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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)

Starting to Struggle Where's China (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)

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)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the e-signature solutions company DocuSign (DOCU). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening tools to find stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and technical buy signals then sorted that ... (full story)

R.L., Dennis, and Kylie pf the Louisiana Delta Crop Podcast start season 2 talking about what’s happening in Northeast Louisiana and upcoming events. Kylie discusses the greenbridge effect with the […] (full story)

The 2019-20 winter season has delivered limited amounts of cold weather in Louisiana. As a result, the likelihood of stink bug infestations in soybean fields may increase in 2020. Temperatures […] (full story)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup that there is less than two weeks before the enrollment deadline of […] (full story)

The following prices are effective from Wednesday 02/19/20 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 02/25/20. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 02/25/20 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. […] (full story)

President Trump has his signature on trade deals with China, Japan, Canada and Mexico, so where does trade go from here? Illinois Farm Bureau national policy director Adam Nielson says although major trade negotiations have been secured, it is... (full story)

The rise of globalization has led to increasingly complicated supply chains. Raw materials and intermediate goods now move strategically throughout the world before a final good reaches the consumer. Traditional […] (full story)

Milk futures were mostly up, and cash dairy prices were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday.   February Class III milk was down $.01 at $16.98.  March was unchanged at $17.01. April was up $.10 at $17.16.  May was... (full story)

For the sixth year, a major farm insurer is promoting rescue tubes for people trapped in grain bins. Brad Liggett, president of Nationwide Agribusiness says there are way too many grain bin accidents and they are on the rise. Wet grain has... (full story)

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) has launched a pilot “On Farm Leadership Program” to help pork producers develop leadership skills among their employees. NPPA education director Kyla Habrock describes it as “a new look at producer... (full story)

Coronavirus... (full story)

Pre-plant pest management decisions Burndown herbicides typically are applied 30 to 45 days prior to planting crops. Complete control of all weed species within in the field and on the […] (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Ken Anderson will be on the ground in Arlington, Virginia May 6 – 8 for the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit. Continue reading Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit at Brownfield Ag News. ... (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Larry Lee will attend the Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council meeting in Madison, WI on March 20, 2020 as a new member of the council Continue reading Agricultural Education and Workforce... (full story)

Across the Corn Belt, cold weather is returning across the upper Midwest in the wake of a departing storm system. The storm, which is moving across Ontario, continues to produce some lingering snow in the vicinity of the Great Lakes. Near the storm’s... (full story)

Midwestern farmers are seeing the impact of a changing climate firsthand on their farms. Aaron Wilson, a research scientist at Ohio State University with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU extension, says long-term trends suggest... (full story)

Cold air will briefly engulf much of the country. However, chilly conditions should not reach southern California and the Desert Southwest. In contrast, below-normal temperatures will soon arrive and persist through week’s end across the South. ... (full story)

Sponsored by Pivot Bio PROVEN Cold air will briefly engulf much of the country. However, chilly conditions should not reach southern California and the Desert Southwest. In contrast, below-normal temperatures will soon arrive and persist through... (full story)

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An attorney says the $256 Million-dollar verdict for a Missouri peach farmer in last week’s dicamba trial will set precedent for future cases. Don Downing is leading the attorney groups who worked with the Bader trial team, “We believe the result... (full story)

As experts expected, final calculations for 2019 demand indexes showed strong increases for both beef and pork, says agricultural economist Len Steiner in his Daily Livestock Report . The Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) calculates... (full story)

We believe economic data originating from China for January and February 2020 will show a dramatic 60% to 80%+ decrease in activity for many of the major cities. (full story)

Direct cash cattle trade is at a standstill with bids and asking prices not fully established.  However, there have been a few scattered asking prices reported in parts of Texas at $122.  We could see more develop throughout the day, but significant... (full story)

DJ China to Grant Tariff Exemptions on US Farm Products — Market Talk 09:11 ET – Some 697 US products, including farm goods, will [...] (full story)

Here are a few costly trading mistakes that you should try to avoid. (full story)

MORNING SOFTS COMMENTS Jack Scoville Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Price Futures Group, CBOT Chicago, IL (312) 264-4322 jscoville@pricegroup.com JSL, SA de [...] (full story)

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Wheat is up double digits so far following President’s Day. Chicago SRW is up the most at midday, trading 15 1/2 cents higher in March contract. KC HRW futures are 12 1/4 cents higher so far. Spring wheat futures are 8 1/4 cent higher for March. Th... (full story)

Cotton futures are trading Tuesday 61 to 86 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 ... (full story)

Live cattle futures are down 17 to 30 cents with April down the most. Feb futures are 7 cents higher to $120.90, as of 02/14 there were no deliveries against Feb futures. Front month feeder cattle futures are up at midday, with March leading the way ... (full story)

The front month hog futures are 17 cents higher in April, but 40 to 62 cents lower in the other deferred contracts. The other front month lean hog futures were 12 to 22 cents higher. China will began accepting applications for more tariff exemptions ... (full story)

Soybeans are lower on Tuesday, as front month futures are down fractionally to 1 1/4 cents. Meal and oil futures are mixed, soybean meal futures are 80 cents/ton higher, but soybean oil futures are down by a point. China will start granting tariff ex... (full story)

Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cent gains. There was active rolling of March positions to May as we approach options expiration and futures deliveries in two weeks. The Export Inspections report with data from the w... (full story)

Corn futures come out of the extended weekend with 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 cent gains. There was active rolling of March positions to May as we approach options expiration and futures deliveries in two weeks. The Export Inspections report with data from the w... (full story)

CORN Corn futures are moderately higher this morning, keeping within their recent range. Mar corn is up 3-1/2 to 3.81-1/4, Jul is up 3-1/4 to 3.88-3/4, and Dec is up 2-3/4 to 3.91-1/2. China is offering trade war tariff exemptions on nearly 700 U.S.... (full story)

The USDA says sorghum and soybean export inspections for the week ending February 13th were more than what’s needed to meet projections for the current marketing year. The 2019/20 marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat and September 1st... (full story)

A few days ago I suggested in Commodity Insite to... (full story)

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