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Corn: Corn futures are finding more buyers again this morning, following yesterday's reversal type action. May corn is up 4-3/4 to 3.52-1/4, Jul corn is up 4-3/4 to 3.62, and Dec corn is up 4-1/4 to 3.81-1/2. While it is still early in the plantin... (full story)


Bears have solid overall near-term technical advantage as price in overall downtrend. No early clues market bottom close at hand. (full story)


More perception is in the forecast for the next two weeks which should further delay fieldwork for farmers in the Midwest. “Below normal temperatures here are expected along the northern tier of states, including at least a part of Michigan. I... (full story)


Buy Hog Long Slaughter Sharply Lower. Is Sales Fig off? Is this Packer Revenge? LB Milk up big. Dollar top? Meat Chart levels (full story)


An extension educator warns farmers not to dismiss early season weed control if rushing to plant. “That early season competition can really affect our yields at the end of the season.” Christy Sprague with Michigan State University says the... (full story)


We still think 2960 in the ES is in the cards, but the bulls should look to reduce risk. (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Rhiannon Branch will be on the ground in Effingham, Illinois June 25, 2019 for Herbicide Insight Days hosted by Beck’s Hybrids. Continue reading Herbicide Insight Days at Brownfield Ag News.     ... (full story)


Brownfield’s Rhiannon Branch will be on the ground in Springfield for the Illinois FFA State Convention June 12-13. Continue reading Illinois FFA State Convention at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Rhiannon Branch will be on the ground in Effingham, Illinois June 12, 2019 for the Illinois Beef Association Summer Conference. Continue reading Illinois Beef Association Summer Conference at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)


Members of two eastern Nebraska ag cooperatives have voted to merge. The merger brings together Frontier Co-op, based at Brainard, and Midwest Farmers Co-op, headquartered at Elmwood. The two co-ops combined have 50 grain, agronomy, energy and... (full story)


Nerves are at a high as farmers near the close of the optimal planting window—May 20, on average. With more rain in the forecast you might be wondering just how long it will take to catch up, or if you can. (full story)


Despite the US and other sanctions intended to block such acts, Venezuela sold a rather large amount of gold. Continue reading to see how much it was & the details behind it. (full story)


Brownfield’s meteorologist says rain and snow is expected to sweep the corn belt in the next week. “No one will get missed out. It will be complete coverage.” Greg Soulje says the upper Midwest is likely to experience late season snow. “It may... (full story)


It has been a great oil run. After completing its best quarter in a decade, oil continued its weekly streak of gains for eight weeks, which [...] (full story)


A bill that legalizes hemp in Indiana has passed but the Indiana State Chemist and Seed Commissioner says there is more to be done before it is implemented. Robert Waltz says the bill authorizes a hemp advisory committee to establish rules and... (full story)


Chad Bloom with Pheasants Forever believes in the mission of the Soil Health Partnership. “Pheasants Forever is an implementer,” explains Bloom, “and when all this science comes out, we can partner with the farmer to deliver habitat as a solution... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 1 to 1 1/2 cents higher this morning. They ended Thursday with fractional to 2 cent gains in the front months. Preliminary open interest plunged 41,861contracts, with many exiting May ahead of options expiration today and not... (full story)


Lean Hog futures posted limit losses in all 2019 contracts yesterday except May. Preliminary open interest rose 552 contracts, suggesting modest net new selling rather than the massive long liquidation you might expect given the price swing. Volume w... (full story)


Soybean futures are mostly 3 cents lower following overnight trading activity. They ended Thursday with 4 cent gains in the nearby contracts, bouncing from multi-month lows on short covering. Preliminary open interest dropped 7,534 contracts. Meal fu... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 22 to 42 points lower this morning. The dollar, energy and equities are all trading lower this morning. They were up 36 to 120 points in most contracts on Thursday. All old crop upland cotton export sales were reported at ... (full story)


Wheat futures are trading 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents higher across all three markets. They settled Thursday with fractional to 3 cent gains in the CBT and MPLS contracts on Thursday, with KC fractionally mixed. Parts of The Dakotas and MN are expected to s... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 1 to 1 1/2 cents higher this morning. They ended Thursday with fractional to 2 cent gains in the front months. Preliminary open interest plunged 41,861contracts, with many exiting May ahead of options expiration today and not... (full story)


Live cattle futures saw sharp losses in most contracts on Thursday, as June closed a tick off limit down. Long liquidation was the theme, with preliminary open interest in June alone dropping 8,813 contracts. Feeder cattle futures felt the pressure f... (full story)


Gil Gullickson Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Lowers, Grains Little Changed Overnight Soybeans were slightly lower overnight while grains were little changed. Prices were mixed amid... (full story)


Farmers continue to learn about ways to improve the management of micro and macro-nutrients. While nitrogen gets most of the attention, a growing number of producers understand the significance of phosphorus. Now, crop inputs distributor West... (full story)


We believe the Transportation Index and the Financials could be keys to understanding how far the upside rally can continue... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the software company Microsoft(MSFT). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, the I used the Flipchart feature to r... (full story)


Rains continue delaying field work and planting in the Delta states. After more rain, some ground may go to other crops. (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)


Soybean grain yield improvements over the last several decades have largely come from greater biomass production. Nutrient management programs can become especially challenging as soybeans often meet nitrogen (N) needs […] (full story)


Summary A series of storm systems moved quickly across the lower 48 States until reaching the East Coast as a strong ridge of high pressure over the western Atlantic Ocean […] (full story)


The rice market continues to be very quiet, particularly from a marketing standpoint although the new crop plantings are in full swing across all of the Southern rice growing regions. Export […] (full story)


Corn futures closed Thursday in positive territory for the first time this week, with fractional to 2 cent gains in the front months. This morning’s USDA Export Sales report showed old crop corn sales in the week of April 18 on the middle of th... (full story)


Lean Hog futures posted limit losses in all 2019 contracts but nearby May, down $1.325. This morning’s Export Sales report showed just 15,505 MT in pork bookings for the week ending 4/18. That was well below last week and far below two weeks ag... (full story)


Soybean futures ended with 4 cent gains in the nearby contracts on Thursday, bouncing from multi-month lows. Meal futures were up $5.60/ton, with May soy oil down 28 points. US exporters sold 596,301 MT of 18/19 soybeans during the week ending on Apr... (full story)


Cotton futures were up 36 to 120 points in most contracts on Thursday. All old crop upland cotton export sales were reported at 238,967 RB by the USDA this morning. That was up 9.84% wk/wk but down 23.4% from this time last year. Turkey was the top b... (full story)


Wheat futures settled with fractional to 3 cent gains in the CBT and MPLS contracts on Thursday, with KC fractionally mixed. Parts of The Dakotas and MN are expected to see snow this weekend, likely delaying planting even further. May options expire ... (full story)


Corn futures closed Thursday in positive territory for the first time this week, with fractional to 2 cent gains in the front months. This morning’s USDA Export Sales report showed old crop corn sales in the week of April 18 on the middle of th... (full story)


Live cattle futures saw sharp losses in most contracts on Thursday, as June close a tick off limit lower. Feeder cattle futures felt the pressure from live cattle, down $2.975 to $3.55 in the front months. The CME feeder cattle index was down 6 cent... (full story)


Earlier this month, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published an article (“Southeast Asia’s Growing Meat Demand and Its Implications for Feedstuffs Imports,” by Tani Lee and James Hansen) which […] (full story)


Greg Miller, president of the Dairy Research Institute, says he was frustrated by the EAT-Lancet report as a scientist. Continue reading Dairy’s take on EAT-Lancet report at Brownfield Ag News.         ... (full story)


PRESS RELEASE: ITC Report Underscores Importance of NAFTA and Passing USMCA for US Agriculture On April 18, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released its report on the economic benefits of the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement... (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Prescribed Burn Manager Training will be held May 29-31 in Fredericksburg. The training will be at the AgriLife Extension office for Gillespie County, 95 […] (full story)


Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 64.4 degrees at 8 this morning (April 24). Soil temperature quickly increased to almost 76 degrees by 4:00 p.m. The DD60’s predicted for […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the cable TV company Comcast(CMCSA). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort its Top Stocks to Ownlist first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Flipchart feature t... (full story)


Flooding Continues to Impact River Traffic Much of the Mississippi River remains impacted by this year’s on-going flooding. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, river levels are receding […] (full story)


A young man who is now a National FFA officer began his FFA career in search of romance. Shea Booster has reached the top of the FFA leadership ladder, selected to be the organization’s Western Region Vice President. That might have never happened... (full story)


The Georgia Peanut Commission encourages all peanut farmers to vote yes in support the continuance of the Peanut Promotion, Research and Information Order, which authorizes the National Peanut Board. The […] (full story)


An ag equipment maker says tariffs have been passed on to them and fears those “taxes” will become the new normal. Richard Dix, with Kinze Manufacturing, says hard decisions are being made, “I know that our ownership makes difficult choices on... (full story)