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The consequences of flooding, ponding, and saturated soils on young corn depend heavily on the duration of the stress and temperatures. Intense rainfall events (technically referred to as “toad stranglers” […] (full story)


Plan now to attend the Advanced Corn Agronomy Summit on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca. This new program, developed for ag […] (full story)


The USDA will release the quarterly Grain Stocks report, with estimates of crop inventories as of June 1, and the annual Acreage report on June 28.  The June 1 soybean stocks estimate this year […] (full story)


The most recent crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that unprecedented spring weather has already negatively impacted production prospects for corn. Meanwhile, recent news items highlight the […] (full story)


One of the hottest areas in precision agriculture the past few years is technology designed to make fertilizer recommendations. The technology can be used on a whole field basis, but […] (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)


Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the USDA Midwest Climate Hub are worried about how summer 2019 conditions will treat crops that are already behind the […] (full story)


Corn futures settled mostly 2 to 4 3/4 cents higher today, with nearby months the strongest. USDA showed 617,740 MT of corn shipments during the week that ended on June 20 in this morning’s Export Inspections report. That was down 8.9% from last we... (full story)


Live cattle futures shook off early losses to close mixed. Net changes from Friday were -47 to +37 cents. Feeder cattle futures were $1.70 to $2.45 lower with the added influence of higher feed prices. Friday afternoon’s Cattle on Feed report ind... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were down $1.47 to $3.67 today with multiple front month contracts using today’s expanded limits ($4.50) to “adjust” more than $3. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 41 cents from the previous day @ $79.14 on June 20. The Fresh Ba... (full story)


Soybean futures settled 5 to 6 1/4 cents higher on Monday. Nearby soymeal was up $2/ton, with bean oil down 9 points. A total of 682,155 MT of US soybeans were exported in the week that ended 6/20. Those inspections were slightly higher than the week... (full story)


Cotton Showing Gains on Monday Cotton futures were 5 to 111 points higher on Monday, with nearby July recovering a portion of the massive losses seen last week. The US and China are expected to meet privately at this week’s G-20 gathering, with tr... (full story)


Corn futures settled mostly 2 to 4 3/4 cents higher today, with nearby months the strongest. USDA showed 617,740 MT of corn shipments during the week that ended on June 20 in this morning’s Export Inspections report. That was down 8.9% from last we... (full story)


Wheat futures were up 7 1/2 to 13 cents per bushel across the three markets today. KC HRW was the strongest, with MPLS exhibiting the most single digit gains. The weekly Export Inspections report indicated that 406,386 MT of wheat was shipped in the ... (full story)


According to Richard Flournoy, deputy administrator of product management for the USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA), silage corn can be eligible for planting on prevent plant acres.  (full story)


South Dakota corn is 56 percent good to excellent. Corn planting is 95 percent complete. Soybeans are 55 percent good to excellent. Planting is 84 percent finished. Winter wheat is 67 percent good to excellent. The crop is 80 percent headed, which is... (full story)


Corn planting is 92 percent complete. The crop is only 28 percent good to excellent. Two-thirds of the soybeans are planted; 31 percentage points behind last year. The crop is 36 percent good to excellent. Cotton is 89 percent planted. It’s 30... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed mostly lower ahead of widespread direct cash business with pressure from the lack of strong wholesale demand and carry-over from the lean hog trade.  Feeder cattle futures closed... (full story)


Former USDA communications director Terri Moore will lead the American Farm Bureau Federation’s communications efforts. Moore, who served U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, is currently with the food and ag consulting firm Look East. Moore was... (full story)


A University of Missouri extension agronomist says with new guidelines on when to hay or graze prevent plant acres from the USDA a different approach might be needed. Rob Myers tells Brownfield if farmers plan to plant before the end of July they... (full story)


Below is a daily December Chicago wheat chart showing planetary angle lines. I used a price per degree of .465. On 8/2/18 the upper Jupiter crossed the chart at $6.12 and was key resistance. The lower Jupiter crosses at $4.54 and is key support. Jupiter to Jupiter selloffs sometimes lead to... (full story)


Photo courtesy Farmers National Nebraska’s corn crop is rated 77 percent good to excellent in the latest crop progress report. Soybeans are rated 75 percent good to excellent. Winter wheat is called 70 percent good to excellent with 94 percent of the... (full story)


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The condition of Iowa’s corn crop improved over the past week to 62 percent good to excellent. That’s up three points from last week. Iowa’s soybean crop rating also improved, up two points to 63 percent good to excellent. However, both crops... (full story)


Wisconsin farmers continued to battle cool weather but they made some planting progress.  USDA reporters say many farmers planted last week in areas previously too wet to enter.  Emerged crops were far behind in development and many showed... (full story)


The condition of the Minnesota corn crop improved slightly on the week but remains lower than normal. In its latest crop report, the USDA says 59 percent of corn is rated good to excellent. That number was 58 percent a week ago and in the upper 70’s... (full story)


Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, on behalf of Governor Parson, has requested a presidential disaster declaration for 41 Missouri counties hit by flooding, tornadoes and severe storms. More than 900 homes and more than 100 businesses have been... (full story)


A leader in ag tech innovation says when it comes to dairy, he sees the glass half-full. Aidan Connolly is the former chief innovation officer for Alltech and now serves as CEO of ag tech startup Cainthus. “I suppose whenever I see a half a... (full story)


A forage specialist says he’s concerned about forage quality and says it’s a good idea to have the crop tested. Keith Johnson with Purdue Extension says the weather challenges has likely compromised and deteriorated the energy and the protein values... (full story)


Getting the crop planted is just the start of the battle. (full story)


Persistent rains that limited planting have also invigorated pastures. West-central Minnesota farmer Brady Wulf says they’re growing a crazy amount of grass right now. “What my dad likes to say is that if the crop farmer’s too wet, the... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the fuel cell company Hydrogenics(HYGS). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort it's 100 Top Stocks list first by the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the char... (full story)


The director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, Rodney Weinzierl, will focus on tillage and nutrient loss at the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership risk management conference in Sycamore, IL.  Weinzierl says farmers are... (full story)


American Agri-Women has created a Farmer Stress and Resiliency project to help farmers cope with recent challenges facing agriculture. Heather Hampton-Knodle tells Brownfield there are free webinars and other resources available on their website. “We... (full story)


Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. The trade was expecting mixed planting progress to be reported by the USDA after another wet weekend in many key growing areas and more on the way during the early part of the week. The... (full story)


Wet and cool conditions continued in Michigan last week. USDA says 91 percent of corn and 69 percent soybeans are now planted and well behind average. Dry beans are 31 percent planted, more than 50 percent behind last year. Oats are 95 percent... (full story)


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Continuous above average rainfall and below average temperatures have Illinois crop conditions trailing behind last year as planting is still underway. The USDA rates Illinois corn as 47% good to excellent compared to 83% at this time last year.... (full story)


INTL FCStone market analyst Arlan Suderman is projecting the number of lost corn acres at seven-and-a-half million. That would put total planted corn acreage around 85 million. The next question, Suderman says, is how many of those acres will... (full story)


The USDA says U.S. corn and soybean planting advanced last week, even as wet weather continued to limit fieldwork in some key U.S. growing areas. There are uncertainties about how many acres these numbers actually represent, with the USDA counting... (full story)


Those looking for any bit of good news in all of the rain-soaked suffering we have endured this spring have asked if the extreme overabundance of moisture has drowned soybean […] (full story)


Corn and soybean planting progress progressed slowly in Ohio last week. According to the latest USDA crop and weather report, 80 percent of corn is planted, and 66 percent has emerged.   Soybeans are 65 percent planted, and 45 percent have emerged.... (full story)


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Wet conditions continued in Indiana last week. With the corn planting window closing in some areas, farmers focused on soybean planting. Winter wheat conditions declined slightly. According to the USDA, 91 percent of corn is planted, and 79 percent... (full story)


Climatic conditions in North Florida can pose serious challenges to growers aiming to maximize returns on investments made in nitrogen (N) fertilizer. Most plant available N in local soils is […] (full story)


Jul. corn closed at $4.46 and 3/4, up 4 and 1/2 centsJul. soybeans closed at $9.09, up 6 and 1/4 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $317.60, up $2.00Jul. soybean oil closed at 28.35, down 9 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.53, up 12 centsJun. live cattle... (full story)


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Northwestern Indiana Farmer Kendell Culp says he’s had a lot of firsts on his farm this spring. “We planted corn in three different months— we were lucky enough to get three days in at the end of April, then not much but a little bit in May, and then... (full story)


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