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For the past several week’s much of the attention in the market has been on domestic supply and demand side of balance sheets. One region of the market that seems to be receiving insignificant attention is South America. While several analysts have... (full story)

Mixed grains overnight look for boost from Weekly Exports (full story)

Sponsored by Pivot Bio PROVEN A storm system centered on the Great Plains will result in unsettled weather across the central U.S. and draw cold air southward across the Plains and much of the West. Significant snow accumulations may occur across... (full story)

It seems the Street didn't like the numbers presented at the nightly news conference Tuesday evening. Can this change today? Read on to learn more... (full story)

The USDCHF is edging up for the 4th straight day going into the European morning, and appears to be setting up to retest downchannel resistance (on the weekly chart) for sometime in the next few weeks. Significantly, the USDCHF's strength in the past month is due not in small part to the... (full story)

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EURAUD has incomplete sequence from March 19 high and can see further downside. This article and video look at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)

Another dairy processor is calling on its farmers to drastically reduce production. Mitch Breunig Mitch Bruenig and his family operate Mystic Valley Dairy near Sauk City, Wisconsin.  He says, “They’re kind of looking for 20% but... (full story)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the registration of the use of isoxaflutole on genetically engineered soybeans. Isoxaflutole is the active ingredient found in Balance Flexx and Corvus. In […] (full story)

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell more than 7 cents from the previous week to $2.59 per gallon on March 30, 49 cents lower than a year ago. The […] (full story)

When this Market begins to recover I know you will all want to know where you can get information on which stocks are recovering the fastest. Barchart publishes just what you are looking for on a daily basis. You don't have to look any further ... (full story)

Markets Crash! (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)

As the warmer spring days approach, and hopefully some drier days ahead, planning your next steps on your wheat crop is probably on your to-do list. (full story)

Trading Videos to Expand your Trading Education & Trading Levels 4.02.2020 (full story)

Wheat has already reached green-up across the state so spring N may be applied anytime fields are fit. Keep in mind that research has shown N can be applied up […] (full story)

Looking at both the calendar and weather forecasts, frost-seeding is no longer a viable option to add red clover into a wheat stand. We can’t count on good freeze/thaw cycles […] (full story)

Brief description of the daily activity and how the outside influences are effecting the markets. (full story)

Lean hog futures were down the limit early on Wednesday, and closed the day there. Thursday trading will see expanded limits of $4.50 for lean hog futures. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 30th was $65.15, down 41 cents. The National Average Base Hog... (full story)

Soybeans fell 16 1/4 to 23 1/4 cents in the front months. Soymeal futures added $6.60/ton to the loss column on Wednesday trading. Bean oil futures closed 96 points lower. USDA’s Fats and Oils report after the close showed that 181.55 mbu of soybea... (full story)

Corn futures closed the day with 6 to 10 1/4 cent losses, with Dec futures down the most after USDA showed producer intentions to sharply expand corn acreage in 2020. In USDA’s monthly update to corn grind, February used 433.862 mbu of corn for eth... (full story)

Front month wheat futures were lower on Wednesday, with the Winter wheats down the most. Chicago closed 18 1/2 cents lower for May. May HRW wheat was down 18 cents at the closing bell. MPLS Spring wheat was down by 14 3/4 cents on Wednesday. Wheat ex... (full story)

Wednesday trading in the cotton futures market lowered prices another 268 to 300 points, with Dec the weakest on the day. Cotton consumption through February on the spinning system was 1,691 RBs, which was up 10.5% mo/mo but 8.7% lower than consumpti... (full story)

Corn futures closed the day with 6 to 10 1/4 cent losses, with Dec futures down the most after USDA showed producer intentions to sharply expand corn acreage in 2020. In USDA’s monthly update to corn grind, February used 433.862 mbu of corn for eth... (full story)

Following Tuesday’s limit gains, cattle futures dropped the expanded limits in the front months. Feeder cattle futures also gave back more than yesterday’s limit gains by closing $4.50 lower. The March 31 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $129.82, dow... (full story)

Overall weakness in corn is due to plenty of supply and increased by the failing ethanol process. The trend in corn remains lower until further notice. (full story)

Reductions in the sales value of unpriced grain likely will be the first place where grain farms feel the impacts of COVID-19 control measures. Overall, old-crop sales likely will be […] (full story)

The soybeans witnessed a lower trade today. The market is under pressure for a couple reasons - overall weak export demand, China, bio demand... The soy market has a lot to deal with. (full story)

Milk dumping has begun.  The mystery now is, how widespread is it?  West Bend, Wisconsin farmer Chris Elbe operates Golden E Dairy, where they supply milk to Dairy Farmers of America for fluid consumption.  He tells Brownfield the first truckload... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with losses of 6 to 10-1/4 cents as new crop December led todays drop establishing and closing at new contract lows. Dec closed at 347-1/4 while nearby May closed down 6 at 334-3/4. Todays low of 333-3/4 did not... (full story)

Commentary. Although we avoid going to the grocery store or out to eat or stopping by to see neighbors the way we might have before the COVID 19 pandemic, not a lot has changed for Jim and me.  Livestock care hasn’t changed and the day-to-day work... (full story)

Looks Like The Party May Be Over (full story)

May Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange up 38 cents to $13.12.  June 50 higher at $13.56.  July through September contracts 37 to 55 cents higher. Dry whey steady at $0.33. Blocks down $0.02 to $1.31.  ... (full story)

The Missouri River could move into minor flood stage this week from Nebraska City, Nebraska to St. Joseph, Missouri. Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says it’s making members nervous, “You know, we’ve seen... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle futures ended the day limit down on follow-through selling, weakness in the wholesale values, sharply lower cash trade, and broader market pressure.  April live cattle closed $4.50... (full story)

With all the uncertainty surrounding markets in the wake of COVID-19, farmers are reaching for every option to stay afloat. You might find yourself considering restructuring your balance sheet, but is it the right time? “Because of the way the... (full story)

Wet ground and more wet weather in the forecast have dampened planting aspirations in much of Missouri, not to mention most of the Midwest. Mike Moreland, who farms in western Missouri, is president of the Missouri Corn Growers Association,... (full story)

A soil health specialist wants farmers to see carbon for all its benefits. Anna Cates with the University of Minnesota says with organic matter being about half carbon, most farmers recognize its importance for fertility. “The studies... (full story)

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March-May farrowing intentions were 3.119 million head, down 0.4%, and June-August farrowing intentions were 3.134 million head, down 4.3%, in the USDA Hogs & Pigs Report released on March 26. Both periods came in below analysts’ expectations of 0.6%... (full story)

A farmer in southwest Minnesota is optimistic about fieldwork beginning in his area by mid-April. Bryan Biegler grows corn and soybeans in Murray County. “I think if we had a week, week and a half of nice weather I wouldn’t be... (full story)

The USDA released its prospective planting estimates and some analysts say the corn planting estimates are too high and the soybean estimates are too low. Purdue Ag Economist Michael Langemeier says he’s anticipating a small shift from corn to... (full story)

Schyler Bardole (image taken from a video on Twitter) Fieldwork is underway in some parts of the Midwest. Greene County, Iowa farmer Schyler Bardole says they were able to start strip-tilling this week. “Fields are workable. I was out... (full story)

Part of Governor Walz’s $330 million COVID-19 relief bill includes expansion of Minnesota’s Rural Finance Authority. The legislation signed into law Saturday authorizes provisions to give the state agency in charge of farmer loans greater... (full story)

Soybeans were sharply lower on fund and technical selling, falling through what had been support. Ag commodities generally saw pressure from the broader market on concerns about the spread of COVID-19. That included a big drop in the Dow Jones... (full story)

A central Illinois farmer says the ag community is no stranger to uncertainty, so he is encouraging farmers to help consumers and local businesses through coronavirus disruptions. “Restaurants are definitely a big part of our business as they... (full story)

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

May corn closed at $3.34 and 3/4, down 6 cents May soybeans closed at $8.62 and 3/4, down 23 and 1/4 cents May soybean meal closed at $314.90, down $6.60 May soybean oil closed at 26.05, down 96 points May wheat closed at $5.50 and 1/4, down 18 and... (full story)

Ethanol production has seen the highest weekly decline on record as social distancing orders from COVID-19 slow travel. University of Illinois Ag economist Scott Irwin tells Brownfield the U.S. Energy Information Administration report shows just... (full story)

Calcium is the most important mineral in milk, but magnesium may be the most critical mineral in the cow’s diet. Why? Because cows store very little magnesium, so they require adequate magnesium in their diet every day. There’s not much room for... (full story)

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