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Scouts walking soybean fields are battling more than just tangled beans. Weeds are dominating soybean fields in the Husker state. “The weeds are gnarly,” says Emily Carolan, Pro Farm Crop Tour scout who works for Pioneer. “They’re vigorous. We... (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)

The corn pickers are beginning to move, and the overall landscape of agriculture is beginning to change as we begin to enter those late August days of the growing season. […] (full story)

Weather went from extremely wet to extremely hot and dry across most of Texas, according to the Texas State Climatologist. John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., College Station, said the weather turned from […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. County Comments Koty Roberts, Horry County Most of Horry County received much-needed rainfall over the weekend, which will hopefully […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. County Agent Comments Kenny Herndon, Carroll County Crop and pasture conditions very good for this time of year. Some […] (full story)

As Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour scouts move deeper into the heart of the Corn Belt, the crops have improved compared to what they saw yesterday. According to Pro Farmer editor and eastern-leg tour director, Brian Grete, today’s crops in Indiana and... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the REIT Equity Lifestyle Properties(ELS). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening tools to find stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and technical buy signals, then sorted that list by... (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. County Comments Thad Glenn, Stephens County Forage crops and field corn were looking good in response to several showers […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. County Comments Shannon Parker, Morgan County Hot, dry weather continued to expedite the maturity of this year’s crop. Corn […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Rick Wimberley, Cross County “Spotty, heavy rainfall was causing flooding at the […] (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Steve Winters, Grenada County “This is the first week with no significant […] (full story)

A static long considered here (full story)

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Blair Hebert, Iberia Parish “Heavy showers by mid to late week has […] (full story)

Live cattle strong, Feeders wilt after strong gains, Hogs consolidating (full story)

US and World Prices Still Moving Lower (full story)

Pollination issues, ear worms and immature plants seem to be common concerns as Crop Tour scouts hit the fields in parts of Nebraska, Indiana and Illinois Tuesday afternoon. Will this trend continue into day three? Scroll down to take a look at what... (full story)

The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of […] (full story)

Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts south of the Platte River in Nebraska are seeing more filled pods and corn in the dough- and dent-stages. This is a far cry from the immature, unfilled pods and barely pollinated corn they saw in the northern part of the... (full story)

Smartphone Trading Alerts & Trading Levels 8.21.2019 (full story)

Tired of eating your bacon the same old way? If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this beloved food, try your hand at one of these five sure-to-please recipes using bacon.  1.    Bacon Salt.  Enjoy bacon on everything with this easy recipe.... (full story)

Shaker damage is commonly observed across orchard operations. This damage occurs when the force of the shaker is greater than the strength of the bark, causing it to tear away […] (full story)

Our concern from Pecan weevil is preventing female weevils from laying eggs (oviposition) in nuts and this generally does not happen until late gel to early dough formation at the […] (full story)

Despite President Trump’s positive outlook on the trade war with Beijing ending “soon,” some U.S. pig farmers are frustrated that they are missing opportunities to sell more pork to China. But others still have hope and are not giving up yet. “I... (full story)

General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […] (full story)

Elanco Animal Health has agree to buy Bayer’s veterinary drugs unit in a cash and stock deal valued at $7.6 billion. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal would create the second largest maker of medicines for pets and livestock and expand... (full story)

Rice harvest in Louisiana has been going on for a few weeks now, with some growers having just gotten started, and some just wrapping up. All in all, this was […] (full story)

The following prices are effective fromWednesday 08/21/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 08/27/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 08/27/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to […] (full story)

Acid soils will benefit from liming to aid crop growth and development. If a current soil test has a lime recommendation, applying in the fall provides more time for the […] (full story)

On Tuesday POET announced it will idle production at its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, IN because of the Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) the EPA issued earlier this month. POET officials say the process to idle the plant will take several... (full story)

The ES is melting up and the ZB should be rolling over. (full story)

Canadian dairy farmers hurt by trade deals are about to get some help from the government. It follows the country's ratification of the European Union Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Canada will spend... (full story)

USDCAD rejects lower prices with eyes on 1.3400 level as it retains its medium term uptrend. Support comes in at the 1.3300 level (full story)

Has Japan’s hog industry finally shaken off the worst effects of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak of 2013? The Foreign Agricultural Service/Tokyo thinks so, as sow stocks recover to levels not seen in recent years, according to the... (full story)

As analyst continue to tour parts of the Midwest gathering information from corn and soybean fields, pictures surfacing on social media are yielding  “sobering” results. Scouts continue to make their way from stop to stop, and they’re tweeting... (full story)

As if there aren’t enough books telling us how to live, where to work and what to eat, a 10-year-old tome with (literally) a hundred maxims on food and diets still gets traction. Why? Beats me. It’s been 10 years now, but columnist and author... (full story)

As the growing season marches on, many are questioning USDA’s acreage number. Pete Meyer of S&P Global Platts, who is also a Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour scout, says the acreage is here to stay. The variable is how finishing time will impact yield... (full story)

Talk of a synchronized world - all three economic superpowers are in a recession! The U.S. suffers from industrial recession, Japan from export recession, while Germany may fall into a broad economic recession. Will the gold market warm up to these news? (full story)

Lets take a look at the key tradable levels for the ES, NQ, Gold and Crude. Its a quiet session before things pick up later this week. (full story)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, recently stopped a load of limes containing $1.86 million in cocaine. The agency inspected a commercial shipment of fresh limes Aug. 17 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility... (full story)

Crop Progress Date 18-Aug 11-Aug 2018 Avg Cotton Setting Bolls 85 77 85 85 Cotton Bolls Opening 24 20 16 13 [...] (full story)

On the weekly chart of gold we see price trading in a higher degree wave B correction from the lows, which can be part of a gigantic A-B-C decline, down from 1922 highs. (full story)

See the seasonal explanation and technical analysis for the trade opportunity in the December 2019 / May 2020 Soybean Meal Spread from The Seasonal Spread Trader newsletter. (full story)

Going lower... (full story)

  While the number of dairies in the U.S. has shrunk significantly over the past 30 years, where those dairies are located hasn’t changed much. According to the 2017 USDA Ag Census, the upper Midwest and Northeast are still home to the most... (full story)

As the sun rises and heat soars into the upper 90s today, Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts endure, finding better-than-expected yields in Nebraska. While it’s not the bin-bursting numbers they’ve seen in the past, yield and pod count estimates are proving... (full story)

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was a little lower to start the week despite a strong US Dollar and increasing talk of a potential global [...] (full story)

It would seem a near foregone conclusion to say that grain/soy markets are desperately in need of some or any positive news at this time and we appear to have received a double dose of it since the close yesterday.  The first came via the weekly crop... (full story)

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