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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)


AUDUSD is threatening further upside pressure following its strong rally on Thursday. On the downside, support lies at the 1.6800 level. (full story)


Dairy prices for the week were up in the European Union and the U.S., but down in New Zealand except for Class Four milk and skim milk powder. Analysts at Vault Dairy say skim milk powder prices went up nine-tenths of a percent in the U.S., 2.9% in... (full story)


For many of you, chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is old hat and you’re tired of hearing about it. I understand. Keep in mind that if the consequences of this […] (full story)


In general, 2019 was a difficult year for weed control with the large number of acres that were planted late or not at all leading to higher weed populations and […] (full story)


Lean Hog futures lost 17 1/2 to 35 cents in the front months, pushing Dec futures to $1.65 lower on the week. USDA reported 210,853 MT of pork export sales for the week ending 10/10, just shy of July 31st 2014’s record. Mexico was the biggest purch... (full story)


Soybeans futures closed up 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents on Friday, but were lower by 2 cents on the week. Soybean meal finished Friday’s session $1.70/ton higher, but still ended the week down by $2.30/ton. Soy oil was 39 points higher by Friday’s close... (full story)


Corn futures head into the weekend 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cents lower in the nearby months, Dec corn lost 6 3/4 cents on the week. The CFTC report this afternoon showed managed money spec funds still net short; however as of 10/15 it was only at 66,141 contr... (full story)


Wheat futures are mixed at Friday’s midday. Winter wheat gained on the week, Chicago finished with a 24.3 cent gain and KC improved 13 cents over last week. MPLS finished Friday down by 7 1/2 cents, pushing it to 5.8 cents lower on the week. The e... (full story)


Dec cotton futures gained 2.02% for a 129 point increases wk/wk, futures closed Friday up 18 to 53 points in nearbys. The CFTC reported this afternoon that cotton saw another reduction in managed money’s net short position, which as of Tuesday was ... (full story)


Live cattle Oct futures were down by $1.925 at Friday’s close, however that couldn’t erase a wk/wk gain, as future contracts finished $1.025 higher on the week. Feeder cattle futures finish Friday down by $0.70 to $1.475 in the nearby contracts, ... (full story)


Corn futures head into the weekend 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cents lower in the nearby months, Dec corn lost 6 3/4 cents on the week. The CFTC report this afternoon showed managed money spec funds still net short; however as of 10/15 it was only at 66,141 contr... (full story)


Mississippi State University annually conducts Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials which are an extremely valuable resource for you to help select corn hybrids for your farm – MAFES Corn Hybrid Trials. These hybrid […] (full story)


Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass has become a significant issue for Louisiana farmers, especially in the northeastern part of the state.  I have been asked when ryegrass would begin to emerge.  That […] (full story)


Summary The discussion in the Looking Ahead section is a description of what the official national guidance from the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction is depicting […] (full story)


Rapid onset and intensification of drought occurred across the Southeast, mid-Atlantic, and Ohio to Tennessee Valleys since late August. This “flash drought” was a result of sparse rainfall coupled with […] (full story)


A petition to bring whole milk back to school children is gaining support.  The petition by Grassroots Citizens for Whole Milk for Healthy Kids has more than 56-hundred signatures so far, asking Congress and President Trump to support legislation in... (full story)


Tropical Storm Nester is forecast to move northeastward across the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall early in the weekend across western Florida. However, regardless of further development, storm impacts could include a significant storm surge... (full story)


he 2018 Farm Bill produced a rare setback for natural resources conservation policy. The current suite of conservation programs are all built out of the landmark Food Security Act of […] (full story)


The Federal Reserve says in a new survey, known as the Beige Book, the U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace in September and into this month. That's as manufacturing deals with rising trade tensions with China and farmers face rough weather.   (full story)


USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says farmers who applied and are approved for disaster aid assistance will see a check soon. One Iowa farmer whose bins busted says his potential payment... (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler October 18, 2019 Refried Confusion Way back in 1973, that philosopher Dr. John had a hit song titled Right Place, Wrong Time.  It started out with these lines: I been in the right place but it must have... (full story)


Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.7 cents per pound for the week ending October 12, up 0.2 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the gold mining company Sibanye Gold (SBGL). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart featur... (full story)


Average spot quotations were 216 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […] (full story)


Strong global, domestic demand provides a bright spot for U.S. grain The U.S. livestock sector is poised to expand to meet growing demand for meat. During the next decade, the industry will be a key driver for corn and soybean demand. After... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed lower on technical pressure, weak export sale numbers, and ahead of widespread direct cash business.  Feeder cattle closed lower on the same factors.  October live cattle closed $1.92... (full story)


Arkansas River Navigation Recovering The Arkansas River recently reopened for navigation to the Port of Catoosa, which is located near Tulsa, OK, and is the head of navigation for the […] (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, ending the week mixed. Export sales topped most expectations, China was the leading buyer, and overall, the numbers were neutral to bullish, with a good week for shipments.... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Despite strength in the other grains, corn futures pushed lower in Friday’s session. Front month Dec was down 3-3/4 to 3.91 and Mar was down 3-3/4 to 4.02-3/4. For the week, the Dec contract lost 6-3/4 cents after a strong week la... (full story)


Wet spring weather conditions wreaked havoc on not only traditional corn and soybean acres, but their organic counterparts as well. Mercaris, a data and trading platform for organic and non-GMO markets, is tracking a significant drop in overall corn... (full story)


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Another tropical disturbance is headed towards Georgia. This storm, which is likely to become TS Nestor in the next day, is predicted to develop in the western Gulf of Mexico […] (full story)


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Dec. corn closed at $3.91, down 3 and 3/4 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $9.34, up 2 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $308.50, up $1.70 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.36, down 3 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.32 and 1/4, up 6 and 3/4 cents... (full story)


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Our weekly column looks at the ongoing rally in cotton and the British pound. (full story)


By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest This market update is a PorkBusiness.com weekly column reporting trends in weaner pigs. All information contained in this update is for the week ended Oct. 18. Looking at hog sales in April 2020 using May... (full story)


The grain markets were slightly negative to close out the week. December corn is down 7¢ and November soybeans are down around 2¢, for the week ending Oct. 18. Yet, December wheat is up nearly 24¢. These price moves have a backdrop of more news... (full story)


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A north-central Iowa farmer is taking advantage of sunshine and wind. Speaking to Brownfield Friday afternoon, Josh Nelson of Belmond says they began harvesting soybeans that morning at 17 percent moisture. “It’s since dried down to... (full story)


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Thanks to favorable weather, harvest activity on the Texas High Plains increased fairly significantly over the past week, with more defoliant being sprayed in places that did not get a […] (full story)


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