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The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season. While tariffs and weather have had their influence on price volatility this year, the  various USDA reports might come into... (full story)


More money might be on the way to help farmers deal with stress and additional dairy innovation projects. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin says the Appropriations Committee is assigning more money for the Farmers First program, which is part of the... (full story)


Based on 8 algo trading strategies and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for S&P500 is BULLISH. (full story)


Based on 8 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Gold is BEARISH. (full story)


Here's what we'll be watching for in today's Weekly Export Sales Report... (full story)


Traders Look to Exports for the Latest in Demand (full story)


Both gold and silver moved higher yesterday but it were the miners that spiked. Looking at the last few sessions, have these moves changed anything? The FOMC releases its decision today, the markets are hesitating to move and it's nothing surprising. It is usually the case on Fed days... (full story)


The Fed decision sparked no enthusiasm among equity investors. The S&P500 closed 0.03% higher, the Dow Jones (+0.13%) did just a bit better. Nasdaq erased 0.11%. (full story)


The GBPAUD is surging for a 3rd straight day, and up more than 100 pips so far in today's Asia morning on today's Australia employment data. Significantly, the GBPAUD has broken above the August high and ascending wedge resistance (on the 4hr chart), but could begin seeing some... (full story)


The key aspect to watch in the soy market may be the crush and oil share. The soy is pressured due to the prolonged summer weather. In my opinion, the Corn may test the gap left in the 390 range. This may be a building period for bulls. (full story)


Farrow-to-finish pork producers saw their margins decline $13 per head with average losses of $21. Lean carcass prices traded at $49.73 per cwt., $6.98 per cwt. lower than the previous week, according to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker . A year... (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)


Based on 4 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 3 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Euro Currency is BEARISH. (full story)


GBPJPY looks to resume short term uptrend as it eyes further upside strength. On the downside, support comes in at the 135.00 (full story)


Preharvest herbicide treatments are primarily intended to suppress/kill and desiccate weeds that can make harvest more difficult.  Products with contact activity will cause faster desiccation and leaf drop of weeds […] (full story)


A written cropland or pasture lease can specify who has hunting rights. If the written lease does not reserve hunting rights to the landlord directly or indirectly, the hunting rights […] (full story)


The world of soybean herbicide resistance traits has gotten more complex over the past several years.  The good news is that we have new options for control of herbicide-resistant weeds, […] (full story)


Over the last three weeks, we examined the agricultural and rural policies set forth by the 3 leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President. Of the three, Warren […] (full story)


Corn futures closed the Wednesday session with most contracts firm to 3 1/4 cents higher. Weekly ethanol data from the EIA show production in the week of September 13 at 1.003 million barrels per day. That is down 20,000 bpd from the week prior and t... (full story)


Soybeans futures ended Wednesday with 4 to 5 cent losses in the front months. Soybean meal was down $2.50/ton, with soy oil 2 points higher. Forecasts call for above normal temps and slightly higher than average precip for much of the Midwest via the... (full story)


Wheat futures saw 4 to 7 1/2 cent gains in most contracts on Wednesday. Egypt’s GASC purchased 180,000 MT of Russian wheat in their tender on Wednesday for late October delivery. No US offers were reported as Reuters shows FOB prices for SRW ~$30/t... (full story)


Corn futures closed the Wednesday session with most contracts firm to 3 1/4 cents higher. Weekly ethanol data from the EIA show production in the week of September 13 at 1.003 million barrels per day. That is down 20,000 bpd from the week prior and t... (full story)


Lean Hog futures settled 12.5 cents to $1.275 higher in most contracts on Wednesday. The cash side of the business is still weak. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another 99 cents at $57.49 on September 16. The USDA pork carcass cutout value FOB plant... (full story)


Live cattle futures posted 35 cent to $1.025 gains in most contracts on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were up a quarter to $1.25 on the day. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up 21 cents on September 17 at $137.33. Wholesale boxed beef prices were l... (full story)


Cotton futures were down 62 to 97 points in most contracts on the day. As expected, the Fed cut interest rates by 0.25% following their two-day meeting. The dollar rallied 320 points after the announcement in “sell the rumor, buy the fact” action... (full story)


A second case of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported at a pig farm near the border with North Korea, a day after the first case struck South Korea. The second case was found at a 4,700-pig farm in Yeoncheon, northwest of the capital Seoul.... (full story)


A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. UQ School of […] (full story)


South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says it’s time for Congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. Speaking on the House floor Wednesday, Johnson said the benefits to agriculture in the USMCA are compelling and open up new access to... (full story)


The late planting season has increased the potential for frost damage to occur in soybeans this fall. The following recommendations will help you reduce the adverse impacts if some of […] (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures moved higher today gaining 1/2 to 3-1/4 cents with Dec leading today’s gains, closin at 3.71-1/4. Today was a somewhat encouraging day considering prices had a poor finish yesterday and managed to hold after trading l... (full story)


Helicoverpa zea (formerly Heliothis zea) is an insect that affects many crops and is known with different common names, depending on the crop it affects: cotton bollworm, soybean podworm, tomato […] (full story)


Based on 9 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Crude Oil is BEARISH. (full story)


Cattle strengthens, Hogs weaker (full story)


Farmers and landowners can now make the decision between farm programs, receiving commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […] (full story)


USDA announced another flash sale of soybeans to China on Tuesday. This time it is 260,000 metric tons.   Watch more here. (full story)


Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America say unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) may soon revolutionize weed management. And it’s easy to see why. (full story)


The crop disease white mold is thriving in Midwestern soybean fields. University of Minnesota Extension integrated pest management specialist Bruce Potter says the prolonged cool and wet weather is to blame. “Two years ago it was pretty... (full story)


The nation’s top 14 pork-producing states are taking part in USDA training next week for a potential African Swine Fever outbreak in the U.S. Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn tells Brownfield Ag News the multi-state approach is very... (full story)


Michigan’s Farm Service Agency director says the second Market Facilitation Program has been better received by farmers impacted by trade disputes. “This is paying producers higher than what the other program did.  It seems to be very positive as... (full story)


Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. No new export sales to China were announced Wednesday and the trade is taking a wait and see attitude towards talks. While no date has been reported, high level negotiations are expected to resume... (full story)


In this month’s CropWatch Podcast Extension Educator Michael Sindelar is joined by entomologist Robert Wright to discuss insect issues in late maturing corn and soybeans. Aphids, grasshoppers, rootworm beetles, and […] (full story)


That super-cycle pattern initiated in 2013-2015 and concludes in 2019/2020. (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day higher on the potential for higher cash trade this week and position squaring ahead of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report.  October live cattle closed $1.02 higher at... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly lower Wednesday after another day of negative cash cheese trade. September Class III milk down four cents at $18.25.  October down 26 cents at $18.73.  November seven cents... (full story)


An autonomous weeding robot company has raised $14.5 million for its next round of research and development. California-based FarmWise’s autonomous robot travels fields to identify weeds and mechanically removes them much like a garden hoe. ... (full story)


Month and Quarter End Profit Taking to be Eyed (full story)


A dairy industry leader says using 20 years of declining fluid milk consumption numbers isn’t an accurate portrayal of overall dairy consumption. National Milk Producers Federation’s Alan Bjerga points to food disappearance and consumption data... (full story)


The 23rd annual Plains Peanut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The event highlights the harvest […] (full story)


Source: National Pork Board The practice of garbage or waste feeding to swine will be prohibited in Oklahoma starting Nov. 1, which would mean nearly half of U.S. states have such a law. “Garbage feeding increases the risk of foreign animal... (full story)


Milk production during August was up slightly on the year but down on the month. USDA says production in the U.S. was incrementally higher than last year at 18.3 billion pounds with production per cow up 19 pounds.  The herd size was... (full story)


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