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The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season. While tariffs and weather have had their influence on price volatility this year, the  various USDA reports might come into... (full story)

SPY broke above July 27 peak and showing incomplete short term sequence from June 3 low. This article and video talks about the short term Elliott Wave path. (full story)

The Long BON20, Short SN20 spread has profited in 13 of the last 15 years (full story)

Based on 4 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 3 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Euro Currency is BEARISH. (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)

Piece for newbies on system diversification. (full story)

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 19 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […] (full story)

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 24 Texas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers due to recent disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) […] (full story)

Summary Rapidly intensifying “flash drought” — attributed in part to extreme late-summer heat — continued to afflict many areas from the lower Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States to the Gulf Coast. […] (full story)

A hot end to the summer along with a generally suppressed convective regime resulted in numerous areas of drought development across the southern Plains, Midwest and Southeast, while spotty convection […] (full story)

Wheat futures were mostly steady to 2 cents lower in the winter wheat contracts, with MPLS up 4 to 7 cents on Thursday. USDA Export Sales data showed bookings of just 286,600 MT, a 53% decline from the previous week. That was below the range of estim... (full story)

Corn futures saw 1 to 1 1/2 cent gains in the front months on Thursday, boosted by export sales data. USDA reported weekly export sales of 1.464 MMT (57.6 million bushels) for the week ending September 12, stronger than what traders were expecting he... (full story)

Cotton futures were down 14 points in several nearby contracts on Thursday, with nearby Oct up 2 points. USDA reported cotton export sales for the week ending September 12 totaled 84,999 running bales for upland, with another 19,300 RB booked for 202... (full story)

Soybeans futures closed the Thursday session with most contracts 2 to 4 1/4 cents higher. Soybean meal was up 60 cents/ton, with soy oil 6 points lower. Chinese trade negotiators were in DC on Thursday to lay groundwork for the higher-level talks in ... (full story)

Corn futures saw 1 to 1 1/2 cent gains in the front months on Thursday, boosted by export sales data. USDA reported weekly export sales of 1.464 MMT (57.6 million bushels) for the week ending September 12, stronger than what traders were expecting he... (full story)

Lean Hog futures were steady to $1.325 higher in most contracts on Thursday, with Oct down $1.525. Cash is still falling and showing a ~$5 discount. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another 73 cents at $56.76 on September 17. The USDA pork carcass cut... (full story)

Live cattle futures settled 32.5 to 57.5 cents lower in the nearby contracts, with other contracts higher. Cash trade after the close was mostly $101 in the South. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 95 cents higher in the front months. The CME Feed... (full story)

Panama Canal Approves Toll Structure Modifications Subsequent to the public hearing held on July 24, 2019 on the proposed toll structure modifications and implementation of some of the suggested comments, […] (full story)

This season’s weather has been very cooperative for summer cash crop harvest, but unfortunately there were also many fields that were not planted and remained fallow for most of the […] (full story)

JC_LS770 Jefferson City, MO Thu Sep 19, 2019 MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Carthage- Joplin Regional Stockyards Video Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 09/19/2019 Receipts: 2615 Demand moderate for this Prime Time Video Auction at the Joplin Regional Stockyards. The... (full story)

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the […] (full story)

USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation has updated two House ag subcommittees on the programs in place to assist farmers. Bill Northey says, “This past year has tested the resilience of America’s farmers. Crop insurance,... (full story)

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All former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Reagan’s Administration announced on Thursday their support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). A letter written to Congressional leaders underscored the importance of... (full story)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mostly higher ahead of the rest of the week’s direct cash business and Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report. On average, analysts expect the major categories to be below a year ago.... (full story)

House Passes Continuing Resolution Keeping Federal Government Funded Through November On September 18, 2019, House Leadership finalized language for a continuing resolution (CR) that would extend existing agency funding through November 21, 2019,... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with small gains of 1/4 to 1-1/2 cents as Dec led today’s stronger market closing at 3.72-3/4. Soybean futures helped provide support gaining 1 to 4 cents. Prices traded both sides of steady, but couldn’t f... (full story)

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Three former U.S. ag secretaries joined Secretary Perdue in Washington today to voice their support for Congress to ratify the USMCA. Tom Vilsack, who is Perdue’s immediate predecessor, said, “I think if there is any one issue upon which ALL... (full story)

Dennis Dimick wants you to see what he sees. As a journalist and photographer working for the National Geographic for 35 years, Dimick has traveled the globe and witnessed the effects of the Anthropocene, which means The Human Age. The term... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed Thursday as cash cheese markets continue to slide. September Class III milk unchanged at $18.25.  October down 25 cents at $18.48.  November four cents higher at $18.12. ... (full story)

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U.S. Wheat Associates says representatives with Taiwan Flour Millers Association (TFMA) have signed letters of intent to buy wheat and other U.S. grown commodities over the next two years. The millers are part of a Taiwan Ag Trade Goodwill Mission... (full story)

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USDA says 76 percent of the U.S. spring wheat crop has been harvested out of the six top producing states. That’s double-digits below the 5-year-average. Winter wheat is getting planted as well. “I’m friendly [with] wheat in general,” said Brian... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.72 and 3/4, up 1 and 1/2 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $8.93, up 4 and 1/4 cents Oct. soybean meal closed at $292.20, up 60 cents Oct. soybean oil closed at 29.81, down 6 points Dec. wheat closed at $4.88, down 1 and 1/2 cents... (full story)

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Quadruple Witching & Futures Levels for 9.20.2019 (full story)

Soybeans were mostly modestly higher on spread trade and short covering. Weekly export sales were above expectations, China was the big buyer, but the shipments were bearish. Deputy level trade talks with China have resumed and high-level talks are... (full story)

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The USDA says commercial red meat production during August was down 2% on the year at 4.65 billion pounds. Beef production was 2% lower than a year ago at 2.374 billion pounds, with a 2% decline in the monthly slaughter to 2.926 million head and... (full story)

Trade was on both sides of unchanged today, with soybeans stepping up as the market leader. Soybeans took their support from the beginning of trade talks with China and hopes this will lead to more trade between the two countries. Solid export number... (full story)

The Chart of the Day belongs to the slurry company Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP). 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 feature to... (full story)

RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Thursday, ***September 19, 2019*** USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News ***CORRECTED COPY: Date.*** N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for... (full story)

SEATTLE Shipping Point Prices as of 19-SEP-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

August Red Meat Production Down from Last Year... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 19-SEP-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 19-SEP-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

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