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Cotton (CT) surged 2% yesterday (on the continuous contract), resuming a 3 month upchannel (on the daily chart). Significantly, CT is approaching levels last seen in July, and is gaining momentum in its major trend reversal higher. (full story)


To help support California food bank’s efforts to meet demand for protein during a difficult fire season, Cargill donated nearly 50,000 pounds of beef to local families in California. Cargill worked with its partner MEANS Database, a nonprofit... (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the financial services company Globe Life (GL). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's New All-Time High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart fea... (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)


Agricultural census data allows tracking of acres operated by farms of different sizes. We use this data to track grain farm concentration over time. Acres operated by farms with over […] (full story)


Natalie Andrews, William Mauldin and Anthony Harrup reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “A new U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada gained backing from House Democrats, setting the agreement […] (full story)


Arkansas Rice Farmers Jennifer James, of Newport, and Dow Brantley, of England, were celebrated this week at the 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference. James was awarded 2019 Farmer of the […] (full story)


Downbound and Unloaded Grain Barges Increase For the week ending December 7,876 grain barges were unloaded in the New Orleans area, the highest since December 2018. This number represented a […] (full story)


Profit tracker: Farrow-to-finish producers could see more profits Farrow-to-finish pork producers could see profits double this year compared to last. That's according to the latest Pork Profit Tracker as calculated by Sterling Marketing of... (full story)


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)


Whether on social media or in farming circles, many questions linger about glyphosate, better known as Roundup, and a link to cancer. (full story)


Lean hog futures finished Thursday’s session in the black, futures gained $0.50 to $1.00 with Dec futures gaining 32 one day ahead of expiration. The 12/10 CME Lean Hog Index was at $59.46, after a 99-cent leap. Weekly export sales in pork were rel... (full story)


Nearby soybean futures were up by 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 cents after Thursday action. Soymeal futures lost 40 cents/ton, while soy oil futures were up 65 points. The White House economic advisors met today to discuss phase 1 and the scheduled Dec 15th tariff... (full story)


Cotton futures closed in the black, with old crop advancing triple digits. Weekly export sales data released from the USDA this morning showed that cotton sales were up 70% wk/wk with combined net sales shown at 283,676 RB, sales were also above the ... (full story)


Corn climbed 5 3/4 to 6 cents on Thursday, but Dec futures were plus 10 3/4 at midday, The USDA announced private export sales of 110,744 MT of corn to unknown for 19/20 and 1.6 MMT (63 million bushels) of corn to Mexico this morning (1.074 MMT for 1... (full story)


Corn climbed 5 3/4 to 6 cents on Thursday, but Dec futures were plus 10 3/4 at midday, The USDA announced private export sales of 110,744 MT of corn to unknown for 19/20 and 1.6 MMT (63 million bushels) of corn to Mexico this morning (1.074 MMT for 1... (full story)


Live cattle futures were mixed, April futures were 45 cents higher, while Dec and Feb posted 15 to 17 cent losses. Feeder cattle futures gave back back some of yesterday’s triple digits gains, posting losses of as much as $0.22 in the front months.... (full story)


Kansas City HRW futures lead the way for a Thursday rally as contracts were as much as were up by as much as 12 1/2 cents. Chicago SRW futures were directly behind with gains of 8 1/2 to 10 1/4 cents. MPLS HRS wheat futures had plus 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 on... (full story)


PRESS RELEASE: After Nearly 40 Years, NAWG Relocates While Remaining on Capitol Hill On December 11, 2019, NAWG announced that after nearly 40 years it will be moving to a new location on Capitol Hill. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF), NAWG’s... (full story)


Industrial hemp is gaining interest as farmers explore the potential for increased profits from growing hemp varieties used for fiber, seed and cannabidiol, or CBD, oil. “This crop will have […] (full story)


It’s common to see standing corn in the Dakotas. “Yah, well, less than 50 acres to go,” said Kevin Deinert, who farms in eastern South Dakota’s Davison County, “but when the snow comes you don’t dare try to push it too hard.” Deinert was forced... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed on spread adjustments.  Feeder cattle were mixed on the same factors.  December live cattle closed $.15 lower at $120.42 and February live cattle closed $.22 lower at... (full story)


Rice farmers, researchers and industry representatives from rice-growing states, including Louisiana, met in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dec. 8-10 for the annual Rice Outlook Conference and Trade Show. Louisiana farmer Jason […] (full story)


Commentary. One of the great aspects of being a citizen of these United States of America is the many freedoms we enjoy.  Among those freedoms is the right to make our own decisions about whether we want to drink milk, eat meat, drive a Volkswagen... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished firmer with solid gains of 5-1/2 50 9-1/4 cents erasing yesterday’s losses. Dec led today’s gains closing at 3.67. Tomorrow is also the last trading day for Dec futures. As the Mar contract becomes the front... (full story)


The 2019 Michigan Soybean On-farm Research Report is now available online. The report will be mailed to 11,000 Michigan soybean producers in early January, but the online version is the […] (full story)


Illustration: Lauren Crowe Byline: Natalina Sents Jay Hill says it himself - he’s not your average farmer. He wasn’t born into agriculture and didn’t start with inherited land. However, Hill has... (full story)


(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump signed off on a so-called phase-one trade deal with China, averting the Dec. 15 introduction of a new wave of U.S. tariffs on about $160 billion of consumer goods from the Asian nation, according to people... (full story)


Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. The big news for beans came after the close, with reports the U.S. and China had agreed in principle to phase one of the comprehensive trade deal. Ahead of that, beans were up on optimism... (full story)


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Bloomberg News says the U.S. and China have agreed in principle to phase one of a comprehensive trade deal. Earlier Thursday, the Wall Street Journal said a deal could be close, following a Tweet by President Trump and reports the U.S. would be... (full story)


Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed higher Thursday while cash trade was mixed. December Class III milk up six cents at $19.43.  January five cents higher at $18.24.  February up 11 cents at $17.67.  March nine... (full story)


Dec. corn closed at $3.67, up 9 and 1/4 cents Jan. soybeans closed at $8.98 and 1/4, up 4 and 3/4 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $292.60, down 70 cents Dec. soybean oil closed at 32.03, up 80 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.39 and 1/4, up 8 and 1/2... (full story)


BEANS ARE DOING WHAT? Since beans made a contract low in September 2018 their monthly chart shows ...... (full story)


Arkansas’ State Plant Board has voted to change the current rule regarding dicamba herbicide use in Arkansas.  The board has voted to amend the proposed rule by removing the GPS mapping and online registry requirements for dicamba... (full story)


 Dr. Jayson Lusk says no. The Purdue ag economist says there’s a lot of hype about plant-based meats, but also some building skepticism because of their long ingredient lists. He says most consumers are pretty averse to the “unnaturalness” of food... (full story)


The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) encourages eligible students to apply for the 2020 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship. Sponsored by the CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and administered by the NPPC, the... (full story)


Trade started out today’s session mixed, but quickly shot higher as active buying developed. The initial cause of this was from demand, as several flash sales of corn were announced, and for the first time in several weeks sales of corn, soybeans, ... (full story)


It’s been a difficult year for farmers—the planting season saw an overabundance of rain and delayed planting, the United States’ trade war with China persisted, skewing both commodity prices and […] (full story)


U.S. negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval, according to people briefed on the plans, Bloomberg News reports. Trade advisers are set to meet with the president at... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 12-DEC-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Combined United States Potato and Canadian Potato Production Up 2 Percent From 2018... (full story)


I intend to take positions in gold, silver, and platinum before year-end. Last year, these three trades combined to produce more than $6,000 on a single contract basis, while winning two out of the three trades. (full story)


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