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Silver (SI) surged 2% yesterday, breaking above the June high and gaining momentum within the upchannel (on the daily chart). Significantly, SI has a bit more upside before bumping up against downtrend/descending triangle resistance (on the weekly chart). (full story)


Trump threatens China with more tariffs, again. Higher UK wages, but stalling inflation? (full story)


GBPUSD shows a bearish sequence from June 25 high favoring further downside.This article and video shows the Elliott Wave path. (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)


Everyone knows something bad is brewing not just in the USA but globally within the financial systems. (full story)


Tropical Storm Barry didn’t create major problems for Texans, but storm season is just getting underway, said the Texas State Climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said southeastern parts of […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. County Comments Kyle Daniel, Georgetown County Adequate rainfall coupled with warm days and nights had crops bursting with growth. […] (full story)


Corn futures closed the Tuesday session with most contracts 4 to 5 3/4 cents lower, rallying 5-6 cents off the lows of the day. Moderation in the US weather forecasts and a bump in condition ratings provided an excuse for profit taking. Of the 18 rep... (full story)


Soybean futures ended Tuesday with most nearby contracts 13 to 14 cents lower. August soybean meal was down $3.20/ton, with soy oil down 29 points. The weekly USDA Crop Progress report indicated MS as the only state to be reported at faster than norm... (full story)


Wheat futures saw fractional to 3 cent losses in most contracts on Tuesday, held back by losses in the rest of the grain complex. The Northern Plains are still lagging harvest pace considerably, with KS now 81% harvested and OK and TX finishing up. S... (full story)


Corn futures closed the Tuesday session with most contracts 4 to 5 3/4 cents lower, rallying 5-6 cents off the lows of the day. Moderation in the US weather forecasts and a bump in condition ratings provided an excuse for profit taking. Of the 18 rep... (full story)


Lean Hog futures were 30 cents to $1.55 higher in most contracts on Tuesday, with newly appointed nearby Aug down $1.05. The CME Lean Hog Index was UNCH from the previous day on July 12 @ $70.73. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up $2.90 in the... (full story)


Live cattle futures settled Tuesday with most contracts 25 to 55 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were also lower, down 60 to 75 cents in the front months. The CME feeder cattle index was up 70 cents @ $141.16 on July 15. Wholesale boxed beef price... (full story)


Cotton futures saw losses of 56 to 132 points in the nearby contracts on Tuesday. Strength in the US dollar along with improved crop ratings on Monday pressured the market lower. After Monday’s close, NASS showed that TX had 12% of their crop setti... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. County Agent Comments Jeff Via, Fayette County The farmers in Fayette County have been busy spraying and cutting hay […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms limited field activities in some […] (full story)


Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced today Bayer’s North American Crop Science Division is moving 500 jobs to Creve Coeur, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The announcement comes after Parson’s trip to Europe where he met with Bayer CEO Werner... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures were lower on profit-taking ahead of widespread direct cash business.  Feeder cattle futures were lower on the same factors with additional pressure from the outside markets.  August live cattle... (full story)


The Moniteau County Health Board Monday withdrew its motion for a health ordinance that would effectively regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs. The issue will be reconsidered after discussion by a study group that includes... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Bryce Baldridge, Lawrence County “Some soybeans were starting to make pods. There […] (full story)


An extension crops educator says soybeans planted late will be shorter and struggle to achieve canopy closure. Dave Nicolai with the University of Minnesota says in many places the crop is hitting the critical blooming phase. ... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. County Comments Wade Hutcheson, Walker County Widespread rain helped the cotton and soybeans but the corn was hurting due […] (full story)


A Burrus Seeds field agronomist says Missouri and Illinois farmers need to hold off on fungicide applications as close to tasseling as possible. Dana Harder says earlier applications don’t bring fungicide resources to the ear, losing yield... (full story)


Soybeans were lower on commercial and technical selling. The USDA’s crop condition rating improved last week, when most had been expecting at least some decline because of drier than normal conditions in some areas and the continued impact of wet... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Tue Jul 16, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Compared to last week at New Holland, PA slaughter lambs 10.00-20.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs steady; slaughter ewes steady; feeder... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Preston Aust, IV, Humphreys County “A hot and dry week allowed for […] (full story)


Daily Silver Chart & Support and Resistance Levels 7-17-2019 (full story)


The CBOT remains range bound as traders debate supply (acres and yield) and demand (exports and feed).  The market will have little guidance from the USDA until the August 12th WASDE report.  Weather forecasts have temps getting cooler with more precipitations.  The US will have a... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Banged up by Barry” summarizes last week. […] (full story)


A central Illinois farmer says ag tech has helped improve yields on his corn and soybean operation. “There is no question that ag tech has improved profitability on my farm.” Jacob Wade, farms in McLean County, Illinois which was the largest... (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. County Comments Belinda Woods, Cullman County County received 1-2 inches of rain due to tropical storm this weekend, but […] (full story)


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West Central Indiana Farmer Brent Bible says the 2019 planting season has been unlike anything he’s experienced. “I don’t know any other way to say it other than 2019 has been a dumpster fire of a year,” he says. “It’s been a stressful year, a... (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $4.35 and 1/4, down 5 and 3/4 cents Aug. soybeans closed at $8.87 and 3/4, down 14 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $318.40, down $3.20 Aug. soybean oil closed at 27.99, down 29 points Sep. wheat closed at $5.07 and 1/2, down 1/4... (full story)


Gold continues to impress. After breaking out by slicing through both key resistance at $1,377 per ounce and a 6-year high of $1,399 per ounce, the Midas metal has hardly backed off at all. Instead, it appears to be consolidating for a move higher by chopping sideways as it works off the... (full story)


Minnesota small grain development has shot past five-year averages. The latest crop report from USDA shows spring wheat that has headed reached 96 percent, six days ahead of normal. Oats headed, at 95 percent, is three days ahead of average. ... (full story)


The slow-rolling bête noir that was Barry was best summed up in a tweet by Stephen Hoskyn, who farms near Stuttgart: “Tropical Storm Barry is like that friend that comes […] (full story)


GL_GR851 Greeley, CO Tue Jul 16, 2019 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Weekly Bean, Pea and Lentil Market Review BEANS Dealer Grower Pintos NE CO/WY/W NE 29.00 21.00 North Dakota/Minnesota ... (full story)


The CEO of the Minnesota Pork Producers is watching the price of domestic hogs in China to gauge the devastation of the African swine fever outbreak. David Preisler says he recently discussed the situation with industry leaders from other states.... (full story)


The following prices are effective fromWednesday 07/17/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 07/23/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 07/23/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)


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Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly higher Tuesday picking up some strength in global markets while cash trade was mixed. July Class III milk futures down two cents at $17.31.  August up seven cents at $17.50. ... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 16-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 16-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 16-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The ranking member of the House Ag Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Ag says the most important thing Congress can do to help the livestock and poultry economies is to get a USMCA deal ratified.  During his opening comments, North... (full story)


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