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The words “potential” and “percentage of potential” have been bounced around during this unprecedented growing season. While tariffs and weather have had their influence on price volatility this year, the  various USDA reports might come into... (full story)

Wheat (ZW) is looking tired to start the week after getting rejected at upchannel resistance (on the 4hr chart). Nevertheless, after consolidating another day or so, odds favour ZW continuing its rally since the start of September. (full story)

The KC Wheat (H20-N20) calendar spread has profited 14 of the last 15 years (full story)

GOLD eyes further weakness as it faces more bear pressure in the new week. On the downside, support sits at the 1,480.00 level (full story)

EURUSD faces further upside pressure following its past week higher close. Support comes in at the 1.1000 (full story)

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Bitcoin (BTCUSD) continued consolidating this past week just above the psychologically key 10k whole figure level, and appears to be near completion of a descending triangle (on the daily and weekly chart). The daily and weekly chart triangle can be described as being a part of a bull flag about... (full story)

Still bullish but... (full story)

Based on 4 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 3 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Euro Currency is BEARISH. (full story)

USDCHF retains short term upside bias with more gain expected in the new week. (full story)

Based on 8 algo trading strategies and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for S&P500 is NEUTRAL. (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Soy Seed Treatments – Worth the Cost? | WOTUS Rule Dead | What’s in the WASDE | and more. (full story)

The U.S. share of China cotton imports fell to 18 percent in 2018/19, down sharply from 45 percent in 2017/18, and was well below the 30 percent share seen over […] (full story)

Barley harvest is largely complete for Northern Hemisphere countries. Crops for Canada, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine are larger than a year ago, contributing to sharply higher global production […] (full story)

Medium grain rice, also known as japonica, comprises a relatively small portion of global rice trade, and has historically been served primarily by exports from Australia and the United States […] (full story)

Production across the Middle East is projected at a record high in 2019/20. The largest year-to-year production increases in the region were for Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Yields in all […] (full story)

In the ebb and flow of United States and China trade negotiations, price premiums for Brazil’s soybeans appears to be an accurate barometer for the degree of tension surrounding the […] (full story)

Based on 8 algo trading strategies developed with the Strategy Factory approach and 4 indicator based algo strategies, the current position bias for Gold is BULLISH. (full story)

This is a unique cotton season in that it is the earliest good crop we have ever had. The magic number for cotton heat units is 2100 DD-60’s and we […] (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)

Yield conversations remain more positive than negative. Always a good sign the deeper we move into harvest. The weather continues to hold and it appears the latest disturbance in the […] (full story)

Bacterial leaf streak, a foliar disease in corn, has only been in the United States for a handful of years, but Tiffany Jamann says it’s a major problem in the […] (full story)

Nitrogen from agricultural production is a major cause of pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and contributes to large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Illinois and other Midwestern […] (full story)

CASH MARKET Thai rice prices have dropped $7 MT this week. In Thailand, the government moved to top rising glutinous rice prices by mandating millers, traders, and exporters immediately report […] (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 20.2 cents per pound for the week ending September 7, down 0.5 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)

When relentless spring rains pushed the planting window wide open, entomologists predicted problems for Arkansas row-crops. That has certainly proven true for the state’s late-planted cotton, soybeans and rice, said […] (full story)

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)

  Market Watch with Alan Brugler September 13, 2019 Bulls At Work Just a week after our “Bears at Work” column highlighting the underperformance of commodities vs. equities over the past five years, we had a week where ALL of the ag commodities... (full story)

A team of researchers from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas College of Engineering are designing tiny sensors that can be placed in […] (full story)

It’s too late to help us for this year, but there is a new fungicide labeled for pecans that provides a totally new chemistry for us to use in our […] (full story)

Average spot quotations were 136 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)

If the hustle and bustle of harvest slides into overpowering stress, it can produce long-term effects and even threaten your health. Learn the symptoms of harmful stress and how to manage it while still managing your farm this harvest season. “The... (full story)

In Tennessee, corn harvest is beginning and soybeans will be right around the corner. Time to start talking about cover crops, in particular, what options are best for your cropping […] (full story)

Summary: Cash-traded weaner pig reported volume was above average this past week, with 53,200 head reported. Cash weaner pig reported prices were $26.41, up $4.22 per head from last week. By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest This market update is a ... (full story)

A difficult planting season followed by heavy rains and drainage issues challenged corn producers, but growers are still expected to produce a good crop despite these tough conditions. The U.S. […] (full story)

Short Covering or a Start of Something Bigger? (full story)

Despite exaggerated claims to the contrary by some activist groups, Hurricane Dorian did little to no harm to the North Carolina pork industry last week. “We actually went up in a plane the day after the hurricane to see what had taken place, and... (full story)

The markets ended the week on a positive note. December corn was 13¢ for the week ending Sept. 12, while November soybeans was up 41¢ and December wheat was nearly 20¢. “Over half of the gain in corn, soybeans and wheat were due to this week’s ... (full story)

Farmers are keeping a close eye on not only the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates and Crop Production reports, but export trades being made in real-time, too. This week, China announced it would buy some U.S. goods previously... (full story)

This week's column looks at another round of hopeful trade talks with China and the impact on copper, soybeans, and hogs. (full story)

Southeast With a weakened Hurricane Dorian lurking just off the Carolina coasts and tracking northeastward, a sharp gradient of precipitation amounts was produced. 10-15 inches of rain was dumped on […] (full story)

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Why the ‘boom’ in consumer trial of alt-meat shamburgers and chicken? A new market analysis IDs the real reason: It’s all about the urge to try something new and different, if not better. Of all the poorly worded attempts to capture the “buzz”... (full story)

When you promise “food with integrity” you probably should make sure your own house is in order. Chipotle Mexican Grill, it seems, is the proverbial glass house-resident throwing stones. We’ve called out Chipotle for years due to its constant... (full story)

Columbia River Barge Traffic Halted Until the End of the Month On September 5, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River due to […] (full story)

DJ CBOT Delivery Intentions: Totals – Sep 13 Source: CME Group Contract Quantity Next Trade Commodity Month Delivery Day Assigned Today Date [...] (full story)

It was a hot monetary policy meeting yesterday. Faced with slow inflation and bleak growth, the ECB eased again, delivering a fresh stimulus package. What does it mean for the gold market? (full story)