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S&P 500 E-Mini sets risks to the downwise into G20 Meeting, after small chart top (full story)

WTI Crude (CL) is pushing higher ahead of today's highly anticipated weekly inventory numbers at 1030am EST. Significantly, CL is nearing 60 and could make a final push higher post-inventory before bumping into this psychologically key whole figure level which coincides roughly with... (full story)

Opening calls FTSE to open 17 point lower at 7405, DAX to open 30 points lower at 12198, CAC to open 20 points lower at 5495 (full story)

Coffee shows a 5 swing sequence from April 17 low favoring further upside. This article & video shows the Elliott Wave path. (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)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the P&C insurance company Hallmark Financial Services (HALL). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipc... (full story)

Soybean futures closed 5 to 8 cents lower in most contracts on Tuesday. Soybean meal was down $1.90/ton, with soy oil 35 points lower. The 7-day QPF shows drier weather across most growing regions, allowing for planting to pick up later this week. Mo... (full story)

Lean Hog futures posted 50 cent to $1.95 gains on Turnaround Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 49 cents from the previous day @ $78.65 on June 21. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.75 @ $75.58. The belly was down $9.47 after being... (full story)

Corn futures saw mixed trade on Tuesday, with front months fractionally to 1 1/4 cents higher and deferred 2020 contracts 1 to 3 cents lower. Warmer weather in the forecast may help to progress the crop that is at record slow pace. After the Monday c... (full story)

Wheat futures closed mixed on Tuesday, with HRS up 2 to 5 cents and CBT 1 to 2 1/2 cents lower. KC was mixed, anywhere from 1 1/4 cents lower to a penny higher. Winter wheat conditions in KS were down 5 points, with OK 12 lower. The only spring wheat... (full story)

Cotton futures were down 10 points in nearby July but 3 to 29 points higher in most other front months. NASS indicated crop condition rating in TX dropped 9 points to 313 (Brugler500 index), with GA improving by 9. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg show... (full story)

Corn futures saw mixed trade on Tuesday, with front months fractionally to 1 1/4 cents higher and deferred 2020 contracts 1 to 3 cents lower. Warmer weather in the forecast may help to progress the crop that is at record slow pace. After the Monday c... (full story)

Live cattle futures ended 32.5 to 82.5 cents higher in most contracts on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures were 7.5 to 45 cents lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up a nickel @ $131.46 on June 24. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Tuesday af... (full story)

Challenging weather this spring has led to large prevented planting acres, shortages in cover crop seed supply and the need for emergency forage. Farmers are asking if they can plant […] (full story)

Are we anywhere near a bottom for cattle and hogs? (full story)

The Kansas City Star says the appropriations bill that passed the Democrat-controlled House this afternoon contains no funding for the USDA to move two of its agencies to the Kansas City area. An amendment to strike language in the bill prohibiting... (full story)

Fed Chair Powell exuded more patience than assurance. St. Louis Fed President Bullard, the dissenter, is now singing a less dovish tune, he speaks tonight at 5:30 pm CT. Lets take a look at the path of the Dollar and the tradable levels for the Euro, Yen, Aussie and Canadian. (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day mostly higher ahead of widespread direct cash business and steady retail beef prices.  Feeder cattle futures closed mostly lower on long-term demand concerns and the mixed... (full story)

With delayed planting and growers considering alternatives on prevented plant corn and soybean ground, crops planted in late June this year run the risk of infestation by seed corn maggot. […] (full story)

After a wet start to the last week of June, we will see some drying for the second half of the week. As a dome of warm air builds aloft, […] (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished mixed with bull spreading noted. Nearby Jul closed 3/4 higher at 4.47-1/2, well off its high of 4.53, while Dec corn closed 1/4 higher at 4.57-1/2, a penny off its low. Dec reached a high today of 4.63, getting ... (full story)

consolidation rules the day (full story)

A month or summer’s worth of rain has fallen in many areas of Ohio in June – and we aren’t even finished planting.  Many fields that were planted were under […] (full story)

A forage specialist says the wet start to the year has impacted alfalfa production and quality, and dairy producers may need to consider alternative forages. Keith Johnson is an Extension specialist with Purdue University.  “One that I think... (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be the moderator for a National ag policy forum held during Minnesota Farmfest in Redwood Falls on August 6, 2019. Continue reading National ag policy forum at Minnesota Farmfest at Brownfield Ag... (full story)

The working capital of U.S. farmers is very low, according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Brent Gloy with Agricultural Economic Insights says he was surprised by the low number which is $38-Billion dollars for 2019. Although the report did... (full story)

Saturated soils after soybean planting can cause uneven emergence and stand reductions of varying extent depending on the stage of the soybean plant and other environmental factors including temperature and […] (full story)

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Disease occurs when a virulent pathogen, a susceptible host and favorable environment are in perfect alignment.  In the absence of one of the three factors, the chance for disease to occur […] (full story)

African Swine Fever continues to spread across China wreaking havoc on its hog herd, sending live hog prices in the country soaring.  US Meat Export Federation economist Erin Borror says prices are at their highest levels since 2016. ... (full story)

When cotton blooms, it’s time to switch sampling and thresholds for plant bugs. This previous article covered why you should scout differently in pre-bloom and post-bloom cotton. There is no […] (full story)

Futures Options Writing + Dow Jones CASH Index Chart + Levels 6.26.2019 (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mixed Tuesday following the direction of cash trade. June up a penny at $16.31.  July down four cents at $17.04.  August unchanged at $17.44.  September up four cents at... (full story)

The webinar will review USDA’s June 28 Grain Stocks and Acreage reports and considers balance sheet and price implications for both old and new crop corn and soybeans. The USDA’s […] (full story)

Jul. corn closed at $4.47 and 1/2, up 3/4 centJul. soybeans closed at $9.03 and 1/2, down 5 and 1/2 centsJul. soybean meal closed at $315.70, down $1.90Jul. soybean oil closed at 28.00, down 35 pointsJul. wheat closed at $5.35 and 3/4, down 2 and 1/4... (full story)

The following prices are effective fromWednesday 06/26/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 07/02/19. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 07/02/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * […] (full story)

Several Democrats on the Senate Ag Committee are pressing USDA to be more transparent about its climate change research. Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar took to Twitter Monday to raise their frustration about recent reports... (full story)

Soybeans were modestly lower on profit taking and technical selling, unable to follow through on the early gains. The USDA says planting last week was slower than anticipated and the crop is in much worse shape than a year ago, with the lowest... (full story)

Results of a new study on climate change indicate North America is better-positioned for crop production than many food-producing regions of the world. Lead author Deepak Ray with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment says they... (full story)

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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 25-JUN-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

A field crop pathologist is encouraging farmers to report signs of corn tar spot as soon as possible. “It’s here, it’s overwintering on the debris that we have.”   Martin Chilvers with Michigan State University says the fungal disease was epidemic... (full story)

The next year could bring some challenging decisions on herbicide use as farmers battle weed resistance. As they look forward into 2020 Jim Schwartz with Beck’s Hybrids wants farmers to know.. “That they have a lot of choices and they need to employ... (full story)

Losing Some Steam (full story)

Illinois ag policy professor Jonathan Coppess is concerned the reputation of the U.S. as an exporter is being irreparably harmed. “I understand the Administration seems to put a lot of value in this strategy of kind of, for lack of a better... (full story)

A dairy economist says the last week of USDA report confirms that farmers are keeping herd sizes low to improve prices. “With production like this, I think $18 milk is surely there.”  University of Wisconsin’s Bob Cropp says other countries are also... (full story)

The new director of Minnesota Wheat says trade is the most prominent issue for growers. Charlie Vogel, who spent time as an ag teacher and FFA advisor in Colorado before entering the ag manufacturing sector, tells Brownfield access to markets is... (full story)

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is calling on Congress to “seal the deal” by approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Ricketts says approval of USMCA is especially important to Nebraska’s farm families, who have been buffeted by flooding... (full story)

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SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Tue Jun 25, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Compared to last week at New Holland, PA slaughter lambs 10.00-20.00 lower; slaughter ewes 5.00-15.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs 10.00-20.00 higher; slaughter... (full story)

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