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No matter how well you budget or how efficiently you manage your farm business, there may be periods in which cash flow is negative. No one knows for sure when […] (full story)


Some new crop soybean seed being tested by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association is falling below the normal germination rate. While a few lots came in at or above 95% […] (full story)


Corn prices, since the release of the February USDA reports, remain relatively flat.  The potential for increased corn production in 2019 via higher planted acreage appears to be a significant […] (full story)


After continuing last week in Beijing, U.S., China trade talks will resume again this week in Washington, D.C.  In addition, recent news items continue to highlight impacts of the ongoing trade dispute on the farm economy. […] (full story)


We know that the cost of living differs among cities throughout Illinois.  Do farm families also have different costs of living based on what part of Illinois they live in?  […] (full story)


The February WASDE report was bearish for rice. However, one positive takeaway from the report is that domestic consumption was raised, albeit by 2 M cwt. With steady consumption driven […] (full story)


A closer look at annuities as an investment (full story)


President Dwight Eisenhower is one of a few presidents to have their farm turned into a National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service. (full story)


When the mighty greenback begins to... (full story)


Swing trading scenarios present in ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (full story)


After extended rains last fall, corn and soybeans may have been stored at a higher moisture content than usual. This moisture, along with the resulting molds, can lead to grain […] (full story)


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Lars Plougmann Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Grain Markets Closed For Presidents Day The Chicago Board of Trade is closed in observance of Presidents Day. Overnight trading will resume at 7 p.m.... (full story)


Corn (ZC) formed a Doji Friday after the slide on Thursday, closing at a critical juncture ahead of the US President's Day holiday. When ZC re-opens at 8pm EST today, it'll be interesting to see whether triangle support (on the weekly chart) holds. (full story)


USDA has allocated $66 million to support 407 projects that will strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, and safeguard the nursery production system.  Funding is provided... (full story)


Cotton prices broke out of the principally lethargic 73 to 75 cent trading range this week. Unfortunately, it was to the downside. So far this week, the March contract has […] (full story)


Get ready for one of the most complicated price pattern setups we've seen in 4~5 years. Within this multi-part article, we're highlighting many aspects of our predictive modeling solutions, as well as some very clear patterns that we believe, are tell-all investors to prepare for... (full story)


EURUSD faces risk of more recovery threats in the week following a reversal ahead of its key support the past week. (full story)


From Back To The Futures about stocks index futures.. (full story)


Technical analysis on the GBPUSD (full story)


Highly Accurate Short, Mid and Long Term Technical Analysis (full story)


Bitcoin (BTCUSD) continued firming this past week following the bounce 2 Fridays ago, on the back of a 30% surge in Litecoin (LTCUSD). Increasingly, crypto bulls are positioning for a rally leading into the Ethereum (ETHUSD) hard fork originally slated for Jan 16, and rescheduled to late Feb. (full story)


High mummy numbers continue to be an underlying thread in this season’s discussions. For varying reasons, our contacts are saying that more mummies remain on trees than usual. The cost […] (full story)


The following link is to a short video of natural gas charts. There are two Gann style charts. The first is a planetary chart showing planetary angle lines. The second chart is a time and price chart showing the cycle of 360 calendar days. (full story)


Australia burgeoning almond industry appears to be running short on bees. Sound familiar? In an article on the Australian Broadcast Commission’s (ABC) website, this will become “a major challenge” as more […] (full story)


Lean Hogs showing early signs of a bullish set-up. (full story)


Markets discussed in this weeks price action trade ideas preview with Johnathon Fox: AUDNZD, GOLD, OIL v USD and S&P 500 (full story)


In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Brazil Ag – It’s Not All Good | Amazon Selling Trucks? | and more. (full story)


The commodity markets had a bit of SAD this week, the seasonal affective disorder tied to lack of daylight and melatonin. The stock markets were full of sunshiny optimism, even ignoring a lousy retail sales report because they assumed (as we did)... (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)


Global production for 2018/19 is forecast to gain 165,000 metric tons (tons) from the previous year to 814,000 on rebounding yields and output in the United States and Turkey, more […] (full story)


Beyond the perennial threats of pigweed and plant bugs, many Arkansas growers may face new twists on old adversaries in 2019. Non-GMO corn and borers As conventional corn acres in […] (full story)


The rice market has begun to see some movement this week, especially in the wake of last week’s WASDE report which was unsurprisingly bearish for the market. Export sales reporting have […] (full story)


Our weekly column looks at rallies in the energy markets while coffee & wheat drop. (full story)


On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the complete set of tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which is scheduled to be released on March […] (full story)


The latest Quality Reports from the Lubbock, Lamesa, and Abilene Classing Offices are available online from a link on PCG’s web site here. These reports also are available directly from […] (full story)


The U.S. ethanol industry was rocked by low prices in 2018, especially in the second half of the year when prices reached their lowest levels in over a decade (Figure […] (full story)


Support is Holding, Trade Deal Still in Play (full story)


Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability. While demand for farmland remained relatively strong across the […] (full story)


The benefits of sulfur application have been widely seen across Minnesota for the last ten years. One question that seems to persist is, what is the best option when applying […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the S&P 500 ETF (IVV). I thought it was important to see just how much the Market has recovered since it's recent low point on 12/26/18. Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 1/31 the ETF gained 2.5... (full story)


Spot quotations averaged 261 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 41, […] (full story)


Dollar run at 11 hits sale,Stocks late today, or Mon? Beans hold. (full story)


Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Weed Solutions. The lineup of articles includes plenty of Palmer pigweed, waterhemp and kochia, plus tips on tank mixing for best performance. (full story)


Social media has been full of MEME and cartoons that are poking fun at the “farting cows” mention in the Green New Deal’s FAQ sheet. (full story)


Last year we focused on pruning our newly planted pecan trees. Don’t underestimate the importance of pruning young pecan trees in order to train their growth. I have some pictures of trees […] (full story)


Beer drinkers around the country will be toasting farmers on Feb. 15 as a thank you to their hard work and dedication. (full story)


Forage sorghum silage in the Texas High Plains is a viable option with sugarcane aphid control, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study. Texas High Plains feedlots and […] (full story)


The concept of an electric pickup truck took a positive turn this week with the announcement that Amazon is investing $700 million in Rivian, which is developing electrically powered pickups […] (full story)