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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)


Zaner Ag Hedge Newsletter + (full story)


The Texas watermelon crop was delayed by spring weather, but plenty should be available for the Fourth of July holiday, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. […] (full story)


New crop December futures have rallied from the recent new low below 65 cents. December is currently at 66+ and likely to track in the 65 to 68-69 cents range […] (full story)


Hungry bears hunting for food are destroying some Virginia farmers’ crops. “Bears are doing damage in our peanut fields by digging them up,” shared Southampton County farmer M.L. Everett Jr. […] (full story)


Today we discuss where the US Fed may go with rates. (full story)


The University of Minnesota (UMN) has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Washburn.’ MN-Washburn features excellent straw strength and good overall disease resistance. In particular, it contains […] (full story)


Wheat futures saw 3 to 10 1/4 cent losses in most contracts on Tuesday, pressured by profit taking. The weekly Crop Progress update showed the winter wheat harvest in KS at just 1% (12% avg), with OK 40% back of normal at 16% harvested. Heavy rains f... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Turnaround Tuesday session with 4 to 6 cent losses in most nearby contracts. Profit taking after hitting a 5-year high on Monday weighted on the market. Some pressure also came from weakness wheat, as the nearby KC wheat-corn s... (full story)


Cotton futures ended Tuesday mixed, with nearby contracts 31 to 69 points higher and back months higher. President Trump this morning tweeted that he and President Xi of China will have an “extended meeting next week at the G-20,” with trade talk... (full story)


Soybean futures closed Tuesday with most contracts fractionally to 2 cents higher. Forecasts for heavy rainfall totals in most of the Corn Belt (especially the ECB), with 23% of the crop left to be planted supported the market. Losses in corn and whe... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were mixed on Tuesday, with nearby contracts 17.5 cents to $1.575 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 down $1... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Turnaround Tuesday session with 4 to 6 cent losses in most nearby contracts. Profit taking after hitting a 5-year high on Monday weighted on the market. Some pressure also came from weakness wheat, as the nearby KC wheat-corn s... (full story)


Live cattle futures settled Tuesday with most back months 35 to 90 cents higher and the nearby contracts steady to a few ticks lower. Feeder cattle futures got some help with the weakness in corn, up 32.5 cents to $1.05. The CME feeder cattle index w... (full story)


Our county Extension agents have several excellent field days planned for this summer. There will be a diversity of soybean-related topics covered at these various field days, with many field […] (full story)


The LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station will hold the annual rice field day on June 26. “This is an opportunity for our faculty members to tell rice […] (full story)


Soybeans ended the trading session slightly higher in most months because of concerns about late planting and whether yields will fall because of it. The latest crop progress report says soybean planting was just 77 percent finished – well under the... (full story)


Jul. corn closed at $4.49 and 3/4, down 5 cents Jul. soybeans closed at $9.13 and 1/2, up 3/4 cent Jul. soybean meal closed at $322.00, down $2.30 Jul. soybean oil closed at 28.33, up 19 points Jul. wheat closed at $5.31 and 1/2, down 8 cents Jun.... (full story)


GENERAL Wheat harvest wraps up for a lot of farms last week, and yields reports have been average to higher, but bushel weights and quality took a hit after all […] (full story)


Twenty Indiana Farm Bureau county leaders are in Washington D.C. this week for the annual Leader Trip. Bob White, the director of national government relations with Indiana Farm Bureau, says it’s critical for members to get in front of elected... (full story)


Everything you need to know heading into tomorrows FOMC policy decision. (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vince Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Crops were generally looking good. The soybean […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Panola and Tallahatchie Counties “We welcomed rains over the weekend […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Mike Andrews, Randolph County “Rain was received from spotty showers during the […] (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed on position squaring ahead of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report and the lack of direction from the cash market.  Feeder cattle closed higher with added support from the day’s lower... (full story)


Brownfield’s Ag News assistant Will Robinson will participate in the 2019 Missouri Ag Intern Road Show on July 17. Continue reading 2019 Missouri Ag Intern “Road Show” at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. County Extension Comments Dwayne Tate – Alleghany County Extension 5-7 inches fell in region at beginning of reporting week. […] (full story)


A long-time leader in ag innovation sees a big gap in dairy production that he says digital technology can help bridge.  Aidan Connolly, who spent 25 years as Alltech’s chief innovation officer, says dairy farmers have done a tremendous job... (full story)


Brownfield’s Cyndi Young, Meghan Grebner, Amie Simpson and Rhiannon Branch will be on the ground in Decatur for Farm Progress Show August 26 – 29, 2019. Continue reading Farm Progress Show at Brownfield Ag News.     ... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. County Comments Mark Nettles, Orangeburg County Rain events revived corn and other crops. The rain came at the saving […] (full story)


A west central Missouri farmer says he finally got all his corn planted in between almost constant rain, “Our earliest corn was mid-May and we mudded some in. And then we actually had a good week the first week of June and got it all planted but one... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed for a second day this week as did cash trade while global trade continues to decline. June unchanged at $16.28.  July up six cents at $16.87.  August two cents higher at... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. County Comments Thad Glenn, Stephens County Sunny and cool temperatures persisted last week provided great weather for producers to […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. County Comments Belinda Woods, Cullman County Hot and dry conditions have returned to the county and the soil has […] (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures saw some profit taking today, as the market finished 4-6 cents lower. Front month Jul corn was down 5 cents to 4.49-3/4, while Dec corn was down 5-1/2 to 4.63. Besides profit taking, weakness in the wheat market also bro... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […] (full story)


The USDA says maple syrup production this year was up one percent while the number of taps decreased by four percent. Total production for the 2019 season is estimated at 4.2 million gallons with Vermont, New York, Maine, Wisconsin and Michigan... (full story)


With final passage and signature of SB152 – Truth in Labeling, Louisiana has made it official and joins the growing list of states protecting consumers from mislabeling of products and demanding […] (full story)


Milk production during May was up on the month but down slightly on the year. USDA says production in the U.S. was down four-tenths of a percent from last year to 19 billion pounds with production per cow up 12 pounds. The herd size was down 89,000... (full story)


Overpriced in the World Market (full story)


Bosselman’s CEO Randy Gard joined President Trump on stage at the recent E15 celebration near Council Bluffs, Iowa. A Nebraska fuel retailer says the potential for growth in E15 sales is tremendous. Randy Gard is the COO of Grand Island-based... (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Ken Anderson will be on the ground in Norfolk on July 17 for the Northeast Nebraska Swine Summit, sponsored by AFAN, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Northeast Community College and Nebraska Pork Producers Association. ... (full story)


FOMC Tomorrow & Trading Levels 6.19.2019 (full story)


A wheat specialist says problems have been snowballing for wheat in the Eastern Corn Belt after many fields went into winter with poor stand establishment following a late planting. “We’ve got a lot of acres that have just been tore up just because... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. County Agent Comments Jeff Via, Fayette County The farmers in Fayette County had a good week of planting beans. […] (full story)


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ICE officials say the suspect arrested in the Fair Oaks Farms animal abuse investigation was working in the country illegally. (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 18-JUN-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)