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General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […] (full story)

Rice harvest in Louisiana has been going on for a few weeks now, with some growers having just gotten started, and some just wrapping up. All in all, this was […] (full story)

The following prices are effective fromWednesday 08/21/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 08/27/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 08/27/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to […] (full story)

Acid soils will benefit from liming to aid crop growth and development. If a current soil test has a lime recommendation, applying in the fall provides more time for the […] (full story)

The ES is melting up and the ZB should be rolling over. (full story)

Canadian dairy farmers hurt by trade deals are about to get some help from the government. It follows the country's ratification of the European Union Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada will spend... (full story)

USDCAD rejects lower prices with eyes on 1.3400 level as it retains its medium term uptrend. Support comes in at the 1.3300 level (full story)

Has Japan’s hog industry finally shaken off the worst effects of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak of 2013? The Foreign Agricultural Service/Tokyo thinks so, as sow stocks recover to levels not seen in recent years, according to the... (full story)

As analyst continue to tour parts of the Midwest gathering information from corn and soybean fields, pictures surfacing on social media are yielding  “sobering” results. Scouts continue to make their way from stop to stop, and they’re tweeting... (full story)

As if there aren’t enough books telling us how to live, where to work and what to eat, a 10-year-old tome with (literally) a hundred maxims on food and diets still gets traction. Why? Beats me. It’s been 10 years now, but columnist and author... (full story)

As the growing season marches on, many are questioning USDA’s acreage number. Pete Meyer of S&P Global Platts, who is also a Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour scout, says the acreage is here to stay. The variable is how finishing time will impact yield... (full story)

Talk of a synchronized world - all three economic superpowers are in a recession! The U.S. suffers from industrial recession, Japan from export recession, while Germany may fall into a broad economic recession. Will the gold market warm up to these news? (full story)

Lets take a look at the key tradable levels for the ES, NQ, Gold and Crude. Its a quiet session before things pick up later this week. (full story)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, recently stopped a load of limes containing $1.86 million in cocaine. The agency inspected a commercial shipment of fresh limes Aug. 17 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility... (full story)

Crop Progress Date 18-Aug 11-Aug 2018 Avg Cotton Setting Bolls 85 77 85 85 Cotton Bolls Opening 24 20 16 13 [...] (full story)

On the weekly chart of gold we see price trading in a higher degree wave B correction from the lows, which can be part of a gigantic A-B-C decline, down from 1922 highs. (full story)

See the seasonal explanation and technical analysis for the trade opportunity in the December 2019 / May 2020 Soybean Meal Spread from The Seasonal Spread Trader newsletter. (full story)

Going lower... (full story)

  While the number of dairies in the U.S. has shrunk significantly over the past 30 years, where those dairies are located hasn’t changed much. According to the 2017 USDA Ag Census, the upper Midwest and Northeast are still home to the most... (full story)

As the sun rises and heat soars into the upper 90s today, Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts endure, finding better-than-expected yields in Nebraska. While it’s not the bin-bursting numbers they’ve seen in the past, yield and pod count estimates are proving... (full story)

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was a little lower to start the week despite a strong US Dollar and increasing talk of a potential global [...] (full story)

It would seem a near foregone conclusion to say that grain/soy markets are desperately in need of some or any positive news at this time and we appear to have received a double dose of it since the close yesterday.  The first came via the weekly crop... (full story)

swing trade levels for cannabis stocks - updated (full story)

U.S. stock index futures were higher in the overnight trade, as investors welcomed signs that additional fiscal and monetary stimulus in the U.S. and overseas is on its way. (full story)

Stay short (full story)

Heading through Indiana and into Illinois on the second day of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, scouts on the eastern leg of the tour are prepared to deal with many of the variability and maturity issues they experienced in Ohio and Eastern... (full story)

As we noted several times, the pork herd in the EU is NOT expanding. Herd size is actually down in Germany. Yet U.S. producers continue to expand. (full story)

EURUSD gives up trying to hold 1.1100 level. German bund yields back down to -0.70%. GBPUSD back in sell mode after the EUs Tusk rejects Boris Johnsons demand to remove backstop. RBA Minutes dont offer new monetary policy clues. AUDUSD still... (full story)

Grain Express August 20, 2019 Corn (December) Fundamentals : The weekly crop progress report was released yesterday afternoon, showing the U.S. corn conditions at 56% Good/Excellent, down 1% from the previous week and 2% below... (full story)

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Bayer AG (ETR: BAYN) to acquire its animal health business in a transaction valued at […] (full story)

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A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […] (full story)

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We have the API Energy Stocks at 3:30 P.M. and I am expecting draws in 3mln barrel level across the board. Us Crop Progress showed [...] (full story)

On Wednesday, August 21 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT), Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host Indiana Farmland Values & Rental Rates: 2019 Survey Results, a webinar featuring Purdue ag economists, Craig Dobbins, Michael […] (full story)

Highly Accurate Multi Time Frame Technical Analysis (full story)

Editor’s Note: For accompanying tables see the originally published article at the Source Link below. Crop producers across Nebraska reported more than 400,000 acres of prevented plant land in 2019, […] (full story)

Some farm leases are not written, but are verbal or “handshake” agreements. Because nothing is in writing, the parties may have different recollections of their agreement, making lease disputes more […] (full story)

According to recent findings from the USDA Agricultural and Resource Management Survey, agricultural land rent totaled $2.44 billion in Nebraska for 2018. The survey found rent as the third largest […] (full story)

The U.S. is still upset about Gibraltar and the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, that was previously named Grace 1,  and has warned Greece not to [...] (full story)

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted 31 small refinery biofuel waivers for 2018, an action relating to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that has caused concern among […] (full story)

Michael Salassi has been named as LSU AgCenter associate vice president and program leader of animal and plant sciences. For the past four years, Salassi has served as head of the […] (full story)

Looks bearish (full story)

Source: USMEF Joel Haggard, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, just returned from the Philippines where he met with importers, processors and other prospective buyers at World Food Expo (WOFEX), the... (full story)

U.S. Crop Tour Results Contradict USDA Data (full story)

David Ekstrom Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans, Corn Higher Overnight as Crop Conditions Decline Soybeans and corn were higher in overnight trading after the condition of both crops dropped... (full story)

Source: Marianne Stein, University of Illinois The USDA’s August crop production forecast delivered a shock to corn markets with much larger production than expected. Market participants continue to question the size of the 2019 corn crop; in... (full story)