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Are Fund Managers getting too bullish? (full story)


AgweekUpper Midwest farmers continue to make much-needed overall harvest progress. But the harvest pace remains far behind what it should be. The weekly crop progress report, reflecting conditions Nov. 10... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Rick Wimberley, Cross County “Rains are hampering harvest efforts across the county. […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019. County Comments Morris Warner, Oconee County Soybean harvest was moving slowly. Rains over the last several weeks and warm […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019. County Comments Cole Moon, Bleckley County Harvesting continued to roll along, but rainy weather limited the number of days […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019. County Comments Shannon Parker, Morgan County Cotton harvesting was almost complete. What wheat has been planted was emerging with […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019. County Agent Comments Jeff Via, Fayette County The farmers in Fayette County had just a few days they could […] (full story)


Photo credit: Craig Chandler / University Communications, UNL The stability of the farmland market continues to surprise many people. Nathan Kauffman, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says it’s a matter of supply and... (full story)


prairiebusinessmagazine.comMOORHEAD — American Crystal Sugar Co. farmer shareholders who had to leave sugar beets in the field this fall will have to pay back the company $343 per acre for... (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)


market recap for tuesday ov 12 2019 (full story)


      Live Cattle (December) December live cattle spent majority of the day playing defense but managed to rally back near unchanged into the... (full story)


Fundamental and technical analysis for cattle and lean hogs. (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a Farm Bill meeting in San Saba on Dec. 4. The event will start at 8 a.m. at the San Saba Civic […] (full story)


It’s another shake up in the dairy industry. Dean Foods —the largest milk processor, is filing for bankruptcy. Brian Rice of  Vault Ag  says signs were showing up for months that the company was in trouble. “I think this was the most expected... (full story)


Cotton futures closed 13 to 35 points higher today, with gains dwindling through the nearby futures contracts. Cotton harvesters tried to get ahead of this week’s forecasted wet weather, as the USDA crop progress report indicated cotton harvest is ... (full story)


Soybean futures found support today, and remained pretty steady throughout, to finish fractionally mixed on Tuesday. Soybean meal was $1.70/ton higher at the close, with bean oil 39 points lower. The USDA Crop Progress Report that was released this a... (full story)


Live cattle futures finished mixed, with Dec and Feb down 10 to 12 cents and Apr gaining $0.22. Feeder cattle futures Rebounded after midday lows, having gained as much as 22 cents. The 11/08 CME Feeder Cattle index gained 68 cents to $146.52. Wholes... (full story)


Wheat futures finished Tuesday’s session higher, with Kansas City HRW futures leading the way at 16 cent gains. Chicago SRW wheat also topped double digit gains finishing up 11 1/4 cents. MLPS HRS gained 6 1/2 cents after turnaround Tuesday. Trader... (full story)


Lean hog futures rallied triple digits for turnaround Tuesday, gaining as much as $1.82. The 11/08 CME Lean Hog Index fell by $0.85, to $59.44. The pork carcass cutout value gained $2.19 on the day, and finished at $88.53; Ribs were down by $1.41 as ... (full story)


Corn futures gained back 3 to 4 1/2 cents on Turnaround Tuesday. US corn harvest was reported in line with trader anticipations, with the USDA stating that the 18 states have progressed 14% since 11/03. Corn harvest is officially listed at 66% comple... (full story)


Corn futures gained back 3 to 4 1/2 cents on Turnaround Tuesday. US corn harvest was reported in line with trader anticipations, with the USDA stating that the 18 states have progressed 14% since 11/03. Corn harvest is officially listed at 66% comple... (full story)


Unauthorized experimental vaccines against African swine fever (ASF) are being used on some pig farms in China, creating concern because of their varying levels of efficacy, reports Bloomberg . Although no vaccine has been proven effective and... (full story)


Corn harvest is 39 percent complete, well behind normal of 82 percent finished. The crop is 62 percent good to excellent. Soybeans are more than 90 percent harvested, but still behind normal. Winter wheat’s almost all up and is doing pretty well... (full story)


Excess rainfall this year changed more than just farmers’ harvest schedules—soybean cyst nematode, SCN, can move with water. It’ll be important to test field SCN levels because they might have changed drastically since last year. “With early... (full story)


Illinois’ corn harvest was 71 percent complete, as of Sunday, compared to 93 percent average. Soybean harvest was at 87 percent, compared to 95 average. Continue reading Illinois corn harvest at 71 percent at Brownfield Ag News.   ... (full story)


Wisconsin’s harvest continues to be a struggle. As of Sunday, the state’s corn harvest was only 30 percent complete, 18 days behind the five-year average. Soybean harvest stood at 71 percent, 15 days behind average. Continue reading Wisconsin... (full story)


Abnormally cold weather ended Minnesota’s sugarbeet harvest, but improved harvest conditions for other crops, firming up muddy fields. Crops are coming out of the field wetter than usual requiring more LP gas for drying and causing concerns about... (full story)


Fund short covering in HRW wheat is leading the CBOT higher. Crop Progress is further behind than expected in corn and soybeans (full story)


Beans caught up, Corn lagging (full story)


Pork prices in China fell dramatically last week for the first time in 10 months as reports of new disease outbreaks in the northeast led to more hogs being sent to slaughter, just as consumers cut back on pricey meat, analysts said in a Reuters... (full story)


The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing titled, “Solving the Climate Crisis: Opportunities in Agriculture,” on October 30, 2019 (here). In her opening statement, Committee Chair […] (full story)


A new re port released by the National Biodiesel Board shows the importance of the Biodiesel Tax Credit to the industry. Congress has let the tax credit lapse the past two years and NBB’s Kurt Kovarik told reporters Tuesday the industry is... (full story)


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News that Dean Foods is filing for bankruptcy seems to have rocked traders, milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed lower Tuesday as did cheese prices. November Class III milk down 12 cents at $20.04.  December down 50 cents... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed in a narrow range on spread trade.  There is some support from stronger wholesale values.  Feeder cattle were mixed in a narrow range on the same factors.   December live cattle... (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures gained back yesterday’s losses, finishing on a strong note, gaining 4-1/2 Dec and closing at 3.77-3/4. Dec of next year closed 1-3/4 higher at 4.00. Today’s turn was impressive and encouraging; yet, corn futures are ... (full story)


The Crop Protection Network (CPN) recently launched its new “Field Crop Disease Loss Calculator” research tool, complete with years of historical data for estimated losses caused by disease in corn […] (full story)


Nebraska corn harvest was 74 percent complete, as of Sunday, compared to 83 percent normal. Soybean harvest was nearly complete, at 96 percent. Sorghum harvest stood at 74 percent. Winter wheat condition rated 63 percent good to excellent. ... (full story)


Flash Frozen HRW in the US Southern Plains (full story)


Missouri corn harvest is now almost 80% complete, as of Sunday. But it’s still 15 percentage points behind last year and the average. Soybean harvest reached 72 percent and is finally a bit ahead of last year. Cotton harvest progressed to 71... (full story)


In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss fall soil sampling. Is there a best time to take samples in the fall? What is a good strategy for sampling banded […] (full story)


The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation says farmers need to be committed to protecting the dairy industry. “I’m getting tired of people telling me I don’t take care of my land, I don’t take care of my cows, and I’m getting tired of... (full story)


Photo courtesy Iowa Corn The latest crop progress report shows 64 percent of Iowa’s corn crop has been harvested, ten days behind average. Just 47 percent of the crop has been harvested in northeast Iowa. Soybean harvest is 91 percent complete,... (full story)


Gold Futures Chart & Trading Levels 11.13.2019 (full story)


Josh Zumbrun, William Mauldin and Chao Deng reported on the front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Beijing’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. and China have mutually agreed to roll […] (full story)


Harvest progressed in Ohio ahead of the cold snap that impacted much of the US. As of Sunday, 65 percent of the state’s corn crop and 86 percent of soybeans are harvested.  Winter wheat was at 94 percent emerged, which is 10 points... (full story)


Michigan farmers rushed to harvest what crops they could as winter weather loomed last week. The USDA says the state’s corn crop condition is 43 percent good to excellent with 91 percent mature, 33 percent harvested for grain and 95 percent... (full story)


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