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Soybean (ZS) is edging higher in today's Asia morning to start the week, and appears to be trying to gear up for a decisive break this week above the 3 month downchannel resistance (on the daily chart). Significantly, ZS is clearly above descending wedge resistance (on the weekly chart)... (full story)

Along with the life-and-death struggle and the rising cases of COVID-19, financial markets worldwide have lurched lower. The selloff of the U.S. stock market started on Feb. 21, 2020. Since […] (full story)

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A market expert says two black swan events are impacting the markets, the crude oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia and the coronavirus.  Dan Basse from AgResource Company says there is some good news. “I’m told today that the... (full story)

The United Dairy Industry of Michigan has a new President.  The board elected Corby Werth from Alpena, Michigan to lead the organization. Werth is a fourth-generation dairy farmer working alongside his brother and parents, managing 350 Holstein... (full story)

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN . And hogs sure reminded................ (full story)

The blow dealt by COVID-19 to dairy prices has some asking to reopen enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage program.  Alan Bjerga with National Milk Producers says it makes sense. “The coronavirus is not something that was on... (full story)

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Ethereum (ETHUSD) continued this past week trying to firm after the first half of March plunge brought ETHUSD to around the 2019 low. Significantly, ETHUSD has reclaimed last November/December's low, and is testing a month plus downchannel resistance (on the daily chart). (full story)

Mike Drinnin is a cattle feeder from Clarks, Nebraska and immediate past president of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s organization. In this interview with Brownfield, Drinnin discusses challenges facing his operation, and the cattle industry in... (full story)

USDCHF faces risk of further bear pressure in the new week. Resistance comes in at the 0.9550 level. (full story)

After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts. (full story)

#1. Evaluate orchard for blight spray. Timing of your first walnut blight spray should depend on the orchard’s disease history and forecast weather. If rain is forecast and the orchard […] (full story)

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Black Swan.  Uncharted territory. Unprecedented.  Those are just a few the terms you might have heard recently to describe the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. In this Managing for Profit, ag economist David Widmar addresses the... (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Coronavirus – Farm Income Outlook | Aid Bill Passed | and more. (full story)

Time indeed marches on... (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)

Each year I’m surprised at the number of producers not currently using the DD50 Rice Management Program on their farms.  This program is designed to take much of the guesswork […] (full story)

DOT Announces Funding Opportunity for Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is inviting competitive grant applications for projects that improve facilities related to operating coastal […] (full story)

Wisconsin’s Farm Bureau President says farmers and consumers can take some of the strain off the supply chain during the coronavirus outbreak by buying and operating as usual whenever possible. Joe Bragger says, “You know, one of the things... (full story)

In 2019 we ran calls on about 40 fields where producers were disappointed with their Palmer amaranth control from applications of Engenia or XtendiMax. We collected Palmer amaranth seed last […] (full story)

The rainy spring has delayed burndown for most Tennessee producers. In this podcast, Dr. Larry Steckel discusses considerations for adapting burndown programs to wet weather delays. (full story)

Cotton planting and early season thrips management are almost upon us. We are fortunate today to have varieties that have three-plus bale yield potential. While we can’t control rainfall patterns […] (full story)

On Monday, it was stated that the American consulate in Mexico would be shut down, meaning that H2As would be destined for the U.S. could not be processed. That would […] (full story)

Significant sulfur (S) deficiency in Iowa crops was first documented about 15 years ago. First identified in alfalfa and then corn and soybean. Since then about 150 trials with corn […] (full story)

This week was hot, dry and very windy across the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV). Temperatures all week were mainly in the mid to lower 90s during the day and […] (full story)

Claims of poor fertilizer application and visual striping in fields have increased in recent years. This issue impacts all sectors of the supply chain including growers, custom applicators, cooperatives and […] (full story)

Growers using paraquat need to be aware of new requirements issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. (full story)

As temperatures warm this spring, cover crop termination is on the to-do list for some Iowa fields.  Killing cover crops with herbicides is the most common termination method. The effectiveness […] (full story)

Over the past several years as row crop prices declined, farmers and landowners across the nation have searched for alternative crops that might improve the financial bottom line. With the […] (full story)

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, our mission remains unchanged and that is to serve Arkansas and its community. As rain continues to delay planting and cool temperatures persist, seedling diseases could […] (full story)

Crawfish producer Allen McLain’s business has dropped dramatically because of the coronavirus’ impact on the restaurant business. “We’re struggling. It’s not looking good,” said McLain, of Abbeville. A big portion […] (full story)

Average spot quotations were 477 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […] (full story)

  Market Watch with Alan Brugler March 27, 2020 It Will Change Over the years, I have heard a number of variations on the phase “If you don’t like the weather here in (insert state or city here) just wait 24 hours and it will change”. This is... (full story)

The S&P 500 Large Cap Index ($SPX) is off it's recent low but is no way near its past 200 Day Moving averages sell signal at 3,023.94. For those of you who follow me on a regular basis you know I get out of the market with a hard stop loss at th... (full story)

Friday trades left the front months 2 1/2 to 3 cents lower, but May futures were still up 2 1/4 cents on the week. Private exporters reported an export sale of 114,048 MT of corn to unknown under the USDA daily system, for 2019/20 MY delivery. On Mar... (full story)

Lean hog futures were down the expanded limit in the May and June contracts, April hogs were a nickel off. Friday’s trades erased the week’s early progress as April hog futures were $3.12 lower wk/wk. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 25th was $66... (full story)

Cotton futures were down 112 to 155 points ahead of the weekend. May futures were 249 points lower from Friday to Friday. The weekly CoT report showed managed money cotton funds were 15,255 contracts net short on 03/24. That is the largest net short ... (full story)

The front month wheat futures came back down from midday highs and finished the day mixed. Friday CBOT wheat was 2 1/4 cent higher in May; up 32 cents on the week. HRW futures were down a half penny, but closed 19 3/4 cents higher wk/wk. May MPLS whe... (full story)

Soybeans go into the weekend mixed as the front months May and July were higher, while the nearby Aug and Sept contracts were UNCH and lower. May beans were 19 cents higher Friday to Friday. Soybean meal futures closed the week $2.10/ ton lower, but ... (full story)

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