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Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted 31 small refinery biofuel waivers for 2018, an action relating to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that has caused concern among […] (full story)

Michael Salassi has been named as LSU AgCenter associate vice president and program leader of animal and plant sciences. For the past four years, Salassi has served as head of the […] (full story)

Looks bearish (full story)

U.S. Crop Tour Results Contradict USDA Data (full story)

David Ekstrom Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans, Corn Higher Overnight as Crop Conditions Decline Soybeans and corn were higher in overnight trading after the condition of both crops dropped... (full story)

Bull spreads... what next? (full story)

Sneaking Up on Us (full story)

Yesterday the markets advanced with no economic news to speak of. Will we see the same today? Read on to learn more... (full story)

Elliott Wave View: Elliott Wave View: GBPJPY Recovery Nearing Completion (full story)

The agricultural industry now knows the findings of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour when it comes to South Dakota’s crops. Crop scouts on the Western leg of the tour find the yield potential with the South Dakota corn crop is 154.1 bushels per... (full story)

The Nasdaq100 (NQ) tacked on another roughly 1.5% yesterday, and is back near the upper end of the range over the past 2 weeks. Significantly, NQ is nearing the end of 2 weeks of consolidation, with a break lower seemingly less likely for now. (full story)

The Philippines is investigating a rise in pig deaths in some areas for the deadly African swine fever (ASF) virus, although no cases of the virus have been confirmed yet. A crisis management team was organized after the Philippines Bureau of... (full story)

The Soy was under pressure today based on better rains received over the weekend. There is much to consider. (full story)

USDJPY recovers with eyes on 107.21 resistance zone. This is coming on the back of its Monday gain. (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)

Images captured 5,000 feet above Greg Armes’ cotton fields are more than just pretty pictures.  The high-resolution photos taken by Ceres Imaging, based in Oakland, California, are intricate and colorful. […] (full story)

As Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts continue their journeys across the central U.S., they’re finding more and more variability. However, scouts from Nebraska are reporting positive findings. Follow along on Twitter at #PFTour19 . Things are looking... (full story)

Actionable ideas for the Dollar, Euro, Yen, Aussie and Canadian. (full story)

Hogs recover some losses, Cattle can't hold onto its gains (full story)

Whats next for cattle and hog futures? (full story)

Live Cattle (October) Cattle futures started today’s session on a mission but failed to sustain that momentum into the afternoon session. As mentioned in our weekend report, the lack of enthusiasm after a hard break is a caution flag. We would... (full story)

30 Year Bonds Outlook and Daily Chat & Futures Trading Levels (full story)

The USDA’s August crop production forecast delivered a shock to corn markets with much larger production than expected.  Market participants continue to question the size of the 2019 corn crop, […] (full story)

When will the first hard freeze or killing frost (equal to or less than 28°F) date be this fall? This is a question a lot of folks are wondering about […] (full story)

How Long Will the Growing Season Last? (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the self-storage REIT Extra Space Storage (EXR). I found the stock by sorting Barchart New All-Time High list forst by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature ... (full story)

Preliminary Route Report from Western Tour Leader Jeff Wilson What counties have you sampled from? South Dakota: Minnehaha (Crop District 6), Lake (6), Miner (6), McCook (6), Hutchinson (9) Corn yield range: 126-254 bu. per acre ... (full story)

RFD-TV Interview Above is the grain segment from this morning's interview with RFD-TV Below is the livestock segment from this morning's interview with RFD-TV   Futures trading involves substantial risk of loss... (full story)

From insects to disease to weeds, Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts are seeing signs of damage that will impact not only this year’s crop but future crops, too. For example, weeds are creating devastating weed seed banks, disease will fester in crop... (full story)

By Gracie Greiner The Iowa State Fair has been one of my favorite events to attend as the Iowa Pork Queen. My experience during the state fair was like no other. Not only did I hand out ribbons at the swine show with Governor Reynolds and serve... (full story)

As the days start to shorten and the first frost approaches, corn and soybean crops in Ohio will race toward the finish line. Pro Farmer editor and director of the Eastern Leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, Brian Grete, says unprecedented... (full story)

As scouts made their way across Ohio on Monday, variability was the best way to describe what they found.  “There’s a lot of prevent plant acres,” says Pro Farmer’s Jeff Wilson. “You know, there were a couple times where we were at our marker and... (full story)

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” but suggested he wasn’t ready to sign a trade deal, hours after his top economic adviser laid out a potential timeline for the resumption of substantive discussions... (full story)

Aphid populations surged in Illinois fields last week, particularly in June-planted corn. “They like a higher sugar load, so that’s why the June hybrids are getting hit hard,” explains Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist and owner of... (full story)

Stocks are on the move higher for the third day in a row. Crude Oil is also seeing a strong wave of buying coming out of the weekend. Given the better risk-environment, Gold is moving a bit lower. Lets take a look at the levels for all. (full story)

Stocks retraced some of their recent decline on Friday, as investors sentiment improved following bouncing off the short-term support level, economic data releases. The S&P 500 index continues to trade within a consolidation. Is this a bottoming pattern or just a flat correction before... (full story)

GBPUSD continues to face corrective recovery risk as it eyes further bullishness. Support comes in at 1.2100 (full story)

10:30 a.m. Market Snapshot Corn futures are 2 to 4 cents lower to start the week, which is off overnight lows. Rains fell across much of the Midwest over the weekend, including some of the driest areas of the Midwest. That is keeping the... (full story)

Meet Mickie Trudeau, our latest addition to Farm Journal's PORK's Up & Coming Leaders feature. We are showcasing some of the fresh, new voices of the pork industry who combine innovative thought and work ethic with scientific savvy and a passion to... (full story)

Looks weak (full story)

Market Commentary for 8/16/19 USDA Report Highlights - What We Probably Know   Bean Acre Surprise Many were surprised bean planted acres were only 76.7 million, but it actually makes sense because bean prices failed to rally to prices most... (full story)

WHEAT General Comments: Wheat markets were lower again last week in reaction to the USDA reports and on reports of weaker world Wheat prices. [...] (full story)

The Customs and Border Protection seized almost four tons of marijuana in a truck hauling jalapenos at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. The marijuana, worth about $2.3 million, was seized along with the truck Aug. 15, according to a news... (full story)

It’s clear farmers in southeastern South Dakota fought all spring to get crops in. The corn fields that did get planted are behind—is it a catastrophe yet? No, but frost is creeping in and could cut promising fields short. “We’ve seen a lot of... (full story)

On the first day of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, Pro Farmer editor Brian Grete is preparing to hit the fields in Ohio. Crop maturity will be the biggest challenge tour scouts face this week.  “We know the crop is immature. That's our biggest... (full story)

By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois College of ACES The amount of calcium in pig diets must be calculated precisely. Too much can decrease phosphorus digestibility and feed intake, leading to lower weight gain in pigs.  Hans H. Stein,... (full story)

... the start of something that could last for more than 5 to 12+ months. (full story)

Scouts along the western leg of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour say the crop looks great—it’s just incredibly behind where they’d like to see it. Only time will tell what this means for the crop’s future. “There’s a long way to go. We’re still seeing new... (full story)

As Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts descend across the U.S., those in South Dakota are finding high levels of variability field to field, sometimes just miles apart. Note, if corn ears aren’t pollinated, they’re not counted. And if soybean pods are less... (full story)