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The Nasdaq100 (NQ) is trying to form its first red weekly candle in 7 weeks. Significantly, although NQ has decisively broken to record highs above the psychologically key 8k whole figure level, it remains vulnerable to a pullback as it nears upchannel resistance (on the 4hr chart) and is bumping... (full story)


DAX shows an incomplete Elliott Wave bullish sequence from Dec 2018 low, favoring more upside. This article and video look at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)


Asian equities took over a flat-to-negative market on Tuesday, following a trading session painted in red both in European and US equity markets. (full story)


The soy was under pressure today due to the present complacency of the marketplace. The market seems to feel there is ample supply. The corn continues to drift lower. The USDA confirmed a smaller yield, however the demand continues to decline. (full story)


The now-former Wisconsin Ag Secretary Designee has landed a new position in the administration of Governor Tony Evers.  Brad Pfaff was removed as the administrator of the Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection last Tuesday when the State... (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)


market recap monday nov 11 2019 (full story)


Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen calls the curtailing of natural gas for grain drying “par for the course” as a difficult harvest drags on. “I mean with the late planting, the rains and snows, and everything else it’s... (full story)


Corn futures finished Monday’s session with 4 to 4 3/4 cent losses. Trade ideas for US corn harvest are running 65-66% completed. USDA won’t release those numbers until Tuesday because of the Veteran’s Day holiday. South Korea was reported to h... (full story)


Live cattle futures rebounded after midday lows, with gains as much as 90 cents. Feeder cattle futures gained triple digits with help from cheaper feed. The 11/07 CME Feeder Cattle index was down 25 cents to $145.84. UPS logistics, partnering with He... (full story)


Corn futures finished Monday’s session with 4 to 4 3/4 cent losses. Trade ideas for US corn harvest are running 65-66% completed. USDA won’t release those numbers until Tuesday because of the Veteran’s Day holiday. South Korea was reported to h... (full story)


Kansas City HRW futures tried to rebound on Veterans Day, closing with a 1 1/4 cent gain for upcoming Dec futures, however the other nearbys were mostly lower by as much as 2 ½ cents.. Chicago SRW dropped the most, down by 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 on the day.... (full story)


Soybean futures dropped double digits out of the weekend, falling by 12 3/4 to 14 1/2 cents on Veterans Day. Soybean meal is $4.30/ton lower at the start of the week. Bean oil stayed 8 points lower on Monday. Trade ideas for US harvest progress are i... (full story)


Cotton futures finish the day lower by 37 to 47 points lower. Online cash sales today reported on The Seam were 5,569 bales, at a monthly high average price of 62.30 cents/ lb. The next 7 days are going to be wet, the accumulated precip forecast map ... (full story)


Lean hog futures were mixed on Veterans Day, down as much as 82 cents for nearby contracts, and gains of 32 cents for Apr. The 11/08 CME Fresh Bacon Index was @2.37 lower wk/wk, at $146.45, with the Lean Hog Index regaining $0.10 to $60.29 as of 11/... (full story)


An agronomist is concerned about fallow syndrome in fields that remained bare this year. Harmon Wilts with AsGrow/Dekalb in western Minnesota says there were a lot of prevent plant acres in the southwest corner of the state, and for some the wet... (full story)


The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska announced payments now are available to eligible producers who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or […] (full story)


The geographic footprint of one of the biggest yield threats to soybeans is getting bigger. Greg Tylka with the SCN Coalition says he’s about to update his map to reflect the expansion of Soybean Cyst Nematode in North America. “I’m... (full story)


Some producers are faring better than others in the down ag economy and Missouri banker Tony Hotchkiss says it’s not so much the commodity or the geography that makes a difference. “Those that I see that are managing through the best are the ones... (full story)


Tom Steever spoke to Christine Tew, Communications Director, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, who says people don’t need to worry about biodiesel performance in cold weather. Many years ago, biodiesel users in northern climates had issues with... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day higher supported by the recent momentum in the cash trade.  Feeder cattle were higher on the same factors with support from the weak move in corn.  December live cattle closed $.62 higher... (full story)


An Illinois farmer says she’s glad harvest is over.  Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare farms in west central Illinois near Nebo. “We had to do a lot of jumping around to find soybeans that were dry enough to be ready to harvest but we finished... (full story)


In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Dean Malvick, Extension plant pathologist with the Department of Plant Pathology, […] (full story)


USDA’s Crop Progress report shows 52 percent of the nation’s corn is harvested in the top 18 producing states. That number is 75 percent for soybeans. Some analysts say it may be a good idea to start to think... (full story)


Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Tang Jie, who works on a pig farm, says he used to get pork from the wet market near his home every day. But […] (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Despite friendly looking bullish key reversal on Friday, corn prices failed to find follow through reason to move higher, and consequently lost 4 to 4-3/4 cents. May led today’s drop, closing at 3.88-3/4. Nearby Dec lost 4, closing... (full story)


The president of CHS is confident the backlog of propane used for drying corn is slowly easing. Jay Debertin says CHS is one of the largest suppliers of LP in rural America. “From a crop drying perspective, it hits so hard and is so robust... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the snow removal equipment company Douglas Dynamics (PLOW). 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 F... (full story)


New low in hogs, Cattle markets firm (full story)


Despite the corn crop dropping by 118 million bushels in last Friday’s WASDE report, a 100 million bushel reduction in 2019-20 corn use muted any positivity. While expected by most […] (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange started the week higher while cash markets were quiet for Veteran’s Day.   November Class III milk up 14 cents at $20.16.  December up ten cents at $19.19.  January ten cents higher at... (full story)


Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, ending the day near the session’s lows. Beans followed through on Friday’s post-USDA report losses, even with near-term harvest delays in some areas. The USDA numbers were a bearish surprise, with no... (full story)


CNH Industrial is introducing new ag technology this week at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. Dan Danford with their precision solutions group tells Brownfield they are excited to discuss two new universal data exchange platforms at the event: ... (full story)


(Day) Trading Futures vs. ETFs, Stocks & Futures Levels 11.12.2019 (full story)


Live Cattle (December) December live cattle started the week under moderate pressure but were able to defend the lower end of last weeks trading range, 118.20-118.525. So long as the bulls continue to defend this pocket, they remain in clear... (full story)


I get a kick out of listening to various reporters, pundits and talking heads trying to deal with “impeachment” as a process, what it is and what it isn’t.  This morning over the span of an hour scanning various so-called issue analysis... (full story)


Are we nearing a top? (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.73 and 1/4, down 4 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $9.05, down 14 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $300.60, down $4.30 Dec. soybean oil closed at 31.42, down 8 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.05 and 3/4, down 4 and 1/2... (full story)


Where is the US/China Trade Agreement??? (full story)


A John Deere representative says the company is excited to meet the needs of their customers with the new could-to-cloud data exchange platform, DataConnect. Jennifer Badding with John Deere’s intelligence solutions group tells Brownfield the... (full story)


The Michigan Agri-Business Association says Chuck Lippstreu will succeed its longtime president Jim Byrum. Lippstreu currently serves on the communications team at Land O’Lakes, Inc. and previously managed a wide range of MABA activities and... (full story)


USDCAD remains biased to the upside on further recovery pressure in the short term. (full story)


Halloween has passed, and Thanksgiving is coming soon. If you wonder what to do with pumpkins as the seasons’ orange fades to Christmas green, cattle may be the answer. A large quantity of pumpkins are available at salvage prices, and their high... (full story)


The Dairy Margin Coverage program (DMC), that went into effect this year in place of the former Margin Protection Program, has paid farmers more than $300,000,000 in 2019. While the dairy industry as a whole is happy with the program, House Ag... (full story)


The USDA’s latest Monthly Trade Data showed another strong month for pork exports.  University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says September exports were up 13 percent.  “That’s really driven by what was a nearly... (full story)


A record-breaking cold front is expected across much of the US this week. “These temperature readings will run 20-30 degrees below average,” he says. “Some of the fresh snow-covered areas of the Midwest will see some record-setting cold and even... (full story)


A delayed harvest has put Illinois farmers and grain drying facilities up against increased seasonal rates for utilities to dry wet grain. Jeff Adkisson is executive vice president of the Illinois Grain and Feed Association. He tells Brownfield... (full story)


An agronomist says moisture readings on frozen crops can be deceiving. William Wynn with Pioneer tells Brownfield with the cold temperatures, soybeans will be frozen when harvested, and getting accurate moisture data will be challenging. ... (full story)


Ag bankers from across the U.S. are in Dallas this week for their annual conference. Heather Malcom, who chairs the American Bankers Association’s ag and rural bankers committee says while there is a sense of caution about the industry, it’s not... (full story)


Asia Time journalist Frank Chen Commodity markets are being pressured today, in part, by concerns that disagreement over tariff rollbacks could jeopardize the signing of the “phase one” trade agreement between the U.S. and China. The... (full story)


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