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USDCHF retains its downside pressure as it looks to weaken further in the days ahead. Resistance resides at the 0.9850 level. (full story)


Better weather... (full story)


Still looks cheap (full story)


In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Corn Market Heats Up – Cotton Not So Much | and more. (full story)


Part Two of this special episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast examines what you can learn when you install equipment that collects all the runoff water from a field. What […] (full story)


Texas A&M researchers believe the development of climate-smart crops is the key to improving nitrogen-use efficiency and reducing fertilizer nitrogen loss in agricultural fields. The crops would have the ability […] (full story)


The market was brutal to cotton for the second consecutive week. Seven of the past nine trading sessions have seen new life of contract lows. The market broke below its […] (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 3-4 weeks after first bloom, and typically the last two weeks of July and the first two weeks of August, is a critical window to scout and manage insect […] (full story)


In the wake of Hurricane Barry, Dr. Erick Larson, MSU Extension – State Corn Specialist and Mr. Nolan Stapleton, MSU Extension Associate – Corn Verification Program give a late season […] (full story)


Just a few reminders and deadlines for producers interested in entering the Tennessee Top Bean yield contest in 2019. (full story)


After escaping Hurricane Barry with minimal damage, the Louisiana sugarcane crop seems to be on track for another successful harvest. Barry, a Category 1 hurricane that made landfall July 13 […] (full story)


The 33rd annual Georgia Peanut Tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to  processing and utilization. The tour […] (full story)


High humidity and warm temperatures are the best recipe for sheath blight (Figure 1) disease to progress fast (Figure 2) in rice. The disease progresses fast both vertically and horizontally. […] (full story)


Average spot quotations averaged 187 points lower 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)


We have observed aphids crashing in most fields due to the naturally occurring fungus. Help came late from Mother Nature, but we will take it. Spider mites have increased quite […] (full story)


Milo J. Shult, the longest-serving head of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is being remembered for his dedication to improving the lives of Arkansans through research, extension […] (full story)


A transition from El Niño to ENSO-neutral is expected in the next month or two, with ENSO-neutral most likely to continue through Northern Hemisphere fall and winter. As of July […] (full story)


Summary Hurricane Barry made landfall in southern Louisiana on July 13, delivering locally heavy showers and a modest storm surge but largely sparing crops and communities in the path of […] (full story)


Ocean Freight Rates Ticked Up in Past Two Weeks Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk commodities, including grain, increased for two consecutive weeks. As of July 11, the rate for […] (full story)


As I drive across the state I see areas that have obviously received decent rainfall over the past month. On the other hand, there has been no measurable rain at […] (full story)


In Part One of this special episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, Extension educator Greg Klinger facilitates a discussion about the Root River Field-to-Stream Partnership in southeast Minnesota. He’s joined […] (full story)


Dr. John Cason has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant professor for peanut breeding and genetics in Stephenville, where he will supervise the AgriLife Research and Extension Center’s peanut […] (full story)


Hogs rally, Neutral COF report (full story)


Soybean aphids can now be found in some soybean fields, particularly in fields where soybeans were planted early. Generally, both the percent of plants infested and the average number of […] (full story)


A new article recently released through the Crop Protection Network (CPN) discusses how to make fungicide decisions in corn and soybean, given the delayed planting scenarios across the Midwest. The […] (full story)


General Situation Another week of temperatures in the 100s and nights right at 80F in the LRGV. However, it seems there might be some potential showers forecasted for next week […] (full story)


As the Kansas wheat harvest winds down, farmers likely are turning their attention to another bit of business in those same fields. “With all the moisture we’ve gotten in the […] (full story)


Our weekly column looks at the rally in gold, silver and hogs, while oil declines. (full story)


Will we see repeat of last week? (full story)


GENERAL Corn is drying down and getting close to harvest with a few fields that could be ready to go by the end of next week. Sorghum that was planted […] (full story)


I began finding blooms and small bolls on Monday, July 15, mostly in Cochran County. Plant mapping data indicates that area cotton is going into bloom with 8.5 nodes above […] (full story)


Been very choppy (full story)


Looking at buying (full story)


Oil has indeed plunged yesterday, yet caught a bid earlier today on the news of the downed Iranian drone. While thats encouraging to the bulls, they didnt celebrate the following upswing for too long. Time to consult the charts instead of scanning the headlines for the odds of the next move. How... (full story)


What is the difference between a recession and a depression? When your neighbor loses their job, its a recession. When you lose your job, thats a depression! Not funny? Do not worry, we wont make more jokes. Instead, well analyze a new, but very important and powerful recessionary indicator. We... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the national defense technology company Kratos Defense and Security Solutions (KTOS). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's 100 Top Stocks list first by the highest technical buy signals, then used the ... (full story)


DJ Analysts’ Estimates for July USDA Cattle-on-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by the Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)


The Fed giveth the Fed taketh. Lets look at the impact on price action after NY Fed President Williams and after the NY Fed clarified his comments. ES, NQ, Gold and Crude all seeing a lot of volatility. What are the tradable levels? (full story)


This week, gold made a big run-up, fueled partly by economic concerns. So should you, the investor, be buying gold at this elevated price? Continue reading to find out. (full story)


Embarrassing Williams fiasco sees Fed rate cut trade explode higher, then retrace. EURUSD and Italian markets fretting about possible snap election in Italy. Canadian Retail Sales for May miss expectations: -0.1% MoM vs +0.3%. Fedd Bullard to speak at 11amET. Says again this morning... (full story)


ES, NQ, Crude, Gold. Actionable research out early each morning to brokerage clients with full technicals. (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was lower again on follow through speculative selling. Futures made new lows for the move. Trends remain down on the [...] (full story)


Iran showed once again that is not a good boxer as the amphibious assault ship downed an Iranian drone after several warnings to change course [...] (full story)


Bears have solid overall near-term chart advantage but trading turns choppy again. now suggesting strong support layers just below the market may hold. Still, bulls have very heavy lifting to do to start an uptrend. (full story)


Yesterdays gains were linked to comments from New York Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams when he suggested the Federal Reserve should be more aggressive in its monetary policies in an effort to prevent a slowdown in the U.S. economy. (full story)


The rice market doldrums continue as new crop harvest looms on the horizon and the market looks for news to process ahead of the harvest interval. The governmental reports showed a […] (full story)


There are several very intriguing things unfolding right now which are interconnected in ways you may not have known. (full story)


Grains are near the bottom end of the range. Risk/Reward buying opportunity? (full story)


Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Rice, sponsored by the Southern rice team of Corteva Agriscience. Subscribe OVERVIEW Harvest has started on a miniscule basis in southwestern […] (full story)


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