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A breif look at this week. (full story)

Bond markets are where the next collapse will begin. (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)

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Crop Ins. Fraud | Tariff Fears | $2Bln for Farmers Hurt by Wildfires, Hurricanes | and more. (full story)

How to trade: Mean Reversion / Momentum. Fast/normal/slow markets. (full story)

Quite a bit of Texas rice is now being drained in preparation for harvest. In general, the Texas rice crop looks good, but recent rains have put a damper on […] (full story)

Cotton I’m still seeing whitefly pressure heavier along the river. Majority of cotton fields look pretty clean with only a couple whitefly adults. Started to see some of the first […] (full story)

According to one analyst, corn is being undervalued and things could shift by the end of the summer. (full story)

The rice industry remains in a stupor as the wait for new crop harvest drags on. In the weekly reports, export sales were off slightly as compared to last week’s […] (full story)

I’ve had a lot of calls over the last few weeks regarding leaf scorching on young trees. This is a topic I have written and talked about quite a bit […] (full story)

The 2018 cropping season has been a challenging year for those in areas affected by heavy rainfall and saturated soils. Excessive water can result in the loss of soil nutrients […] (full story)

Rains have continued for the most part in Alabama with almost none of the key peanut production areas marked as drought on the US Drought Monitor website. This is good […] (full story)

Southern Corn Rust has showed up in the last week or so and is present in at least 3 counties. It is scattered through the state and could be present […] (full story)

Cotton Cotton is currently being driven hard by the high temperatures.There are several fields which will have already reached physiological cut-out of 5 or fewer nodes above uppermost 1st position […] (full story)

Purdue Extension will host Davis Purdue Agricultural Center Field Day on Aug. 30. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These […] (full story)

Many Arkansas corn growers are anxious to get to irrigation termination as it has been a long hot and dry summer for many. This year in particular many producers who […] (full story)

While many fields are harvest ready, stink bugs are potential pests in the cotton and soybean fields that have yet to reach maturity. Cotton should be scouted for stink bugs […] (full story)

Here are some updated photos of the Row Rice trials as they begin to head out. This year we have nine locations in Bolivar, Leflore, Coahoma, and Tunica counties. Many […] (full story)

Rough weather conditions caused many Arkansas rice fields to be overrun with grassy weeds. (full story)

Grains bounce back:somewhat (full story)

The bears posted a modest win on the week with the Dec contract giving up 76 points to finish at 87.08. The Dec – Mar spread weakened a bit over […] (full story)

Even a dead cat will bounce if it falls far enough and fast enough. Following a month-long decline, both corn and soybean prices rallied from their lows to end the week. (full story)

Now that we are in the middle of July and most herbicide applications in corn and soybean should have ended, we wanted to take a look back at June this […] (full story)

As some areas of Indiana are dry getting drier, there is more concern about the possibility about spider mites being a culprit for yellowing foliage. Remember that many other factors […] (full story)

After a week with most of our table in red, it is kind of refreshing to be back in black for most of the ag commodities this week. These aren’t paltry gains, either, with some 4% plusses in there. Some of this should be attributed to garden variety... (full story)

We still have plenty of aphids. Hopefully, though, the fungus will start helping us on a widespread scale. However, many folks are still calling and texting about aphids, so the […] (full story)

Average quotations were 180 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […] (full story)

Water Surface Acres up 4 Percent The water surface area to be used for catfish production in the three major producing States (Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi) during July 1 through […] (full story)

The expansion phase of the current cattle cycle appears near an end, according to USDA's July 1 cattle inventory report. (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 24.0 cents per pound for the week ending July 14, up 1.0 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)

I am frequently asked, (and many times I ask myself) about the keys to trading success in general and futures trading in specific. The list is long and, to be honest, it is not an exact science (full story)

An abundance of U.S. farm-raised catfish has driven prices down and delayed independent growers from getting their fish to the processors.  Jimmy Avery is a professor with the Mississippi State […] (full story)

Summary We are looking for buy gold signals to be activated above the B1 level of $1242. The silver market came down to $15.70 at about 5 a.m., almost activating the B2 level of the VC PMI, which has a 95% probability of a reversion if activated. The E-Mini S&P market high today was... (full story)

Worries over growing bollworm populations are amplified by possible resistance to dual gene technology. “The bollworm pressure is decidedly higher than what we’ve seen in the last couple years,” said […] (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to BioLife Solutions (BLFS) a stock I featured twice before in the last year. It was first featured on 8/3/17 when it was trading at $3.88 -- right now its at $21.78. I found the medical products stock by using... (full story)

It is proving to be a big year for Japanese beetles in Illinois, and while populations should be starting to decline in much of the state, there is still a […] (full story)

This week there has been a slight uptick in the amount of foliar disease reports in corn, likely as many people are actively scouting prior to making a fungicide application decision.  The most common […] (full story)

This nutrient profile is a part of a weekly series dedicated to the function of the 16 essential nutrients in soybean.  (full story)

Our weekly column looks at hog and oil prices. (full story)

Byline: Gil Gullickson “Have you ever read the book, Hollowing Out the Middle?” asks Paula Jensen in a tidy office just off the spacious Main Street of Langford, South Dakota.  The 2009 book details the reasons young... (full story)

Looking to sell (full story)

Excellent earnings continue (full story)

This week, Republicans in the House of Representatives released a new immigration bill to benefit agriculture. (full story)

Trading the ES, Crude Oil and Gold right now. (full story)

More cutting would have started but rains kept combines out of fields that are planned for second-cropping production this fall. (full story)

Cash Market International rice prices are firming up after a 5 week drop. Thai White 5% traded at $397 MT this week. India is priced at $412 and Pakistan is […] (full story)

WHEAT General Comments Wheat markets were higher yesterday as export sales improved amid increasing world prices. The market is trying to complete a bottom [...] (full story)

Damaging a pasteurization control, lightning strike could cause farm to dump 2,000 gallons of milk. (full story)