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AUDUSD shows an impulsive move from April 17 high favoring more downside. This video looks at the short term Elliott Wave path for the pair. (full story)

The USDCAD surged roughly 100 pips from yesterday's low to high, and is now consolidating at the key 1.35 whole figure level. Significantly, the USDCAD is resuming an upchannel (on the daily and weekly chart), with longer term bulls looking towards the 2018/2019 high. (full story)

Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 64.4 degrees at 8 this morning (April 24). Soil temperature quickly increased to almost 76 degrees by 4:00 p.m. The DD60’s predicted for […] (full story)

March milk production falls despite more per cow milk output, while cheese exports are on the rise. (full story)

US crude stockpiles are near their highest since Oct 2017. U.S. gasoline inventories have declined for nine consecutive weeks, dropping to the lowest level for this time of the year since 2015 (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)

In our latest podcast we go over why the stock market has rallied, why we could see some weakness due to a "double top", and why we like buying the breaks.  We are excited about the new micro emini S&P 500 contract and we explain why and how we are going to use it.  We then dive... (full story)

Live cattle futures saw $1.55 to $2.775 losses in most contracts on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were down $2.775 to $3.10 in the 2019 contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down 6 cents to $145.78 on April 23. Wholesale boxed beef prices wer... (full story)

Corn futures closed the day with most contracts 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production in the week o... (full story)

Lean Hog futures were 40 cents to $1.35 higher in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 53 cents from the previous day @ $82.07 on April 22. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.94 lower in the Wednesday aftern... (full story)

Soybean futures settled with 6 3/4 cent losses in all 2019 contracts on Wednesday. Spillover from the grains pressured the market lower. Meal futures were 60 cents/ton lower, with May soy oil 14 points in negative territory. May options expire on Fri... (full story)

Cotton futures posted 79 to 80 point losses in the front months on Wednesday. The Dollar index saw continued strength on Wednesday, at its highest point since May 2017. There were 114 deliveries against May on Wednesday. USDA will update their weekly... (full story)

Wheat futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 6 to 10 cents lower, following confirmation of higher Canadian acres. Canadian wheat acres are seen at 25.674 million acres for 2019, up 3.8% from last year and above most estimates accord... (full story)

Corn futures closed the day with most contracts 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production in the week o... (full story)

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Horseweed (marestail) has always been an issue at spring burndown prior to planting. In the early 2000’s, it became a much bigger problem in the Southern US by developing resistance […] (full story)

Cattle futures roll over, how low can they go? (full story)

A fertilizer transportation specialist says anhydrous ammonia is hard to get because of logistical issues. “The issue has not been of product availability to this point,” said Chris DeMoss, director of plant foods and transportation at agriculture... (full story)

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that California’s almond acreage continued to increase in 2018. Bearing acres, or orchards that have matured enough to produce a crop, are reported […] (full story)

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting an April 29 webinar that will parse the legalities of industrial hemp production in Arkansas. There is no cost to […] (full story)

If there’s anything that could be called the archenemy of Midwestern soybean producers, it just might be Sclerotinia stem rot. Once thought of as only a sporadic problem in the […] (full story)

Effective May 1, 2019 and expiring October 30, 2019, Transform has been approved for use in cotton as an emergency exemption to manage tarnished plant bugs in North Carolina. This […] (full story)

Wet conditions last fall and this spring have limited the number of acres that received nitrogen in preparation for the upcoming growing season. This creates the challenging dilemma of whether […] (full story)

Governor Mike Parson has asked President Trump to approve a disaster declaration for 13 Missouri counties so they can get federal assistance for flood recovery. The Governor says he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties... (full story)

The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased nearly 3 cents to $3.15 per gallon on April 22, more than 1 cent higher than the same time last year. The Rocky […] (full story)

The latest wet weather has a Great Plains farmer concerned about how much longer he’ll be unable to do fieldwork. “That has everything at a standstill,” said Paul Hetland, referring to almost two feet of snow that’s receded leaving fields too... (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)

Iowa U.S. Senator Joni Ernst says pressure must be put on members of the U.S. House to pass the USMCA. Ernst, at the Tariffs Hurt the Heartland town hall at Kinze Manufacturing today, said tariffs also need to be lifted, “Several months ago,... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures stumbled on technical pressure and weak wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures were lower on technical selling and lack of demand certainty in the market.  April live cattle... (full story)

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has found a new route for the invasive weed Palmer amaranth to enter and spread through Minnesota: grain and seed screenings used as feed. (full story)

Actionable ideas, fundamentals and technicals for the Dollar, Euro, Yen, Aussie, Canadian and more. (full story)

USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator says his current mission to Taiwan has nothing to do with current trade talks with China. Ken Isley, completing the third day of the trip, told reporters the UDSA-led Taiwan trade trip was scheduled... (full story)

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), which establishes policy for conservation, water rights, and resource planning, oversees a state tax credit of up to $10 million a year available to […] (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile closed lower at midweek as traders gave back some overbought positions. April Class III milk down a penny at $15.91.  May down three cents at $15.84.  June down a penny at $16.05.  July three... (full story)

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The National Dairy Council is hopeful new research on whole milk fat could change the USDA’s nutrition guidelines for 2020. Dr. Greg Miller says research shows dairy products regardless of fat levels provide health benefits to consumers, but... (full story)

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling, posting losses for the third consecutive session. The trade is waiting for what’s next with China, but African Swine Fever is impacting Chinese demand for beans, with a private firm from China... (full story)

Ford has announced that it is investing a half-billion dollars in Rivian, which is rolling out an innovative electric-powered pickup truck. Rivian, which also will market an electric SUV, turned […] (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures closed lower again for the third consecutive session, as prices lost anywhere from 2-3/4 cents on Jul 2020 to 4-1/2 cents on May closing at 3.46-3/4, another new contract low close. Dec new crop closed down 3-3/4 at 3.76... (full story)

An ag economist says if policy changes in the 2018 Farm Bill were made in 2000, the dairy landscape would look a lot different. “Over the 2000 to 2018 period, we would have made MPP payments 70 percent of the time at $9.50 which is the new... (full story)

Jim Beam Bourbon will donate $5 million to the University of Kentucky to establish the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits. The institute will support a curriculum to educate […] (full story)

Commentary. The annual “List of Banished Words” from Lake Superior State University (LSSU) released earlier this year came across my desk this week.  The first list was created by a few LSSU staff members at a New Year’s Eve party in 1976.  In its... (full story)

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Sugarbeet planting progress is less than half of the five-year average according to this week’s crop report. “We have not seen a single acre of sugarbeets planted yet in the Red River Valley states of Minnesota and North Dakota—the five-year... (full story)

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Poultry production during March was down 2% on the year at 3.937 billion pounds. The USDA says slower slaughter rates for chickens, turkeys, and ducks, along with a lighter average weight for chickens, accounted for the decline. The chicken kill... (full story)

May corn closed at $3.46 and 3/4, down 4 and 1/2 cents May soybeans closed at $8.55 and 1/4, down 6 and 3/4 cents May soybean meal closed at $300.40, down 60 cents May soybean oil closed at 27.92, down 14 points May wheat closed at $4.32 and 1/4,... (full story)

Simpler Approach to Day-Trading? & Futures Levels 4.25.2019 (full story)

The USDA says domestic red meat and pork production both hit all-time highs in 2018. Red meat totaled 53.508 billion pounds, 3% higher than 2017’s then-record of 52.079 billion, with 837 plants operating under federal inspection on January... (full story)

A $1.5 million in competitive grant funding program has been made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seeks to help the dairy industry.​ (full story)

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