With the equities sector again bouncing higher this past week, positive sentiment has returned. Nevertheless, investors still need to be on watch for these key themes this week. (full story)


Spot quotations were 376 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)

Harvest is in full swing now, and seeing rice come into the barn is a great success. Texas and Louisiana have reached what most agree is the halfway point, and […] (full story)

Delivery to market of the 2022 flue-market began this past week, and the early response was favorable. It appears to be a good crop, with better than average quality and […] (full story)

2021/22 Taiwan corn imports from South Africa already reach just over 650,000 tons between October 2021 and May 2022, more than double last year’s annual total from the market. Imports […] (full story)

Bangladesh is expected to import rice in large quantities for the next few months, more than doubling the 2022 estimate to 650,000 tons this month. On June 23, the government […] (full story)

Global wheat production is forecast up this month by nearly 8.0 million tons from July to a record 779.6, resulting in a slight year-over-year increase from 2021/22. While China, the […] (full story)

On July 22, 2022, delegations from Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, and the United Nations signed an agreement to provide safe passage for grains from select Ukrainian ports (Odesa, Chornomorsk, Pyvdenny), offering […] (full story)

Global rapeseed production is forecast higher, primarily based on a significant recovery in Canada. Production is up nearly 15 percent from last year with Canada up nearly 60 percent, rebounding […] (full story)

2021/22 U.S. exports are estimated to have fallen more than 1.7 million bales from the previous year to 14.7 million bales, owing to less exportable supplies. Despite higher production, beginning […] (full story)

General Status It is sad to say that the last 10 days have been some of the wettest / moistest /coolest of the official summer season. Still, I estimate that […] (full story)

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Silver tends to be far more volatile than gold. While gold reached a low on July 21 and reversed, silver reached its most recent bottom on July 14, 2022. Since mid-July, silver has outperformed gold on a percentage basis which tends to be a bullish sign for the precious metals. (full story)

China imports, Ukraine Exports, CPI, PPI, Weather (full story)

  Above: The initial reaction for soybeans following Friday's USDA report was lower, but prices managed to bounce back into the close. Sign Up for Blue Line Futures Below:  Live cattle futures gave back some ground on Friday, but... (full story)

The initial reaction for soybeans following Friday's USDA report was lower, but prices managed to bounce back into the close. Live cattle futures gave back some ground on Friday, but overall had a decent week. (full story)

The Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Biden’s desk for signature. The legislation passed the U.S. House on Friday on a strict party-line vote, 220-207. The bill aims to expand climate-related farming practices, increases investments in... (full story)

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In this month’s 2022/23 U.S. cotton projections, beginning stocks are slightly larger, and a nearly 3-million-bale decrease in production results in lower exports, mill use, and ending stocks. Beginning stocks […] (full story)

U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2022/23 include higher beginning stocks, production, exports, and ending stocks. Beginning soybean stocks are raised on lower 2021/22 exports. Soybean production for 2022/23 […] (full story)

The outlook for U.S. rice in 2022/23 this month is for increased supplies, unchanged domestic and residual use and exports, and higher ending stocks. Supplies are raised on higher production […] (full story)

This month’s 2022/23 U.S. corn outlook is for lower supplies, reduced feed and residual use, slightly higher food, seed, and industrial use, smaller exports, and lower ending stocks. Projected beginning […] (full story)

The outlook for 2022/23 U.S. wheat this month is for increased supplies, higher domestic use and exports, and reduced stocks. Supplies are raised on higher production with all wheat production […] (full story)

Crop and Pest Situation Cotton has caught a bit of fresh air this week with more moderate temperatures and some scattered rain showers. No doubt irrigation applications made more headway […] (full story)

Not much has changed over the past week with the cotton situation. We are still fighting bugs in some fields statewide, while other fields are relatively clean. A little cotton […] (full story)

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USDA released its’ August supply and demand estimates on Friday.  The U.S. new crop long-grain balance sheet included increased supply, unchanged domestic use and exports, and higher ending stocks.  Total […] (full story)

It is said often that rice is forgiving, but diseases are not forgiving to rice. While the weather was hot and dry, rice grew well without significant disease pressure in […] (full story)

The first rice of 2022 has been delivered this week.  Not enough to give us any direction but a sign that we’re on our way.  The earliest planted rice in […] (full story)

Tar spot continues to be found in Indiana and our first confirmation of southern corn rust happened this week (Figures 1 and 2). I suggest if you have not gotten […] (full story)

  Market Watch with Alan Brugler August 12, 2022 Return of the Black Ink Take a quick glance at this week’s price table.  Notice anything unusual?  It is a color table, and this week it is only black and white. Why? Because all of the... (full story)

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of 2022. Federal Reserve Bank […] (full story)

After a marathon session known as a vote-a-rama, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on Sunday, August 7, 2022.  Technically, the Senate agreed to a substitute […] (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 12-AUG-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 12-AUG-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

In tonight's Evening Edition, we’ll recap the latest USDA WASDE report, agriculture weather, and farmland values. USDA WASDE report USDA released the August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) today. Projected 2022/23 corn... (full story)

Wheat was weaker on Friday. CBT led the way for the winter wheat, down 3 to 6 ¼ cents per bushel in the active contracts. KC HRW contracts were fractionally mixed. MPLS spring wheat futures were down 2 to 4 ¼ cents on the day. Monthly Crop Production data showed... (full story)

Cotton futures posted limit gains out through July ’23 on Friday. A dramatic cut to the US production number by NASS helped to push things higher. They will have expanded limits of 5 cents on Monday. USDA’s Crop Production report showed an increase to US abandonment, with harvested acres at... (full story)

Lean hog futures closed the Friday session with front months mostly 5 cents to $1.05 lower. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $123.69 on Friday afternoon, up $2.32 from the previous day’s report. The August 10th CME Lean Hog Index was down 23 cents to $121.86. Front month... (full story)

Live cattle futures ended the Friday session with front months 12 to 60 cents lower. Deferred contracts were steady to a nickel higher. So far this week cattle have changed hands at $144-148 in the north, up $4-5 on the week, with some $229-235.50 in the beef. Cash trade also... (full story)

Corn futures were skeptical coming out of the USDA reports but rallied into the close to post 10 ½ to 14 ½ cent gains in the front months on Friday. The NASS Crop Production report showed the initial corn yield at 175.4 bpa. That was down 1.6 bpa compared to... (full story)

Soybean futures had a bit of a fake out post USDA report, with contracts plunging 40+ cents intraday but closing 2 to 5 ¾ cents higher. The nearby contracts were the exception with August expiring and September up 14 ¾ cents. Meal was up $8.20/ton on the day, with bean... (full story)

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