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Corn is higher by 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 cents this morning. A private export sale of 106,000 MT of 18/19 corn to unknown was reported this morning The international Grain Council updated it’s 19/20 outlook, forecasting corn production to be 1.103 BMT, a 5... (full story)


Hog futures look to find some support after a long week of losses. Thursday midday has nearby futures making gains of as much as $1.02. The 11/19 CME Lean Hog Index recovered $0.29 $59.58. Wednesday’s pork carcass cutout value fell Thursday morning... (full story)


Live cattle futures are giving back Wednesday gains on Thursday. Dec futures are seeing a small 2 cent gain supported by the higher cash trade, but the other front months are down by as much as 60 cents. Feeder cattle futures are down by triple digit... (full story)


Corn is higher by 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 cents this morning. A private export sale of 106,000 MT of 18/19 corn to unknown was reported this morning The international Grain Council updated it’s 19/20 outlook, forecasting corn production to be 1.103 BMT, a 5... (full story)


Wheat futures are down for Thursday, so far futures are falling for all exchanges- with MPLS and Chicago wheat down the most. The weekly Export Sales Report from the USDA came out this morning, showing that wheat was in line with expectations. The re... (full story)


Cotton futures show a recovery, with nearby contracts as up by as much as 20 points with gains tailing off through time. The USDA updated weekly export sales for upland cotton, revealing that for the week ending 11/14 a total of 227,600 RB were so... (full story)


So far on Thursday, trading has pushed soybean futures lower by 2 to 21/4 cents in the front months. Soybean meal is higher by $1.90/ton. Bean oil was 53 points lower at midday. Soybean Export sales were above expectations, with the USDA weekly updat... (full story)


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Direct cash cattle trade is off to a slow start after yesterday’s light to moderate business.  Live deals in the south were at mostly $116, $1 higher than last week’s weighted averages.  Dressed deals were reported in parts of the North at mostly... (full story)


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China’s chief trade negotiator has invited his American counterparts for a new round of face-to-face trade talks in Beijing, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report says Chinese officials would like the meeting to take place next week,... (full story)


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CRUDE OIL the pair looks to strengthen further in the days ahead as it built on its Wednesday gain on Thursday. (full story)


After four hours of debate, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee has passed legislation to provide a path to legal status for farmworkers. During the hearing, Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat and a co-sponsor, said she would prefer... (full story)


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CORN Corn futures are trading firmer this morning with the Dec contract up 2 cents to 3.68-3/4, while Mar is up 2 cents to 3.79. Many news items today circle around the demand side of the equation as the USDA announced a sale of 106,000 metric tonne... (full story)


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House Speaker Pelosi reportedly meets today with Trade Representative Lighthizer over the labor sticking point for Democrats in the USMCA. Ways and Means chair Richard Neal will also been in the meeting – following his joint statement with... (full story)


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US agriculture is ramping up its environmental sustainability efforts and measures, which could impact future trade negotiations and bilateral relationships. Former Chief Ag Negotiator for the US Trade Representative Darci Vetter, who is... (full story)


As stories began to circulate that any hope of cementing a Phase One deal with China could be pushed out into 2020, it sent the corn and bean trade into another bought of depression and prices responded by dipping into lower lows yet again.  Keep in... (full story)


Brownfield’s Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground in Bloomington, MN on January 7, 2020 for Discovery Farms Summit. Continue reading Discovery Farms Summit at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


The South China Morning Post reported that U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports that are scheduled for December 15 could be delayed even if a trade agreement was not signed by then. (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the small business investment company Gladstone Investments (GAIN). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then us... (full story)


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


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Price downtrend negated and the bulls have gained momentum and working on fledling uptrend. (full story)


We kickoff the day with Export Sales, Jobless Claims, Philadelphia FED Manufacturing Index and FED Mester Speech at 7:30 A.M., Existing Home Sales and CB [...] (full story)


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Formal charges were filed in U.S. District Court in St. Louis this week accusing former Monsanto employee Haitao Xiang of stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Monsanto (now Bayer). A bail hearing in the case is scheduled for Thursday. ... (full story)


Bloomberg, Reuters and WSJ all out with positive sounding pieces. SCMP article now being debated, with broad USD buying returning into NY open. Hawkish ECB Minutes briefly lift EURUSD. Trend-line resistance in 1.1090s being challenged. Ipsos Mori poll shows Tories regaining lead at... (full story)


Yesterday's Heartland Market Minute showed this area in the Hog market that I find very interesting (full story)


The USDA says last week was a strong week for pork exports. Sales for 2019 delivery were nearly 55,000 tons, with Japan buying more than 20,000 tons and China purchasing more than 5,000 tons, while sales for 2020 topped 36,000 tons, more than 34,000... (full story)


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Farmers have typically always applied phosphorus in the fall through dry broadcast applications. But some research shows the crop may not be seeing all the benefits it could be. In this Managing for Profit, Precision Planting research agronomist... (full story)


Improve your grain marketing! Visit  https://www.standardgrain.com/grain-marketing-plan/     (full story)


Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 15 lower at 159’27, 10 Yr .Notes 0’06.5 lower 128’18.0 and 5 Yr. Notes 0’03.75 lower at 118’24..75. Bonds rallied [...] (full story)


Oil prices snapped back as it appears that the oil supply adjustment is about to begin. Oil refiners are finally turning the corner, ramping up [...] (full story)


Most analysts expect the USDA to report a large number of cattle were placed on to feed in October. The range of projections is wide, but ahead of the monthly Cattle on Feed numbers, the average estimate for placements is a more than 11% year to... (full story)


Corn processed into US ethanol has grown dramatically (see Figure1), and accounted for 37% of total US corn use during the 2018 market year (USDA (US Department of Agriculture), Office […] (full story)