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Direct cash cattle trade is off to a slow start again today.  Bids have yet to surface and a few asking prices have started to show up at $130 live and $212 dressed.  Significant trade volume will likely be delayed until the latter half of the week. ... (full story)


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Across the Corn Belt, rain showers linger across Michigan. Although dry weather prevails in other areas, Midwestern fieldwork remains mostly on hold. Missouri leads the Midwest with 16% of its corn acreage planted by April 21, followed by Iowa... (full story)


A coalition of Illinois ag groups has unveiled a 20-year agriculture action plan to protect Monarch butterflies. Lyndsey Ramsey with Illinois Farm Bureau tells Brownfield the plan is part of the Illinois Monarch Project and includes educating... (full story)


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Followup on April 5 swing trade ideas for MJ (full story)


Locally heavy showers will persist across the south-central U.S. through mid-week before shifting eastward. Additional rainfall across the southeastern Plains and the western and central Gulf Coast States could reach 1 to 4 inches or more. During... (full story)


Corn: Corn futures have fallen to new lows again, with May down 3-3/4 cents to 3.51, Jul corn is down 3-1/2 cents to 3.60, and new crop Dec corn is down 3 cents to 3.79-1/2. Weather forecasts look warmer in the southern parts of the Corn Belt while t... (full story)


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Actionable levels and ideas intraday in ES, Crude, Gold, Currencies, Treasuries and more. (full story)


Measures advancing in the Missouri Legislature would limit the scope of rules that local governments can slap on large animal feeding operations. (full story)


CropLife America is pleased the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has returned the decision about the use of chlorpyrifos to the EPA. The court has given the EPA 90 days to respond to objections from environmental works and farmworkers who want the... (full story)


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A plaque inside the Illinois Department of Agriculture building has been dedicated to John Block commemorating his accomplishments as a former Illinois Director of Ag who went on to become US Ag Secretary. “I really appreciate it and I am going to... (full story)


Precious metals investors have no doubt been alarmed at silver‘s (and gold’s) recent drops. Continue reading to see how low silver could go. (full story)


Corn planting doubled last week says the bear. But that means we only have 6% in the ground and are at 50% of the average pace says the bull. It is only April 23rd says everyone else and corn dipped into lower prices again overnight. This has carried us... (full story)


Crop Progress Date 21-Apr 7-Apr 2018 Avg Cotton Planted 9 7 10 9 Corn Planted 6 3 5 12 Soybeans Planted [...] (full story)


Price downtrend in place and bears have momentum on their side. More downside pressure likely in the near term. (full story)


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China stocks off 1.5%. USDCNH through 6.7190. AUDUSD loses 0.7120s. USDCAD back at range highs. Sellers pounce on EURUSD and GBPUSD at overnight chart resistance. Both pairs now seeing heavy selling into NY trade. UK parliament returns from Easter recess. Theresa May planning key Brexit... (full story)


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When it comes to performance – making sure crops have enough nutrients available to them is vitally important to a successful growing season In this Managing for Profit, Eric Luce with Verdesian Life Sciences talks about the evolution of NUE-Charge... (full story)


Jenifer Velazquez-Perfecto grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She knew very little about agriculture until she joined FFA her junior year through the Lincoln Public Schools Career Academy. Now a senior at Lincoln North Star High School,... (full story)


Livestock farmers are facing a combination of headwinds and tailwinds—as well as a lot of unknowns. (full story)


We have New Home Sales at 9:00 A.M., Cold Storage at 2:00 P.M. and API Energy Stocks at 3 :30 P.M. Crop Progress showed a [...] (full story)


The ES and NQ are very close to breaking out to new all-time highs this week and possibly over the next few weeks. (full story)


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As prospects for a timely start to spring planting diminish, growers need to reassess their planting strategies and consider adjustments. Since delayed planting reduces the yield potential of corn, the […] (full story)


Gold is breaking lower after metal found resistance at 1280, at the former wave four about we talked last week. (full story)


Futures closed sharply lower yesterday on volume reported at 59,700 with open interest surging higher by 4,500. While the show list is larger this week, estimated at 299,500 head compared to 284,900 last week, were still expecting higher cash steer prices to occur this week. (full story)


Seeding in western Kentucky was held up in some greenhouses by a cold snap in March. (full story)


Soybean crush levels came in higher than expected in March and maintain a steady pace thus far in 2019.  Domestic use in both soybean meal and oil looks to support […] (full story)


DJI ( $YM_F ) Found Buyers In Blue Box And Rallied (full story)


EURCAD : Bearish Patterns Calling Lower? (full story)


GBPAUD : Top Down Analysis (full story)


Wild garlic has shown up in many Indiana no-till corn and soybean fields this spring especially, in southern Indiana.  Wild garlic is most troublesome in wheat, where aerial bulblets contaminate […] (full story)


A short covering rally on the horizon? (full story)


JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) Aiming for New All Time Highs (full story)


Been getting a few calls about controlling volunteer peanuts in field corn. Remember that the volunteer peanuts that emerge from seeds that made it thru the winter and rains are […] (full story)


Soybean futures are steady to fractionally higher after seeing 3 1/2 to 4 cent losses in the front months on Monday. Meal futures were down 70 cents/ton, with May soy oil 10 points lower. The Export Inspections report indicated 382,298 MT of soybeans... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 66 to 87 points lower this morning. They were 17 to 22 points higher in most 2019 contracts on Monday, with nearby May down 12 points. The dollar was weaker and crude oil was up $1.82/barrel, supporting cotton via synthetic... (full story)


Wheat futures are trading UNCH to 2 3/4 cents higher on Turnaround Tuesday buying this morning. All three markets are in plus territory. They closed with 5 to 14 cent losses on Monday. KC and MPLS posted new lows in several contracts. The 7-day QPF s... (full story)


Corn futures are steady to 1 cent per bushel lower this morning. They ended Monday with most contracts 3 to 4 cents lower, as the 2019 contracts out to Sept hit contract lows. Losses in the wheat complex pressured the market, along with slow corn exp... (full story)


Live cattle futures were down 80 cents to $1.10 on Monday, with front month April down a tick. This was fallout from the Cattle on Feed report. Feeder cattle futures were 72.5 cents to $1.425 lower on Monday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 14 ... (full story)


Corn futures are steady to 1 cent per bushel lower this morning. They ended Monday with most contracts 3 to 4 cents lower, as the 2019 contracts out to Sept hit contract lows. Losses in the wheat complex pressured the market, along with slow corn exp... (full story)


Lean Hog futures settled with 70 cent to $2.125 losses on Monday. China confirmed ASF cases on Hainan Island, which is more than 200 miles offshore and had been thought to be relatively safe. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 39 cents from the p... (full story)


Global oil markets are still on the rise a day after the Trump Administration decided not to reissue sanction waivers to buyers of Iranian oil. Many doubted [...] (full story)


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