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Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 21.6 cents per pound for the week ending February 15, up 1.7 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)

We believe this fear will push precious metals continually higher over the next 24+ months with a real upside target above $2100 eventually. (full story)

Based on 4 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 3 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Euro Currency is BEARISH. (full story)

Based on 8 algo trading strategies and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for S&P500 is BEARISH. (full story)

National FFA Week kicks off tomorrow. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler says it’s a great time to share the impact of FFA and agriculutral education. “FFA chapters might do a community service project for FFA week or... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile closed mostly lower for the week while cash trade was mixed. February Class III milk up six cents at $17.01.  March down two cents at $16.64.  April 16 cents lower at $16.56.  May down 17... (full story)

Sometimes, unexpected discoveries in the course of scientific investigation open new avenues of research. Virologist Ioannis Tzanetakis and Ph.D. student Jing Zhou employed advanced genetic tools to identify and better understand […] (full story)

A spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council says a one-billion-dollar plant-based industry should not be ignored. Dan Kovich with the National Pork Producers Council tells Brownfield plant-based proteins started with alternatives for... (full story)

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Locusts, drought, and disease are driving markets higher in a week of biblical proportions. (full story)

Mar. corn closed at $3.77, down 1 and 1/2 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $8.90 and 1/4, down 2 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $289.20, down $3.70 Mar. soybean oil closed at 30.64, up 52 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.51, down 9 cents Feb.... (full story)

Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus (CLRDV-AL), which causes cotton blue disease, is now considered part of the environment, according to Alabama Extension specialists and Auburn University researchers. The same disease […] (full story)

An agronomist from Beck’s says right now is the time for farmers to review and make any last minute adjustments to their spring plans. But, Austin Scott, who is based in Tennessee, says it’s not just what they’re planting.  Farmers need to... (full story)

Based on 8 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Gold is BULLISH. (full story)

Based on 9 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Crude Oil is NEUTRAL. (full story)

Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Ga., ginner, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2020. Named during the NCC’s 2020 annual meeting, held in New Orleans, La., on February 14-160, Fountain […] (full story)

Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling, confirming a modestly lower weekly finish. The USDA is projecting a bigger crop this year, but tighter ending stocks on a jump in export and crush demand. China didn’t purchase any U.S.... (full story)

New Holland is celebrating 125 years.  It’s also celebrating the 45th anniversary of the twin-rotor combine technology.  Dan Valen with New Holland talks about how New Holland has grown, developed, and where it is headed into the future. ... (full story)

Spot quotations averaged slightly lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf […] (full story)

New Holland unveiled several new pieces of equipment at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show.  Todd DeBock with New Holland shares some of the pieces of equipment in their lineup he’s most excited about, including the three new models of... (full story)

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the agency working closing with the Food and Drug Administration on cell-cultured meats should set precedent for future relationships regarding gene editing of livestock. “We believe they’re demonstrated to be... (full story)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Hub of the Plains Agriculture Conference in Lubbock on Feb. 28. The event will start with registration at 8 a.m. […] (full story)

The USDA says placements of cattle into feedlots was down in January, the first year over year decline since August 2019. The placements total was 1.967 million head, 1% below January 2019, with most of those placements on cattle weighing less than... (full story)

Kubota’s M8 Series tractor will be available at Kubota dealers beginning March 1, 2020.  In addition to showcasing the company’s largest and highest horsepower utility ag tractor at the 2020 National Farm Machinery Show, they also had much of... (full story)

Nearly nine percent of the nation’s dairy farms closed their doors in 2019. The USDA’s latest milk production report says there were slightly more than 34,000 licensed dairy farms at the end of the year, down more than 3,200 from 2018. ... (full story)

Case IH is expanding its livestock offerings by adding a large square baler accumulator to its lineup.  The accumulator collects up to five bales that are ready for handing to maximize productivity.   Brian Spencer with Case IH says the... (full story)

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The Speed-Tiller High Speed Disk from Case IH is a dual-season tool that cuts, sizes and incorporates high levels of crop residue to help improve soil quality and maximize crop yields. CJ Parker says the new tiller digs like a disk and finishes... (full story)

As farmers continue to make plans for the 2020 crop year, USDA thinks those plans include more corn, soybean, rice and other feed grain acres this year. During the Ag Outlook Forum this week in Washington D.C., the agency revealed it thinks farmers... (full story)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) believes wheat prices have the potential to increase during 2020.    During its Ag Outlook Forum, the department forecast wheat prices to climb to $4.90, an 8% increase from 2019.    ... (full story)

The United States Department of Agriculture released its average annual count of licensed dairy farms in the United States today, showing a decline of 3,281 farms. According to the listing, the U.S. had an average of 34,187 dairy farms in 2019,... (full story)

Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Today’s trade could be limited to clean-up after the light to moderate activity earlier in the week. Wednesday’s trade was primarily in the south at mostly $119 to $120 live, generally steady to $1... (full story)

Exports of fresh potatoes , which includes shipments destined for processing markets, saw a 9% increase in tonnage and almost 11% increase in value during the second half of 2019. A Potatoes USA report on exports shows growth in all segments,... (full story)

National FFA week kicks off tomorrow. FFA chapters around the country will host activities and service projects to raise awareness about the importance of agricultural education and the role FFA plays in the development of future ag leaders. ... (full story)

Live cattle futures continue yesterday’s triple digit decline with more of the same, front month futures are $1.10 to $1.92 lower so far. Front month feeder cattle are also lower at midday, with losses as much as $1.22 in May contract. The CME Feed... (full story)

The wheat market is mostly lower so far, with Chicago wheat down the most. SRW futures are 3 1/2 cents lower at midday, as March HRW futures are 1/4 cent/bu lower. March HRS futures are so far firm at $5.29 1/2. The delayed Export Sales report from U... (full story)

Soybean futures are up 1 to 1 3/4 cents in the front months so far. March meal futures are $2.30/ton lower, with a 43 point bounce in soybean oil. The weekly Export Sales report from USDA showed 494,277 MT of soybean bookings on the week ending 02/13... (full story)

Midday trades have cotton futures 34 to 50 points lower in the front months. The USDA released Export Sales data for the week ending 02/13, showing 235,302 RBs of upland cotton sold on the week. That is 32.94% lower than last week’s sales, but 44.4... (full story)

Corn futures are trading lower by 2 to 2 3/4 cents at midday, as options traders test the $3.80 “pin” with March options expiring today. The Export Sales report this morning showed 1.249 MMT of corn was sold for the week ending 02/13. That was sl... (full story)

Corn futures are trading lower by 2 to 2 3/4 cents at midday, as options traders test the $3.80 “pin” with March options expiring today. The Export Sales report this morning showed 1.249 MMT of corn was sold for the week ending 02/13. That was sl... (full story)

Lean hog futures extend the losses from yesterday, with futures 2 to 45 cents lower so far. The CME Lean Hog Index was $0.24 higher to $55.78. In USDA’s weekly update to export sales, 434,570 MT of pork were sold on the week ending 02/13. That is 1... (full story)

A soil scientist says many farmers are facing unprecedented climate challenges and must build resilience to adapt and find solutions.  Laura Lengnick says there are several tools farmers can use to address this variability. “Soil health is... (full story)

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DJ Analysts’ Estimates for February USDA Cattle-On-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by The Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mixed to lower yesterday. Futures tried to rally on news that China had approved the first round of tariff [...] (full story)

John Deere’s new 1745 MaxEmerge 5 planter is compatible with older tractors.  Jeffery Barnes, product manager with John Deere’s planter division says it was create for farmers who have planter-applied fertilizer, a split-down configuration, and... (full story)

ORN Corn futures are drifting lower this morning, with Mar unchanged at 3.78-1/2, Jul is down 1/4 cent to 3.85-1/4 and Dec is down 1-1/2 cents to 3.87. This morning, the USDA released their outlook forum projections for the 2020/2021 crop year. Thes... (full story)

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