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With a lot of acres of corn and soybeans still unplanted as we move into the second half of June, prevented planting (PP) is unfortunately going to be a major […] (full story)


Yesterday, weve heard the ECB President speak and tomorrow, its the Feds turn. What about the time in between? Well, the markets still move and its our job to be positioned accordingly so as to profit from whatever is unfolding. And what kind of opportunities weve managed to catch! Good news, the... (full story)


A procession of storms will maintain showery conditions during the next several days from the Plains to the middle and northern Atlantic States. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches or more across this entire area, with some of the... (full story)


Well, there you have it. Corn is now 92% planted, beans 77%, and 8% of the winter wheat has been harvested so evidently disaster has been averted. Of course, we know that is not correct, but gauging from the price reaction in the overnight hours, one could be led to believe that was the sentiment... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, rain is falling in the Ohio Valley and from Michigan to Nebraska. On June 16, topsoil moisture was at least 30% surplus in all Midwestern States east of the Mississippi River, led by Ohio (71% surplus). U.S. corn and soybean... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are mixed on Tuesday, with nearby contracts 32.5 cents to $1 lower and deferred contracts higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 19 cents from the previous day @ $79.27 on June 14. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up $1.64 on ... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 6 to 8 cents lower in most contracts on Turnaround Tuesday. Some of the pressure is coming from double digit losses in wheat. The nearby KC wheat-corn spread is just 13 1/2 cents. After Monday’s close, NASS reported the US ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are a tick to 80 cents higher in most contracts, with nearby June down a dime. Feeder cattle futures are supported by weakness in corn, up 77.5 cents to $1.475 at midday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 70 cents to $133.55 on... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 6 to 8 cents lower in most contracts on Turnaround Tuesday. Some of the pressure is coming from double digit losses in wheat. The nearby KC wheat-corn spread is just 13 1/2 cents. After Monday’s close, NASS reported the US ... (full story)


Wheat futures are trading 10 to 13 3/4 cents lower in most winter wheat contracts on Tuesday, with MPLS 7 to 9 1/2 cents in the red. The weekly Crop Progress update showed the winter wheat harvest was 8% complete on 6/16, well below the 20% average. ... (full story)


Soybean futures are showing fractional to 1 cent losses in most front months on Tuesday. Forecasts for heavy rainfall totals in most of the Corn Belt (especially the ECB), with 23% of the crop left to be planted are holding the market up at midday. ... (full story)


Cotton futures are 43 to 70 points higher in the front months on Tuesday, with thinly traded Oct down 69 points. President Trump this morning tweeted that he and President Xi of China will have an “extended meeting next week at the G-20,” with tr... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday June 25 & 26 for the LIFT Media summit hosted by West Central and the LIFT Partners, Vive Crop Protection, Corteva Agriscience, Nufarm and Valent. ... (full story)


Central banks are manufacturing a risk-on move. Dont fight it. With equities, Crude and Gold roaring higher, what are the levels to trade? (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade has been fairly quiet this morning.  A few bids have surfaced at $109 live and $175 dressed.  Asking prices are at $112 to $115 live and $185 to $186 dressed.  We could start to see some starter business develop this... (full story)


The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association says they preferred the original June 30th state dicamba application deadline. “It was the number one thing our members recommended after the previous two seasons as to how to best manage the... (full story)


Digital technology is reshaping agriculture, and dairy is no exception. Dairy professionals from around the globe are in Rochester, Minnesota this week for the 2nd International Precision Dairy Farming Conference. Organizers say technology is being... (full story)


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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says President Trump is ready to hit China with more tariffs on $300-Billion of goods if a trade deal isn’t reached. Ross also downplayed the planned meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the... (full story)


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A discussion on near term direction of Coffee, Corn and Hogs with recommendations. (full story)


USDA’s Outlook Board chair says rising feed costs should temper milk production growth over the next two years. “We do have lower cow numbers and weaker growth in milk per cow in 2019 and then lower milk per cow in 2020.” Seth Meyer is projecting... (full story)


Crop Progress Date 16-Jun 9-Jun 2018 Avg Cotton Planted 89 75 95 94 Cotton Squaring 19 11 21 18 Corn Planted [...] (full story)


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Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Rhiannon Branch will be on the ground in Springfield for the Illinois State Fair August 12 – 14, 2109. Continue reading Illinois State Fair at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


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Crop Progress Date 16-Jun 9-Jun 2018 Avg Cotton Planted 89 75 95 94 Cotton Squaring 19 11 21 18 Corn Planted [...] (full story)


CRUDE OIL recovers further higher on correction. Support lies at the 53.00 level where a break will expose the 52.30 level. (full story)


Many silver traders are pulling out their proverbial hair over silver’s inability to pick a direction. Not that silver traders probably have much hair left at this point… (Supposed to be a joke, and full disclosure: your friendly Gold Enthusiast is balding!) Let’s take an... (full story)


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European bond yields plunge, market pricing for ECB cuts moved up 7 months. EURUSD falls to 1.1180s support but comments from Trump & Praet help the market bounce. AUDUSD bounces off 0.6830s support. Dovish RBA Minutes were nothing new for traders. USDJPY traders resume selling,... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the medical device company Zynex(OTC:ZYXI). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for... (full story)


Sell long Corn, take profit and walk away. Corn big mkt next year. SPU's Sell early, Recession in months. (full story)


Price downtrend still in place. Bear still have technical advantage. (full story)


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U.S. stock index futures advanced in recent weeks due to the belief that new global easing cycle is about to begin in light of a weakening global economic outlook. (full story)


Cash was not well established yesterday but appeared to be fully steady to up .25 instead of down $1.00 as projected at noon. Nice rally in LC and FC futures was sponsored by the discount to cash. (full story)


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Winter wheat harvest is underway in parts of the Midwest, but USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says there are significant delays. “Overall, just 8% of the 2019 winter wheat crop has been harvested. That compares to the five-year average of 20% and last... (full story)


We kickoff the day with Housing Starts & Permits at 7:30 A.M., API Energy Stocks at 3:30 P.M. and the first day of the FOMC [...] (full story)


SJ_LS710 St Joseph, MO Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA Market News Estimated Daily Livestock Slaughter under Federal Inspection CATTLE CALVES HOGS SHEEP Tuesday 06/18/2019 (est 120,000 2,000 477,000 8,000 Week ago (est) ... (full story)


SJ_MB900 Est FIS CT/HG/S Tue 120 477 8 LW 122 472 7 LY 118 444 8 061819 USDA (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 18-JUN-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 18-JUN-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)


DALLAS Terminal Prices as of 18-JUN-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)