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Small refinery waivers were a topic of concern during a farmer roundtable with Congressman Greg Pence Wednesday evening. The meeting was part of the 2019 Shop Talk series by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association. The... (full story)


Soybeans futures are trading 1 to 2 cents per bushel higher this morning. They ended Wednesday 4 3/4 to 5 cents higher in the nearby contracts. Preliminary open interest showed a hint of new buying interest, rising 2,320 contracts. Meal futures were ... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally higher this morning after being up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales in the week of August 15 at 50,000-400,000 MT, with new crop at 200,000-600,000 MT. Losses in ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were 97.5 cents to $1.675 lower in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 56 cents at $77.99 on August 19. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 72 cents on Wednesday morning at $84.63. The national av... (full story)


Wheat futures steady to 2 cents higher in the hard wheat markets this morning, and fractionally lower in Chicago SRW. They also finished mixed on Wednesday. CBOT closed higher by 2 1/2 cents, KCBT was down 1/2 cent, and MGEX ended 1 3/4 cents lower. ... (full story)


Live cattle futures ended 22.5 to 87.5 cents higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures settled 90 cents to $1.575 higher. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was 8 cents lower on August 20 at $137.18. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Wednesday. Ch... (full story)


Corn futures are fractionally higher this morning after being up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales in the week of August 15 at 50,000-400,000 MT, with new crop at 200,000-600,000 MT. Losses in ... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 21 to 30 points lower this morning. They were up 34 to 77 points in most contracts at midday. USDA will release their weekly Export Sales report shortly, showing data for the week ending 8/15. Traders were thought to be cov... (full story)


Several reports over the last two weeks of heavy frogeye leaf spot pressure in some fields as well as low to moderate pressure in others.  This disease will continue to […] (full story)


EURUSD declines with eyes on 1.1026/10 support zone as looks to resume its broader downside pressure. (full story)


Preparation Time (full story)


Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans, Grains Little Changed in Overnight Trading Soybeans and grains were little changed as results from the Pro Farmer crop tour were mixed. In Illinois, corn yields were pegged... (full story)


Tour Confirms Lower Yields (full story)


We present our core playbook for the day. (full story)


Frost watch underway. (full story)


Various firms are busy conducting surveys to assess the size of this year’s corn and soybean crops. DTN recently partnered with Gro Intelligence to formulate yield estimates, using a combination of data sets similar to what USDA uses for its... (full story)


Yesterday we witmessed the markets come roaring back after a brief hiatus. Will this continue today? Read on to learn more... (full story)


AJ_PY034 Atlanta, GA Thu. Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Daily 5-Day Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales ... (full story)


AJ_PY029 Atlanta, GA Thu. Aug 22, 2019 USDA Market News Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales ... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA AUGUST 22, 2019 Auction Sales Prices to Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal-State Market News Service, USDA Phone: (215) 551-6791 Fax: (215) 336-0355 NA_FV160 LAUREL DELAWARE AUCTION PRICES TO GROWERS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019 Weather - Georgetown,... (full story)


RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Thursday, August 22, 2019 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA 22-AUGUST-2019 Auction Sales - Prices To Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal-State Market News Service, USDA Phone: (215) 551-6791 Fax: (215) 336-0355 AM_FV160 Mount Hope, Ohio Auction. Mount Hope, Ohio Data compiled by: Mount Hope Ohio Auction Phone:... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON AUG 22 2019 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: WED AUG 21 2019 CAR AND VAN COUNT ... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON AUG 22 2019 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: WED AUG 21 2019 10,000 POUND UNITS (COMMODITY TOTALS FOLLOW ASTERIKS) ... (full story)


JK_LS151 Jackson, MS Thu Aug 22, 2019 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Lucedale, MS - Lucedale Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Wed Aug 21, 2019 Receipts This week 594 Last Week 725 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter bulls... (full story)


JK_LS140 Jackson, MS Thu August 22, 2019 USDA-MS Dept of Ag Market News SUMMARY OF 2 MISSISSIPPI CATTLE AUCTIONS HELD IN LUCEDALE (594) and COMO (115) ON Wed Aug 21, 2019 Receipts: 709 Last Week: 842 Last Year: 925 Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows... (full story)


JK_GR110 Jackson, Ms Wednesday August 21, 2019 USDA-MS Market News Mississippi Daily Grain Report. Grain prices at Country Elevators. Bid price as of 2:00 p.m. (Price per bushel): Trends compared to previous day close (Old Crop): Soybeans up 5, Wheat up 3, Sorghum up 2, Corn up 4. ... (full story)


brief overview of rectangle pattern in Xcel Energy stock (full story)


Nikkei's rally from Aug 6 low looks corrective and this video explains why the rally is expected to fail. (full story)


The Wheat (U19-N20) calendar spread has profited 13 of the last 15 years (full story)


The GBPAUD is firming in today's Asia morning after a bit of profittaking yesterday, and remains on track to retest the psychologically key 1.8 whole figure level. Significantly, the GBPAUD is back above prior downtrend/descending wedge resistance (on the daily chart), with traders... (full story)


Scouts along the Western Leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour made their way from Nebraska City, Nebraska to Spencer, Iowa Wednesday night. The scouts will find out Thursday night how Iowa faired as a whole state with potential corn and soybean... (full story)


Technical Traders shares his thoughts on why this week is important for the US markets, gold, and oil. (full story)


David Bennett, Contributing Editor Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Midsouth Cotton, sponsored by the Midsouth Cotton Team of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Subscribe OVERVIEW More bolls […] (full story)


As Pro Farmer Crop Scouts made their way through Illinois it was a sorry sight. The state that normally boasts bin-busting crops is falling short—and by a substantial margin. Compared to last year’s Pro Farmer estimates, Illinois corn fell 21.46... (full story)


The week is about to get busy. The Fed released the Minutes from their July rate cut. Flash PMIs are on deck. Fed Chair Powell brings the finale. What does it all mean and what are the levels to trade for the Dollar, Euro, Yen, Aussie and Canadian? (full story)


Pam Caraway, Contributing Editor Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southeast Cotton, sponsored by the Southern Cotton Team of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Subscribe OVERVIEW Plant pathologists […] (full story)


The issues in Northern Illinois are widespread this year. DeKalb County, Ill. farmer Tracy Jones says he battled imperfect conditions from the start. “April 21 is when this was planted,” said Jones as he pointed to corn near his house. “This was... (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 Sumner, Iowa, farmer Marty Tegtmeier made his way from Nebraska City east toward Des Moines, he was pleasantly surprised by what he saw. “There was less flooding than I thought there would be,” Tegtmeier says. “There were [corn fields] with... (full story)


Livestock Roundup Live Cattle (October) October live cattle futures rallied for their second consecutive session for the first time in two weeks. The price action yesterday was encouraging, but today's was less so. We moved out above... (full story)


Whats next for cattle and hogs? (full story)


Corn futures were up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. USDA reported a private export sale of 328,000 MT of corn for 19/20 delivery to Mexico through their daily reporting system this morning. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales ... (full story)


Soybeans futures settled the Wednesday session 4 3/4 to 5 cents higher in the nearby contracts. Meal futures were up $.70/ton and soy oil 31 points higher. The 8-14 day outlook shows chances for below normal temperatures as we head into September. Ah... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were 97.5 cents to $1.675 lower in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 56 cents at $77.99 on August 19. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 72 cents on Wednesday morning at $84.63. The national av... (full story)


Corn futures were up 1 1/2 to 3 cents on Wednesday. USDA reported a private export sale of 328,000 MT of corn for 19/20 delivery to Mexico through their daily reporting system this morning. Traders are expecting a wide range of old crop export sales ... (full story)


Wheat futures finished mixed on Wednesday. CBOT closed higher by 2 1/2 cents, KCBT was down 1/2 cent, and MGEX ended 1 3/4 cents lower. Thursday’s weekly Export Sales report is expected to show 300,000-500,000 MT of wheat booked in the week that en... (full story)