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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)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 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)


Unfortunately, last week’s rain proved too much for many cotton fields. For those pondering their replant options, here are some points to consider: 1. Regardless of replant crop, you must […] (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 26-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The Wednesday session closed with nearby corn futures as much as 1 1/2 cents higher. Deferred contracts with ’21 expiration closed UNCH. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was 26.47 cents under July. That was the strongest basis since l... (full story)


The Wednesday session closed with nearby corn futures as much as 1 1/2 cents higher. Deferred contracts with ’21 expiration closed UNCH. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was 26.47 cents under July. That was the strongest basis since l... (full story)


The U.S. wheat markets traded in both directions on Wednesday. Kansas City HRW futures ended with gains of 3 1/2 to 4 3/4 cents. SRW and HRS wheat futures were lower at the closing bell. CBT wheat was down 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cents and MGE wheat closed do... (full story)


The lean hog futures market traded away some of the inversion on Wednesday. June and July are still a premium to the other months, but the premiums shrank by 70+ cents as June was down 32 and the deferreds closed higher. The CME Lean Hog index was an... (full story)


Wednesday cotton futures ended the session with 3 to 11 point gains in the front months. October was in the red by 11 points. The NASS weekly update to crop progress showed that 53% of the 2020/21 crop was planted as of May 24. That is up 9 percentag... (full story)


Soybean trading on Wednesday stayed in an 8 cent range, and ultimately finished with 1/2 to 1 1/2 cent gains. Sept through Jan ’21 contracts closed with fractional gains. The national average soybean basis from cmdtyView was 44.97 cents under July ... (full story)


Wednesday trading in the live cattle futures added $0.42 to $1.40 to the front months. Feeder cattle futures were 55 cents to $0.72 higher after a limit gain from August on Tuesday. The May 26 Feeder Cattle Index from CME was 33 cents lower to $126.1... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished quietly with July 1-1/2 cents higher at 3.20-1/2 and December up 0-1/2 cent at 3.34-1/2. Forecasts for most of the Corn Belt are showing hot and dry conditions for the next two weeks. This could stress corn in p... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the business services company SPS Commerce (SPSC). 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 Flipchart f... (full story)


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Hogs and Feeders pull back from session highs while Live Cattle settles strong (full story)


Grain Spreads-A Couple Trades for Consideration (full story)


Missouri corn planting is 90 percent complete. That’s 26 percentage points ahead of last year, cool weather is slowing development. “I made the statement the other day, ‘it’s hard to think, in forty days it’s going to be tasseling,’” said Robert... (full story)


On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, June Class III milk futures settled 41 cents higher at $17.93.  July up 29 at $17.15.  August through October contracts closed two higher to nine cents lower. Dry whey down $0.02 at $0.32. ... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle futures ended the day higher supported by the strong start to the week’s cash trade and broader market support.  June live cattle closed $1.40 higher at $100.80 and August live cattle closed... (full story)


BL_GR110 Torrington, WY Wed May 27, 2020 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Montana Elevator Cash Grain Prices Closing elevator cash bids for Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Wheat prices (HRW, DNS and Durum) are in dollars per bushel, barley prices dollars per cwt. **Prices not... (full story)


This week will be the start of the early POST applications in cotton. These applications are often critical to not only curtail weed competition but to combat thrips injury as […] (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Wed May 27, 2020 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD slaughter lambs under 100 lbs 15.00-20.00 lower, no comparison on heavier weights; slaughter ewes steady to 5.00 lower; feeder... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 27-MAY-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


NW_GR110 Des Moines, IA Wed May 27, 2020 IA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News IA Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 1:30 p.m. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2... (full story)


May 20 (Final Planting date) has come and gone and June 4 (End of Late Planting) is around the corner for cotton producers. If you haven’t planted yet and have Revenue […] (full story)


Without Meal Where Can Soybeans Go (full story)


This time last week some central Nebraska farmers were talking about drought. Some areas had not received any rain for over a month. That situation changed rather quickly over Memorial Day weekend. “We had from four to over seven inches,... (full story)


Stalk borers are an occasional pest of corn in Nebraska. Stalk borer damage in corn commonly is confined to plants in the first few rows near field margins, fence rows, […] (full story)


The new Minnesota FFA president sees a year of opportunity ahead despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Ben Olander of the Staples-Motley FFA chapter says the last two months have been a struggle, and the coronavirus remains an obstacle. “I think... (full story)


In 2018, soybean gall midge emerged as a new species causing significant injury and yield loss to soybean in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. The rapid widespread emergence of […] (full story)


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Reduced fuel demand and the associated slowdown in ethanol production has damaged a critical market for corn. Jerry Demmer, who farms in southern Minnesota, calls the COVID-19 pandemic a terrible situation. “And I get it, you know with... (full story)


The Small Exchange Coming Soon! & Trading Levels 5.28.2020 (full story)


Jul. corn closed at $3.20 and 1/2, up 1 and 1/2 cents Jul. soybeans closed at $8.48 and 1/2, up 1 and 1/2 cents Jul. soybean meal closed at $282.00, down $1.90 Jul. soybean oil closed at 27.60, up 33 points Jul. wheat closed at $5.04 and 1/2, down 2... (full story)


Grasshopper activity is picking up recently across the state. Similar to cotton, they are a sporadic pest that can sometimes affect yield. Their populations are typically restricted to field edges, but […] (full story)


The head scab risk tool can be used to assess the risk of head scab and to help guide fungicide application decisions. Here are a few guidelines for using the […] (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying. There is optimism about demand from China, even with the tensions between Beijing and Washington D.C. There were some rumors about new sales to China ahead of the open, but nothing... (full story)


The Iowa Department of Agriculture has launched a disposal assistance program to help pork producers who are being forced to euthanize pigs due to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. “That’s an economically and emotionally stressful thing, so what... (full story)


In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, three U of M researchers and a special guest from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture discuss nitrogen economics. How does the sale of nitrogen […] (full story)


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GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois River Barge Terminals Producer Bids/Basis Bids ($/bu) Change (�/bu) Basis Change Cash Price South of Peoria Corn 3.1450-3.2450 UP 0.5-UP 1.5 ... (full story)


GL_GR111 Greeley, CO Wed May 27, 2020 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News CO/NE/WY Elevator Afternoon Grain Bids Cash grain bids to farmers delivered to country elevators for Corn, Wheat and Soybeans per bushel; and Sorghum, Millet, and Sunflowers per cwt. as of 3:30 p.m. May 27,... (full story)


WA_LS637 St. Joseph, MO Wed, May 20, 2020 USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News *** NOTICE: Correction to Year to Date totals on Slaughter Hogs B/S and S/B. *** Canadian Live Animal Imports into the U.S. by Destination Data for week ending: ... (full story)


WA_LS635 St. Joseph, MO Wed, May 27, 2020 USDA Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Canadian Live Animal Imports by State of Entry Data for week ending: 05/16/20 Cattle State Feeder Sltr Sltr Breeding Breeding... (full story)