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NASDAQ futures advanced to a record high today. (full story)


It is generally acknowledged that the U.S. average corn yield is largely determined by weather conditions during the reproductive and grain filling stages during the summer months.  Still, weather conditions […] (full story)


The weekly harvest is not going to provide enough pork relative to demand. (full story)


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The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. A geospatial intersection of […] (full story)


The DOW Transportation Index continues to test resistance. (full story)


How low can we go? (full story)


Having a strong relationship with your banker is one of the most important aspects of farm lending – especially in today’s ag economy as farmers face a low-margin commodity price environment where profitability is limited and cash flows are... (full story)


Actionable analysis and ideas for ES, Crude, Gold and more goes out to brokerage clients each and every morning. (full story)


Lean Hog futures were 40 cents to $1.35 higher in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 53 cents from the previous day @ $82.07 on April 22. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.94 lower in the Wednesday aftern... (full story)


Soybean futures are mostly 2 cents higher this morning. They settled with 6 3/4 cent losses in all 2019 contracts on Wednesday. Meal futures were 60 cents/ton lower, with May soy oil 14 points in negative territory. May options expire on Friday. Old ... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 23 to 44 points higher this morning. They posted 79 to 80 point losses in the front months on Wednesday. The Dollar index saw strength on Wednesday and has continued to rise this morning, reaching its highest point since Ma... (full story)


Corn futures are 1 to 2 cents lower after closing 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower on Wednesday. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn yesterday. The EIA report showed ethanol production in th... (full story)


Wheat futures are mixed this morning, with KC HRW hovering around UNCH, Chicago SRW 2 cents lower and MPLS 2 cents higher. They ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 6 to 10 cents lower, following confirmation of higher Canadian acres. Cana... (full story)


Live cattle futures saw $1.55 to $2.775 losses in most contracts on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were down $2.775 to $3.10 in the 2019 contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down 6 cents to $145.78 on April 23. Wholesale boxed beef prices wer... (full story)


Corn futures are 1 to 2 cents lower after closing 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower on Wednesday. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn yesterday. The EIA report showed ethanol production in th... (full story)


Next Week?l (full story)


Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Higher, Grains Lower in Overnight Trading Soybeans were slightly higher overnight on continued optimism that the U.S. and China will close a trade deal next month. Corn and wheat... (full story)


There's a report being released later this morning, and here's what we'll be watching for. (full story)


Elliott wave analysis on USDCAD and USDCHF. (full story)


Yesterday we only had crude oil inventories as ecomonic news to guide us. Given that we have more economic news today, will that change? Read on to learn more... (full story)


Weather, Trade Deal No Match to Fund Selling (full story)


AUDUSD shows an impulsive move from April 17 high favoring more downside. This video looks at the short term Elliott Wave path for the pair. (full story)


The USDCAD surged roughly 100 pips from yesterday's low to high, and is now consolidating at the key 1.35 whole figure level. Significantly, the USDCAD is resuming an upchannel (on the daily and weekly chart), with longer term bulls looking towards the 2018/2019 high. (full story)


Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 64.4 degrees at 8 this morning (April 24). Soil temperature quickly increased to almost 76 degrees by 4:00 p.m. The DD60’s predicted for […] (full story)


March milk production falls despite more per cow milk output, while cheese exports are on the rise. (full story)


US crude stockpiles are near their highest since Oct 2017. U.S. gasoline inventories have declined for nine consecutive weeks, dropping to the lowest level for this time of the year since 2015 (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)


In our latest podcast we go over why the stock market has rallied, why we could see some weakness due to a "double top", and why we like buying the breaks.  We are excited about the new micro emini S&P 500 contract and we explain why and how we are going to use it.  We then dive... (full story)


Live cattle futures saw $1.55 to $2.775 losses in most contracts on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were down $2.775 to $3.10 in the 2019 contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down 6 cents to $145.78 on April 23. Wholesale boxed beef prices wer... (full story)


Corn futures closed the day with most contracts 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production in the week o... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were 40 cents to $1.35 higher in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 53 cents from the previous day @ $82.07 on April 22. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.94 lower in the Wednesday aftern... (full story)


Soybean futures settled with 6 3/4 cent losses in all 2019 contracts on Wednesday. Spillover from the grains pressured the market lower. Meal futures were 60 cents/ton lower, with May soy oil 14 points in negative territory. May options expire on Fri... (full story)


Cotton futures posted 79 to 80 point losses in the front months on Wednesday. The Dollar index saw continued strength on Wednesday, at its highest point since May 2017. There were 114 deliveries against May on Wednesday. USDA will update their weekly... (full story)


Wheat futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 6 to 10 cents lower, following confirmation of higher Canadian acres. Canadian wheat acres are seen at 25.674 million acres for 2019, up 3.8% from last year and above most estimates accord... (full story)


Corn futures closed the day with most contracts 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production in the week o... (full story)


Stay long (full story)


Horseweed (marestail) has always been an issue at spring burndown prior to planting. In the early 2000’s, it became a much bigger problem in the Southern US by developing resistance […] (full story)


Cattle futures roll over, how low can they go? (full story)


A fertilizer transportation specialist says anhydrous ammonia is hard to get because of logistical issues. “The issue has not been of product availability to this point,” said Chris DeMoss, director of plant foods and transportation at agriculture... (full story)


USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that California’s almond acreage continued to increase in 2018. Bearing acres, or orchards that have matured enough to produce a crop, are reported […] (full story)


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting an April 29 webinar that will parse the legalities of industrial hemp production in Arkansas. There is no cost to […] (full story)


If there’s anything that could be called the archenemy of Midwestern soybean producers, it just might be Sclerotinia stem rot. Once thought of as only a sporadic problem in the […] (full story)


Effective May 1, 2019 and expiring October 30, 2019, Transform has been approved for use in cotton as an emergency exemption to manage tarnished plant bugs in North Carolina. This […] (full story)


Wet conditions last fall and this spring have limited the number of acres that received nitrogen in preparation for the upcoming growing season. This creates the challenging dilemma of whether […] (full story)


Governor Mike Parson has asked President Trump to approve a disaster declaration for 13 Missouri counties so they can get federal assistance for flood recovery. The Governor says he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties... (full story)


The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased nearly 3 cents to $3.15 per gallon on April 22, more than 1 cent higher than the same time last year. The Rocky […] (full story)


The latest wet weather has a Great Plains farmer concerned about how much longer he’ll be unable to do fieldwork. “That has everything at a standstill,” said Paul Hetland, referring to almost two feet of snow that’s receded leaving fields too... (full story)


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