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Market News

Established in the 1960’s in Springfield, the Market News office is looked upon by the Grain and Livestock Industry to establish fair and accurate prices. Our contacts with the grain and livestock industry have been established over the years and are protected by confidentiality.  We are looked upon to be a neutral outside third party contact to establish accurate and unbiased price information. Many of our reports are used to establish contracts in the grain and livestock industry, counting on our unbiased, neutral, third party reporting. Due to the stability of our industry contacts, our reports have fewer price fluctuations. 

Market News office publishes prices for corn, soybeans, wheat, fertilizer, fuels, hogs, and cattle.

Facts About Market News

  • The Illinois Grain Report covers grain values in Illinois from country elevators, corn and soybean processors to Illinois River terminals.
  • Auction coverage of four Illinois locations allows buyers, producers and sellers to know the prices for slaughter cattle, feeder cattle, replacement stock and hay.
  • The Illinois Production Cost Report was established at a time when fertilizer prices were climbing.  Informing Illinois producers of fertilizer and fuel prices in different areas of the State.


Grain, Livestock and Hay Reports

  • Illinois Daily Grain Report
  • Illinois Weekly Hay Report
  • AM Grain and Livestock Report
  • AM Illinois Livestock Report
  • Midday Grain and Livestock Report
  • PM Illinois Livestock Report
  • Ending Day Illinois Grain Report
  • Weekly Commodity and Production Cost Report 

Input Reports

  • Illinois Production Cost Report

Livestock Reports

  • Daily Livestock Report, reporting from Northern, Central and Southern, Illinois:
    • Reel Livestock Auction, Congerville, IL 
    • Fairview Livestock Auction, Fairview, IL 
    • Walnut Livestock Auction—Walnut, IL 
    • Greenville Livestock Auction—Greenville, IL 
  • Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Check out our weekly podcast, which brings our weekly reports to the public as a podcast, on most major podcast apps.

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Audio Reports:  

 A.M. Livestock Audio Report  Updated: June 21, 2024

A.M Agriculture Market Summary Report Updated: June 21, 2024

Midday Update  Updated: June 21, 2024

Grain Market Audio Report  Updated: June 21, 2024

P.M. Livestock Market Audio Report  Updated: June 21, 2024

Weekly Agriculture Market Audio  Updated on June 21, 2024

Text Reports


National Agriculture Statistics Reports

Multi-State Partnerships

Corn Processors

Soybean Processors