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An update on what our team will be watching for as we move into the end of the week. (full story)


Another FOMC Meeting but the burning question is will the Fed cut? Read on to learn more... (full story)


Facebook Cryptocurrency Project Can Propel The Stock to New All-Time High (full story)


The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech was a godsend for the European bond and stock markets on Tuesday. The Eurostoxx 50 and the Dax closed the session 2% stronger, the CAC rose 2.20%, as the euro got shattered across the board. (full story)


Dow Jones Futures (YM_F) shows incomplete sequence from June 3 low favoring more upside. This article shows the Elliott Wave path. (full story)


The Senate Finance Committee Chairman says he agrees with President Trump on the trade issues with China. Senator Chuck Grassley says, “I applaud President Trump for confronting China decisively, and I urge him and President Xi to reach a deal... (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)


Zaner Ag Hedge Newsletter + (full story)


The Texas watermelon crop was delayed by spring weather, but plenty should be available for the Fourth of July holiday, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. […] (full story)


New crop December futures have rallied from the recent new low below 65 cents. December is currently at 66+ and likely to track in the 65 to 68-69 cents range […] (full story)


Hungry bears hunting for food are destroying some Virginia farmers’ crops. “Bears are doing damage in our peanut fields by digging them up,” shared Southampton County farmer M.L. Everett Jr. […] (full story)


Today we discuss where the US Fed may go with rates. (full story)


The University of Minnesota (UMN) has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Washburn.’ MN-Washburn features excellent straw strength and good overall disease resistance. In particular, it contains […] (full story)


Live cattle futures settled Tuesday with most back months 35 to 90 cents higher and the nearby contracts steady to a few ticks lower. Feeder cattle futures got some help with the weakness in corn, up 32.5 cents to $1.05. The CME feeder cattle index w... (full story)


Soybean futures closed Tuesday with most contracts fractionally to 2 cents higher. Forecasts for heavy rainfall totals in most of the Corn Belt (especially the ECB), with 23% of the crop left to be planted supported the market. Losses in corn and whe... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were mixed on Tuesday, with nearby contracts 17.5 cents to $1.575 lower and deferred contracts higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 19 cents from the previous day @ $79.27 on June 14. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Turnaround Tuesday session with 4 to 6 cent losses in most nearby contracts. Profit taking after hitting a 5-year high on Monday weighted on the market. Some pressure also came from weakness wheat, as the nearby KC wheat-corn s... (full story)


Wheat futures saw 3 to 10 1/4 cent losses in most contracts on Tuesday, pressured by profit taking. The weekly Crop Progress update showed the winter wheat harvest in KS at just 1% (12% avg), with OK 40% back of normal at 16% harvested. Heavy rains f... (full story)


Corn futures ended the Turnaround Tuesday session with 4 to 6 cent losses in most nearby contracts. Profit taking after hitting a 5-year high on Monday weighted on the market. Some pressure also came from weakness wheat, as the nearby KC wheat-corn s... (full story)


Cotton futures ended Tuesday mixed, with nearby contracts 31 to 69 points higher and back months higher. President Trump this morning tweeted that he and President Xi of China will have an “extended meeting next week at the G-20,” with trade talk... (full story)


Our county Extension agents have several excellent field days planned for this summer. There will be a diversity of soybean-related topics covered at these various field days, with many field […] (full story)


SV_LS140 Frankfort, KY Tue Jun 18, 2019 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News United Producers Inc, Bowling Green, KY Weighted Average Report for Tuesday Jun 18, 2019 Cattle Receipts: 202 Last week: 332 Last year: 352 Compared to last week: Feeder steers 2.00-3.00 higher... (full story)


The LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station will hold the annual rice field day on June 26. “This is an opportunity for our faculty members to tell rice […] (full story)


Soybeans ended the trading session slightly higher in most months because of concerns about late planting and whether yields will fall because of it. The latest crop progress report says soybean planting was just 77 percent finished – well under the... (full story)


Jul. corn closed at $4.49 and 3/4, down 5 cents Jul. soybeans closed at $9.13 and 1/2, up 3/4 cent Jul. soybean meal closed at $322.00, down $2.30 Jul. soybean oil closed at 28.33, up 19 points Jul. wheat closed at $5.31 and 1/2, down 8 cents Jun.... (full story)


GENERAL Wheat harvest wraps up for a lot of farms last week, and yields reports have been average to higher, but bushel weights and quality took a hit after all […] (full story)


Twenty Indiana Farm Bureau county leaders are in Washington D.C. this week for the annual Leader Trip. Bob White, the director of national government relations with Indiana Farm Bureau, says it’s critical for members to get in front of elected... (full story)


Everything you need to know heading into tomorrows FOMC policy decision. (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vince Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Crops were generally looking good. The soybean […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Panola and Tallahatchie Counties “We welcomed rains over the weekend […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Mike Andrews, Randolph County “Rain was received from spotty showers during the […] (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed on position squaring ahead of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report and the lack of direction from the cash market.  Feeder cattle closed higher with added support from the day’s lower... (full story)


Brownfield’s Ag News assistant Will Robinson will participate in the 2019 Missouri Ag Intern Road Show on July 17. Continue reading 2019 Missouri Ag Intern “Road Show” at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. County Extension Comments Dwayne Tate – Alleghany County Extension 5-7 inches fell in region at beginning of reporting week. […] (full story)