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Grain prices this morning are higher with May corn +1.75 (+0.46%), May soybeans +1.50 (+0.15%), and May wheat +1.75 (+0.38%). Grain prices on Friday closed lower with May corn and May soybeans at 2-week lows: May corn -5.50 (-1.44%), May soybeans -8.... (full story)


Metals prices this morning are weaker with Jun gold -8.4 (-0.63%) at a 2-week low, May silver -0.233 (-1.36%), and May copper -0.001 (-0.03%).  Friday's closes: Jun gold -10.50 (-0.78%), May silver -0.076 (-0.44%), May copper +0.003 (+0.10%).&nb... (full story)


June S&P 500 E-minis this morning are unchanged.  Friday's closes: S&P 500 -0.85%, Dow Jones -0.82%, Nasdaq -1.58%.  The S&P 500 on Friday closed lower on weakness in technology stocks led by a 4% slide in Apple after a downgrad... (full story)


Jun WTI crude oil prices this morning are down -32 cents (-0.47%) and Jun gasoline is -0.0058 (-0.28%).  Friday's closes: Jun crude +0.07 (+0.10%), Jun gasoline +0.168 (+0.81%).  Jun crude oil and gasoline on Friday closed higher on comment... (full story)


Key news today includes: (1) Mar Chicago Fed national manufacturing activity (expected -0.61 to 0.27, Feb +0.86 to 0.88), (2) Apr Markit manufacturing PMI (expected -0.4 to 55.2, Mar +0.3 to 55.6) and Apr Markit services PMI expected +0.1 to 54.1, Ma... (full story)


Jun E-mini S&Ps this morning are unchanged and European stocks are up +0.05% on optimism that the U.S. and China could resolve their trade differences after U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he's "cautiously optimistic" of reaching an agreemen... (full story)


Softs this morning are mixed with May sugar -0.09 (-0.77%), May coffee +0.85 (+0.73%), May cocoa unch, and May cotton +0.60 (+0.70%). Softs on Friday settled mixed: May sugar -0.11 (-0.94%), May coffee +1.50 (+1.317%), May cocoa -82 (-2.90%), May cot... (full story)


Grain prices this morning are higher with May corn +1.75 (+0.46%), May soybeans +1.50 (+0.15%), and May wheat +1.75 (+0.38%). Grain prices on Friday closed lower with May corn and May soybeans at 2-week lows: May corn -5.50 (-1.44%), May soybeans -8.... (full story)


Jun E-mini S&Ps this morning are unchanged and European stocks are up +0.05% on optimism that the U.S. and China could resolve their trade differences after U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he's "cautiously optimistic" of reaching an agreemen... (full story)


The dollar index this morning is up +0.41 (+0.46%) at 1-1/2 month high.  EUR/USD is down -0.0058 (-0.47%) at a 2-week low.  USD/JPY is up +0.58 (+0.54%) at a 2-1/4 month high.  Friday's closes: Dollar Index +0.376 (+0.42%), EUR/USD -0.... (full story)


June 10-year T-notes this morning are down -6.5 ticks at a contract low.  Friday's closes: TYM8 -9.00, FVM8 -4.75.  Jun 10-year T-notes on Friday fell to a 2-month low and closed lower on Chicago Fed President Evans' comment that he expects... (full story)


The USDJPY is continuing higher within an ascending wedge/upchannel (on the 4hr chart), but vulnerable going into today's US morning to profittaking once it hits wedge resistance and horizontal resistance (on the weekly chart coinciding with last April and September's lows).... (full story)


This pair has been going upwards. The Bullish Confirmation Pattern in this market was partly brought about by the anticipated stamina in Greenback. Since testing the support level at 0.9200 on February 16, price has gained 550 pips (gaining 220 pips in this month alone), closing around the... (full story)


Grain markets are sensitive to possible planting delays in US corn crop. Weather forecasts are not giving the entire cornbelt the green light for planting due to rain in the southern Midwest and snow melt in the northern areas. (full story)


The so-called Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables to avoid is released each year by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) with warnings about the most pesticide-saturated produce. But is it legitimate? This well-known scientist, Kevin Folta ,... (full story)


One of the most disputed numbers when it comes to corn demand at the present time is feed usage. It appears as though 3.74 billion bu of corn was fed in the first half of the marketing year. This is down from 3.8 billion bu for the same period last y... (full story)


University of Illinois corn breeder Martin Bohn is using a $500,000 USDA grant on research to improve corn breeding efficiency.  It’s hoped that it will bring about the ability to predict the performance of corn hybrids.  Bohn wants to use the corn... (full story)


For most people, the blockchain technology refers to cryptocurrencies, and more specifically to Bitcoin. But the reality is that the blockchain technology could be used for a great variety of projects. (full story)


On Friday teh Dow and other markets continued their drop. Can this change today? Read on to learn more... (full story)


CW_LS148 Charleston, WV Sun Apr 22, 2018 USDA-WV Dept of Ag Market News Weston Special, Weston, WV Weighted Average Report for Saturday Apr 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 389 Last week: Last year: Slaughter cows made up 10 percent of the offering,... (full story)


NV_LS161 Nashville, TN Sun Apr 22, 2018 USDA-TN Dept of Ag Market News Farmers Livestock, Greeneville, TN Weighted Average Report for Saturday Apr 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 1084 Last week: 1653 Last year: not reported Compared to last week, feeder steers and... (full story)


If %R has anything to say about it. (full story)


Eighty-cent cotton is within sight. Prices (Dec futures) trended down this week but rebounded on Thursday and Friday — closing at 79.43 cents on Friday. Dec broke 79 cents for […] (full story)


A big week ahead with data, earnings and central banks (full story)


Support Holds (full story)


NV_LS144 Nashville, TN Sun Apr 22, 2018 USDA-TN Dept of Ag Market News Smith County Commission Co., Carthage, TN Weighted Average Report for Saturday Apr 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 1480 Last week: 1328 Last year: No report Compared to same sale last week, Slaughter... (full story)


Bug and insect activity remain sporadic – not surprising with see-saw weather this spring. (full story)


How far can cattle futures rally? (full story)


From the high to the low the stock market.... (full story)


Looking at this weeks Commitments of Traders Report, the most notable changes include falling net positions in the Australian dollar and rising net positions in the British pound. Changes in other currencies and commodities were fairly limited. In general, speculators continue to buy the euro and... (full story)


This week across the Valley we are seeing more insect pest activity in both cotton and grain. In all 3 counties, dryland fields are certainly struggling to continue to grow […] (full story)


Our conditions haven’t been great, but they could have been worse. NASS says we had 27% of the rice planted on Monday (4/16), but my traveling had me thinking around […] (full story)


SV_LS146 Frankfort, KY Sat Apr 21, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Lake Cumberland Livestock, Somerset, KY Weighted Average Report for Saturday Apr 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 1266 Last week: 1446 Last year: 651 Compared last week: Feeders steers steady to... (full story)


CW_LS184 Charleston, WV Sat Apr 21, 2018 USDA-WV Dept of Ag Market News South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV Weighted Average Report for Saturday Apr 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 1409 Last week: Last year: Feeders made up 100 percent of the... (full story)


NV_LS141 Nashville, TN Sat Apr 21, 2018 USDA-TN Dept of Ag Market News Crossville Stockyard, Crossville, TN Weighted Average Report for Saturday Apr 21, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 823 Last week: 723 Last year: 425 Compared to last week, Feeder Steers under 500 lbs.... (full story)


SV_LS144 Frankfort, KY Sat Apr 21, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Bluegrass Stockyards - Campbellsville, KY (Sat.) Weighted Average Report for 04/21/2018 Receipts: 974 Last Week: 882 Year Ago: 491 Week Total:1451 Compared to last Saturday: Feeder steers sold... (full story)


Soil temperatures matter when it comes time to planting peanuts, says Andrew Sawyer in this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast. He discusses the kind of pattern you need […] (full story)


SV_LS172 Frankfort, KY Fri April 20, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Richmond Weighted Average Report for 4/20/2018 Receipts: 1502 Last Week: 2009 Year Ago: 653 Compared to last Friday: Feeder steers sold mostly steady and feeder heifers sold steady.... (full story)


Taking a detailed look at the technical lanscape of the June euro dollar Contract (full story)


Chop ECB. Hold Crypto. Buy ASX Sorghum, Sell USA sorghum... a hard trade to work. (full story)


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LR_LS121 Little Rock, AR Fri Apr 20, 2018 UofA Coop Ext Service-USDA Market News Farmer's Stockyards, Springdale, AR Weighted Average Report for Friday Apr 20, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 536 Last week: 497 Last year: 530 Compared to last week: Feeder... (full story)


NW_LS724 Des Moines, IA Fri Apr 20, 2018 USDA-IA Dept of Ag Market Dunlap, IA Feeder Cattle Auction Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04/20/2018 Receipts: 2740 Last Week: 2291 Year Ago: 2045 Special Feeder Calf and Yearling Sale - compared to last sale... (full story)


SV_LS150 Frankfort, KY Tuesday April 17, 2018 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Livingston Co. Livestock Market- Ledbetter, KY Weigh out Sale Receipts: 670 Last Week: 827 Year Ago: 519 Precondition Sale this Friday @ 3pm. Compared to last week: Feeder steers... (full story)


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