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Based on 9 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Crude Oil is NEUTRAL. (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Trade Aid Payments Assured | Flash Droughts | and 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)

AUDUSD threatens further weakness towards the 0.6700 level in the new week. On the upside, resistance lies at the 1.6800 level. (full story)

Cover crops have to produce a certain amount of growth, or biomass, in order to effectively reduce erosion and soil nutrient loss, suppress weeds, and supply forage. Several studies have […] (full story)

While cotton prices slipped this week, the market’s price support – at 60.00-60.30, basis December futures – held firm. Thus, the traditional dead cat bounce was averted, at least for […] (full story)

Corn futures saw 2 to 3 cent losses in the front months on Friday, with some pressure from losses in soybeans. December was still 2 cents higher for the week. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report indicated that money managers in corn futures and o... (full story)

Lean Hog futures closed 32.5 cents to $1.70 lower on Friday, with Oct down 9.21% this week. Weakness came on news that the Chinese delegation will be heading home early, skipping the planned farm visits in NE and MT. The CME Lean Hog Index was down a... (full story)

Cotton futures closed 3 to 24 points higher on Friday, with deferred contracts lower. Dec was down 2.75% on the week. Commitment of Traders data shows spec funds backing off their net short position in cotton futures and options by 9,674 contracts to... (full story)

Wheat futures closed Friday with winter wheat contracts 2 to 4 cents lower, as MPLS was up 2 to 4 cents. Commitment of Traders data showed spec traders expanding their record net short position in MPLS wheat futures and options as of 9/17 at -23,071 ... (full story)

Soybeans futures posted 9 to 10 1/4 cent losses in the front months on Friday. On the week, Nov was down 1.78%. Soybean meal was down $1.10/ton, with soy oil 53 points lower. On Friday, President Trump indicated that Chinese purchases of US ag goods ... (full story)

Live cattle futures were down 22.5 to 67.5 cents on Friday. October was up 1.30% from last Friday. Feeder cattle futures were higher in the front months, with deferred contracts lower. Sep was 2.8% higher this week. Friday’s Cattle on Feed report s... (full story)

Corn futures saw 2 to 3 cent losses in the front months on Friday, with some pressure from losses in soybeans. December was still 2 cents higher for the week. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report indicated that money managers in corn futures and o... (full story)

As harvest approaches, Iowa State University will conduct a statewide survey to collect waterhemp seeds produced by plants in corn/soybean fields as well in field edges. (full story)

I celebrated my one-year anniversary with Farm Journal’s PORK at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. In a way, I guess you could say it was a fitting place for such an occasion, surrounded by swine industry leaders, veterinarians and friends that I... (full story)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding Fisher County Ag Day on Sept. 25. The event is presented by the AgriLife Extension office of Fisher County and the […] (full story)

As of September 2, 2019, palmer amaranth seed has been added to South Dakota’s list of prohibited noxious weed seeds. Seed for sale within South Dakota may not contain prohibited […] (full story)

There is a lot of agreement in the computer weather forecasts that the next 2 weeks will be characterized by warm to hot weather, a lot of sunshine, and almost […] (full story)

Market Watch with Alan Brugler September 20, 2019 Change of Seasons   The air temperature isn’t (thankfully, given crop maturity) suggesting a change of seasons yet, but the calendar and the TV schedule sure... (full story)

If you have fields that are: Currently in soybeans Will be soybeans next year In longer cropping rotations that included soybeans in the last 3 years Cover crops in rotation […] (full story)

Unanswered questions for industrial hemp production in the United States has the industry watching the United States Department of Agriculture closely as they await regulations, according to the National Agricultural […] (full story)

“Start right to finish well” is a fundamental yet frequently forgotten phrase. This is often the case until one realizes something hasn’t started right and may not finish quite as […] (full story)

Due to delayed planting problems and cooler than normal temperatures occurring this growing season, many producers are wondering if their late-planted soybean fields will reach physiological maturity before a killing […] (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: A lack of new news and an extended warm forecast pressured prices late in the session as futures lost 2 to 3 cents. Dec closed 2 lower at 3.70-3/4, and next Dec 3 lower at 4.02. For the wee, Dec corn gained 2 cents, somewhat of a vi... (full story)

Much of southwest Michigan saw a return to adequate soil moisture with thunderstorm-driven rainfall over the last two weeks, but along with the more favorable moisture conditions, we have also […] (full story)

Trade talks between the U.S. and China suffered another possible setback Friday as a Chinese delegation changed its travel schedule and headed back to China earlier than planned. Deputy-level Chinese officials were in Washington for trade talks on... (full story)

Cattle quiet in front of Cattle on feed and hogs go limit down on negative trade news (full story)

Parts of the Missouri River Basin are underwater again with levels expecting to rise. The National Weather Service saying rainfall during the first two weeks of September has brought between 200 and 600 percent of normal rainfall over the entire... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were lower waiting for the rest of the week’s direct business and waiting for the on-feed numbers.  Feeders are mixed, with nearby contracts higher on the day’s lower move in corn.  October... (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.70 and 3/4, down 2 cents Nov. soybeans closed at $8.82 and 3/4, down 10 and 1/4 cents Oct. soybean meal closed at $291.10, down $1.10 Oct. soybean oil closed at 29.28, down 53 points Dec. wheat closed at $4.84 and 1/4, down 3... (full story)

Given the near record late planting of the 2019 Indiana corn crop and the continuing agony of delayed development of the crop, much of the coffeeshop talk down at Cecil’s […] (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed higher Friday while cash trade was relatively mixed as customers push back at the recent run-up in cheese prices. September Class III milk up a penny at $18.26.  October up 18 cents at... (full story)

Delayed planting of corn in the upper Midwest often increases the risk that the grain will not mature prior to a killing fall freeze. Physiological maturity occurs near the time […] (full story)

It has been an interesting rice growing season so far. It all started with an extremely wet fall and harvest, which in turn put us behind this spring with little […] (full story)

AgDay's Clinton Griffiths talks with AgMarket.net's Brian Splitt about why we shouldn't push South America to the back burner anymore. (full story)

A new study of swine farm employees from companies representing 5% of the U.S. sow production base found more than age, experience or even pay, job satisfaction influences worker performance. The study, led by Summit Precision Production (SPP),... (full story)

By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest This market update is a PorkBusiness.com weekly column reporting trends in weaner pigs. All information contained in this update is for the week ended Sept. 20. Looking at hog sales in March 2020 using April... (full story)

Weekly Updated: Firmed Then retreated (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.9 cents per pound for the week ending September 14, down 0.3 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)

Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the U.S. has been controversial from the start. The latest controversy revolves around a seemingly obscure provision of the RFS that allows […] (full story)

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, cementing a lower close for the week. During the session, President Trump said he didn’t want a partial trade deal with China and doesn’t need a deal prior to the 2020 elections. Deputy level trade... (full story)

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The USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed report shows a slowdown in placements. The total number of placements on feed during August was down 9% on the year at 1.884 million head, at the low end of expectations, with better than a year ago conditions in... (full story)

Futures finished the week under pressure, with improved weather conditions and building doubt over a US/China trade resolution the leading causes of the set-back. Weather is non-threatening for the US which has limited the amount of risk premium need... (full story)

Average spot quotations were 214 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […] (full story)

... precious metals are setting up another extended momentum base/bottom... (full story)

SwineTech, an Iowa-based startup, and BinSentry, a Canadian-based startup, are the winners of the THRIVE Midwest Challenge and recipients of the 2019 THRIVE-Forbes Innovation Icon Award at the Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis. The winners were... (full story)