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The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season. While tariffs and weather have had their influence on price volatility this year, the  various USDA reports might come into... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 15, 2019. County Comments Tim Malone, Winston County Peanut harvest started. Late soybeans and pasture were in need of rain. Gina […] (full story)


Wheat futures are down 2 to 7 cents in the front months at midday. While the spring wheat harvest is typically 93% complete by 9/15, NASS reported just 76% of the crop was out of the field. In their initial winter wheat planting progress release, the... (full story)


Soybeans futures trading 8 to 8 1/2 cents lower at midday. Soybean meal is down $3.50/ton, with soy oil 8 points lower. USDA reported another private export sale of 260,000 MT of 19/20 soybeans to China this morning, the third in as many days and bri... (full story)


Lean Hog futures are down $1.275 to as much as the limit in Dec. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another $1.23 at $58.48 on September 13. The USDA pork carcass cutout value FOB plant was up 69 cents on Tuesday morning at $69.35. The belly primal was ... (full story)


Cotton futures are down 125 to 162 points in most contracts at midday. Crude is back down 4.28% on Tuesday after Monday’s sharp rally. After the Monday close, NASS indicated that 54% of the US cotton crop with bolls open by Sunday vs. the 47% aver... (full story)


Corn futures are down 5 to 6 cents in most contracts on Tuesday. There are very few threats of frost in the forecasts to the first of Oct, as the 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the US outside the PNW. The Monday afternoon Crop ... (full story)


Corn futures are down 5 to 6 cents in most contracts on Tuesday. There are very few threats of frost in the forecasts to the first of Oct, as the 8-14 day outlook shows above normal temps for most of the US outside the PNW. The Monday afternoon Crop ... (full story)


Live cattle futures are up $1.625 to $1.775 in the front months. Feeder cattle futures are trading $3 to $4 higher at midday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was UNCH on September 13 at $136.09. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday morning.... (full story)


Research is playing a key role in developing sustainable practices for almond growers, and ways to use every part of the tree nut and tree itself. Rod Bain reports. Rod […] (full story)


The news of the drone attack on Saudi Arabia over the weekend prompted a big upside move in Oil... (full story)


Wisconsin might soon have labeling standards for milk, meat, and dairy products.  State Senator Howard Marklein chairs the Ag Committee and introduced three separate bills.  One of them requires truth in labeling for fluid milk products.  Another... (full story)


How does the weather factor in, as the nation’s corn and soybean crops face late development? USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses the issue in this short podcast.... (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is at a standstill.  Bids and asking prices have yet to surface, and it could take some time to generate interest as both sides are uncertain of where to even start.  Showlists this week are lower across all feeding... (full story)


On the weekend, there was a drone attack against the worlds largest oil processing facility and a major oilfield in Saudi Arabia. Oil prices have predictably spiked, but how will this geopolitical shock affect the gold market in the days ahead? (full story)


Stocks are holding below resistance and Gold above support while Crude remains volatile. Let's take a look at the tradable levels for ES, NQ, CL, GC and SI. (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the metal fabricating company Hebron Technology (HEBT). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month then used the Flipchart... (full story)


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Brownfield’s Amie Simpson will be on the ground in Indianapolis, IN on Tuesday, October 29 for the National FFA kickoff luncheon. Continue reading National FFA kickoff luncheon at Brownfield Ag News.         ... (full story)


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The downside rotation currently in Gold is likely not quite over yet... (full story)


China is sending a trade envoy to Washington ahead of the next round of trade talks.  China’s state-run news agency says deputy finance minister Liao Min will arrive Wednesday to begin the groundwork for those talks next month. A phone call... (full story)


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Crop Progress Date 15-Sep 8-Sep 2018 Avg Cotton Bolls Opening 54 43 48 47 Cotton Harvested 9 7 13 8 Corn [...] (full story)


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USDJPY risk continues to point higher on further price strength. On the upside, resistance comes in at 108.50 level. (full story)


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If you are a reader of this letter on a regular basis, you already know that I find it nonsensical that some in the trade appear to be hyper-focused on the minor changes in crop rating each week instead of taking a broader look at the overall picture and pattern. This appears to be ... (full story)


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The National FFA Organization has set record membership this year with more than 700,000 students, up by more than 30,000 from 2018. Kristy Meyer with National FFA tells Brownfield there are several factors that are likely driving the increase. ... (full story)


When it comes to body condition scoring sows, a visual assessment can be inaccurate up to 50% of the time, says Ron Bates of Michigan State University Extension.  “Underfeeding or overfeeding sows can unfavorably impact sow productivity and... (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mostly higher and trends are up on the charts. There was general buying in all ag markets yesterday on [...] (full story)


USDJPY is moving nicely to the upside, progressing within red wave v) which may be looking for a top at near-term Fib. resistance zone, around 108.50.-108.80. (full story)


The corn silage harvest is underway in Minnesota. USDA’s latest weekly crop progress report shows 10 percent of silage has been chopped, compared to 67 percent last year and the five-year average of 40 percent. Grain corn development remains... (full story)


If you are a reader of this letter on a regular basis, you already know that I find it nonsensical that some in the trade appear to be hyper-focused on the minor changes in crop rating each week instead of taking a broader look at the overall picture... (full story)


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President Trump has notified Congress he’ll be using his Trade Promotion Authority to initiate a trade agreement with Japan. Trump says he’s pleased with the preliminary terms regarding tariff barriers and intends to formally enter into the deal... (full story)


Bulls still have solid near-term technical advantage amid price uptrend. No early clues of market top being close at hand. (full story)


US overnight treasury repo rates skyrocket to 7-10%, sparking bank liquidity fears. No spillover effect into bond markets so far with US treasury and bund yields steady. AUDUSD falls below 0.6855 channel support after dovish sounding RBA Minutes. Canadian Manufacturing Sales miss... (full story)


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