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Yesterday what began as a robust rally fizzled out by the time the markets closed at 4 PM EST. What direction will the markets take today? Read on to learn more... (full story)


Natural Gas (NG) surged almost 7% yesterday (on the continuous contract), but is likely to see some healthy profittaking going into today's European morning ahead of Thrusday's highly anticipated weekly storage data. Significantly, NG is making progress in forming a major bottom... (full story)


More ethanol plants are shutting down as a result of the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The nation’s largest ethanol producer, POET , says it is idling plants in Ashton and Coon Rapids, Iowa, and in Chancellor, South Dakota.... (full story)


USDCHF rally from March 28 low is impulsive and while dips stay above there, pair can see further upside.This article & video look at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)


Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer is calling for investigations into potential anti-competitive behavior in the beef packing industry. Fischer has asked Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to expand his agency’s investigation of beef pricing margins—the... (full story)


The Case New Holland (CNH) combine plant at Grand Island, Nebraska is suspending production because of the coronavirus outbreak. CNH officials say plant operations will be suspended at the end of the day Thursday and the situation will be... (full story)


Operators of Michigan’s largest livestock operations will have to wait a while to receive their Certificates of Coverage for the newly-revised general CAFO permit.  Nick Assendelft with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and... (full story)


A dairy cooperative leader says the Dairy Crisis Plan presented to the USDA by the International Dairy Foods Association and National Milk Producers should be considered. Jeff Lyon with FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative says, “They’re hitting... (full story)


President Trump wants Congress to increase funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.  The initial 349 billion dollars set aside last week for the COVID-19 relief program isn’t expected to last long.  Trump talked to reporters... (full story)


A brief overview of the corn market. (full story)


A brief description of the soy markets. (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 Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in March, dipping 47 points (28%) from a month earlier to a reading of 121. The point drop was the largest one-month fall in the life of […] (full story)


While planted acreage for winter wheat in Arkansas rebounded to 160,000 acres in 2020 — up from 2019’s record low of 110,000 acres — the state’s growers were still met […] (full story)


Spring in Louisiana is supposed to be a lively, bustling time. It’s planting season for rice farmers, Mardis Gras for tourists, and crawfish boils for the locals. But the COVID-19 […] (full story)


Bloomberg writers Agnieszka de Sousa, Ruth Olurounbi, and Jen Skerritt reported on Monday that, “As the coronavirus pandemic penetrates more deeply into global supply chains, prices for key staples are starting to […] (full story)


Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in South Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in North Florida have recently finished […] (full story)


The Export Basis For SRW Tumbles (full story)


The following prices are effective from Wednesday 04/08/20 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 04/14/20. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 04/14/20 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. […] (full story)


Many producers are having to replant corn due to poor stands. There are three main ways to remove a failed corn stand. (full story)


In the past two weeks, instances of true armyworms (TAW) in wheat, corn and pastures have increased across the state. (full story)


Front month lean hog futures were up the $3.00 limits on Tuesday. CME will permanently expand the daily limits for hog futures to $3.75 normal and $5.50 expanded, effective April 13. The April 3 CME Lean Hog Index was down by $3 at $57.65, working on... (full story)


Corn futures reversed for Turnaround Tuesday and ended the session with gains of 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was 29.20 cents under May on April 7. U.S. Grains Council reported that on April 02 DDGS were 160% a... (full story)


The U.S. wheat markets gave back most of yesterday’s gains on Turnaround Tuesday. Chicago wheat was down the most with 2 to 6 1/2 cent drops. HRW wheat futures closed 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents lower. Front month MPLS wheat futures ended with 2 1/4 to 2 ... (full story)


Corn futures reversed for Turnaround Tuesday and ended the session with gains of 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was 29.20 cents under May on April 7. U.S. Grains Council reported that on April 02 DDGS were 160% a... (full story)


Soybeans ended the Tuesday session with fractional movement in both directions, the front months were 1/4 to 3/4 cents lower, while Aug and Sept contracts were UNCH to 1/4 cent higher. May meal futures closed another $2.30/ton lower. Soy oil futures ... (full story)


Cattle will maintain the expanded limit trading range for Wednesday after closing $4.50 higher on Tuesday. Feeder futures also reached their expanded limit early and closed with $4.50 gains across the board. The April 6 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $1... (full story)


The cotton futures market mostly extended Monday gains. May cotton futures were 15 points lower, while the other nearby contracts added 8 to 46 points to the recovery. The online cotton trading platform The Seam reported 1,385 bales sold at an averag... (full story)


Brownfield ag meteorologist Greg Soulje is confident this spring won’t be as wet as the last one. “Over the remainder of the planting season we do not foresee this being a repeat, (again) this will not be a repeat of last year, 2019.” ... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the software company Citrix Systems (CTXS). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature... (full story)


EURJPY continues to face recovery threats as it closed higher on Monday and followed through higher on Tuesday. (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished the day in positive territory, breaking four consecutive down sessions for May futures. May futures finished at 331-1/2, up 3-3/4, and new crop December was up 2-3/4, closing at 351.Traders were unwinding long w... (full story)


The vice president of the Minnesota Farmers Union says farms of all sizes need a COVID-19 contingency plan. Bryan Klabunde, who farms in northwest Minnesota, tells Brownfield he recently talked with another farmer about the possibility of getting... (full story)


Salmonella  is a common and bothersome disease organism in livestock production. But the species  Salmonella Dublin  is of particular concern. Cattle are the host species for  S. Dublin,  which is highly contagious and difficult... (full story)


May Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange up 75 cents to $12.58.  June 75 higher at $13.80.  July through September contracts also up 75 cents. Dry whey unchanged at $0.33. Blocks steady at $1.1275. Barrels up... (full story)


Farmer sentiment dropped nearly 50 points to 121 in March because of coronavirus concerns, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. That’s the largest one-month decline since the survey started in October 2015. Jim... (full story)


Price Limits & Circuit Breakers info, Daily Emini Russel Chart & Trading Levels 4.08.2020 (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day limit higher on follow-through buying and broader market support during the futures session.  Feeder cattle were also limit higher on the same factors as the live pit.  April live cattle... (full story)


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May corn closed at $3.31 and 1/2, up 3 and 3/4 cents May soybeans closed at $8.54 and 3/4, down 3/4 cent May soybean meal closed at $293.80, down $3.20 May soybean oil closed at 27.48, up 65 points May wheat closed at $5.49 and 1/4, down 6 and 1/2... (full story)


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Soybeans were mostly firm on spread adjustments, with nearby contracts down and deferred months up. The trade is trying to buy back some acres from corn but remains wary about the demand impact of COVID-19. Nearby contracts had an up and down day,... (full story)


I follow many trading products using the same mathematical formulas for intraday, daily and weekly trends. (full story)


Corn was the defined leader in today’s market as short covering finally developed in the complex after setting new contract lows for most months yesterday. This ends an 8-day decline in corn values as the US is now the cheapest source for corn in t... (full story)


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In just two weeks of March, around 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits. Thats more than during the Great Recession. What does it imply for the US economy and the gold market? Normal 0 21 false false false ... (full story)


By Omarh Mendoza and Caleb Shull, The Maschhoffs With the recent market dynamics, it has become evident that having the ability to slow down pig growth would be beneficial. While we are typically striving to increase pig growth rates, certain... (full story)


Summary. Broiler-type and Egg-type Hatch Up, Turkey Hatch Down... (full story)


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