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Oil extends lower in Elliott Wave impulsive structure within a bigger zigzag pattern. This article looks at the potential downside target. (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the biomedical company Provention Bio (PRVB). 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 feature ... (full story)

The moisture content and temperature of grain play a big role in how long that grain can be stored without significant deterioration. Air drying is one way to reduce the […] (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)

Managing stored grain throughout the winter is an important part of your grain marketing plan for farm profitability. This winter we are already receiving reports of stored grain going out […] (full story)

Cotton futures took back some of Tuesday’s losses with gains of 128 to 189 points in the front months. The March futures were up the most, erasing all but 5.97% of yesterday’s 201 point drop. On 01/21 The Seam online cotton trading platform added... (full story)

Live cattle futures ended the Wednesday session with losses of 20 to 72 cents in the front months. Front month feeder cattle futures were down triple digits, ending the session with losses of as much as $1.62. The 01/21 CME Feeder Cattle index was do... (full story)

Wheat retreated from the double digit gains on Tuesday, with HRW futures the weakest. KC wheat futures closed down by 7 1/2 cents, and Chicago wheat futures were down by 3 3/4 cents. MGE HRS wheat futures closed with losses of 5 to 6 3/4 cents in the... (full story)

Lean hog futures closed the Wednesday trading session with gains of 20 cents to 70 cents. The 01/20 CME Lean Hog Index was 4 cents higher to $60.18. USDA’s Pork Carcass Cutout gained another $0.55 this afternoon, up to $79.74 cwt. USDA’s National... (full story)

Soybean futures closed with red on the board as futures were down 2 to 2 1/4 cents. Soy meal futures were down by $1.20/ton in the March futures. March bean oil futures were 27 points higher. Malaysian palm oil was up 87 ringgits, yesterday there was... (full story)

Corn ended the Wednesday session mixed. July futures remained UNCH, there were 3/4 cent losses in the Sep contracts, and nearby Mar and May posted gains. The EIA’s weekly update containing ethanol production data will be delayed by a day due to the... (full story)

Corn ended the Wednesday session mixed. July futures remained UNCH, there were 3/4 cent losses in the Sep contracts, and nearby Mar and May posted gains. The EIA’s weekly update containing ethanol production data will be delayed by a day due to the... (full story)

Many farmers say broadband has become critical to their success. Darin Johnson, who grows corn, soybeans, and operates a seed and trucking business in southeast Minnesota, says the technology he uses depends on high-speed internet. “We have... (full story)

It is that time of the year where winter is here but spring is just around the corner. The weather, climate and hydrology patterns still remain wet across the region. […] (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day lower on follow-through selling, the steady start to direct cash business, and waiting for Friday’s Cattle on Feed report.  Feeder cattle were mostly lower on the same factors.  February... (full story)

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he expects the Trump White House to release the new EPA Waters of the U.S. rule this week. The new rule, that Grassley refers to as a fulfilled promise from Trump to farmers, will reduce federal jurisdiction over... (full story)

This past fall, I made the decision to invest in a new subsurface drainage system at the Northwest Research & Outreach Center (NWROC) in Crookston. Over the next several years, […] (full story)

I’m exhausted. Not only am I tired of large chains and celebrities pointing fingers at agriculture to reduce Green House Gasses (GHGs). I’m tired because there’s a spunky, independent and wildly determined two-year-old at my house. What’s worse, I... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange continued higher for the week while cash markets were mixed as butter stocks provide some pressure. January Class III milk up two cents at $17.05.  February up 26 cents at $17.80.  March... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with mixed trade in Wednesday’s session as front-month Mar was 1-1/4 higher to 3.88-3/4 and May was 3/4 of a cent higher to 3.94-1/4. All remaining contracts posted small losses or stayed steady. Corn futures ... (full story)

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A young farmer says loans meant to help beginning farmers through USDA were critical for him to start out. Nearly ten years ago Rich Baker asked the question if his father and grandfather would sell him the farm. “And the truck just went quiet,... (full story)

Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. Contracts were up early but couldn’t follow through while still waiting for solid signs of improved demand from China. No daily USDA sales announcements have been made since Phase One of the... (full story)

Crude Oil & Natural Gas Numbers Tomorrow & Trading Levels 1.23.2020 (full story)

America Farm Bureau has adopted updated policy to support dairy farmers in the fifth-year limited margins. Vice President Scott Vanderwal says any way to make the pricing system more efficient nationally would help. “The lack of profitability... (full story)

Farming rented ground is a reality for most Minnesota producers. When there’s interest in implementing conservation practices on rented ground, renters and owners will need to come to an agreement. […] (full story)

Mar. corn closed at $3.88 and 3/4, up 1 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $9.13 and 3/4, down 2 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $297.90, down $1.20 Mar. soybean oil closed at 33.02, up 27 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.77 and 3/4, down... (full story)

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The USDA says additional funds in the 2018 Farm Bill earmarked to improve livestock disease prevention efforts are being put to work. Dr. Sarah Tomlinson with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says the increased funds will focus on... (full story)

Iowa Pork Congress is underway Producers are well into the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines this week. The event, and trade show, put on by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, showcases new products , and hosts seminars with pork specialists ,... (full story)

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Pork and chicken in cold storage finished last year at all-time highs. The USDA says pork supplies were 580.904 million pounds, an increase of 15% on the year with record production exceeding anticipated demand, and while beef stocks dipped 3% to... (full story)

In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Declines at End of 2019“), Nathan Kauffman stated that, “The volume of agricultural lending at commercial banks […] (full story)

Futures were firm to start today’s session as light buying surfaced in the grain and soybean complex. Wheat remains the leader of the grain complex but is starting to show signs of being over-extended to the upside. Conversely, corn and soybeans ar... (full story)

For nearly two years, we’ve experienced the highs and lows of the trade war between the U.S. and China. Countless times, they’ve appeared at the brink of resolve only to […] (full story)

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 4 Percent. Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Up 4 Percent... (full story)

Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on December 31, 2019 were down 1 percent from the previous month and down 2 percent from 2018... (full story)

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The trade - ES, NQ, Crude, Gold, Bonds. (full story)

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YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal Market News Service, USDA Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Email: Yakima.scmndata@ams.usda.gov Website:... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 22-JAN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

American Soybean Association CEO Ryan Findlay says soybean farmers should be pleased with the phase one trade agreement with China. “I think what we need to thankful for is the language that is in the agreement that will impact agriculture mid- to... (full story)

YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 22-JAN-2020 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)

Commentary. When I learned that the Golden Globes, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, would be serving a vegan meal to the thirteen hundred attendees, I immediately though of a friend’s stories from her years as an... (full story)