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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)


We have a number of effective insecticides for corn earworm in North Carolina soybeans. One of these is the insecticide chlorantraniliprole, which an active ingredient in Prevathon and Besiege. Because […] (full story)


Check out what ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists have been seeing and hearing about in fields across the state this past week. Some of the common issues observed in […] (full story)


A few things to consider based upon what I am seeing and hearing in the field: (full story)


Corn futures closed the Wednesday session with most contracts fractionally higher. EIA reported weekly ethanol production at 1.066 million barrels per day in the week of July 12. That was a jump of 19,000 bpd from the week prior and slightly above th... (full story)


Cotton futures closed Wednesday with most contracts 23 to 61 points lower. The 5-day QPF shows most cotton growing areas west of MS with very little moisture in that timeframe. USDA will update the weekly Export Sales reports on Thursday morning. The... (full story)


Live cattle futures saw 10 to 80 cent losses in most contracts on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were 47.5 cents to $1.15 lower. Analysts are expecting July 1 cattle on feed to be shown 1.8% above the same time last year in this Friday’s report. ... (full story)


Wheat futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 2 to 5 cents in the red. Dry and warm weather are allowing for the winter wheat harvest to move north. All wheat export sales during the week that ended on July 11 are expected to be in th... (full story)


Soybean futures saw 5 to 6 cent losses in the front months on Wednesday. The 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks shows forecasts of cooler and drier weather on the way. August soybean meal was down 90 cents/ton, with soy oil 31 points lower. USDA is expected ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures saw strong triple digit gains on Wednesday, with August a nickel below limit up at the close. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 11 cents from the previous day on July 15 @ $70.63. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up another 68 ce... (full story)


Corn futures closed the Wednesday session with most contracts fractionally higher. EIA reported weekly ethanol production at 1.066 million barrels per day in the week of July 12. That was a jump of 19,000 bpd from the week prior and slightly above th... (full story)


In this episode, spider mite management and rainfastness of insecticides are discussed. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/7-15-19%20Spider%20Mites%20and%20Rain.mp3 (full story)


Bobby Golden and Tom Allen discuss disease identification and fungicide use in MS rice. http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/audio/7-15-2019%20Tom%20RIce%20Fungicide.mp3 (full story)


In 2018, there were significant increases in confirmed cases of southern blight in hemp.  The fungal disease affects a wide range of plant species, as well as hemp. When stems […] (full story)


Flue-cured production in the United States has been projected at 320 million pounds by USDA. That would be five percent less than in 2018 and the lowest production for this type on […] (full story)


Please make plans to attend the Row Crop Update at the Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Annual Convention. The conference is hosted at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. This […] (full story)


Much of our March-planted corn crop has now dented and kernels are filling size and weight. However, heat unit accumulation has lagged this year, meaning crop development is likely to […] (full story)


The weather forecast for this next week is calling for daytime high temperatures in the 90s and even in the 100s across the state and low nighttime temperatures in the […] (full story)


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Cover crops have many benefits including protecting soil surfaces from wind and water erosion, weed suppression, and improving soil health. This year many Missouri acres intended to be planted to […] (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended the day quietly after a range of near 10 cents. Nearby Sep gained 3/4 of a cent closing at 4.36, while Dec corn gained 1/4 of a cent, closing at 4.41-1/2. Providing underlying support as uncertainty with this year'... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day lower on pressure from wholesale values, the steady to weak cash trade, and position squaring ahead of Friday’s report.  Feeder cattle futures were lower on the same... (full story)


A regional administrator of the U.S. EPA says the insecticide for which the agency expanded registered uses is safer for pollinators than other compounds. Sulfoxaflor is less persistent in the environment and doesn’t last in pollen or in plant... (full story)


Weed control needs to be a priority in non-planted fields this summer to prevent future weed problems. (full story)


Looking for Demand and Not Finding Any - So Far (full story)


The community of viruses is staggeringly vast. Occupying every conceivable biological niche, from searing undersea vents to frigid tundra, these enigmatic invaders, hovering between inert matter and life, circumnavigate the […] (full story)


A marketing consultant points to the resurgence of eggs as a reason to believe demand for dairy products has not peaked. Story Arc Consulting president Steve Lerch says consumer preferences are constantly changing. “I always look at eggs... (full story)


Beef specialist Eric Bailey at the University of Missouri says cattle producers should take measures to help animals survive hot days. “Those could include shade, those could access to water, additional water,” Bailey told Brownfield Ag News... (full story)


DJ Analysts’ Estimates for July USDA Cattle-on-Feed Report The following estimates, as compiled by the Wall Street Journal for the nation’s feedyards with a [...] (full story)


Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. It was an up and down day, largely because of uncertainties about China. The rumored purchases of U.S. ag goods by Beijing haven’t surfaced, at least not yet, and a couple hundred million... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mostly higher Wednesday as strength from global markets continues while cash trade was mixed. July Class III milk futures unchanged at $17.31.  August up 17 cents at $17.67. ... (full story)


With rainfall totals of more than a foot in some places on Tuesday, the slow-moving remnants of Hurricane Barry washed out roads, shuttered businesses and had ranchers checking to be […] (full story)


Sep. corn closed at $4.36, up 3/4 cent Aug. soybeans closed at $8.82 and 1/2, down 5 and 1/4 cents Aug. soybean meal closed at $307.50, down 90 cents Aug. soybean oil closed at 27.68, down 31 points Sep. wheat closed at $5.05 and 1/2, down 2 cents... (full story)


There are new signs the U.S.-China trade war might not end anytime soon.  Chinese state media People’s Daily says Commerce Minister Zhong Shan has joined the negotiation team.  Zhong Shan told the communist party paper the U.S. started... (full story)


A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm […] (full story)


Legislators and pork producers want US Customs and Border Protection to ramp up their efforts to prevent an African Swine Fever outbreak in the US. During a House Ag Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture hearing on Tuesday National... (full story)


A Wisconsin farmer has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin to expand feed storage research. Ron Brooks and his daughter Zoey Nelson dairy and raise feed for their herd south of Waupaca, Wisconsin, where for the past couple of years, Ron says... (full story)


A little bit of rain. Another chance of rain in a couple of days, and then next week 40 or 50 percent chance for many afternoons. It’s the type of […] (full story)


Extension professionals have already confirmed the presence of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV)—the causal agent of Cotton Blue Disease—on multiple research substations across Alabama. The aphid transmitted disease has been […] (full story)


Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground in Pontiac, IL for the Syngenta Agronomy Day at the Precision Planting Precision Technology Institute on Monday, July 22, 2019. Continue reading Precision Planting & Golden Harvest... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting […] (full story)


SEATTLE Shipping Point Prices as of 17-JUL-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the FinTech company PagSeguro Digital (PAGS). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for c... (full story)


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