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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)


A new movie titled “SILO” is bringing the importance of ag safety to viewers across the US. Producer Sam Goldberg tells Brownfield the film was inspired by a 2010 grain entrapment accident involving the death of two teenage boys in Mount Carroll,... (full story)


Bitcoin (BTCUSD) continued consolidating this past week just above the psychologically key 10k whole figure level, and appears to be near completion of a descending triangle (on the daily and weekly chart). The daily and weekly chart triangle can be described as being a part of a bull flag about... (full story)


Still bullish but... (full story)


DTN senior ag meteorologist Bryce Anderson Key soybean producing regions in Brazil are very dry as farmers get ready to plant their next soybean crop.  DTN meteorologist Bryce Anderson says it bears watching. “The fattest part of their... (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)


USDCHF retains short term upside bias with more gain expected in the new week. (full story)


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


In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Soy Seed Treatments – Worth the Cost? | WOTUS Rule Dead | What’s in the WASDE | and more. (full story)


The U.S. share of China cotton imports fell to 18 percent in 2018/19, down sharply from 45 percent in 2017/18, and was well below the 30 percent share seen over […] (full story)


Barley harvest is largely complete for Northern Hemisphere countries. Crops for Canada, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine are larger than a year ago, contributing to sharply higher global production […] (full story)


Medium grain rice, also known as japonica, comprises a relatively small portion of global rice trade, and has historically been served primarily by exports from Australia and the United States […] (full story)


Production across the Middle East is projected at a record high in 2019/20. The largest year-to-year production increases in the region were for Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Yields in all […] (full story)


In the ebb and flow of United States and China trade negotiations, price premiums for Brazil’s soybeans appears to be an accurate barometer for the degree of tension surrounding the […] (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 BULLISH. (full story)


This is a unique cotton season in that it is the earliest good crop we have ever had. The magic number for cotton heat units is 2100 DD-60’s and we […] (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)


Yield conversations remain more positive than negative. Always a good sign the deeper we move into harvest. The weather continues to hold and it appears the latest disturbance in the […] (full story)


Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, but Tiffany Jamann says it’s a major problem in the […] (full story)


Nitrogen from agricultural production is a major cause of pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and contributes to large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Illinois and other Midwestern […] (full story)


CASH MARKET Thai rice prices have dropped $7 MT this week. In Thailand, the government moved to top rising glutinous rice prices by mandating millers, traders, and exporters immediately report […] (full story)


Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 20.2 cents per pound for the week ending September 7, down 0.5 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


When relentless spring rains pushed the planting window wide open, entomologists predicted problems for Arkansas row-crops. That has certainly proven true for the state’s late-planted cotton, soybeans and rice, said […] (full story)


Wheat futures ended the Friday session with most KC and MPLS contracts steady to 4 cents lower and CBT slightly higher. Credit that to pre-weekend profit taking. On the week, Dec CBT wheat was up 4.26%, with KC 1.53% higher and MPLS up 2.12%. CFTC da... (full story)


Corn futures closed firm to 1 3/4 cents higher in most contracts, as Dec was up 3.73% on the week. The 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the contiguous US into the last half of September. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report sh... (full story)


Soybeans futures saw 1 to 3 1/4 cent gains on Friday, with Nov 4.78% higher this week. Soybean meal was $2.10/ton higher, with soy oil 8 points lower. USDA reported a private export sale of 204,000 MT of soybeans to China for 2019/20 delivery. That w... (full story)


Live cattle futures settled the Friday session with most contracts 10 to 65 cents lower, as October was down 3.37% this week. Feeder cattle futures were mixed, with nearby Sep down 35 cents and other front months steady to 12.5 cents higher. The CME ... (full story)


Corn futures closed firm to 1 3/4 cents higher in most contracts, as Dec was up 3.73% on the week. The 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the contiguous US into the last half of September. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report sh... (full story)


Cotton futures closed the day with 7 to 20 point gains in the front months, thinly traded Oct down 49 points. Dec gained 6.32% this week. China did give tariff exemptions from the second round of implementation to several US ag goods, though there wa... (full story)


Lean Hog futures posted sharp gains on Friday, with Dec and Feb up the expanded limit. October was up 4.69% on the week. We will see expanded limits again on Monday. A Chinese official indicated US pork made the list of US goods that are exempt from ... (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 NEUTRAL. (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler September 13, 2019 Bulls At Work Just a week after our “Bears at Work” column highlighting the underperformance of commodities vs. equities over the past five years, we had a week where ALL of the ag commodities... (full story)


A team of researchers from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas College of Engineering are designing tiny sensors that can be placed in […] (full story)


Some parts of eastern South Dakota are cleaning up from rain that in some cases, is hard to measure. “Our gauge goes to six inches and it ran over,” said Lewis Bainbridge, who farms south of Mitchell, South Dakota. Bainbridge stopped has pickup... (full story)


A cow-calf producer told his lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week he is struggling to make a profit. “We’re probably going to receive somewhere around $200 under our break even this year. So, explaining that to them and the expenses we incur and... (full story)


It’s too late to help us for this year, but there is a new fungicide labeled for pecans that provides a totally new chemistry for us to use in our […] (full story)


Minnesota Farm Bureau president Kevin Paap is pleased to see the WOTUS rule repealed. “I think all farmers want clean water, but farmers also want clear rules.” He suggests WOTUS was not clear and calls it a case of government... (full story)


Many farmers expect to dry down crops this fall. Trevor Holm, a Wyffels Hybrids district sales manager in southwest Minnesota, says propane comes up in just about every conversation with farmers right now. “They’re buying propane... (full story)


A Minnesota farmer says some legitimate issues are holding up ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. Angela Guentzel of LeSueur County joined other Minnesota Farm Bureau members on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Lawmakers told her... (full story)


Average spot quotations were 136 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)


Organic farmers are finding ways to incorporate compost on a larger scale. Clifford Johnson of Paynesville in central Minnesota says he builds a composting mixture that is placed in elongated piles, or windrows, that he aerates mechanically with a... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle closed mixed on end of the week consolidation.  October live cattle closed $.65 lower at $98.07 and December live cattle closed $.57 lower at $104.37.  October feeder cattle... (full story)


If the hustle and bustle of harvest slides into overpowering stress, it can produce long-term effects and even threaten your health. Learn the symptoms of harmful stress and how to manage it while still managing your farm this harvest season. “The... (full story)


In Tennessee, corn harvest is beginning and soybeans will be right around the corner. Time to start talking about cover crops, in particular, what options are best for your cropping […] (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. China is reportedly exempting U.S. beans from a tariff increase ahead of the next round of negotiations. The next high-level talks are at a still unspecified date in October. China... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed Friday buying back some oversold positions. September Class III milk up a penny at $18.31.  October up four cents at $19.20.  November four cents lower at $18.35. ... (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $3.55 and 1/2, up 1 cent Sep. soybeans closed at $8.84 and 3/4, up 1 and 3/4 cents Sep. soybean meal closed at $298.20, up $2.10 Sep. soybean oil closed at 28.94, down 8 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.85 and 3/4, unchanged Oct.... (full story)


Summary: Cash-traded weaner pig reported volume was above average this past week, with 53,200 head reported. Cash weaner pig reported prices were $26.41, up $4.22 per head from last week. By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest This market update is a ... (full story)


A difficult planting season followed by heavy rains and drainage issues challenged corn producers, but growers are still expected to produce a good crop despite these tough conditions. The U.S. […] (full story)


Ag groups are applauding the repeal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule. The National Pork Producers Council says prior to the rule, EPA’s jurisdiction was over waterways, but the proposed regulations would have included land adjacent to waters... (full story)


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