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USDCAD found some support and is now trading higher following the Sunday gap. (full story)

GDX rally from Nov 2019 low is unfolding as 5 waves and the ETF still can see 1 more push higher at least.This article looks at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)

Silver (SI) slid more than 3.5% yesterday on heavy profittaking following last week's massive rally. Significantly, SI has slid back to downchannel resistance (on the weekly chart) after breaking above it Monday, but is unlikely to break below uptrend support (on the daily chart) with... (full story)

China will allow its importers to apply for substantial tariff relief on U.S. fruit starting in early March. Even so, worries about the effect of the expanding coronavirus are taking off some of the shine from that report. “The latest that we... (full story)

It’s estimated that 70 percent of U.S. farmland will likely change hands over the next two decades. It’s also estimated that nearly 50 percent of farmers are operating without an estate plan. “Their farm is way too important to leave it to... (full story)

An ag group leader says one word is responsible for derailing Wisconsin’s legislation designed to update the state’s livestock siting rules. Cynthia Leitner is the President of the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance, which represents large dairy... (full story)

Corn has broken support and is primed to decline into seasonal weakness (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 Chart at top is the VIX futures contract and below is my SVT Indicator. (full story)

Soybeans futures recovered 4 3/4 to 5 3/4 cents on a light Turnaround Tuesday bounce. Soybean meal futures stayed at the $0.40/ton recovery. March bean oil futures fell 26 points for the day. The national average soybean basis from cmdtyView was 45.6... (full story)

Lean hog futures ended mixed on Tuesday. April and May futures closed with gains limited to a dime, while deferred contracts added to the losses from Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was 4 cents higher to $55.91 on 02/21 The Fresh Bacon Index from CME ... (full story)

Trading in the ICE cotton market had futures another triple digits lower on Tuesday, front month futures closed with losses of 120 to 146 points. Yesterday there were 45 deliveries against March futures, with Dreyfus stopping the majority. Equity fut... (full story)

Corn futures closed with fractional to 1 cent gains. First notice day for March futures is Friday. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was 11.44 cents under March on 02/25. That was the strongest basis since 11/29, and is 57.85% tighter th... (full story)

Corn futures closed with fractional to 1 cent gains. First notice day for March futures is Friday. The national average corn basis from cmdtyView was 11.44 cents under March on 02/25. That was the strongest basis since 11/29, and is 57.85% tighter th... (full story)

Live cattle futures closed Tuesday’s session with more losses, the front months were $1.57 to $2.30 lower. Feeder cattle futures came back from midday losses, but still ended the session with $2.55 to $3.47 losses. The CME Feeder Cattle Index for 0... (full story)

The wheat market found support after yesterday’s drops, with futures posting slight Turnaround Tuesday gains. The Chicago wheat futures were 1/2 to 2 3/4 cents higher after Tuesday trading. HRW futures were 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cents higher, and MPLS HRS... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day sharply lower on follow-through selling, and the decline in prices picked up steam after the Dow started to drop, there is ongoing concern about the overall impact of the coronavirus... (full story)

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is urging the administration to follow a public and transparent process for the market facilitation program following President Trump’s announcement that farmers could receive more trade aid this year. ... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile continued mostly lower Tuesday as did cash trade. February Class III milk up two cents at $17.03.  March down nine cents at $16.53.  April eight cents lower at $16.39.  May down 12 cents at... (full story)

The National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance continues to stress the importance of alfalfa to Washington lawmakers. President Beth Nelson tells Brownfield the Alliance recently completed its tenth D.C. fly-in. “A lot of lawmakers are not... (full story)

Iowa State University Extension ag economist Chad Hart spoke Monday at a crop fair in Missouri Valley, Iowa. An ag economist says the spread of the coronavirus could worsen an already weakening global economy. Iowa State University crop... (full story)

Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the Trump administration’s support for farmers as part of a bus tour through Michigan Tuesday. “We’re going to stand with you no matter what political philosophies or political winds are blowing. President... (full story)

Despite improved biosecurity protocols, transboundary diseases such as African swine fever (ASF) pose an increasingly significant threat to U.S. agriculture, the food system and the American population that relies on it for their health and... (full story)

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is encouraging poultry producers to stay vigilant as animal disease threats circulate the globe. APHIS assistant director for poultry health Dr. Julie Gauthier says excellent biosecurity... (full story)

Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide (Group 1B; IRAC) used to kill insects and mites on crops, buildings, animals, and other settings. All indoor uses of chlorpyrifos were phased out in […] (full story)

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, taking back a small part of Monday’s drop. Contracts saw an oversold bounce but remain cautious about the spread of coronavirus and the potential impact on demand. The Dow Jones... (full story)

In downtown Muskoka, Iowa, there’s a little lunch spot called Moore Family Farms. It’s there that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign spent some time during the Iowa Caucasus. The shop is owned by Heather and Brandon Moore, local dairy farmers with a... (full story)

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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with mild gains as front-month Mar was 1/4 cent higher to 3.72-1/2 and the May contract a 1/4 cent higher to 3.76-1/2. The corn market saw some stability and consolidation in Tuesday’s trade as the Mar contrac... (full story)

Mar. corn closed at $3.72 and 1/2, up 1/4 cent Mar. soybeans closed at $8.79, up 4 and 3/4 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $286.50, up 40 cents Mar. soybean oil closed at 29.23, down 26 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.39, up 2 and 3/4 cents Feb.... (full story)

The deadline to sign up for a farm bill program is approaching quickly. You want to make the best decision possible but are still wondering what is the best fit […] (full story)

The Biomedical company CollPlant Technologies (CLGN) hit a New All-Time High and is the Barchart Chart of the Day. I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list by the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart funct... (full story)

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A growing season outlook and a discussion on corn planting date research will highlight the annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association March 4. The meeting will also […] (full story)

Farmers and crop advisors are invited to attend the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association annual meeting, which will be held at the Johnson County Extension Office in Iowa City on […] (full story)

The USDA weather was mixed during February in Wisconsin. The state saw record high temperatures to kick off the month, but overall, temperatures were close to normal, as was precipitation. Snow cover is called adequate, limiting frost, and... (full story)

A common question when incorporating cover crops into a production system is, will the cover crop interfere with the performance of residual herbicides included with the burndown treatment? (full story)

February was wetter than normal in Tennessee. The USDA says parts of the state had as much as 10 inches of rain during the month, leaving soil muddy and while that did have some impact on livestock, 59% of Tennessee’s cattle are in good to... (full story)

The USDA’s winter wheat condition rating for South Dakota declined during February. 73% of the state’s winter wheat crop is called good to excellent, 3% less than last month, but 27% above a year ago. Surplus soil moisture levels were... (full story)

A warm, wet February was an issue for some livestock producers in Ohio. The USDA says temperatures across the state averaged more than three degrees warmer than usual and precipitation was a third of an inch above normal, most of that rain, leading... (full story)

As we were growing up, Soil Stewardship Sunday was a regular part of the church calendar, landing on the last Sunday of April as farmers were in the midst of […] (full story)

The United States Department of Agriculture reports that there are nearly 9% fewer dairy farms right now in the country compared to last year. Ag Day’s Clinton Griffith’s explains more in this week’s Dairy Report.  Licensed U.S. Dairy Farms... (full story)

The USDA says winter wheat crop conditions improved in Nebraska during February. 69% of the state’s crop is in good to excellent condition, up 10% from January, and a lower percentage of the state is reporting surplus soil moisture. The... (full story)

It’s not just lonely at the top anymore. American workers are feeling more isolated than ever at all levels of the work chain. Anxiety about a lack of connection or communication with others seems at odds in our constantly connected society.  ... (full story)

The USDA says February was a little warmer and drier than normal in Missouri. Winter wheat conditions were mixed with 41% of the crop rated good to excellent, up 2%, but with 9% in poor to very poor shape, an increase of 4% from January’s... (full story)

The following prices are effective from Wednesday 02/26/20 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 03/03/20. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 03/03/20 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. […] (full story)

A market analyst is keeping a close eye on Chinese purchases of U.S. pork. Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics says the best indicator of what China plans to do amidst its phase one trade commitments and the coronavirus outbreak remains in... (full story)

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