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Market Snapshot - Tuesday 11.19.19 (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)

Lean hogs fill the gap and rally. Cattle futures were softer. (full story)

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Tuesday wheat futures were mostly higher with Kansas City HRW futures leading the way. Chicago wheat futures were up 3 1/4 to 4 3/4 cents higher at closing, KC wheat made gains by as much as 7 1/4 cents in nearby contracts. MPLS HRS ended Tuesday ste... (full story)

Live cattle futures made some recoveries from midday lows, but still finished mostly in the red. Apr was down the most, dropping 20 cents after Tuesday’s trading. Feeder cattle futures also made afternoon recoveries. The last trading day for Nov FC... (full story)

Soybean futures found support on Monday helping to bounce the front months upwards by 1 1/4 to 2 cents higher. Soybean meal was up $0.80/ton, and soybean oil gained 32 points to also add product value on Tuesday. The national average soybean basis is... (full story)

Cotton futures followed Monday’s decreases with more of the same on Tuesday. Nearby futures posted losses of 63 to 82 points at midday. The Seam reported 3,583 bales sold at an average price of 55.07 cents/lb for 11/18. Egyptian cotton has retained... (full story)

Corn rebounded on Turnaround Tuesday, the futures were back up by 2 1/4 to 3 3/4 cents for the nearby contracts. The CZ/CH spread has widened to 10.75, as compared to last Tuesday when the spread was at 8.75. This time last year the CZ/CH premium was... (full story)

Lean hog futures recovered from triple digit losses at midday, but still finished 60 cents lower. The 11/15 CME Lean Hog Index was lower by $0.27, at $59.24. USDA’s pork carcass cutout value came back down by $4.47 this afternoon, to $84.67, after ... (full story)

Corn rebounded on Turnaround Tuesday, the futures were back up by 2 1/4 to 3 3/4 cents for the nearby contracts. The CZ/CH spread has widened to 10.75, as compared to last Tuesday when the spread was at 8.75. This time last year the CZ/CH premium was... (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: After two consecutive weak finishes, corn prices made a turnaround today finishing with gains of 2-1/4 in Dec closing at 3.70 to 3-3/4 higher in May closing at 3.86-3/4. Dec 2020 closed 2-1/2 higher at 3.96. A lack of positive news h... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the aerospace defense company Teledyne Technologies (TDY). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month , then used the F... (full story)

A Trenton, Missouri dairy farmer has been awarded for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Bill Siebenborn was given the Richard E. Lyng Award at the recent National Dairy Board – National Milk Producers Federation... (full story)

Farmers wrapping up fall fieldwork are quickly shifting focus to the 2020 growing season. Bayer agronomist Dan Kohler says there’s a lot to do. “Right now it’s really important to look back at your notes to see what products... (full story)

The University of Missouri has cut the ribbon on a new $28 million state-of-the-art greenhouse facility on its Columbia campus. The more than 9,000 square feet of growth chambers will be able to simulate climate conditions from all over the... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed on spread adjustments and position squaring ahead of this week’s slew of USDA reports.  Feeder cattle were mixed on the same factors.  December live cattle closed $.07... (full story)

The sale of gasoline blended with E15 has grown since the EPA lifted restrictions this summer, allowing year-round sales. Mike O’Brien with Growth Energy tells Brownfield there are now more than 2-thousand retail sites selling E15. “With 13 of... (full story)

African Swine Fever continues to dominate the headlines for the pork industry. Missouri pork producer and president of the National Pork Board David Newman says biosecurity remains a top priority as parts have of the world have been unable to... (full story)

Phase One Talks Continue, Amid Chinese Purchases of U.S. Farm Products Last week, Financial Times writer James Politi reported that, “President Donald Trump threatened a new escalation of the trade war with […] (full story)

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. Contracts were due for a bounce as the trade waits for phase one of the proposed deal with China to be signed. It’s been a week of mixed signals, with some positive signs from... (full story)

The USDA has declared 43 counties across Michigan eligible for emergency assistance after excessive rain, flooding and abnormally cold temperatures from this March and beyond. Ag Secretary Perdue says the agency has been unable to make a... (full story)

Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the third quarter of 2019.  And earlier […] (full story)

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Day Trading Model for Review & Trading Levels 11.20.2019 (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.70, up 2 and 1/4 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.11 and 1/2, up 1 and 1/4 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $302.00, up 80 cents Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.96, up 32 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.12, up 4 and 3/4 cents... (full story)

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that a long-sought deal was reached between the United States and Korea for U.S.-only rice […] (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange turned mostly higher Tuesday supported by strong global trade. November Class III milk up a penny at $20.32.  December down eight cents at $18.39.  January a nickel higher at $17.93. ... (full story)

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Milk production during October was up slightly on the year and the month. USDA says production in the U.S. was up slightly more than one percent compared last year at 18.1 billion pounds with production per cow up 33 pounds.  The herd... (full story)

Michigan ag groups have joined together to help feed hungry families in need this holiday season. Employees of the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies have purchased a refrigerated semi-trailer for the Food Bank Council of Michigan.  ... (full story)

Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider its regulatory options to prioritize pipeline shipments of propane to Iowa. Grassley says it’s a big concern for farmers who are... (full story)

Grain and soybean values posted a recovery today as buyers surfaced in the market. Most interest was on corn where another flash sale of 191,000 metric tons to an unknown buyer was announced. This was the second sale in two days, showing us the recen... (full story)

Dr. James Woodard is the new national FFA advisor, chairman of the FFA board of directors, and national agricultural education director. The Georgia native says it’s his mission to make a difference in the lives of students to the same degree... (full story)

ACE CEO Brian Jennings A group of Midwestern senators is asking President Trump to make sure the EPA’s proposal to account for small refinery exemptions will account for actual gallons waived. In a letter to Trump , the senators reminded him of... (full story)

Pressure remains on the December 19 lean hog futures, with the market pressing to fresh November lows of 61.295 today. While the sell off has been more of a grind lower than a clear trend (full story)

A multi-generation family farm can only be crafted if it is passed down from one generation to the next. You might spend an entire lifetime working to build an operation that is successful enough to one day pass down to your children. But here’s... (full story)

Anna McConnell Byline: Trevor Holbrook The end of harvest nears, and farmers are closer to closing the book on 2019. This year has challenged the Midwest with soggy weather and abnormal amounts of... (full story)

October Milk Production up 1.7 Percent. Milk production in the 24 major States during October totaled 17.3 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from October... (full story)

POET’s cellulosic ethanol plant at Emmetsburg, Iowa Ethanol producer POET says it will “pause production” of cellulosic ethanol at its Project LIBERTY cellulosic plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. In a news release , POET says the action is a... (full story)

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Japanese lawmakers have taken the next step toward finalizing a trade deal with the U.S. Bloomberg reports the Lower House of Parliament approved the pact that includes greater access for American ag products. Minnesota Pork Board president... (full story)

THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of November 19, 2019. Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable AMS Specialty Crops Division Federal-State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (404) 361-1376 Fax: (404) 363-2523 (via: Forest Park-Atlanta, GA ) Recorder: (404) 366-0360 TV_FV140... (full story)

We know dairy consumption is down and yogurt is also feeling the pinch. Market research company Mintel says U.S. yogurt sales peaked at nearly $9 billion in 2015. They’re expected to fall to $8.2 billion this year and they could fall another... (full story)

In the last few weeks of 2019 make plans to not only finish this year’s harvest strong, but also look ahead to prepare for 2020. “There will be issues when poor quality grain is being put into storage for a longer period than normal,” says Tom... (full story)

YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 19-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)

Soybean futures are trying to mitigate some of yesterday’s losses with nearby futures gaining 3 to 3 1/4 cents at midday. Soybean meal is up $1.70/ton, and soybean oil shows 31 point gains for midday. Soybean basis is -0.6265, bringing the monthly ... (full story)

Wheat Gaining Again Tuesday wheat futures are back on the rise, with Kansas City HRW futures leading the way. Chicago wheat futures are 4 to 6 cents higher at midday, KC wheat is making gains by as much as 8 cents in nearby contracts. MPLS HRS is f... (full story)

Live cattle futures are down so far this Tuesday, posting midday losses of 35 to 77 cents. Feeder cattle futures are mixed with the soon to expire Nov contract showing a 2 cent gain., Jan and Mar contracts are lower by 60 to 80 cents. The 11/15 CM... (full story)

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