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...SP500 to work itself higher and still be within the pattern. (full story)

A combine is more than just a machine for Curtis Lewis; it’s his office. “Custom harvesting, I’ve been doing that all my life,” said Curtis Lewis, who lives in Bates City, Mo. Harvest of 2019 started out just like any other year. “We had... (full story)

For most of 2019, the emerging trends in the precious metals space have been undeniably strong. (full story)

Ever since the much-discussed crypto winter flowed through the financial markets into the early months of 2019 , traders of digital currencies have been wary of its potential return. (full story)

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Based on 4 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 3 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Euro Currency is BEARISH. (full story)

Based on 8 algo trading strategies and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for S&P500 is BEARISH. (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Hemp’s Growing Pains | Seed Corn Cost and Financing | and more. (full story)

Cotton eased higher on the week, but struggled to post a daily close above 65.50 and settled the week at 65.16. This marks another building block in the market’s attempt […] (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)

AUDUSD is threatening further upside pressure following its strong rally on Thursday. On the downside, support lies at the 1.6800 level. (full story)

For many of you, chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is old hat and you’re tired of hearing about it. I understand. Keep in mind that if the consequences of this […] (full story)

In general, 2019 was a difficult year for weed control with the large number of acres that were planted late or not at all leading to higher weed populations and […] (full story)

Mississippi State University annually conducts Corn for Grain Hybrid Trials which are an extremely valuable resource for you to help select corn hybrids for your farm – MAFES Corn Hybrid Trials. These hybrid […] (full story)

Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass has become a significant issue for Louisiana farmers, especially in the northeastern part of the state.  I have been asked when ryegrass would begin to emerge.  That […] (full story)

Summary The discussion in the Looking Ahead section is a description of what the official national guidance from the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction is depicting […] (full story)

Rapid onset and intensification of drought occurred across the Southeast, mid-Atlantic, and Ohio to Tennessee Valleys since late August. This “flash drought” was a result of sparse rainfall coupled with […] (full story)

he 2018 Farm Bill produced a rare setback for natural resources conservation policy. The current suite of conservation programs are all built out of the landmark Food Security Act of […] (full story)

The Federal Reserve says in a new survey, known as the Beige Book, the U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace in September and into this month. That's as manufacturing deals with rising trade tensions with China and farmers face rough weather.   (full story)

USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says farmers who applied and are approved for disaster aid assistance will see a check soon. One Iowa farmer whose bins busted says his potential payment... (full story)

  Market Watch with Alan Brugler October 18, 2019 Refried Confusion Way back in 1973, that philosopher Dr. John had a hit song titled Right Place, Wrong Time.  It started out with these lines: I been in the right place but it must have... (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.7 cents per pound for the week ending October 12, up 0.2 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the gold mining company Sibanye Gold (SBGL). 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, then used the Flipchart featur... (full story)

Average spot quotations were 216 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […] (full story)

Strong global, domestic demand provides a bright spot for U.S. grain The U.S. livestock sector is poised to expand to meet growing demand for meat. During the next decade, the industry will be a key driver for corn and soybean demand. After... (full story)

Arkansas River Navigation Recovering The Arkansas River recently reopened for navigation to the Port of Catoosa, which is located near Tulsa, OK, and is the head of navigation for the […] (full story)

Wet spring weather conditions wreaked havoc on not only traditional corn and soybean acres, but their organic counterparts as well. Mercaris, a data and trading platform for organic and non-GMO markets, is tracking a significant drop in overall corn... (full story)

Another tropical disturbance is headed towards Georgia. This storm, which is likely to become TS Nestor in the next day, is predicted to develop in the western Gulf of Mexico […] (full story)

Our weekly column looks at the ongoing rally in cotton and the British pound. (full story)

By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest This market update is a PorkBusiness.com weekly column reporting trends in weaner pigs. All information contained in this update is for the week ended Oct. 18. Looking at hog sales in April 2020 using May... (full story)

The grain markets were slightly negative to close out the week. December corn is down 7¢ and November soybeans are down around 2¢, for the week ending Oct. 18. Yet, December wheat is up nearly 24¢. These price moves have a backdrop of more news... (full story)

Thanks to favorable weather, harvest activity on the Texas High Plains increased fairly significantly over the past week, with more defoliant being sprayed in places that did not get a […] (full story)

Groundwater is the major source of drinking water in Minnesota and provides almost all water used for irrigation purposes, making it a key area of focus for natural resource, agriculture, […] (full story)

Producers are tracing the mixed results they see from the 2019 Mississippi soybean harvest back to early struggles getting the crop started. Trent Irby, Mississippi State University Extension Service soybean […] (full story)

Based on 8 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Gold is BEARISH. (full story)

Based on 9 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Crude Oil is NEUTRAL. (full story)

By Dennis DiPietre and Lance Mulberry You have no doubt heard about the plant-based meat substitutes beginning to proliferate. With that said, you likely are underestimating the eventual market share and impact the alternatives will have on the... (full story)

USDA’s note in the Oct. 10 pork export sales summary is raising questions. What’s going on with the pork sales reporting? Pork exports had an incredible week – a marketing-year high – reporting 292,000 metric tons (MT) of sales for 2019 for the... (full story)

Lots of red ink with the critters and the Dow (full story)

Another round of global monetary easing has just begun! More than 30 central banks around the world have cut interest rates this year so far. The Fed and the ECB are certainly among them. Should gold investors look forward to these policies playing out? Let's find out how gold tends to... (full story)

Does a single study counterbalance the tsunami of ‘research’ suggesting that red meat has all the health benefits of radioactive waste products? No, but it’s a damn good start. Read on. After so many years of analyzing the endless parade of... (full story)

Who likes smashing realistic prop bottles over other people's heads?!  I DO! I DO! Hi All! Thought you might enjoy the pilot episode of, Drawing Inspiration, a family friendly TV show my creative partner and I have been working on for several... (full story)

Weekly we receive calls from producers that are experiencing milk quality issues on their farm. Often, we find common denominators on each farm that is the source of the high somatic cell count (SCC). Wearing gloves is a very simple management... (full story)

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Bulls have firm overall near-term chart advantage. However, stiff chart resistance just above the market will be hard to overcome. (full story)

UK House of Commons votes on Boris Johnsons new, EU-approved, Brexit deal tomorrow. Markets settle into nervous lull. GBPUSD overnight options straddle trading over 200 pts. EURUSD and AUDUSD pressing fund short positions. Hawkish comments from the RBAs Lowe helping. USDCAD threatening break... (full story)

High feeding margins in China are motivating Chinese pork producers to feed market hogs to heavier weights. This is impacting the market in many ways, says Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at INTL FCStone.  “With feeding margins around... (full story)

We have a mixed bag of price action as we enter this final day of this week, with the grains trading a bit weaker but beans higher.  Overall though, it has been wheat’s week to shine as if we closed right now, December futures would be 12-cents... (full story)

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