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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)

“Soil seedbank” refers to weed seeds present in the soil. The soil seedbank serves as the source of next season weed problems. (full story)

Hamburg, Iowa is a river town located in the Southwest corner of the state. It is a place which has seen a lot of flooding, after levees breached along the Missouri River earlier in the year. “ ... (full story)

Live cattle futures closed up by as much as $1.55 on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were also higher, by $1.25 to $1.40 in the front moths. The 10/21 CME Feeder Cattle index dropped $1.03 to $144.93. Analysts on average expect the USDA’s Cattle o... (full story)

Corn futures close fractionally lower after Wednesday’s session. Ethanol production (and implied corn consumption) saw its biggest wk/wk increase in daily production since April, as the EIA reported 996,000 bpd. Daily production is still below 1 mi... (full story)

Wednesday’s lean hog futures ended mixed. USDA’s Cold Storage report, released after the Tuesday close, showed 598.894 M lbs of frozen pork stocks on September 30. Frozen belly stocks for September were the highest they’ve been for that month s... (full story)

Soybeans futures continue to hold their ground, closing Wednesday steady to fractionally lower. Soybean meal finished up by $1.70/ton, but soy oil was lower by 27 points. Nearby soy oil did trade at the highest price since February. The USDA reported... (full story)

Wheat futures rebounded from midday losses, with Minneapolis leading the way, closing 2 1/4 to 4 1/4 higher. Chicago futures closed 1 to 2 3/4 higher, while Kansas City wheat saw 2 to 3 cent gains on Wednesday. Prior to Thursday’s USDA Export Sales... (full story)

Cotton futures ended the day with gains from 19 to 30 points in the nearby contracts after an intraday peak around midday. USDA reported that 2.84 million RB of cotton had been ginned as of Oct 15, a 1.557 million RB increase from Oct 1 and 17.3% lar... (full story)

Corn futures close fractionally lower after Wednesday’s session. Ethanol production (and implied corn consumption) saw its biggest wk/wk increase in daily production since April, as the EIA reported 996,000 bpd. Daily production is still below 1 mi... (full story)

Due to the delayed planting and dry weather that occurred in July and August of 2019, the plants in many soybean fields are short and podded close to the ground. […] (full story)

With the outdoor growing season winding done, applicators are storing pesticides until next year. Storing these pesticides properly helps to protect your investment and protect other persons and environment. Because […] (full story)

Crop revenue changes from 2018 to 2019 will vary across Midwest states for both corn and soybeans. States in the eastern corn-belt — Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio — likely will […] (full story)

The legal challenge over Missouri’s meat labeling law passed in 2018 will go to court and the head of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association says  they’re confident they will prevail. Mike Deering tells Brownfield several attempts at mediation... (full story)

South Dakota’s lone congressman says a bill he’s co-sponsoring will help  livestock producers improve their risk management and marketing skills. Republican Dusty Johnson introduced the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act with Frank Lucas... (full story)

Flexibility is needed as lawmakers consider policy on conservation and precision agriculture, according to the vice president and general manager of TerraNova Ranch in California. Don Cameron, TerraNova Ranch, California, Farm, Agriculture,... (full story)

December Hogs recover, Cattle strong (full story)

Texas sorghum and corn producers experienced mixed levels of success in 2019 mostly due to moisture levels on a field-by-field basis, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. […] (full story)

Long Term Thoughts to Consider (full story)

Cotton finished slightly higher Wednesday as the market padded its small gains of Tuesday. Technically, the market is building value at higher levels. Perceptions of improving global demand and perhaps […] (full story)

...$80 price level which constitutes a potential new lower high price rotation. (full story)

n this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Larry Oldham, Extension soil scientist with the Department of Plant and […] (full story)

In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Slows but Remains High“) Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Growth in farm lending activity […] (full story)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has won a second term following Canada's national elections. While Trudeau's Liberal Party took the most seats in Parliament, it lost the overall popular vote to the Conservative Party.  That means the Liberal Party... (full story)

Farmers in Minnesota made good progress on soybean harvest toward the end of last week. Rochelle Krusemark of Trimont in south-central Minnesota says they finished soybeans Sunday night. “We strip-till and do a lot of cover crops, so we... (full story)

Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange drifted lower Wednesday, although the spot October contract settled unchanged at $18.65.  November down nine cents at $19.01.  December closed seven cents lower at $18.31. ... (full story)

Even during a growing season when 1.5 million fewer acres of soybeans and corn were planted in Ohio, average farm incomes in the state are likely to increase compared to […] (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were higher on this week’s anticipated higher cash trade, stronger wholesale values, and position squaring ahead of the Cattle on Feed report which comes out on Friday.  Feeder cattle were... (full story)

Soybeans were steady to fractionally lower, unable to hold onto periodic gains. China reportedly granting tariff waivers for 10 million tons of U.S. soybeans remains unconfirmed. Unknown destinations bought 128,000 tons of 2019/20 U.S. beans, which... (full story)

An American Farm Bureau economist says agriculture’s concerns with the EPA’s biofuels proposal are legitimate. Michael Nepveux has conducted an analysis of EPA’s plan to reallocate gallons lost to Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs). He concludes... (full story)

A southeast Minnesota farmer is surprised by the extent of white mold while harvesting soybeans. Les Anderson of Cannon Falls says his beans looked deceivingly healthy. “I thought the fields looked a little better until I got into them,... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.87 and 3/4, down 1/4 cent Nov. soybeans closed at $9.33 and 3/4, down 1/4 cent Dec. soybean meal closed at $308.60, up $1.70 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.58, down 27 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.20 and 3/4, up 2 and 3/4... (full story)

You’re certainly familiar with the differences in almond hull split and subsequent harvest timing between different varieties. A typical case of this can be observed with early splitting and harvest […] (full story)

For most producers, harvesting corn silage is either checked off the “to-do” list or it is nearly complete. However, water-logged fields, shorter growing degree days and an early frost made the 2019 corn silage harvest season one of the most... (full story)

Freeze damage this past weekend likely impacted corn and soybeans differently, but analysts believe true yield reports will not be available until January Alan Suderman of INFTC Stone estimates soybean yield losses between 30 million to 50 million... (full story)

Brownfield’s Julie Harker will be on the ground in Austin, Texas January 19 – 21 for American Farm Bureau Federation Convention and Trade Show. Continue reading AFBF Convention and Trade Show at Brownfield Ag News.   ... (full story)

...move away from this 25,000 to 27,000 range for the Dow Industrials. (full story)

The citrus greening quarantine has expanded to Brazoria and Galveston counties, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the […] (full story)

An all-new cotton education program is scheduled for Dec. 5 at the Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show in Amarillo, Texas. Dubbed Cotton U, this half-day, farmer education event, presented by […] (full story)

USDJPY the pair may be hesitating but still retains its broader upside pressure. On the upside, resistance comes in at 109.00 level. (full story)

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting […] (full story)

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The USDA says upland cotton ginnings continue to run ahead of the year ago pace. More than 2.835 million bales have been ginned as of October 15th, up 417,400 from this time last year. Late development and harvest are ahead of the 2018 pace and... (full story)

Trying to Wait for More Business (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-OCT-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

Just a message on energies (full story)

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 3 Percent. Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Up 6 Percent... (full story)