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Our focus is on metals today. (full story)


New data from the USDA indicates farm irrigation is becoming more efficient. Results from the Department’s 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey show despite slightly more irrigated acres compared to 2013, water usage fell nearly six... (full story)


The euro has been having a hard time catching a bid recently. Yet the pace of its decline has slowed day-by-day. The say that when everyone piles up in one direction, the market tends to surprise in the other. Does it mean that the bears are to face stiff headwinds soon? (full story)


Corn futures are rebounding after Wednesday’s losses, with fractional midday gains. The EIA posted up to date ethanol production numbers for the week ending 11/8. Ethanol production averaged 1.03 million barrels per day over the week, which was ano... (full story)


Cotton futures are giving back some of Wednesday’s gains. Nearby contracts are 5 to 13 points lower so far. CONAB issued a 2.73 MMT forecast for the 19/20 Brazilian cotton crop, which is 10,000 above the October estimate. The 11/13 Cotlook A Index ... (full story)


Corn futures are rebounding after Wednesday’s losses, with fractional midday gains. The EIA posted up to date ethanol production numbers for the week ending 11/8. Ethanol production averaged 1.03 million barrels per day over the week, which was ano... (full story)


Soybean futures are lower again at Thursday’s midday, down by as much as 4 1/4 cents in nearby contracts. November Futures expire today. Soybean meal is down $2.10/ton, and so far soybean oil is up by 24 points. There were 214 delivery notices issu... (full story)


Live cattle futures are steady to 37 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures are bouncing back after yesterday’s sharp drops, gaining as much as $1.25 back in the Jan Contracts at midday. The CME Feeder Cattle index gained $0.20 on 11/12 to $147.44. Wh... (full story)


Wheat Dropping More after Yesterdays Losses Thursday wheat futures are mostly lower, with some firmness in MLPS futures. MLPS are fractionally lower to 1 and 3/4 cents lower at midday. Chicago SRW wheat is down 1 to 2 cents at midday. Kansas City H... (full story)


Lean hog futures are lower again today, with 17 cent to $1.35 drops at midday. The 11/12 CME Lean Hog Index was up 61 cents to $59.55The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down an additional $0.80 at midday. The national average base hog price was 29... (full story)


Yesterday's session oil brought us an invalidation of the earlier breakdown below the red line and lower border of the orange gap, but the bulls just couldn't break above the upper border of the blue consolidation. (full story)


In yesterday's analysis, we emphasized that the short-term outlook for the precious metals sector became bullish, and we discussed the silver market in great detail. Both: gold and silver are now higher than they were when we posted yesterday's analysis, which means that taking... (full story)


Direct cash cattle markets are mostly quiet. A few sales have been reported in Nebraska at $182 on the dressed basis for delivery in early December. Yesterday’s trade was generally light, mainly at $115 on the live basis in Kansas and Texas,... (full story)


Cable is very slow for the last few sessions so we see this move as a correction on the way up; we are tracking a possible zig-zag within a wave 4), which is now in final stages, and points above the 1.297 bullish level. (full story)


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Farmers depend on reliable infrastructure and there are some challenges that must be addressed to maintain the sustainability of the US food system. Paul Rohde, vice president for the Midwest region of the Waterways Council, says the US must... (full story)


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A farmer from Idaho has won the National Wheat Foundation’s National Yield Contest. Rick Pearson hit more than 211 bushels per acre on an irrigated farm in Twin Falls County in the south-central part of the state. The high achiever for... (full story)


This week’s widespread cold snap is sure to impact farmers. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says livestock will be stressed, especially in the North. “Some of the animals aren’t quite acclimated to the cold, just like people... (full story)


USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced it will continue to defer interest on crop insurance premiums to ag producers until January 31 for all policies with a premium billing date of August 15. Keith Gray, chief of staff for the RMA,... (full story)


An organic farmer in west-central Minnesota is seeking opportunities to mentor conventional producers considering the transition to organic production. Carolyn Olson and her husband farm 1,100 acres of organic row crops near Cottonwood. “We... (full story)


Getty: John Fedele Byline: Chuck Abbott For decades, the poverty rate has been higher in rural America than in metropolitan areas, a situation often attributed to an older, lower-paid, and... (full story)


Im gonna take my horse to the old town road Im gonna ride til I cant no more (full story)


Swine facilities need constant evaluation to keep animals healthy and productive, and that’s particularly true during the winter months. Here are four tips to help you prepare for the cold temperatures ahead. 1. Evaluate the condition of your... (full story)


Part 2 of our series on the effects of a possible oil collapse. (full story)


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WSJ article says: US-China Trade Talks Hit Snag Over Farm Purchases. Japan Q3 GDP disappoints. Australia shocks market with -19k job loss for October. Chinese Industrial Output and Retail Sales data for October misses expectations. Germany narrowly avoids Q3 recession. EURUSD spike... (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was a little lower. USDA showed that harvest progress is now head of the five-year average and some producers have [...] (full story)


At 6:30 A.M. we had the FED Quarles Speech and we have Jobless Claims and PPI at 7:30 A.M., FED Clarida and FED Evans Speech [...] (full story)


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Price downtrend still in place. However, the bulls have stabilized the market this week and even have some upside momentum. (full story)


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U.S. poultry is officially back on the menu in China. China’s Customs Ministry says restrictions on the import of U.S. poultry have been lifted effective immediately as Beijing tries to make up for the protein shortfall caused by African... (full story)


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The main event today will be when Federal Reserve ChairmanJerome Powell returns to Capitol Hill for a second day of testimony about the U.S. economy. (full story)


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Oil prices moved higher Wednesday , after OPEC said it saw no signs of global recession and rival US shale oil production could grow by much less than is expected in the coming year. (full story)


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