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The uptrend may be expected to continue, while pair is trading above support level 1.1062, which will be followed by reaching resistance level 1.1089 and 1.1128 (full story)

Cycle from Dec 27, 2018 low remains incomplete and can see further upside. This article and video look at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)

The Nasdaq100 (NQ) is edging higher going into today's European morning, trying to form its 8th straight green weekly candle. Significantly, although NQ has decisively broken to record highs above the psychologically key 8k whole figure level, it remains vulnerable to a pullback as it... (full story)

The soy came under pressure today. The weather has improved in South America allowing for the producer to catch up on planting. There appears at present to be no real outstanding weather threats in the near to medium term. The oilshare stands at 33.5%. It is my thought that oil share could make... (full story)

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Texas A&M University has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab in the College of Geosciences. The Lab will provide an integrated field and classroom […] (full story)

South Dakota farmers are making progress with their late harvest.  USDA reporters say there were just over five days suitable for fieldwork last week, allowing the harvest to continue in below-average temperatures.  Ninety-five percent of the... (full story)

Farmers looking to capitalize on sustainability for their cotton farms should make plans to attend the first ever Cotton U on Dec. 5 at the Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show in Amarillo, Texas, to […] (full story)

The second week of November has finally brought cold temperatures to the Panhandle, something needed to kill regrowth in cotton fields. The past several years we have had increasingly warm […] (full story)

The below-normal temperatures last week helped some farmers while hindering others.  USDA reporters say the frozen ground facilitated access to wet fields, but parts of southern and eastern Wisconsin didn’t have enough frost depth to support... (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 Mississippi State University Extension Service is doing what it can to make sure everyone in the state’s agricultural community knows there is help available when the stress of life […] (full story)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will once again be providing educational programming through several different events at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show Dec. 3-5 at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 […] (full story)

GROWMARK and its cooperative members have acquired a propane terminal from Plains LPG Services near Fort Madison, Iowa.  Carol Kitchens with GROWMARK tells Brownfield discussions leading up to this deal began last year. “This process was... (full story)

Live cattle futures closed on Monday with 40 cent losses in the Dec futures, while other nearby futures gained as much as 30 cents on the day. Feeder cattle futures made bounce back on Monday, up 12 to 50 cents after the closing bell. The 11/15 CME F... (full story)

Lean hog futures finished Monday with losses, the nearby Dec gave up a small midday gain and finished with a $0.45 drop, whereas Feb and Apr contracts stayed negative triple digits all day. The 11/14 CME Lean Hog Index was one cent higher to $59.51. ... (full story)

Wheat futures came back down from midday gains, but still managed to finish mostly in the black. Chicago wheat lead the way posting a daily gain of 4 1/2 cents, with KC wheat futures closely behind gaining 1 1/2 cents on the day. Minneapolis HRS whea... (full story)

Corn futures did finish lower on Monday, dropping by as much as 3 3/4 cents in the front months. Harvest gained 10% over the week, which was a slowdown in weekly progress as last week gained 14%. The USDA reported a private export sale of 132,000 MT ... (full story)

Cotton futures are 55 to 94 points lower after Monday’s round of trading. Weekly Crop Progress Report stated that cotton harvest is still ahead of schedule, listed at 68% complete as compared to 58% for the same week last year and a 66% average. Co... (full story)

Corn futures did finish lower on Monday, dropping by as much as 3 3/4 cents in the front months. Harvest gained 10% over the week, which was a slowdown in weekly progress as last week gained 14%. The USDA reported a private export sale of 132,000 MT ... (full story)

Bean futures dropped after Monday’s round of trades. Nearby contracts finished 6 3/4 to 8 cents lower on the day. Soybean meal ended on Monday $5.90/ton lower, while soybean oil posted a 21 point gain on the day. Bean harvest was in line with trade... (full story)

Market recap november 18, 2019 (full story)

The American Farm Bureau Economist says it’s important farmers not overlook the positive international trade news out there. Brownfield interviewed Veronica Nigh at the NAFB convention in Kansas City. “It gets a bit lost about how big of a deal... (full story)

President Trump has signed a disaster declaration for parts of South Dakota.  The declaration allows for federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts from severe storms and tornadoes that hit the state in... (full story)

Most ag bankers surveyed in the St. Louis Federal Reserve district report declines in farm income compared to a year ago and expect farm income to go down again in the next quarter. Both farm income and expenses fell in the third quarter. A... (full story)

Nebraska’s 2019 harvest season is nearing the finish line. As of Sunday, 85 percent of the state’s corn crop was harvested, compared to 91 percent average. Sorghum harvest was 79 percent complete, still well behind the 93 average. Winter wheat... (full story)

Missouri’s corn harvest progressed last week to 85% complete, 10 percentage points behind last year. Soybean harvest reached 83% as of Sunday, a bit behind last year. Cotton harvest also made progress, reaching 86% complete. Winter wheat... (full story)

Hogs weak Cattle and feeders sleep walk (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day mostly firm on support from last week’s higher cash trade and demand expectations.  Feeder cattle closed firm on the same factors with additional support from the weaker move in... (full story)

Soybean growers who faced weather-ravaged crops in the 2019 season will hear guidance for production and marketing decisions, during the 2020 Tri-State Soybean Forum, Jan. 3 in Dumas, Arkansas. The […] (full story)

Photo courtesy Landus Co-op The latest crop progress report shows Iowa’s corn harvest was 77 percent complete as of Sunday, still nearly two weeks behind the five-year average. The northwest and north-central districts had harvested over 85... (full story)

In Fridays article, we wrote that what comes up must co..rrect and gold has indeed shown to be in a corrective mode. We also wrote that the yellow metal was unlikely to break below the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement based on the previous upswing and while gold moved to this level earlier today, it... (full story)

During 2019, corn hybrid trials were evaluated to determine the response of corn hybrids planted in our production system to the most commonly occurring foliar diseases. (full story)

Minnesota corn harvest reached 77% complete as of Sunday. The USDA mentions reports of crops being wetter than normal with an average corn moisture content of 21% at harvest. However, those looking to dry their crop continue to face problems... (full story)

The lack of significant and widespread rains continues to hinder planting progress in parts of the Argentine peanut area (see the world crop outlook below for a broader picture). So […] (full story)

A new USDA report on agritourism highlights gives greater insight into what farmers have added an agritourism component to their operations and how it’s helped them become more successful. “Previous research has documented the loss of small and... (full story)

The Fed's Powell testimony on the economy before Congress pushed stock prices higher last week. And it was worth paying attention to that news. But will the next set of economic data confirm the bullish outlook? Investors will have to focus on Wednesday's and Friday's... (full story)

The end is finally in sight for harvest in Illinois with only 20% of corn and 8% of soybeans left in the ground. The USDA reports just over three days were suitable for fieldwork last week with the average statewide temperature at 26 degrees,... (full story)

Don't Chase Short Term Extremes (full story)

Weather woes continue to slow harvest progress.  According to the latest report from the USDA, cotton harvest is 95 percent complete, soybean harvest is 93 percent complete, and 75 percent of the peanut crop has been harvested.  Winter... (full story)

Winter weather continues to set back the end of harvest for Michigan farmers. The USDA says the state’s corn crop condition is 42 percent good to excellent with 95 percent mature and 39 percent harvested for grain. Soybeans are 76 percent... (full story)

Snow and cooler than normal temperatures slowed harvest in Ohio last week. Farmers were finally able to get in the fields late in the week. As of Sunday, 75 percent of the state’s corn crop and 90 percent of soybeans are harvested.  ... (full story)

A cold front moved through last week bringing record low temperatures and in some cases snow.  Cotton and soybean farmers took advantage of the drier conditions toward the end of the week to make progress on harvest.  According to the USDA, cotton... (full story)

The USDA says early season snowfall and record cold temperatures slowed harvest progress last week.   Eighty percent of Indiana’s corn crop and 91 percent of soybeans are harvested. Ninety-four percent of the winter wheat crop is planted,... (full story)

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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the automotive retailer Sonic Automotive (SAH). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart function to review the char... (full story)

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. The trade continues to wait for signing of phase one of the proposed deal with China. The U.S. side had some positive comments about weekend discussions, but there were reports Monday Beijing was... (full story)

The euro has recently rebounded, and the pair is approaching resistance after swift Fridays action. Will the bulls be strong enough to overcome it and if so, where exactly can their efforts take them? (full story)

Brownfield’s Rhiannon Branch will be on the ground in Springfield, Illinois December 3, 2019 for the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Conference. Continue reading Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Conference at Brownfield Ag... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.67 and 3/4, down 3 and 1/2 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.10 and 1/4, down 8 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $301.20, down $5.90 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.64, up 21 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.07 and 1/4, up 4 and... (full story)

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