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Grain traders are turning their attention to weather and crop conditions in South America as the USDA boosted its forecast for the Brazilian soybean crop in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. (full story)


BTCUSD is trading nicely higher for the last couple of days, suggesting that maybe bigger correction on BTCUSD is over. We see a possible low at the 5904 level, from where a nice bounce followed. (full story)


Argentina’s Corn production, Brazil’s Corn production and U.S. expected production came really as no surprise with yesterday’s Crop Production USDA Supply/Demand data. The Grain complex did the typical shake & bake after the numbers were released and seems docile today after... (full story)


Bulls fading fast. Price uptrend has been negated to suggest market top is in place. (full story)


The bill has provisions that will lift an underwriting limit on revenue insurance products for livestock and reduce the cost of the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers. (full story)


The U.S. Congress voted to end the brief shutdown earlier this morning. (full story)


2017 was a great year to grow soybean.  We set a new record for average soybean yields in Virginia and most were generally happy with their soybean crop. Although we (full story)


Representative John Faso (R-NY) has introduced a bill that addresses fraudulent organic agricultural imports and proposes to increase funding to the National Organic Program (NOP) for oversight and technology upgrades. (full story)


This article discusses possibilities on informed futures/forex trading (full story)


Over the next several months, U.S. farmers must rid themselves of old crop. (full story)


Much of the recent pressure on stock index futures has been a combination of rising interest rates and the ramped up political tensions in Washington (full story)


Georgia saw a cooler-than-normal start to the year, and most of the state posted average temperatures between 2.5 and 4 degrees below normal. With cool, dry air expected to dominate (full story)


Grains have picked up in volatility recently which has presented a lot of great opportunities for traders and producers. These are some of the things we are looking at. (full story)


The ES held overnight, but will it through the close? Crude clinging to $60 and Gold facing $1300. How does the session set up? (full story)


Although some pests migrate to Pennsylvania in the spring, some overwinter right here in Pennsylvania. Below are descriptions of some of the insect pests in field crops that overwinter in (full story)


Canadian employment report in focus GBP getting crushed as Brexit worries now trump hawkish BOE Option expiries in play for EUR and AUD (full story)


The main motivation for this trade is the very low Implied Volatility and the extreme net long position of the Commercials. (full story)


Many are saying that the reason that U.S. oil is falling is the projections for rising U.S. production. Predictions, by the IEA and the EIA about a surge in oil, suggests that U.S. oil production, that supposedly stands above 10 million barrels a day, will soon exceed 11 million barrels a day.... (full story)


Cattle markets finished slightly lower after trading in a wide range. The bulls are looking for support to hold as we end the week. (full story)


OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 unch) this morning are up +0.39% after Congress passed a 2-year budget agreement early this morning, which President Trump said he will sign into law. Stocks also moved higher after the... (full story)


Grain markets are lower after yesterday's considerable release of fundamental data. Outside markets look to see if volatility in the stock market will continue today as the US government passes another spending bill. (full story)


University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Dairy Association and Multimin USA will hold the 2018 Missouri Dairy Profit Seminar at five locations throughout the state Feb. 19-23. (full story)


As global markets have been rocked by volatility related turmoil, crude oil markets in the US have had their own shot of wild swings with a popular oil market volatility index soaring to multi month highs.  This period, and its strong dose of unease, has seen lower prices in WTI crude,... (full story)


CME have raised some of the overnight margins for stock index futures. Be careful with volatile markets. Find trading levels & reports for Friday, Feb 9th. (full story)


Given the massive spike higher in the VIX (VX) Monday, and the triangle that it has been forming and close to completing (on the 4hr chart), the key question going into today's US session is whether volatility reclaims the Monday spike high to end the week, or whether it sells off as US... (full story)


DXY has scope to extend higher a bit towards 90.67 - 90.95 area before ending cycle from 1/25 and see a turn lower or at least 3 waves pullback (full story)


Risk/Reward Has Improved (full story)


Entomologists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have just released a new statewide guide on managing cotton insect pests, said one of its authors. Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, AgriLife Extension (full story)


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was essentially a transition phase to free trade through the reduction of trade barriers among the U.S., Mexico and Canada during the 1994-2008 (full story)


With the start of rice planting roughly a month away, farmers will have new herbicides to fight weeds in the upcoming growing season. LSU AgCenter weed scientist Eric Webster, talking at (full story)


The I-40 Wheat Meeting, set Feb. 12, will look at wheat diseases, the market outlook and include an auxin training. The meeting is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (full story)


Farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rice growers in Southwest Louisiana received a stark reminder of that (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Wheat Improvement Program will shine as the only university-led wheat program at a National Wheat Foundation event Feb. 8 in Washington, D.C. To educate members of (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 Dollar stalled today but did not achieve trend line resistance. How does this set up the Euro, Yen, Aussie and Canadian (full story)


Today’s MDA Update: Published 2/8/18 4:59 pm central: Traders, As you are all aware, I am now operating my MDA updates through the MDA Premium chat room. This software is life changing for me in terms of time and efficiency. It is allowing me to easily present my charts, commentary to the... (full story)


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $4.3 billion (6.7 percent) to $59.5 billion in 2018, (full story)


Do you manage undergrowth in pine stands? In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer overviews timing, especially in a stretch of periodic rainfall. (full story)


Farmers will tell you that winter wheat is a hardy plant; but for the current U.S. winter wheat crop, one of its most important inputs, water, is increasingly in short (full story)


With Midwest fields under a blanket of snow and cold, grain traders turn their attention to South America as USDA boosts its forecast for the Brazilian soybean crop.  (full story)


Twitter (TWTR) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The Internet company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 122.12+ and gained 66.35% in the last year. (full story)


Amazon says it is introducing two-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries through Prime Now. (full story)


3.70 next level (full story)


Mike McGinnis Byline: Mike McGinnis DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. soybean and wheat ending stocks are getting bigger, while the corn stocks tighten, according to the USDA. As a result, corn market... (full story)


On Thursday, the USDA released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, showing corn is seeing increased exports and reduced stocks. (full story)


I suggested doing two trades today and here they are. (full story)


The U.S. corn outlook is for increased exports and reduced stocks, according to the February 2018 USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.  (full story)