely Strong pressure in cattle trade Tuesday is expected to bring a mixed bag of follow-through selling and short-covering when markets open Wednesday morning. This may swing prices in a moderate-to-wide range in early activity. By Rick Kment DTN Analyst Cattle: Steady Futures: Mixed Live Equiv: $144.08 +0.62* Hogs: Steady Futures: Mixed Lean Equiv: $ 74.21 -1.20** * based on formula estimating live cattle equivalent of gross packer revenue ** based on formula estimating lean hog equivalent of gross packer revenue GENERAL COMMENTS: Cash cattle markets are expected to remain silent or nearly silent through most of the day Wednesday with packers not expected to quickly move into the market until later in the week. This could keep markets uncertain with cash trade potentially put off until sometime Friday once again. It is likely that asking prices may start by midday, although this is not expected to bring about any action. Initial trade in live cattle futures is expected to remain mixed with a combination of follow-through selling pressure and short-covering through the morning. Outside market shifts will once again play a significant role in overall direction of the market and participation by commercial and investment traders.
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FARM MARKET NEWS - CORN REPORT FOR Thu, January 17

17 Jan 2019
FARM MARKET NEWS - CORN REPORT FOR Thu, January 17 Exchange rate was 1.3242 up 0.0017 Chicago corn closed slightly to moderately higher. MAR19 HI 3.81 1/2 DEC19 HI 4.04 1/4 LOW 3.73 3/4 LOW 3.98 3/4 CLOSE3.80 Up 6 CLOSE 4.03 1/4 Up 4 OLD CROP BASIS NEW CROP BASIS Location Spot 1mt 2mt 3mt U.S. $/bu $/mt Cntrct U.S. $/bu $/mt ELEVATORS +MAR19+MAY19+...

FARM MARKET NEWS - SOYBEAN AND WHEAT REPORT FOR Thu, January 17

17 Jan 2019
FARM MARKET NEWS - SOYBEAN AND WHEAT REPORT FOR Thu, January 17 Exchange rate was 1.3242 up 0.0017 Chicago soybeans closed slightly to moderately higher. MAR19 HI 9.12 NOV19 HI 9.50 3/4 LOW 8.94 1/4 LOW 9.37 1/4 CLOSE9.07 3/4 Up 13 1/4 CLOSE 9.48 1/4 Up 10 3/4 OLD CROP NEW CROP Location Basis 1mt 2mt 3mt U.S. $/bu $/mt BasisU.S. $/bu $/mt ELEVATORS...

DTN Closing Grain Comments 01/17 14:07

17 Jan 2019
DTN Closing Grain Comments 01/17 14:07 Corn, Wheat and Soybeans Spike Higher Corn, soybeans and wheat began to rally sharply at midday as rumors of wheat business to China and a firming CIF corn basis fueled the rally. By Dana Mantini DTN Senior Analyst General Comments:

FSA Offices to Partially Open

17 Jan 2019
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA will reopen about half of the country's Farm Service Agency offices for three days starting Thursday to help farmers with existing farm loans and provide tax documents to borrowers such as 1099 forms. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that about 2,500 Farm Service Agency...
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