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Yesterday the markets dropped based on geopolitical concerns. Will that hold true for today? Read on to learn more... (full story)

British policymakers have finally agreed on a Brexit deal, as Boris Johnsons plan saw the first ever majority in the House of Commons. But policymakers refused to hurry up to turn the withdrawal agreement into law before the October 31 st deadline. (full story)

WTI Crude (CL) rebounded almost 2% on the continuous contract yesterday, and is nearing the completion of a triangle (on the 4hr chart). Significantly, CL is trying to continue an effort from 2 weeks ago to bounce off triangle support (on the weekly chart) ahead of today's highly... (full story)

Netflix has reversed the spike on Oct 17 looking to resume lower. This article and video looks at the Elliott Wave path of the stock. (full story)

An economist expects organic crop production to be lower this year. Ryan Koory with Mercaris says, “We’re looking at fewer organic corn acres to be harvested this year. Much beyond that, we’re looking at fewer soybean acres and... (full story)

USDA cold storage stocks for dairy products in September were up except for butter.   Total cheese stocks were up half of a percent to just over 621 thousand metric tons or 1.3 billion pounds.  Natural American cheese stocks were up... (full story)

For the first time, an American made cheese has won the Best Cheese in the World award at the World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy. The winner was Rogue River Blue, by Rogue Creamery of Oregon. Overall, it was the USA’s best showing ever, as... (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)

Corn futures were steady to fractionally higher by Tuesday’s close. The cmdtyView National Corn Price Index is at $3.69, up 43 3/4 cents from the same day last year. National basis was pegged at -19 cents, 25 1/4 cents stronger than the same harves... (full story)

Hog futures were lower by as much as $2.32 in the nearby contracts. USDA’s Cold Storage reports showed 598.894 M lbs of frozen pork stocks for September, which is 1.6% above last year, but lower than August by 1.3%. Frozen belly stocks for Septembe... (full story)

Soybeans futures was up 3/4 to 1 1/2 cents in the front months at the close. The market was initially up a dime on rumors that China had issued tariff waivers for another 10 MMT of soybeans. This would allow private firms to buy US beans if the FOB p... (full story)

Winter wheat futures gave back overnight gains, with Chicago Dec finishing down by 5 1/2 and Kansas City Dec 4 1/4 cents lower. Spring wheat futures were higher, with MPLS Dec up by 1 1/4 cents on Turnaround Tuesday. NASS reported on Monday afternoon... (full story)

Cotton futures peaked around midday, but still finished higher by Tuesday’s close. Cotton harvest was up 8% over last week to 40% complete per the USDA’s weekly crop progress report. That is 5% above average, with Texas 3 percentage points ahead ... (full story)

Corn futures were steady to fractionally higher by Tuesday’s close. The cmdtyView National Corn Price Index is at $3.69, up 43 3/4 cents from the same day last year. National basis was pegged at -19 cents, 25 1/4 cents stronger than the same harves... (full story)

Live cattle futures closed mostly lower on Tuesday, while feeder cattle futures made 27 to 70 cent gains in the front months, reversing Monday’s losses. USDA released the Cold Storage report, with September 30 stocks at 464.186 million lbs. That is... (full story)

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 25 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) […] (full story)

Following the release of key USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports and U.S. Census trade data through August, this month the 2019/20 U.S. all-wheat feed and residual use is […] (full story)

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The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton estimates for 2019/20 project global ending stocks to increase 3.0 million bales from the previous season to 83.7 million bales. World cotton […] (full story)

An ag economist sees some potential for a post-harvest rally in corn prices, but certain things must happen first.  Todd Hubbs with the University of Illinois says, “I think we’re going to need to see a pretty good drop back in corn... (full story)

The third survey-based estimate for the 2019/20 corn crop lowered harvested acres by 200,000 and raised yield 0.2-bushel per acre, lowering the crop projection by 19.8 million bushels this month. […] (full story)

This month’s Crop Production report lowers USDA’s forecast of U.S. soybean production for 2019/20 by 82 million bushels to 3.55 billion. Mostly, the crop reduction is based on a lower […] (full story)

The only supply-side revision to the 2019/20 U.S. rice balance sheet this month was a 1.3-million cwt increase in the production forecast to 188.6 million cwt, still nearly 16 percent […] (full story)

The University of Missouri’s extension soybean specialist says with reports of first damage all over it’s hard to predict what’s going on with crops. But, Bill Wiebold (wee-bold) tells Brownfield soybeans are especially at risk, “If these plants are... (full story)

A central Minnesota farmer says he can’t wait much longer to begin harvesting corn. Waverly crop and livestock producer Dan Glessing tells Brownfield he hand-shelled corn last week with moisture in the upper 30’s. “I would guess... (full story)

The Missouri Department of Agriculture wants feedback on its proposed rules for hemp production in the state. Proposed rules were posted on the department’s website three weeks early to give the public more time to comment, according to Chris Chinn,... (full story)

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The American Soybean Association is looking for specific indicators to validate progress in U.S., China trade negotiations. ASA vice president Bill Gordon, who farms in southwest Minnesota, tells Brownfield ASA is leaning on the United Soybean... (full story)

Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported last week that, “China is still a long way from forking out $50 billion for farm goods from the United States, agriculture industry analysts said […] (full story)

Stalk integrity becomes a bigger issue when the corn harvest is drawn out. University of Minnesota Extension crops educator Dave Nicolai says standability is always a concern where compaction occurred. “Poor root growth (and) some genetics... (full story)

The USDA estimates net farm income at 88 Billion dollars for 2019, which includes a big chunk of federal government payments. American Farm Bureau economist John Newton, at the Farm Foundation Forum hosted by the National Press Club, says that would... (full story)

Chart created by Agriculture Economic Insights An ag economist says fertilizer prices have decreased significantly since spring with anhydrous ammonia leading the drop. USDA data shows anhydrous ammonia prices in Illinois went from $500 per... (full story)

Abundant rain the last couple of months in much of eastern Nebraska has promoted the relatively early emergence of winter annual weeds, particularly marestail. Marestail, also known as horseweed in […] (full story)

The USDA’s Deputy Under Secretary for research tells lawmakers the agency IS committed to climate change issues affecting farmers and ranchers. At a recent House Ag subcommittee hearing Scott Hutchins was asked about a Politico report saying the... (full story)

Combines are the most important seed dispersal mechanism for weeds in our cropping system.  While a small amount of seed may leave the field with grain, most weed seed that enter […] (full story)

Divine Flavor , Nogales, Ariz., is focusing on extending the Mexican grape season with fruit from Chile and Peru. The company showcased its grape program at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo Oct. 18-19 at Anaheim, Calif. ... (full story)

A southeast Minnesota farmer says he has a bad feeling about storing this year’s corn crop. Ed McNamara of Goodhue tells Brownfield most of his crop died prematurely following a hard freeze last week. “I don’t know how that’s... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: It was a quiet day in corn futures as closing prices were unchanged to 3/4 of a cent higher as Dec led today’s gains. Prices bounced late in the session respecting the 21-day moving average after trading as low as 3.85 in Dec. Dec... (full story)

There are reports China plans to exempt additional tariffs on soybeans imported from the U.S. According to the international publication Agri-Census, the Chinese government has offered its soy crushers tariff-free quotas on up to 10 million... (full story)

A central Missouri farmer says he’ll wrap up harvest this week, “Harvest has went pretty fast for us where we farm, quite a bit on the Missouri River and some local creek bottoms where there’s virtually nothing there to harvest,” because of flooding.... (full story)

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Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. The USDA confirmed Monday afternoon that development and harvest remain slower than normal for this time of year. Also, farmer selling is reportedly slow in many areas. China will... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed to mostly lower waiting for direct cash business and this week’s reports. Feeder cattle ended the day higher on position squaring ahead of this week’s reports.  December live... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.88, up 3/4 cent Nov. soybeans closed at $9.34, up 3/4 cent Dec. soybean meal closed at $306.90, down 80 cents Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.85, up 37 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.18, down 5 and 1/2 cents Oct. live cattle... (full story)

Lack of Demand Continues to Stall Rallies (full story)

Corn harvest is inching along, according to the USDA Crop Progress report released on Monday, Oct. 21. To date, the corn harvest is only 30% complete, up 8 points week-on-week, but well behind the five-year average of 47%. Key production states... (full story)

Changes were made to the corn and soybean potassium (K) guidelines in spring 2019. These changes reflect research funded through fertilizer checkoff dollars provided by Minnesota’s Agricultural Fertilizer Research and […] (full story)

Wisconsin’s Governor Tony Evers has put three farmers on his newly-created Climate Change task force.  Farmers on the task force include Fond du Lac County Farm Bureau member Chris Pollack, Buffalo County Farm Bureau member Joe Bragger,... (full story)

The USDA says red meat in cold storage at the end of September was down on the year, led by a drop in beef. Beef production has been slowing down in the second half of the year with some producers choosing to keep cattle out of feedlots until prices... (full story)

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