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Slowly, the cotton market appears to be pulling out of the doldrums. The signs and signals are improving and, if actually realized, the timing certainly could not be better. Prices […] (full story)


The tide has turned (full story)


Risk/Reward In Your Favor (full story)


A Bottom Is At Hand (full story)


Wednesday's Fed meeting was as important as Friday's announcement. Many people missed this key point... (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)


USDCHF may be consolidating but faces risk of a move further lower. Resistance comes in at the 0.9950 level. (full story)


In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Hemp Gin Planned | Dicamba Fatigue  | and more. (full story)


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Joe Outlaw didn’t sugar-coat agricultural commodity outlooks at the recent Texas Wheat Symposium. Times are tough. But Outlaw, Ph.D., co-director of the Agricultural and […] (full story)


The Blackland region’s most comprehensive agricultural and food production conference is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. The event is sponsored by the Texas […] (full story)


As of December 3, 2019, USDA reported $10.33 billion in Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019, with payments being made in three tranches of 50% in August, 25% in […] (full story)


Cash Market Rice prices in India have experienced a setback this week. U.S.DA has forecast that India’s production will drop 2% from last year. With all the focus on the […] (full story)


Lingling Wei, Bob Davis, William Mauldin and Josh Zumbrun reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump has agreed to a limited trade agreement with Beijing that will roll back […] (full story)


The new baby bull – now just some five weeks old and falling with almost every step – finally completed a few successful steps this week. As we have said […] (full story)


The U.S. rural economy will continue to face headwinds in 2020 and is expected to underperform relative to the economy of urban America. Since 2014, GDP growth in rural counties […] (full story)


  Market Watch with Alan Brugler Dec 13, 2019 Chinese Wolf The number of official trade consultations between the US and China is into double digits since the trade war began.  The number of tweets, trial balloons and statements regarding the... (full story)


Irrigation is expensive. And there are a lot of non-irrigated or “dryland” acres across the Panhandle. 2019 was characterized by persistent drought stress for much of the season (see below). […] (full story)


After one year of growing industrial hemp in test plots, Kansas State University researchers say they’ve moved closer to providing guidance to producers interested in growing the alternative crop in […] (full story)


Christmas came early to the cotton market this week via several items of encouraging news. Starving for something positive, the market broke out the top side of a narrow trading […] (full story)


Cattle and Feeders surge, Hogs fail to hold its gains (full story)


Agriculture’s grand challenge of feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the environment just got a big boost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) awarded […] (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 NEUTRAL. (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)


Long Term Option Play Explored (full story)


In its December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, USDA now expects world wheat production for marketing year 2019/20 to increase by 5 percent to 765 million metric […] (full story)


The pork industry is excited about the prospects for expanded opportunities in China after the U.S. and China agreed on the text of a phase one trade deal, which will see the removal of tariffs on Chinese goods in stages, Bloomberg reports. "We... (full story)


Angus Catchot and Darrin Dodds talk with Brandon Potts and Amy Unzicker from Case IH from the 2019 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/CSR_CaseIH.mp3 (full story)


By Jennifer Brown 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 Dec. 13. Looking at hog sales in June 2020 using June 2020 futures, the... (full story)


From soybeans to rice, corn to peanuts, 2019 has been a challenging year for many, if not most, Arkansas growers. Continuous intermittent rains postponed winter fieldwork or outright made it […] (full story)


PhytoGen announces two new cottonseed varieties – PhytoGen brand PHY 400 W3FE and PHY 500 W3FE – will be available in 2020. These two varieties enhance the company’s wide-ranging portfolio […] (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)


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


Arkansas peanut growers faced harsh weather challenges in 2019, including weeks when the rain never seemed to end and a late-season deep freeze. In early November, a mass of arctic […] (full story)


Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 17.1 cents per pound for the week ending December 7, down 2.5 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


Spot quotations averaged 156 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 41, […] (full story)


Yes, there was a USDA report this week, but that’s not what stole market headlines or moved prices. Instead, it was news out of China. President Donald Trump signed off on a so-called phase-one trade deal with China, averting the Dec. 15 introduction... (full story)


February Live Cattle futures trade to new contract highs today of 127.75 (at the time of writing this), continuing to maintain the strength of the recent rally which broke out of trendline resistance from 125.00. There is likely continuation higher in the works, with next major resistance coming... (full story)


It can be certainly said that AUD/USD has surprised on the upside recently. Having reached several important resistances, and attempting breakout above them, what else can be said about the pairs current and upcoming performance? (full story)


President Donald Trump and the Chinese government are both touting agreement on a phase 1 trade deal, but Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer says history shows that a deal will only matter once it’s in writing. “We had an agreement in... (full story)


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Confusion would appear to be the name of the game this morning as we have been receiving conflicting reports as to the details of the Phase One agreement between the United States and China.  These were the comments that I initially had written this... (full story)


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By Clint Schwab, Vice President, Science and Technology The same factors that created concern in 2019 will remain in 2020. The U.S. pork industry continues to increase supply year over year. The robust supply is coupled with market access... (full story)


African swine fever (ASF) has officially been confirmed in Indonesia, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported Thursday. The Minister of Agriculture in Indonesia announced an ASF outbreak in North Sumatra... (full story)


In a recent blog post, Land O’ Lakes details how they worked with Plus.ai, a Silicon Valley startup, to address “peak” butter demand for holiday cooking and baking. This collaboration resulted in the first coast-to-coast freight trip by a... (full story)


The Fed kept the interest rates unchanged in December. The statement was rather hawkish, while the dot-plot rather dovish. What does such a mix imply for the yellow metal? (full story)


Probably no year has ever illustrated the need to master multiple production systems better than 2019, says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie — and those conditions could continue into 2020. The fall of 2018 was wet in many areas. Farmers... (full story)


Taylor Armstrong’s show reindeer named Merlin was a decision Armstrong says she made on a whim. Now, the community of North Pole, Alaska, native is an aspiring large animal veterinarian with a growing reindeer herd. ... (full story)


Bulls again good strength late this week, including negating downtrend and fledging line in place. Maket bottom likely now in place. (full story)


GBPUSD surges 350pts in early Asia to hit 1.35 handle. Broad USD sales ensue. Risk-on wave in Asia follows very positive US/China trade deal sentiment from NY session yesterday. President Trump reportedly signs off on deal to reduce existing China tariffs by 50% + delay planned Dec... (full story)


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