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Natural Gas (NG) slid more than 2% yesterday, breaking back below the psychologically key 2.5 whole figure level. NG was rejected yesterday at descending wedge resistance (on the 4hr chart), and is now testing wedge support. Significantly, NG remains just below prior horizontal support (on the... (full story)

Amazon (AMZN) rally from April 15 low looks impulsive and can extend higher. This video looks at the short term Elliott Wave path for the stock. (full story)

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is doing unwanted pesticide collection events at several sites in the state. Tom Steever spoke to the DNR’s CJ Plassmeyer, who says the free events result in a safer environment. To find out more,... (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)

There was an old rule back in the day that you had to wait until after April 20 to start planting cotton in Virginia and bordering North Carolina counties.  There […] (full story)

In this episode, Dr. Scott Stewart covers control options for thrips, plus outlines a useful thrips risk monitoring tool. (full story)

Adverse conditions are causing many corn stand establishment issues this spring. Most issues are resulting from plantings which were planted in late March and early April prior to heavy rainfall […] (full story)

Recent news developments point to a potential timeline for ongoing U.S., China trade negotiations.  More narrowly, articles have also discussed agricultural variables that have arisen in the talks; and as […] (full story)

Mississippi State University agricultural leaders looked far and wide to find a new specialist to guide farmers with irrigation concerns. Drew Gholson started April 1 as an assistant professor and […] (full story)

Corn futures settled Tuesday with 1 to 3 1/2 cent losses, as all 2019 contracts posted life of contracts lows. Forecasts for the next week should allow for some field work to pick up across parts of the Corn Belt. Spillover from soybeans was also see... (full story)

Lean Hog futures closed the Tuesday session with most 2019 contracts steady to $1.40 lower. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 52 cents from the previous day @ $81.54 on April 19. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.06 higher in the Tuesday ... (full story)

Soybean futures posted 13 to 15 1/4 cent losses on Tuesday, hitting new 2019 lows on the continious front month chart. Meal futures were $1.50/ton lower, May soy oil down 64 points, weakening product values. Argentina’s soybean harvest is now t... (full story)

Cotton futures were down 37 to 62 points in most front months on Tuesday, with pressure coming from strength in the US dollar. Planting progress in TX was reported at 12% as of Sunday, 1% faster than average, with GA @ 6% planted. China is selling ne... (full story)

Wheat futures saw most contracts steady to 3 1/2 cents higher on Turnaround Tuesday. Individual state winter wheat condition ratings from Monday showed KS down 4 points, with OK, IL, and IN also seen lower. The spring wheat crop has yet to be planted... (full story)

Corn futures settled Tuesday with 1 to 3 1/2 cent losses, as all 2019 contracts posted life of contracts lows. Forecasts for the next week should allow for some field work to pick up across parts of the Corn Belt. Spillover from soybeans was also see... (full story)

Live cattle futures ended the day with most contracts steady to 57.5 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures got some help from corn, with marginal gains in most contracts and nearby May down $1.175. The CME feeder cattle index was down 13 cents to $145.8... (full story)

Forage-producing areas of the state appear to be experiencing a bumper crop of weeds. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, Overton, said hay producers across the […] (full story)

Actionable analysis and ideas for ES, Crude, Gold and more goes out to brokerage clients each and every morning. (full story)

The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, hog, shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries producers who have been directly impacted by […] (full story)

Damage from blizzards and flooding have raised the question of changing future calving seasons to late spring and early summer. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State Emeritus Extension animal health specialist, tells Brownfield in the upper Midwest region,... (full story)

Had a few questions about Strongarm (diclosulam) use in peanuts yesterday that I thought might be interesting to all. (full story)

A South Dakota wheat grower was close to getting spring wheat planted when a storm hit. “About a week ago we had about 24 or 25 inches of snow,” said Shannon DePoy, who farms in Northwestern South Dakota, “and we’ve had some more showers after... (full story)

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Corn planting progress began over the last several days, especially in the central and southern tiers of Iowa. That is good news, unfortunately, in north central and northwest Iowa field […] (full story)

An overwhelming majority of public comments support keeping the gray wolf on the Endangered Species List. Ashley Kohls with the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says more than 20,000 comments have been submitted to the U.S. Fish and... (full story)

Funds continue to short amid new price discovery (full story)

A recording from Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialist Dennis Delaney’s webinar on fertilizing cover crops to increase crop residue and improve soil benefits.  (full story)

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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with losses of 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 cents as the downward spiral continues. A firmer U.S. dollar, along with sharply lower soybean prices weighed on corn futures, as did continued selling by managed money. Funds are s... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures were lower in limited activity ahead of widespread direct cash business. Feeder cattle were mixed on limited buying interest, deferred contracts found some support in the days lower move in... (full story)

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It’s been a challenge seeding spring wheat. U.S. Wheat Associates president Vince Peterson says he’s not sure how many acres get planted in 2019. “I suppose to some extent people are starting to look at planting alternatives and what other... (full story)

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There are various herbicide options for burndown in no-till corn. Here are some products to consider and comments on best-use practices about each. (full story)

US pork exports to Panama are off to a red-hot start for 2019, but now face additional tariffs.  Gerardo Rodriguez with the US Meat Export Federation says export volume to Panama has already exceeded 130 percent of the tariff rate quota that... (full story)

Nearly 50 U.S. farm groups and agribusinesses are on a trade mission in Taiwan. USDA Foreign Ag Service Administrator Ken Isley is leading the delegation. “The value of this outreach activity is the great partnership we continue to have... (full story)

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Historically, we have not recommended early preplant herbicide application in our region with a couple of exceptions, such as for marestail control. In general, residual herbicides applied more than two […] (full story)

A former Israeli farmer thinks he may be on to an alternative to flood irrigation. Eran Pollak tells Brownfield the irrigation technology of N-Drip, of which he’s CEO, cuts down on water waste associated with flood irrigation. “And by that you... (full story)

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