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The Live Cattle (G20-J20) calendar spread has profited in each of the last 15 years (full story)


The Nasdaq100 (NQ) is edging higher in today's Asia morning, and appears to be on the verge of continuing an upchannel (on the daily chart). Nevertheless, bulls are likely to remain cautious after NQ briefly broke below a major uptrend support line (on the weekly chart) 3 weeks ago,... (full story)


Nasdaq shows a bullish sequence from August 6, 2019 low favoring more upside. Near term, while pullback stays above 7480, expect Index to extend higher. (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. County Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Jackson/Swain County Extension Appreciable rainfall of 1″-1.5″ which is slightly above average of […] (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)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Steve Winters, Grenada County “Pickers and combines are rolling. Rain last Monday […] (full story)


Corn futures were lower by 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cents in the front months at Monday’s close. The USDA Crop Progress report showed maturity 11% behind average pace at 86%. North Dakota is only 65% mature, 28 percentage points behind average. Michigan is 2... (full story)


Soybeans futures close Monday’s session fractionally lower in the nearby contracts. Soybean meal was 80 cents/ton lower, and soy oil closed 12 points higher. Trade ideas for soybean harvest progress were 37 to 40% ahead of the USDA crop progress... (full story)


Cotton futures were down by 27 to 72 points at the close on Monday. Cotton harvest was up 8% over last week to 40% complete per the USDA’s crop progress report. That is 5% above average, with Texas 3 percentage points ahead of their average pace. C... (full story)


Corn futures were lower by 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cents in the front months at Monday’s close. The USDA Crop Progress report showed maturity 11% behind average pace at 86%. North Dakota is only 65% mature, 28 percentage points behind average. Michigan is 2... (full story)


Live cattle futures were up by 15 to 47 cents in the front months, while feeder cattle futures were lower by 35 to 75 cents. The Cargill plant in Dodge City is back online today after an explosion left them shutdown late last week. China has lifted t... (full story)


Nearby wheat futures were down by as much as 8 3/4 cents for winter wheat contracts. Spring wheat was also lower, closing down 6 3/4 cents lower on Monday. Winter wheat was reported at 77% planted, and 53% emerged for the 18 states USDA tracks on par... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were mixed at the end of Monday’s session. The CME Lean Hog Index was up by $0.74 on Oct 17 to $65.64. The USDA pork carcass cutout value is $1.50 higher so far at $78.53 at the end of Monday’s session. Ham, up $4.14, lead the wa... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Richard Letlow, Morehouse Parish “Five to six inches of rain last week […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Dave Freeze, Greene County “Some producers were harvesting soybeans and peanuts while […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. County Comments Shannon Parker, Morgan County Cotton and soybean harvest continued. Additional supplemental livestock feeding was taking place. Some […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 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 October 20, 2019. County Agent Comments J. C Dupree, Lauderdale County Corn harvest is nearly complete with soybean and cotton harvest in […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. County Comments W Bruce McLean, Horry County Late week moisture from the remanants of Tropical Storm Nestor brought beneficial […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. County Comments Greg Bowman, Gordon County The county received much appreciated rainfall, but it may have only settled the […] (full story)


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is looking at ways to improve the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit.  The Minnesota Legislature passed the Tax Credit in 2017 to incentivize the sale or rental of farmland or assets to beginning farmers. ... (full story)


A challenging soybean harvest this fall is raising many storage and drying questions, according to Ken Hellevang, an agricultural engineer with North Dakota State University Extension. According to the National […] (full story)


A multi-university study has tracked the invasion of herbicide-resistant waterhemp into Canada and what it means to all farmers. Pat Tranel, with the University of Illinois says there are two species of waterhemp in the Midwest, classified as... (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present a Private Applicator Training from 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 1 at its offices in San Antonio. The training will be held in […] (full story)


If there is one word that could sum up the 2019 growing season, almost all farmers would agree that it is  WET.  The trifecta of a harsh winter, a saturated spring and a late summer has wreaked havoc on crop fields across the nation. Another thing... (full story)


Now more than half of Missouri corn has been harvested. As of Sunday, corn harvest reached 55 percent. That’s 22 percentage points below the five-year average. Missouri soybean harvested reached 26 percent, six percentage points below average. ... (full story)


Just nine percent of South Dakota corn had been harvested as of Sunday,well behind the nearly 30 percent on average. Soybean harvest was 33 percent complete, behind the 76 percent five-year average. Winter wheat planting was on pace at 95... (full story)


Soybean harvest is in full swing, while harvest is winding down for other crops.  According to the latest crop report from the USDA, 63 percent of soybeans have been harvested with 94 percent of the crop dropping leaves. Ninety-nine percent... (full story)


Rains brought much-needed moisture to farmers across most of the state.  According to the latest Crop Report from the USDA corn, soybean, and cotton harvests continue with many farmers reporting favorable yields.  Fifty-two percent of... (full story)


Live Cattle (December) December live cattle made another attempt at resistance, a pocket we have defined as 114.25-114.925. This pocket represents a key Fibonacci retracement and the July highs, add in an overbought RSI (relative strength index)... (full story)


Cattle on Feed report this Friday (full story)


Cool, dry weather moved harvest along in Indiana last week. Thirty-six percent of the state’s corn crop and 53 percent of soybeans are harvested. Corn is rated 35 percent good to excellent and soybeans are rated 34 percent good to excellent. ... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day firm ahead of widespread direct cash business, support from wholesale values, and position squaring ahead of this week’s reports (which includes Cold Storage, Livestock Slaughter, and... (full story)


Ohio experienced cooler than normal temperatures and less than normal rainfall last week. The USDA says conditions were ideal for harvest across much of the state although corn maturity and percent harvested is behind normal levels. As of... (full story)


Photo courtesy UNL Cropwatch Nebraska’s corn harvest is nearing the one-third mark. As of Sunday, 30 percent of the crop was harvested, compared to 35 percent normal. Soybean harvest was at 60 percent, compared to 67 average. Sorghum harvest,... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished 1-1/4 to 3-3/4 cents lower, as Dec led today’s drop, closing at 3.87-1/4. Prices did trade on both sides of steady but mostly lower throughout the session and weakened toward the close, as prices likely uncov... (full story)


Brownfield’s Cyndi Young will be on the ground in Kansas City, Missouri for the American Royal Livestock Shows October 25 – 27, 2019. Continue reading America Royal Livestock Shows at Brownfield Ag News.      ... (full story)


Wisconsin farmers were in the fields last week between intermittent showers to make harvest progress. As of Sunday, Soybean harvest reached 32%, only one day behind last year and nine days behind the five-year average. The crop is rated 66% good... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Danville, Indiana on Tuesday, December 3 for the Midwest Pork Conference. Continue reading Midwest Pork Conference at Brownfield Ag News.         ... (full story)


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Minnesota’s harvest progress continues to be hampered by wet field conditions and high moisture content in the crops. As of Sunday, only 11 percent of corn and 42 percent of soybeans had been harvested. Both figures are nearly two weeks behind... (full story)


Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be in Columbus on Wednesday, December 4 for Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting. Continue reading Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Columbus on November 12 for Ohio State University Ag Policy and Outlook Conference. Continue reading Ohio State University Ag Policy and Outlook Conference at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)


Weather conditions suitable for fieldwork allowed Illinois farmers to exceed the half-way point of soybean harvest last week. As of Sunday, 52% of Illinois soybeans are harvested, 25 percentage points ahead of the week before but still 15... (full story)


Soybeans were mostly modestly lower on spread trade and profit taking. The trade expects another slower week of harvest activity, with wet weather and cooler temperatures in some areas over the next few days. The USDA says 94% of U.S. soybeans are... (full story)


Iowa’s soybean harvest finally took off last week. Over 30 percent of the state’s expected soybean crop was harvested during the week, bringing the total harvested to 48 percent statewide.  That’s now within five days of the normal pace. Iowa’s... (full story)


ES Chart for your Review & Trading Levels 10.22.2019 (full story)


Part 2 of our comparison between 1987 and 2019. (full story)


The U.S. corn and soybean harvests have yet to break the halfway mark. Both crops saw historically slow planting paces and weather has varied widely from development through harvest. As of Sunday, 86% of corn is mature, compared to the five-year... (full story)


Will Today's Downside Correction be Sustained??? (full story)


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