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EURUSD expects more weakness on bear pressure as we enter a new week. Support comes in at the 1.1150 where a violation will turn risk to the 1.1100 level. (full story)


Bitcoin (BTCUSD) is resuming its uptrend after spending the first 2 weeks of H219 consolidating in the ~7500-8500 range, with BTCUSD bulls now eyeing the next major psychologically key whole figure level of 10k. Although overbought on the weekly and daily Stochastics, the upsloping weekly MACD... (full story)


Going much higher (full story)


  SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got questions or comments? Let us know. […] (full story)


Looking to buy again (full story)


Still bearish (full story)


USDCHF recovery threats expected in the new week following its past week gain. Resistance resides at the 1.0000 level. (full story)


The wet spring (preceded by a wet winter and a wet fall) have created interesting conditions  out there for rice. Many fields are shallow-rooted due to the prolonged wet and […] (full story)


The big news this week came from USDA’s supply/demand report released on Tuesday. Judging by the muted reaction, CBOT rice futures had been “pricing-in” the June WASDE for the last […] (full story)


Several people asked recently about preflood nitrogen sources that contain sulfur. The main two fertilizer forms we’re referring to are ammonium sulfate or AMS (21-0-0-24) and sulfur-coated urea (41-0-0-4). Many […] (full story)


We can stop talking about planting progress now. As of Monday, 95% of the Arkansas rice crop had been planted, officially speaking. A few more fields were going in this […] (full story)


Drake Perrow, consultant in Calhoun County, reported that he observed beet armyworms on pigweeds at noticeable numbers. William Hardee, county agent covering Horry and Marion Counties, reported that “brown and […] (full story)


NOTICE: As Market News transitions reports to the MARS platform and My Market News, report formats will be converted from a text version to a more user-friendly and accessible PDF format. In the near future, this report will move to the new platform and will be accessible at:... (full story)


In this week’s AgFax Weekend 6-17 USDA Payout Details | Expectations – Rein ‘Em in | and more. (full story)


The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)


The Purdue Weed Science team is hosting an educational field day for farmers, agricultural industry professionals, Extension educators, consultants and others who apply herbicides. Due to weather delays in getting plots established, […] (full story)


Cotton prices ended the week moving to the downside, but with the weekly settlement showing a 24-point gain for the week. The rather dull week was highlighted by the June […] (full story)


Arkansas farmers besieged by floodwaters, rain-filled forecasts and sprouting weeds are seeing another threat crawling toward their valuable crops in the form of numerous, hungry pests. What’s happening in Arkansas’ […] (full story)


Arkansas may soon see its biggest year in peanut production since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began tracking  the crop in the state in 2015, as respond to anticipated new […] (full story)


Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw highly beneficial rainfall activity across drought-stricken areas of the Southeast. Across this region, locally heavy rainfall accumulations (ranging from 2 to 8+ inches) […] (full story)


There is already dew in the mornings and rain is in the forecast. Even with planting being later this year, it may still be time to start scouting for leaf […] (full story)


If you have fields with a history of hydrogen sulfide toxicity which led to a condition called autumn decline as in Figure 1 and 2, you need to begin scouting […] (full story)


Wheat futures closed Friday with most winter wheat contracts 1 to 8 cents higher and MPLS down 3 to 5 cents. Support came from corn, as the KC wheat-corn nearby spread was the lowest since 2013, helping to prop up the nearby HRW contracts. KC was up ... (full story)


Cotton futures closed the day with 52 to 89 point losses, as July was up 0.53% this week. July options expired on Friday. A sharply higher US dollar index pressured the market, up 559 points. Spec funds in Cotton futures and options added 2,436 contr... (full story)


Soybean futures saw 8 to 8 3/4 cent gains in most contracts on Friday, with July up 4.73% this week. Spillover from corn was supportive, along with forecasts calling for heavy rainfall totals in the ECB. Soymeal was up $1.80/ton, with bean oil 41 poi... (full story)


Lean Hog futures ended Friday with most contracts $1.90 to $2.20 lower, as June expired at $79.375. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 3 cents from the previous day @ $79.57 on June 12. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 20 cents on Friday afternoo... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Friday session with deferred 2020 contracts steady to 6 1/2 cents higher and 2019 contracts up 7 to 11 cents. The bull spreading is reflecting the strength in the cash markets, especially in the ECB. The front month continuatio... (full story)


Live cattle futures were down 27.5 to 80 cents in most contracts on Friday, as June was up 1.73% this week. Feeder cattle futures were down 70 cents to $1.175, as August lost 1.26% on the week. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.11 to $132.25 on... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Friday session with deferred 2020 contracts steady to 6 1/2 cents higher and 2019 contracts up 7 to 11 cents. The bull spreading is reflecting the strength in the cash markets, especially in the ECB. The front month continuatio... (full story)


Preflood nitrogen (N) applications in rice are very important for setting yield potential in rice as two of the three yield components (tiller number and seeds per panicle) are set […] (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 17th annual late-planting guide, “2019 Alternative Crop Options after Failed Cotton and Late-Season Crop Planting for the Texas South Plains,” is now available online. […] (full story)


Our guest this week was Dr. Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension Weed Specialist for corn and soybeans. Since 1986, Dr. Gunsolus has had an active extension and research program […] (full story)


Cotton ranges from seed just placed in the ground to 5 true leaf cotton. I cannot review all the scenarios which have played out over the last 5 to 6 […] (full story)


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has identified manure as a pathway of introduction for Palmer amaranth. Specifically, Palmer amaranth seeds that contaminated sunflower screenings were fed to cattle. Some of […] (full story)


We have received some calls inquiring about post herbicide options for soybeans. If the field did not receive a burndown herbicide or a residual applied near planting, weeds like dandelion, […] (full story)


Soybean planted in Missouri has been greatly delayed because of record breaking wet weather in May. Average yield for soybean planted in the third week of June is at least […] (full story)


Persistent rains during May and early June have resulted in ponding and saturated soils in many Ohio corn fields and led to questions concerning what impact these conditions will have […] (full story)


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Flag Day is June 14, and it is probably one of the least observed US holidays. You see a few folks flying the red white and blue, but it just isn’t up there with Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Maybe it should be, at least in 2019. The bull flags... (full story)


Market attention continues to focus on the potential size of the U.S. corn and soybean crops. Acreage totals look to remain uncertain for the rest of the year and any […] (full story)


Invasive Japanese beetle adults have begun to emerge in central Missouri. Adult beetles feed on over 300 host plant species including natural weeds, shrubs, hardwoods, and cultivated crops such as […] (full story)


American Farm Bureau economist John Newton says disaster and prevent plant compensation is limited by congressional appropriations. Speaking on a Missouri Farm Bureau conference call, Newton said disaster legislation allows for prevent plant payments... (full story)


Blockchain technology is not taking off in agriculture as some had expected. CoBank’s Tanner Ehmke says the shared supply chain technology is being used by Walmart to track leafy greens and by Cargill internally but hasn’t been picked up... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended the week on a strong note with solid gains of 4-1/2 to 11 cents on old crop contracts. Dec 2020 closed down 1-3/4 at 4.19. Jul futures for 2019 closed 11 higher at 4.53, and Dec 7-3/4 higher at 4.63-1/2, both new h... (full story)


Can a small circuit board, barely the size of a credit card, help the world’s wheat to beat the heat? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they say that […] (full story)


A member of the Senate Ag Committee says it’s time to crack down on small oil refinery waivers. Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith tells Brownfield the RFS Integrity Act would force the EPA to be more transparent about issuing exemptions. “At the... (full story)


Another hog collapse while cattle consolidates (full story)


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