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The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the Retail REIT Kite Realty Group (KRG). 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)


About 500 people attended an LSU AgCenter meeting Nov. 13 to find out about the potential of growing industrial hemp as a cash crop. Experts advised that the commodity can […] (full story)


Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were mostly modestly lower on spread adjustments, profit taking, and end of the week consolidation. December was up $.05 at $119.10 and February was $.05 higher at $124.97, after that, contracts were... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished the week on a sour note, losing 3 to 4-1/2 cents, as Dec led today’s drop, closing at 3.71-1/4, its lowest close since September 20. Prices broke below the low from earlier in the week and below last week’s ... (full story)


Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.6 cents per pound for the week ending November 9, down 1.2 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose by 1 cent to $3.07 per gallon on November 11, 24 cents lower than a year ago. The Rocky Mountain price increased by […] (full story)


Farm credit conditions in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District continued to deteriorate steadily in the third quarter of 2019. Despite a slight increase in the price of some agricultural commodities […] (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)


Based on 8 algo trading strategies and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for S&P500 is BULLISH. (full story)


Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Friday were mostly higher. November was up $.06 at $20.25 and December was down $.14 at $18.56, while January was $.08 higher at $17.89 and February was up $.09 at $17.30. Cash cheese... (full story)


but the bear is starting to wake up (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.71 and 1/4, down 4 and 1/2 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.18 and 1/4, up 1 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $307.10, up $4.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.43, down 35 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.02 and 3/4, down... (full story)


Market recap november 11 to 15 (full story)


Trade continued with its pattern for mixed activity today, with grains under pressure and soybeans higher. Export sales data added to this divergence as numbers favored soybeans over the grains. Reports that progress was in fact being made on US/Chin... (full story)


Based on 9 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Crude Oil is NEUTRAL. (full story)


Based on 8 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Gold is BEARISH. (full story)


Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, still ending the week lower. Weekly export numbers were good, with China the leading buyer ahead of unknown destinations, which might turn out to be China when it’s time for... (full story)


Peanut Price Highlights. Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.6 cents per pound for the week ending November 9, down 1.2... (full story)


USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday announced that the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments will begin being issued next week.  Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the... (full story)


A large decline in retail interest in cryptocurrencies, there has been a fall in trading volumes around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. If youre a cryptocurrency trader, be aware of the price fluctuations before taking the plunge. (full story)


In a key policy shift, the ECB has recently introduced tiered system of interest rates. This news isnt of interest only to the banks keeping their reserves at the ECB. In todays article, youll learn about the new instrument of monetary policy, and find out what it implies for the gold market. (full story)


Points To Consider (full story)


Direct cash cattle markets are quiet. Light to moderate trade has been reported this week, mainly at $115 on the live basis in the south and $182 dressed in the north, generally steady to $1 higher than the previous week. Some live sales were also... (full story)


Corn futures are 3 1/2 cents to 4 cents lower at midday. The one day delayed weekly export sales update showed corn export sales were 19.2% higher wk/wk as of 11/07. The 581,568 MT of sales, however, were only 65.16% of the same week last year. The U... (full story)


Friday wheat futures are lower at midday, with MPLS leading showing the biggest drops. The USDA updated the weekly export sales for the week ending 11/07, with wheat totaling 238,620 MT. Unshipped sales are 25.9% below the same week last year. The US... (full story)


Live cattle futures are lower by 12 to 17 cents so far for Friday. Feeder cattle futures are up by as much as 52 cents at midday on cheaper feed. The 11/13 CME Feeder Cattle index was lower by $0.05 to $147.39. Wholesale beef prices were mixed, wide... (full story)


Nearby cotton futures are up by as much as 76 points at midday. Cotton weekly export sales were at 345,079 bales for the week ending 11/07, that is a 52.09% increase over the previous week. The USDA reported 126,177 bales shipped for the same week. A... (full story)


Lean hog futures are currently mixed, with Dec futures making 37 cent gains as opposed to Feb and April contracts which are triple digits lower at midday. The 11/13 CME Lean Hog Index was 5 cents lower at $59.50. The Friday morning pork carcass cutou... (full story)


Corn futures are 3 1/2 cents to 4 cents lower at midday. The one day delayed weekly export sales update showed corn export sales were 19.2% higher wk/wk as of 11/07. The 581,568 MT of sales, however, were only 65.16% of the same week last year. The U... (full story)


Nearby bean futures are up by as much as 3 1/2 cents at midday. Soybean meal is making gains of $3.70/ton loss. Soybean oil is 26 points lower so far. The NOPA Oilseed Crush Report showed 175.397 mbu, which was above trader expectations of ~166.8 mbu... (full story)


It's getting colder and harvest is not slowing down for some Eastern Iowa farmers yet. A golden glaze can be seen before sunset in Wilton, Iowa. The days are only getting shorter. It ... (full story)


Undersecretary Bill Northey is defending the Market Facilitation Program against critics who say USDA’s formula picks winners and losers. Speaking to Brownfield at the NAFB Convention in Kansas City, Northey says the Department did a good job... (full story)


An agronomist in Minnesota says soybean yields were disappointing. Harmon Wilts covers the western half of the state for Dekalb/Asgrow. “I think there were a few factors. One is the later planting date. Our plant height just wasn’t... (full story)


A late harvest and early winter are causing manure storage issues for dairy farmers. Edge Dairy Cooperative president Brody Stapel tells Brownfield some dairy farmers haven’t had enough time or decent conditions to incorporate manure onto fields... (full story)


The director of the Iowa Turkey Federation calls the end of China’s ban on U.S. poultry long overdue. Gretta Irwin tells Brownfield the avian influenza outbreak four years ago took a huge market off the table. “Because of that detection,... (full story)