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The recent freeze has sugarcane growers anxious, but as of right now, the advice from the LSU AgCenter is don’t panic. Kenneth Gravois, AgCenter sugarcane specialist, said it’s too early […] (full story)


The 2019 County Standardized Trials data are now available. This year, 58 hybrids were evaluated with 49 test locations being harvested. (full story)


The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is part of a collaborative effort to develop a smart irrigation application for pecan farmers on smartphone devices. CAES, […] (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)


After a mild weekend of sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s, much of Arkansas found itself dealing with widespread rains and falling mercury throughout Monday. Tuesday, the state […] (full story)


Texas AgrAbility and the Battleground to Breaking Ground project, in collaboration with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bell County, will host an agriculture program Dec. 6 focused […] (full story)


The late harvest has caused higher moisture corn than normal. Since most farm dryers and some elevator dryers operate on propane gas (LP), the LP distribution backup has caused wet […] (full story)


The annual MSU Extension Soybean Variety Demonstration Program is conducted using a set of varieties with proven performance. These varieties are grown in a production setting on various soils and […] (full story)


Nearby corn futures finished the day with fractional gains, touching a penny for May contracts. The EIA posted up to date ethanol production numbers for the week ending 11/8. Ethanol production averaged 1.03 million barrels per day over the week, whi... (full story)


Nearby corn futures finished the day with fractional gains, touching a penny for May contracts. The EIA posted up to date ethanol production numbers for the week ending 11/8. Ethanol production averaged 1.03 million barrels per day over the week, whi... (full story)


Lean hog futures finished the day with losses of $0.37 to $1.45 in the front months. The 11/12 CME Lean Hog Index was up 61 cents to $59.55. The afternoon pork carcass cutout value from USDA was only 2 cents lower. The biggest moves for the primal cu... (full story)


Nearby wheat futures remained lower through Thursday, with Chicago SRW noticing the biggest losses of 1 1/4 to 3 cents. Kansas City HRW wheat futures closed with losses of 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents. MLPS had some firmness in further out contracts, but sti... (full story)


Nov bean futures expired at $9.0025 per bushel. Nearby contracts, that are still in play, made gains of 1 to 1/2 cents. Soybean meal finished Thursday’s session with a $1.00/ton loss. Soybean oil gained 25 points on the day. The NOPA Oilseed Cru... (full story)


Cotton futures were mixed after Thursday’s round of trading. Dec futures rallied to finish up 4 points after midday lows. The other nearby futures finished 4 to 7 points lower. The 11/13 Cotlook A Index regained 40 points to 75.40 cents/lb. As of 1... (full story)


Live cattle futures were up by as much as 97 cents after posting losses yesterday. Feeder cattle futures rallied $0.75 to $1.22 on a turnaround Thursday. The 11/13 CME Feeder Cattle index was lower by $0.05 on to $147.39. Afternoon boxed beef prices ... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs electronic company Apple (AAPL). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening tool to find the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and technical buy signals, then sorted the list by the most f... (full story)


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Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mixed Thursday as declines in cash markets caught up with traders. November Class III milk unchanged at $20.19.  December down nine cents at $18.70.  January two cents higher at... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures closed slightly higher today, with Dec up 1/2 cent to 3.75-3/4. Mar was up 3/4 cent to 3.84-3/4, and May was up 1 cent to 3.90-3/4. With talk of heavy cattle placements in October and November, as well as near record hog... (full story)


Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were higher, supported by oversold signals and the week to date’s direct cash business, with optimism about the rest of the week’s trade. December was up $.97 at $119.07 and February was... (full story)


NWF Announces National Winners for 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest On November 12, 2019, the National Wheat Foundation announced the national winners for its 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. Rick Pearson from Buhl, ID and Tom Duyck from Forest... (full story)


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi indicates a breakthrough on USMCA could be close. The California Democrat told reporters Thursday House Dems and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are moving toward a deal.  Pelosi says she... (full story)


Futures Trading Levels 11.15.2019 (full story)


KC Tightens Versus Some Chicago Wheat (full story)


Going higher... (full story)


New low for Hogs, Cattle and Feeders consolidate (full story)


While all eyes are on U.S. House impeachment hearings, rumors swirl the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USCMA) could come up for a vote as early as next week. “Pass USMCA—we know the world of ag is shifting,” says Bill Gordon, vice... (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.75 and 3/4, up 1/2 cent Jan. soybeans closed at $9.16 and 3/4, up 1 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $303.10, down $1.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.78, up 25 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.07 and 3/4, down 1 and 1/4... (full story)


Chicago Federal Reserve economist David Oppedahl says farmland values in the Seventh District softened during the third quarter. “The farmland values are pretty stable overall, but they’re down about a percentage point from a year ago. ... (full story)


Should We Hold Our Breath For the US/China Trade Agreement (full story)


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CORN Corn futures are up slightly this morning, with Dec up 1-1/4 cent to 3.76-1/2. Mar corn is up 3/4 cent to 3.84-3/4, and May corn is up 1 cent to 3.90-3/4. The corn market is finding a bit of support this morning from talk that feedlots are feed... (full story)


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Soybeans were mixed on spread adjustments, with most of the nearby contracts claiming modest gains late in the session. The exception was the November contract. More mixed signals this week about the proposed trade deal with China and while Beijing... (full story)


Last week’s $1 increase in cash fed cattle prices did little for feedyard profits, but the $6.40 rally in wholesale beef prices added another $25 onto already large packer margins. Average cattle feeding closeouts remained in the black for the... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather favors corn and soybean harvesting in areas where fields have frozen or are dry enough to support heavy equipment. Other complicating factors related to harvest include a variable (but generally shallow)... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


A storm system developing near the western Gulf Coast will move eastward, delivering wind and rain to the southern Atlantic region during the weekend. Early next week, the storm will produce some rain and snow in the Northeast. Meanwhile, Western... (full story)


The move higher this week is all technical. (full story)


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YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 14-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 14-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


U.S. ethanol production was higher last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.030 million barrels a day, up 16,000 on the week, for the seventh week in a row with a gain, even as some in the industry struggle... (full story)


Our focus is on metals today. (full story)


New data from the USDA indicates farm irrigation is becoming more efficient. Results from the Department’s 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey show despite slightly more irrigated acres compared to 2013, water usage fell nearly six... (full story)


The euro has been having a hard time catching a bid recently. Yet the pace of its decline has slowed day-by-day. The say that when everyone piles up in one direction, the market tends to surprise in the other. Does it mean that the bears are to face stiff headwinds soon? (full story)


Corn futures are rebounding after Wednesday’s losses, with fractional midday gains. The EIA posted up to date ethanol production numbers for the week ending 11/8. Ethanol production averaged 1.03 million barrels per day over the week, which was ano... (full story)


Cotton futures are giving back some of Wednesday’s gains. Nearby contracts are 5 to 13 points lower so far. CONAB issued a 2.73 MMT forecast for the 19/20 Brazilian cotton crop, which is 10,000 above the October estimate. The 11/13 Cotlook A Index ... (full story)


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