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The Dollar ripped higher today despite bad U.S data. This pressured other currencies which now find themselves at crucial support levels. Lets take a look at the Dollar, Euro, Yen, Aussie and Canadian. (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)


Getting some nice rain when cotton has been blooming for three weeks creates the opportunity for the ‘good thing’ to happen. For all but the late crop, we are almost […] (full story)


Scouting and making management decisions for disease will bring a few challenges this season. Across the state, there is a considerable amount of developmental variability in the corn and soybean […] (full story)


Last week we started picking up Southern rust in the southern Illinois. Thusfar, reports indicate that disease severity is low. However, the recent hurricane remnant and warm forecasts may mean […] (full story)


The 2019 K-State Southwest Research-Extension Center Fall Field Day is set for Aug. 22 at 4500 E. Mary Street in Garden City. Registration and industry booths open at 8 a.m.; […] (full story)


Corn futures ended the Turnaround Tuesday session with most contracts 3 to 4 3/4 cents higher. Lower than expected crop condition ratings encouraged some light buying. USDA Secretary Perdue stated on Tuesday that this year’s MFP payment will have a... (full story)


Soybean futures closed with 2 to 2 1/2 cent losses in the front months on Tuesday. August soybean meal was down $2/ton, with soy oil 28 points higher. The 5-day QPF shows dry weather for most of the Midwest over the next several days. The 6-10 day ou... (full story)


Wheat futures closed Tuesday with most contracts firm to 3 cents higher, as MPLS was fractionally lower in nearby Sep. Initial reports from the Spring Wheat Quality Tour show above normal yields, with day one results expected out later tonight. NASS ... (full story)


Live cattle futures were up 45 to 72.5 cents in the front months on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures posted gains of just a tick in the nearby contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.24 cents @ $136.94 on July 22. Wholesale boxed beef prices... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Turnaround Tuesday session with most contracts 3 to 4 3/4 cents higher. Lower than expected crop condition ratings encouraged some light buying. USDA Secretary Perdue stated on Tuesday that this year’s MFP payment will have a... (full story)


Lean Hog futures saw triple digit gains in the front months, with Aug closing a nickel off limit up. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 87 cents from the previous day on July 19 @ $73.27. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was just a penny on Tuesday afte... (full story)


Cotton futures settled with 17 to 38 point gains in most contracts on Tuesday. The 6-10 day forecast shows lower chances for precip in most of TX, with above normal temps seen. The weekly Crop Progress report from NASS showed that TS Barry helped mor... (full story)


The 2019 Illinois corn crop reached 50% planted during the first week of June, more than a month later than the average of the past five years. The soybean crop […] (full story)


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In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Liz Stahl, Crops Extension Educator, to discuss the extensive prevented plant […] (full story)


This past week brought some much needed rainfall to areas across the state, which helped the crops through the hot temperatures. The pest of the week across the state seems […] (full story)


Updated levels - new price points with 2 targets hit. (full story)


Row crops in North Texas and the South Plains are in the home stretch and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts want producers to keep a watchful eye on pest […] (full story)


The USDA has proposed a regulation to close what it calls a loophole in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Critics say it will remove SNAP benefits of more than three-Million people who need them while Ag Secretary Perdue says it will... (full story)


In Ohio, several foliar diseases are of greater concern in late-planted corn for a number of reasons, including: 1 – for diseases like gray leaf spot (GLS), northern corn leaf […] (full story)


BL_LS752 ***Preliminary report, day 1 of a 3 day sale*** Billings, MT Tue Jul 23, 2019 USDA Market News Northern Livestock Video Auction Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 07/22/2019 Receipts: 87,913 Last Week: 14,968 Year Ago: 107,598 ***This is a preliminary... (full story)


In the podcast I go over what the supply bulls and demand bears are fighting about.  On the supply side the US could be at a 12.25 billion production level for corn and 3.5 billion for soybeans.  If corn production is 12.25 billion (78mm acres harvests X 160 yield) then demand needs to... (full story)


Efforts to eradicate feral hogs are gaining ground, but not everyone is in favor of the animals’ elimination. Feral hogs are present in 38 Missouri counties. They’re a problem, according to Brent Vandeloecht, agriculture liaison at the Missouri... (full story)


Strong winds associated with rain storms last week caused localized root lodging. The magnitude of this damage is influenced by several factors including crop stage of development and hybrid genetics. […] (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures moved higher today with gains of 3-1/4 in Sep to 4-3/4 in new crop Dec closing at 4.31-1/2. Today's low in Dec was 4.24, close to reaching the most recent low of 4.20-1/2 from July 2. A gap in the charts still exists at ... (full story)


Hogs surge, cattle ekes out gains (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed higher on short-covering ahead of widespread direct cash business.  Feeder cattle were mostly higher on the same factors.  August live cattle closed $.60 higher at $109.05 and October... (full story)


With all the planting difficulties in 2019 there are soybeans in a much greater variety of growth stages than usual this summer. What does this mean for stink bug management? […] (full story)


Cotton is very sensitive to prolonged periods of saturated soils. Even incomplete saturation can lower respiration rates below the level required to sustain plant growth. The growth stage, length of […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the insurance brokerage company Brown & Brown (BRO). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-TimeHigh list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart... (full story)


An LSU AgCenter research project at the Mer Rouge farm of Jason Waller was the setting for the northeast Louisiana row rice field day on July 18. The practice of […] (full story)


Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. It was another day with more talk about China buying U.S. ag goods and while there’s no confirmation, tariff waivers could take some time. The U.S. and China are expected to meet next... (full story)


The water surface area to be used for catfish production in the three major producing States (Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi) during July 1 through December 31, 2019, totaled 57.9 thousand […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […] (full story)


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A regional manager for Wyffels Hybrids says there came a point during planting when many of his seed reps took on the role of counselor.  Wade Anderson, who covers southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota, says farmers in his area remained... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Tue Jul 23, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Compared to last week at New Holland, PA slaughter lambs over 90 lbs 10.00-20.00 lower, lighter weights steady; slaughter ewes steady. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Agent Comments Jeff Via, Fayette County Farmers were not able to do much in the field due to […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County Hot dry conditions continued throughout Horry County and started to impact potential yields. […] (full story)


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Farmers are concerned a growing season full of challenges could culminate with an early frost.  Brent Tharp with Wyffels Hybrids says late planted corn is trying to catch up, and probably needs an extended fall. “I still think if we stay... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Above average temperatures and highly scattered thunderstorms predominated the week. […] (full story)


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The following prices are effective fromWednesday 07/24/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 07/30/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 07/30/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Preston Aust, IV, Washington County “Rain from Tropical Storm Barry kept us […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 21, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Justin Dufour, Avoyelles Parish “Much of the week was spent observing crop […] (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $4.25 and 1/2, up 3 and 1/4 cents Aug. soybeans closed at $8.85 and 3/4, down 2 and 1/2 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $306.40, down $2.00 Aug. soybean oil closed at 28.01, up 28 points Sep. wheat closed at $4.87 and 1/4,... (full story)


The USDA says the water surface area for catfish production in Arkansas was unchanged on the year at 4,700 acres, most of that for food fish production and fingerlings. Most of the state’s production is smaller food fish, weighing between... (full story)


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