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There are a very significant number of changes in this weeks Commitments of Traders Report. The biggest change can be seen in speculator net positions in the US dollar. As the worlds benchmark currency, the big move in the dollar is influencing other major currencies and commodities. As a result,... (full story)

More of our contacts have used terms like “aggressive” to describe the approach they and their growers will take in terms of their upcoming NOW campaign. That means multiple sprays — […] (full story)

Strongest grain (full story)

USDCHF: The pair continues to look vulnerable to the downside as it closed lower the past week (full story)

The soy rebounded sharply today. This was due given the recent break. The meal in my opinion stands to lose the most in the long run after the current rally is over. The corn was a dull quiet trade. The domestic weather has a blanket over the market.... (full story)

In this Week’s AgFax Weekend – Corn Oversold? | Win for High Oleic Soy | Grain Market – Don’t Panic | and more. (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)

Lean hog contracts closed lower in nearbys and modestly higher in far deferreds. Profit-taking by bull-spreaders in light volume seemed to be the major feature. The cattle complex closed mostly […] (full story)

Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, and Dr. Jason Bond, weed scientist with the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center, give the latest updates on rice in […] (full story)

Dr. Erick Larson, Extension grain crop specialist, discusses corn moisture needs, irrigation scheduling and field scouting during the critical early reproductive stages. Recorded June 21. (full story)

The Dec contract took it on the chin again this week, giving up 475 more points amid spec liquidation to finish up at 85.30. Dec found trade support just below […] (full story)

The 2018 season in South Texas has been a tough one. In southernmost areas, a dry winter and spring meant planting moisture was scarce, while excessive rainfall was a common […] (full story)

It has been wet, for much of Southern Minnesota this has been one of the wettest growing seasons on record. Precipitation maps from June 12th show just how wet it […] (full story)

Brief look at bonds, stocks, oil, and gold. I repeat myself on Corn and Bitcoin for another week. (full story)

Crop Progress “I ain’t cut out to be no Jesse James; don’t go writin’ hot checks down in Mississippi; and there ain’t no good chain gang.”  There’s also apparently no […] (full story)

Recent research has found that alkalizing treatments applied at hull split are able to reduce the severity of hull rot caused by Rhizopus stolonifer. (full story)

The past week in the rice industry has been slow to say the least. There have been very few changes in most of the benchmark areas for analysis and those that […] (full story)

The musical world told the story of cotton trading this week…low low prices and no high prices:  The lyric “It’s all about the bass, no treble” told the full story.  There was nary a high […] (full story)

Watermelons have had a fairly challenging season this year. In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer invites Turner County Extension Agent Will Gay to discuss the […] (full story)

I got a call yesterday about honeydew dripping on the windshield. This is a sign of yellow aphids in pecan. Yellow pecan aphids are smaller of two species of yellow-tinted […] (full story)

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees formally announced today the new Herbert College of Agriculture, named for distinguished alumni Jim and Judi Herbert. The name replaces the College of […] (full story)

Quiet Friday in front of Cattle on Feed (full story)

As most of you know, Thursday was the start of Summer. The Summer Solstice brings on a number of things from the official beginning of summer to the realization that another year is quickly passing us by. But the one thing we can all enjoy is that... (full story)

Is it too wet (full story)

Looks to move higher (full story)

Still bearish (full story)

There’s always something for farmers to monitor or manage, and in many row-crop fields across the state, weed control is the big concern of the moment. Jason Bond, weed scientist […] (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 22.1 cents per pound for the week ending June 16, unchanged from the previous week. Marketings of all farmer […] (full story)

Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman, Heather Haddon and Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also […] (full story)

We've been warning our followers not to become frightened by price rotation in the US majors for months. Our predictive analysis has been showing ... (full story)

After multiple food scares in recent years affecting the bottom line, Chipotle's new CEO is making changes....including menu changes like adding milkshakes.​ (full story)

Strangle should be looked at (full story)

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the release of $16 million in agriculture grants on Friday, including $5 million for University of Illinois Extension services. The announcement was made at Stremsterfer Farms […] (full story)

Pheromone trapping began for western bean cutworm moths this week. Within just one day several cooperators were reporting catches This is just the beginning of an extended moth emergence and […] (full story)

Since 2014, non-land costs of producing corn on high-productivity farmland in central Illinois declined from $617 per acre in 2014 to $569 per acre in 2017, a decrease of $48 […] (full story)

USDA is currently projecting near-record yields for the 2018 corn and soybean crops, but whether or not that actually comes to fruition will depend on nighttime temperatures here on out. (full story)

More rice is heading in the coastal production areas of Louisiana and Texas and a hefty portion of the Midsouth crop is now under flood. (full story)

I suspect there will be many in the U.S. farming community that will not be disappointed to see this week come to its conclusion after witnessing prices ripped apart as their livelihoods have been used as a pawn in an international game of chicken. At the end of the day, or week in this case,... (full story)

Our weekly column looks at declining prices for platinum and soybeans. (full story)

Geeks don't give a rats (full story)

TheBarchart Chart of the Daybelongs toNoodle & Co(NDLS). I found the casual dining restaurant stock by using Barchart to sort today'sTop Stocks to Ownlist first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart feature to review the... (full story)

With the dollar lower and crude higher.... (full story)


This article was originally published on Nadex.com. Bitcoin prices were devastated in early Friday trading. Without an obvious catalyst, prices were down around 8% and heading lower in the morning trade in the United States. Prices had been stable most of the week in the upper $6000’s, and... (full story)

Launching two non-dairy whipped topping products, Reddi-wip joins plant-based products list. (full story)

As expected, BTCUSD dropped even more after a slow and sideways price action, which is typical for corrections. (full story)

Selling "exhaustion hail" on Tuesday strongly suggests a market bottom is in place. But bulls not yet showing the power to suggests a price uptrend can be sustained. (full story)

OPEC oil ministers are now talking going back to output compliance back to 100% which was the freeze that was agreed upon in 2016. We [...] (full story)

Today, we look at a radical new explanation for the current slump in gold prices. Learn how the structure of the market itself may be holding the metal back. (full story)

It is time to get serious about soil erosion. Soil is the skin of the earth and yet we are peeling it off slowly as erosion continues above what is […] (full story)

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