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Upper U.S. Midwest Organic Grain and Feedstuffs

DES MOINES - Nov 30/11 - SNS -- Bi-weekly USDA report on organic grain and feedstuffs prices in the U.S. upper midwest.

Upper Midwest Organic Grain & Feedstuffs Report (Bi-Weekly)
Weighted Average Report for the Week Ending       11/26/11
For the following states: WI, MN, IA, SD, ND, NE, KS, MO
This report will be discontinued as of January 1, 2012. All of the
information contained here will be available in one combined nationwide
report, the National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs report, found here:
Compared to two weeks ago, organic grain and feedstuffs prices were mostly
steady. Feed grade corn averaged $.50 higher, feed grade soybeans  $.20
lower on a light test. Demand for corn and soybeans continues to be good,
with moderate demand for most other commodities.  Offerings were light to
moderate with a light to moderate test on most commodities near the end of
the reporting period due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Harvest in Minnesota
is essentially completed with just a few smaller producers finishing up.
Weather has been unusually mild and dry in most areas for this time of year.
Monthly and quarterly prices are located below. All prices FOB the farm gate
and negotiated spot market.
                                      FOB                       FOB
                                 Price/Bushel            Weighted Average
                                                    11/26/11 11/12/11   11/27/10
Organic Corn
   Food Yellow
   Feed Yellow                  11.00- 12.00        11.57      11.11      5.85
Organic Soybeans
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade                   19.00- 20.00        19.54      19.72      16.22
   Meal ($/ton)                900.00- 900.00      900.00     814.09
   Roasted ($/ton)
Organic Oats
   Feed Grade                    5.50- 5.50         5.50
Organic Barley
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade                    8.00- 10.25        9.06       8.00
Organic Brown Flax
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade
Organic Golden Flax
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade
Organic Wheat
   Food Grade HRS                                              15.00
   Feed Grade HRS
   Food Grade SRW                8.75- 9.25         9.05
   Feed Grade SRW
   Food Grade HRW
   Feed Grade HRW
   Food Grade SWW
   Food Grade HWW
   Food Grade Durum
Organic Rye
   Feed Grade
Organic Field Peas
   Feed Grade                   12.50- 12.50        12.50      11.04
Organic Alfalfa                  Per Ton/FOB
Organic Grass Hay
Organic Straw
Table 1: Alfalfa guidelines (for domestic livestock use and not more
         than 10% grass)
 Quality     ADF     NDF      *RFV     **TDN-100%  **TDN-90%     CP
Supreme      <27     <34       >185        >62         >55.9     >22
Premium    27-29   34-36    170-185    60.5-62     54.5-55.9   20-22
Good       29-32   36-40    150-170      58-60     52.5-54.5   18-20
Fair       32-35   40-44    130-150      56-58     50.5-52.5   16-18
Utility      >35     >44       <130        <56         <50.5     <16
*RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula.
**TDN calculated using the western formula.
Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect
feeding value. Values based on 100 % dry matter (TDN showing both 100%
& 90%).  Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of
Sale (usage).
Monthly and Quarterly Organic Prices (Weighted Average)
                             Nov 11      Oct 11    Nov 10   3rd Qtr 2011
Food Grade Corn
Feed Grade Corn              11.24       11.22      5.89       12.40
Food Grade Soybeans                      22.45                 20.41
Feed Grade Soybeans          19.69       19.28      16.36      19.05
Roasted Soybeans (ton)
Soybean Meal (ton)           821.25      833.08               802.20
Feed Grade Oats               5.50                             4.74
Feed Grade Barley             8.71        5.11                 8.28
Food Grade Brown Flax        25.34       26.11                 26.49
Feed Grade Brown Flax
Food Grade Golden Flax                   26.29
Feed Grade Golden Flax
Food Grade Wheat (HRS)       15.00       12.84                 13.66
Feed Grade Wheat (HRS)                   11.31
Food Grade Wheat (SRW)
Feed Grade Wheat (SRW)        9.05        8.18                 8.92
Food Grade Wheat (HRW)                   12.41                 12.00
Feed Grade Wheat (HRW)        9.48        9.17                 8.25
Food Grade Wheat (SWW)
Food Grade Wheat (HWW)                   15.81
Food Grade Durum Wheat
Food Grade Rye
Feed Grade Rye                                                 8.41
Feed Grade Peas              11.12                             11.51
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