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Oil shows 5 swing sequence from Feb 5 low, and can see further upside while dips stay above Feb 18 low. This video looks at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)


Wisconsin is a step closer to creating a clearinghouse for nutrient credit trading.  The proposal by State Senator Rob Cowles and Representative Joel Kitchens was one of thirteen water quality bills passed by the State Assembly Tuesday.  It would... (full story)


Silver (SI) surged over 2% yesterday, and is trying to form its 5th straight green daily candle in today's Asia morning. Significantly, SI decisively broke triangle resistance (on the 4hr and daily chart), and is nearing triangle resistance (on the weekly chart). (full story)


Soybean Oil continues to look weak going into seasonal weakness (full story)


This spread has hypothetically profited in 13 of the last 15 years when placed (full story)


U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables increased moderately in 2019, new trade figures reveal. Total U.S. imports of fresh vegetables totaled $9.07 billion in 2019, up 7% compared with 2018.  Meanwhile, the USDA report U.S. imports of... (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)


Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2019.  And earlier this […] (full story)


Brownfield’s Julie Harker will be in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4 – 6, 2020 for AgTech NEXT 2020 . Continue reading AgTech NEXT 2020 at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)


Thrips migrated from wild hosts unusually late in 2019 and in extremely high numbers. The peak movement into cotton occurred from mid-May to early June.  This late movement was likely […] (full story)


If farmers don’t have enough challenges lately with trade issues and low commodity prices, recent wet growing seasons have made nitrogen management of corn more difficult. While annual precipitation has […] (full story)


Exports of U.S. fresh fruits declined by 6% in 2019, while exports of U.S. fresh vegetables increased by 4%. Retaliatory tariffs still weighed on U.S. fruit exports to China in 2019. Trade statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed... (full story)


The front month hog futures climbed to as much as $1.20 higher on Tuesday, with May and June futures also up 55 and 47 cents respectively. China will begin accepting applications for more tariff exemptions for US pork imports on March 2, following ea... (full story)


Cotton futures closed Tuesday 38 to 46 points higher, with March futures the strongest. The NCC cotton survey shared on Saturday has US growers planting 12.8 million acres of upland cotton and 244,000 acres of ELS varieties. The total would be down 5... (full story)


Corn futures were higher after Tuesday trading, with March and May up the most at 5 1/2 cents on the day. H/K carry is 4 1/2 cents. Double digit gains in wheat helped corn higher. The Export Inspections report with data from the week ending 02/13 lis... (full story)


Wheat finished Tuesday’s session double digit gains. Chicago SRW led the way gaining 21 1/2 to 24 cents. HRW futures were also sharply higher, with the front months posting 20 1/4 to 21 1/4 cent gains at the closing bell. Spring wheat closed the se... (full story)


The cattle market reversed midday’s action and finished the session with gains, April was 27 cents higher and June was up by 20 cents. Feb futures gained the most, closing at $121.42, there have been no reported deliveries against Feb futures yet. ... (full story)


Corn futures were higher after Tuesday trading, with March and May up the most at 5 1/2 cents on the day. H/K carry is 4 1/2 cents. Double digit gains in wheat helped corn higher. The Export Inspections report with data from the week ending 02/13 lis... (full story)


Soybeans were lower on Tuesday, with front months down as much as 1 1/2 cents at the close. Soymeal futures were $1.10/ton higher, but March soybean oil futures fell 9 points. NOPA crushers used 176.94 mbu of soybeans in January. That was 1.2% higher... (full story)


To honor March as National Peanut Month, the Virginia Peanut Board and Virginia Peanut Growers Association are again teaming with Peanut Proud to contribute peanut butter to the Federation of […] (full story)


Depending on the species, weeds spread with the help of wind, water, or by other means. Additionally, people spread weeds with equipment, which is a very common way to spread […] (full story)


One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now. During the South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting held here recently, Clemson Extension economist Nathan Smith told […] (full story)


As heavy flooding blankets the South this week, the National Ground Water Association is urging all private well owners to be aware of potential contamination of their wells due to floodwaters. […] (full story)


The Arkansas Row Crops Radio podcast presents a fifteen minute discussion on getting your pesticide sprayers ready for the 2020 season. (full story)


Connecticut farmers have their hands full considering population density, environmental concerns and the price of land, but the state’s agriculture commissioner says there are advantages. Bryan Hurlburt tells Brownfield the proximity of agriculture... (full story)


Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will develop a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Western Lake Erie Basin over the next two to three years. A Total Maximum Daily Load is a calculation of the maximum amount of a... (full story)


Security on livestock farms is reaching new heights as animal activists become more of a threat. Hannah Thompson-Weeman with the Animal Agriculture Alliance tells Brownfield radical transparency on farms can offer consumers a look into modern... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day higher on follow-through buying and optimism about higher cash trade this week.  Feeder cattle were higher on the same factors.  Beef, along with pork is eligible for tariff... (full story)


Plenty of consumers are confused about what’s in plant based alternative meats, according to survey by the beef industry. Danielle Beck with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says they surveyed 18-hundred people, ages 18 to 64, and... (full story)


Several people, including Lanie Hale, Rob Anderson, and Mike Rosen of Wheeler Brothers and Area Extension Agronomist Heath Sanders have reported possible army cutworm activity. These reports are based on […] (full story)


Coronavirus, the topic du jour. It is still the major threat for the global health and economy. But we should not forget about other geopolitical and economic developments. What do they imply for the gold market? (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures lost nearly 5 cents last week and made this back today, as futures gained 4-1/4 to 5-1/2 cents with May leading the charge higher and closing at 3.87-1/2. Technical resistance rests just overhead, as moving averages are ... (full story)


The analysis of the precious metals market isnt just gold analysis there are times when silver rises to the forefront of everyones attention. And we fully expect such a moment of the white metal stealing the spotlight to arrive shortly. What lessons can we draw from the silver chart ? (full story)


The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and R-CALF USA are circulating petitions that they say is an effort to preserve animal identification choices for cattle producers. The petitions urge the South Dakota State Veterinarian to preserve... (full story)


Photo courtesy NPPC The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is pushing back against a recent FDA report on gene editing of livestock. NPPC chief veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom tells Brownfield the FDA misrepresented a research project to... (full story)


Futures Trading Levels 2.19.2020 (full story)


Wall Street Journal writers Wenxin Fan, Natasha Khan, and Chao Deng reported this week that, “New cases of the coronavirus rose sharply after Chinese authorities changed the criteria for diagnosing […] (full story)


John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected as president of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative’s board of directors.  Steve Brock of Daggett, Michigan was selected as vice-president, Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minnesota is now the secretary, and... (full story)


Mar. corn closed at $3.83, up 5 and 1/4 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $8.92 and 1/4, down 1 and 1/2 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $292.20, up $1.10 Mar. soybean oil closed at 30.48, down 9 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.66 and 3/4, up 24 cents... (full story)


The Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) elected John Csukker of Columbus, Neb., as president on Feb. 12 at the NPPA Annual Meeting in Lincoln. “I want to continue the success of this organization and the hard-working individuals we... (full story)


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Climate FieldView has terminated its platform partnership with Tillable, an online marketplace for farmland rental.  The move comes after many farmers expressed concern on social media that Tillable might be using their data to bid up farmland... (full story)


The co-founder of an online auction site says increased and steady land values combined with lower interest rates makes it a good time to both sell and buy land. Mark Stock with BigIron Realty says this scenario doesn’t happen often. ... (full story)


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has proclaimed February 16-22 Grain Bin Safety Week. “The purpose of this week is to promote the education and awareness of hazards and safe work practices in an effort to reduce the number of accidents... (full story)


It being February, the political focus turned momentarily back to matters of budget and deficit.  In late January, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated baseline estimates for federal […] (full story)


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Soybeans were modestly lower on fund and technical selling. China says nearly 700 U.S. ag goods, including soybeans, are eligible for one-year tariff waivers, now Beijing has to actually start issuing those waivers. That might take some time. Crop... (full story)


Photo courtesy Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship It’s estimated that 40 percent of Midwest farmland is rented or leased—and that’s been a barrier to increased planting of cover crops, according to Brian Brandt with American... (full story)


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