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Warren Buffett's second-largest equity holding after Apple could be due for a comeback year in 2024, especially if rate cuts play out as expected. (full story)
AAPL: 193.42 (+3.99), BAC: 30.58 (-0.24)


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What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) Tuesday closed down -0.06%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) closed down -0.22%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) closed up +0.24%. Stocks on Tuesday settled mixed. A decline in bond... (full story)


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Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures were sharply higher on an oversold bounce ahead of this week’s direct trade, shrugging off the firm corn and lower midday beef. February live was up $1.90 at $168.97 and April was $1.80 higher at $171.50. January feeders were $4.17 higher at... (full story)


Specialty crop growers are eyeing how technology can cut labor needs at this year’s Great Lakes Expo. Michigan Vegetable Council Executive Director Greg Bird tells Brownfield farmers feel defeated by the lack of improvements and rising costs that come with using the H-2A season guest worker program, the main supply... (full story)


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A cotton and rice farmer from the Missouri Bootheel says reference price increases are needed in the commodities title of the next farm bill. “There’s nothing we’re spending money on at the farm that’s cheaper than it was 10 years ago.” Barry Bean tells Brownfield if changes aren’t made to... (full story)


NW_LS410 Des Moines, IA Tue, Dec 05, 2023 USDA Market News USDA BEEF CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE CHOICE SELECT Index 600-900# 600-900# Values => $272.95 $241.66 ... (full story)


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Mar. corn closed at $4.90 and 1/2, up 5 centsJan. soybeans closed at $13.05 and 1/2, down 3/4 centJan. soybean meal closed at $417.80, up $9.50Jan. soybean oil closed at 50.26, down 98 pointsMar. wheat closed at $6.31 and 1/4, up 10 and 3/4 centsFeb. live cattle closed at $168.97,... (full story)


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Soybeans were narrowly mixed, but with most months holding above key support points. Near-term forecasts do have a move to a drier pattern in northern and central Brazil ahead of more rain into mid-month. That recent rainfall has allowed planting to catch up in many areas and has aided replanting,... (full story)


The president of Missouri Farm Bureau says the organization is supportive of an Interstate 44 expansion in Missouri. Garrett Hawkins tells Brownfield farmers and ranchers are concerned about the road that connects Joplin to St. Louis. “In the stretch around Rolla, there are concerns about bottlenecks, traffic loads and road... (full story)


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The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Tuesday finished up by +0.31% and posted a 1-1/2 week high. The dollar found support Tuesday on increased safe-haven demand after Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s credit outlook to negative from stable due to rising debt. Weakness in the euro also supported the dollar... (full story)


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+CO_LS146 Columbia, SC Tuesday, December 5, 2023 USDA-SC Dept. Ag Market News SC Farm Report on Tuesday Cattle at SC Auctions on Monday: Compared to last week no comparisons on feeder steers and heifers due to limited comparable sales. Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1... (full story)


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As Brazil becomes the latest member of the OPEC+ alliance, could the country's state-run energy giant Petrobras emerge as a top oil pick for 2024? (full story)
PBR: 14.65 (-0.11)


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January WTI crude oil (CLF24 ) on Tuesday closed down -0.72 (-0.99%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF24 ) closed down -0.0239 (-1.12%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Tuesday gave up early gains and moved lower, with crude falling to a 3-week low. Ramped-up U.S. crude exports are weighing on oil... (full story)


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January Nymex natural gas (NGF24 ) on Tuesday closed up +0.016 (+0.59%). Nat-gas prices Tuesday closed slightly higher as U.S. weather forecasts turned colder, which will boost heating demand for nat gas. Forecaster Maxar Technologies said Tuesday that U.S. weather forecasts trended cooler from Dec 10-14, particularly in Texas and... (full story)


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Soybeans are expected to regain some ground next year. Ag economist David Widmar with Ag Economic Insights says price ratios should favor soybeans in 2024. “Maybe not as strong as we would’ve seen for the cash prices today and producers will have to keep an eye on that, but soybeans’... (full story)


Milk futures and the cash dairy markets were higher except for butter and nonfat dry milk Tuesday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.    December Class III milk was up $0.16 at $16.32.  January was up $0.44 at $16.80.  February was up $0.33 at $17.02.  March was up $0.21 at $17.58.  April... (full story)


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