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CORN Corn futures are lower again today after a slight jump to start the morning. May corn is down 0.025 to 3.31, July is down 0.0175 to 3.3675 and Dec is up 0.0025 to 3.50. Prices benefited from some early optimism that next week’s emergency OPEC... (full story)


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Pardon my French but, “Quand les cochons volent.”  No, those are not a string of foul words that would have gotten my mouth washed out with soap by mother, but translated to English would mean, “when pigs fly.”  Literally, this is what is happening... (full story)


The USDA has extended annual report filings under the Packers and Stockyards program to July 15th, in-line with actions taken under other parts of the federal government as the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact daily life across America. To... (full story)


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COTTON General Comments Cotton was higher as the world stock markets and petroleum markets rallied. News that President Trump said he had brokered a [...] (full story)


“Culling should be based on economics—what is better for the current and long-term profitability of the herd and not on some predetermined benchmark of what culling should be,” says Mike Overton, a dairy analytics advisor with Elanco Animal Health. ... (full story)


Stock index futures are higher now than they were when the weaker than expected U.S. employment numbers were released. (full story)


The destruction of markets and prices due to the impacts of the coronavirus are unprecedented. In 40 years as an economist and analyst—30 years of that in cotton, I’ve not […] (full story)


This year let’s all toss out planting windows for corn. Farmers should be focused on when soil conditions are prime to plant. Soil temperatures need to be on the rise; […] (full story)


Traders anxious ahead of US NFP print that wont fully capture extent of March job losses. Consensus expecting -100k headline, +3.8% for the unemployment rate, +0.2% MoM wage growth. Final March Services PMIs out of Europe miss expectations. Australian Retail Sales... (full story)


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Bulls fade this week to suggest more price pressure in near term. (full story)


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BASF has introduced a new initiative that focuses on the agronomic fit and not bundles and rebates. On today’s Rewards Beyond Rebates Radio Road Show, Robbie Upton with BASF Solutions explains as growers put the final touches on their plans for the... (full story)


Will the U.S. collude with OPEC plus Russia to try to save the global oil industry? Global oil prices exploded by 25%, the biggest percentage gain [...] (full story)


Don’t ignore the threat of Palmer amaranth. If there’s one message Dan Forgey hopes to convey to South Dakota farmers and ranchers, it is the fact that this aggressive weed […] (full story)


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After closing lower on Thursday, wheat is trading 5 to 10 cents higher this morning. KC wheat was the weakest on Thursday, losing 11 cents. May SRW wheat closed 8 1/2 cents lower. MPLS May futures were down by 5 1/2 cents at the close. Wheat export b... (full story)


Overnight trading has May beans UNCH, but other contracts are as much as 2 cents higher this morning. Bean futures closed with losses of as much as 4 cents on Thursday. Open interest is rising, with new money coming into the market after the first of... (full story)


Lean hog futures maintain the expanded limits of $4.50 for Friday, after closing limit down yesterday. The March 31 CME Lean Hog Index was 69 cents lower to $64.46. The 04/02 National Average Afternoon Base Hog price was $44.61, which was $3.76 lower... (full story)


Cotton is trading 63 to 73 points higher this morning after also having closed higher on Thursday. The dollar is stronger, and equity futures are modestly lower. Yesterday, May cotton was the strongest with a 158 point move; Oct and Dec gained 71 poi... (full story)


Corn futures are 2 to 4 cents higher to start the Friday session, thanks to a little pre-weekend profit taking. The front months May and July ended lower yesterday, while Sept and Dec futures were higher. Weekly corn export sales totaled 1.075 MMT. E... (full story)


Corn futures are 2 to 4 cents higher to start the Friday session, thanks to a little pre-weekend profit taking. The front months May and July ended lower yesterday, while Sept and Dec futures were higher. Weekly corn export sales totaled 1.075 MMT. E... (full story)


Cattle futures closed the expanded limits lower on Thursday. April options expire today, with a huge range of pin candidates in play. Feeder futures were down the expanded limits of $6.75 on Thursday. The April 1 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $126.09, ... (full story)


R.L., Dennis, and Kylie talk about current crop conditions and working remotely.  Kylie interviews Dr. Sebe Brown about seed treatments in cotton and soybeans.  Kim Brown talks about current pesticide […] (full story)


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Rice planting is progressing rapidly in the Texas rice production belt.  Some producers even finished up very early this year. L.G. Raun, who farms near El Campo, planted his entire […] (full story)


Sponsored by Pivot Bio PROVEN Across the Corn Belt, in late March, topsoil moisture was rated at least one-half surplus in several states, including Ohio (72% surplus), Illinois (56%), Missouri (56%), Indiana (53%), and Michigan (50%). On the... (full story)


An downtrend will start as soon, as the pair drops below support level 2474.25, which will be followed by moving down to support level 2444.75 and 2424.75 (full story)


The uptrend may be expected to continue, while pair is trading above support level 25.25, which will be followed by reaching resistance level 27.38 and 28.49 (full story)


The downtrend may be expected to continue, while pair is trading below resistance level 1.0844, which will be followed by reaching support level 1.0793 and if it keeps on moving down below that level, we may expect the pair to reach support level 1.0715 (full story)


Expedia: The Stock Shows Classic Elliott Wave Pattern (full story)


Intel ($INTC): Strength before more weakness (full story)


Sugar Elliott Wave View: Selling The Wave 4 Bounce (full story)


IBM: A Long-Term Investment Opportunity Could Be On The Horizon (full story)


David Ekstrom Byline: Successful Farming Staff This week farmers read articles covering machinery, new crop tools, and USDA estimations. Aside from that, COVID-19 remained a topic of interest,... (full story)


Grains mixed overnight with a lot to digest for traders (full story)


Yesterday the world was stunned to learn that the US filed 6.6 million claims in one week. Given that today is Non Farm Payrolls, what should traders do? Read on to learn more... (full story)


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