Tesla (TSLA) has ended the short term correction from Jan 22 high and can resume higher while above Jan 27 low. (full story)

Natural Gas (NG) bounced yesterday as part of a weekly Doji forming effort and early stage attempt to halt the slide since November. Before bulls begin to get excited, they'll want to see a reclamation of the psychologically key 2 whole figure level, coinciding roughly with downchannel... (full story)

In looking at the markets in general, it appears to me that there is still a lack of understanding of how the global landscape is being shaped by the Trump administration. Regardless of the trade deal, the Chinese growth has flattened. The trade war showed that China really is no match to the... (full story)

Tomorrow is Fed Day. Here is whay you need to know. (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)

The signing of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement will help settle a tumultuous time for pork producers.  Southwest Minnesota pig farmer Terry Wolters says the time between the first tariffs on Canada and Mexico to now has been disruptive. ... (full story)

A Missouri farmer says he improves his production through competing in the Missouri Soybean Yield Contest. Brian Steinhoff, who farms in St. Charles County near St. Louis, tells Brownfield he learns through his own practices and the practices of... (full story)

China remains the elephant in the room as pork producers begin to navigate 2020.  Minnesota Pork Board president JoDee Haala says the African swine fever outbreak dominated conversations during the Board’s annual meeting Monday. “Our first... (full story)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold educational seminars on industrial hemp production Feb. 5 in Dumas and Feb. 11 in Dimmitt. The cost is $20 per person. Both […] (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day lower, waiting for cash business to develop.  Feeder cattle were mostly lower on the same factors with some additional pressure from the day’s higher move in corn.  February live cattle... (full story)

Beans at Critical Area, Meal Bottom? (full story)

USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) releases Farm income statement and balance sheet estimates and forecasts three times a year, typically in February, August and November. These core statistical indicators provide guidance […] (full story)

A study of wellbeing among veterinarians indicates high job satisfaction among animal practitioners, but also a high degree of concern in the profession over stress, student debt and suicide. The survey by Merck Animal Health – a follow-up to a... (full story)

Two state representatives from southern Missouri have criticized Missouri’s Ag Department director at a recent hearing over her stance on feral hog eradication. At a House budget committee hearing Monday, Director Chris Chinn says she supports... (full story)

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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures were the strength in the grain market today as contracts were 2 to 6 cents higher. The majority of the strength was in the front months with the Mar contract up 6 cents to 3.86-1/2, while May corn was up 5-1/4 cents to 3... (full story)

USDA’s Farm Service Director has a message for farmers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program . “We are only one month from the end of the general signup which is now an annual competitive opportunity for producers, where offers will... (full story)

Cotton futures rallied back to erase Monday losses as the Tuesday session ended with gains of 85 to 96 points. The online cotton trading platform The Seam reported Monday sales of 3,646 bales at an average gross price of 61.48 cents/lb. The Cotlook A... (full story)

Corn futures closed Turnaround Tuesday with gains of 2 3/4 cents/bushel to 6 cents higher in March contracts. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was -0.1345 on 01/28, compared to last year when the national average basis was -0.3238. USDA... (full story)

Corn futures closed Turnaround Tuesday with gains of 2 3/4 cents/bushel to 6 cents higher in March contracts. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was -0.1345 on 01/28, compared to last year when the national average basis was -0.3238. USDA... (full story)

Live cattle futures came back down from midday gains and ended the session with losses of 10 to 60 cents in the front months. Feeder cattle futures tried to rebound after the Monday limit losses, but retreated from midday highs. Nearby futures did po... (full story)

Tuesday, wheat futures closed lower across all three US markets. Chicago SRW futures close with losses of 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 cents in the front months. KC HRW futures were lower by as much as a nickel in the front months. HRS wheat futures were down the... (full story)

Soybean futures closed with losses of 2 to 2 1/4 in the front month contracts. The national average soybean basis from cmdtyView tightened to -0.5420 on Jan 28, this time last year it was -0.9072. Soybean meal futures were down today, with $0.20/ton ... (full story)

Hogs traded higher following the Monday limit losses in the front month, as futures closed with gains of $0.27 to $0.85. The CME Lean Hog Index was another 37 cents higher on 01/24, at $61.90. USDA’s Pork Carcass Cutout was $1.38 lower in the after... (full story)

Markets try to rally...can't hold earrly gains (full story)

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup to enroll by February 28, 2020. This signup is available to farmers […] (full story)

The decision between ARC and PLC will be discussed in this webinar, lead by Nick Paulson and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois ag economists. Decisions between ARC-CO and PLC will […] (full story)

Mike Paustian, a pig farmer from Walcott, Iowa, took over the reins as the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) president last week during the Iowa Pork Congress. I sat down with him to find out more about IPPA's new leader. From one thing you may... (full story)

ES Daily Chart for Review & Trading Levels 1.29.2020 (full story)

Dr. Scott Stewart just finished a study involving 60 years of weather data. The results may surprise you. In this podcast, he’ll discuss the data and potential impacts on insect […] (full story)

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be on the ground in Jefferson City January 29th for Missouri Corn Growers Association Legislative Day. Continue reading Missouri Corn Growers Association Legislative Day at Brownfield Ag News.   ... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed higher Tuesday as traders bought back oversold positions after markets reacted negatively Monday to coronavirus fears. January Class III milk unchanged at $17.04.  February up six cents... (full story)

In the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, farmers are increasingly eager to add non-chemical control methods to their management toolbox. Impact mills, which destroy weed seeds picked up by a combine, […] (full story)

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I will be speaking in Champaign, IL, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Indianapolis, IN. Call or email me to attend my seminar! (full story)

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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the insurance services company Brown & Brown (BRO). 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... (full story)

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on December 31, 2019 totaled 4.60 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 5.06 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 3.86 […] (full story)

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A consultant who works with China’s swine industry says the Chinese are struggling to rebuild their hog herd in the wake of African swine fever. Todd Thurman, who works for SwineTex Consulting Services, says it will be a very slow process. “What... (full story)

Mar. corn closed at $3.86 and 1/2, up 6 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $8.95, down 2 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $297.60, down 20 cents Mar. soybean oil closed at 31.46, down 6 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.69 and 3/4, down 2 and 1/2... (full story)

Federal investigations are underway for Dairy Farmers of America’s potential purchase of Dean Foods assets. Letters were recently sent from the Justice Department to dairy farmers and retailers of Dean Foods to announce an investigation of a... (full story)

In the south, long and medium grain milled rice prices steady. Parboiled prices steady. Second heads and Brewers prices steady. Rice by-products: Rice Bran prices mostly steady; Millfeed steady and […] (full story)

Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Kansas City, March 4-6, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. The 15 producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board and Pork Checkoff staff leadership will hear... (full story)

The students at Williston High School, located in Williston, North Dakota, have been consuming more milk in the last three years thanks to a trendy beverage option on their school lunch menu.  Using a state-of-the-art espresso machine that was... (full story)

LSU AgCenter experts will present the latest research updates in corn, cotton and soybean production at the annual Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum set for Feb. 6 at the Delhi Civic […] (full story)

Soybeans were modestly lower on follow-through fund and technical selling. Beans continue to watch China for demand signals, with additional pressure from a lower move in world vegetable oil prices. Palm oil futures were down heading into Tuesday’s... (full story)

This article summarizes our 2019 corn foliar fungicide trials that were done at six locations in Iowa: ISU Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm (NWRF), Sutherland; Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm […] (full story)

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