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GOLD is breaking sharply higher in an impulsive structure, so metal can already be in impulsive rise (full story)


Cocoa (CC) saw a bit of healthy profittaking yesterday, closing back just below the psychologically key 2500 whole figure level. Significantly, regardless of any further consolidation today, CC's brief break yesterday above the 50% Fib retrace of the November to May slide, and above the April high, hints at more upside next week. (full story)


On March 21, 2021, Canadian Pacific (CP) Railways announced a $25 billion plan to merge with Kansas City Southern (KCS), calling it a “transformative” remake of the freight-rail industry. The […] (full story)


Planting conditions in April were pretty good for planting. In fact, there were many reports of planting in early April. Unfortunately, April was much cooler and dryer than normal. Early […] (full story)


Evaluating your corn stands allows you to assess the effectiveness of planting and make notes on how to improve in the future. If corn stands are evaluated soon after rows […] (full story)


When using an over-wintering cover crop, the traditional recommendation has been to terminate it two weeks prior to planting the primary crop, usually corn or soybean, to prevent a reduction […] (full story)


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This spring’s dry weather and good soil conditions have allowed soybean planting to progress rapidly. While this is generally a good situation to be in, emerged soybeans may have been […] (full story)


We will now see if the Elon break will be elongated. (full story)


AL_LS605 Note: resending Las Cruces, NM Thu May 13, 2021 USDA Market News Arizona to Mexico Livestock Exports ... (full story)


AL_LS635 Note: Resending Las Cruces, NM Thu, May 13, 2021 USDA Market News US to Mexico Weekly Livestock Export Summary ... (full story)


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PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) 514-7215 Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


The inflation scare amplified by CPI data caught the mainstream off guard, and the S&P 500 made no attempt at the opening gap. Both the VIX and put/call ratio sharply rose to levels unseen in quite a while – while volatility remains well below the late Jan, Feb, or early Mar spikes, the options ratio keeps trending higher since late Feb. (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


Fat cattle futures bounced back from limit losses touched earlier in the session, though they still closed $2.50 to $3.00 in the red. Cash cattle sales for the week so far have been $119 to $120.25. Dressed trade seems to have gravitated to $191. Feeder cattle futures ended the Thursday... (full story)


At the close of the Thursday session, front month cotton futures were 202 to 325 points in the red. Old crop July was the weakest, tightening the inversion to 58 points above December.  Cotton export bookings were down 15% week to week per data from USDA’s weekly Export Sales report.... (full story)


At the closing bell for the Thursday sell off, hog prices were $1.45 to $1.92 in the red. Prices are triple digits in the red so far at midday. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog price for Thursday was down another $2.28 to $113.45. The May 11th CME Lean Hog... (full story)


Front month wheat futures bounced off the sharp losses on Wednesday, but still closed about 30 cents lower. CBT futures ended the session 25 to 28 1/4 cents in the red. KC wheat futures closed 30 1/2 to 31 3/4 cents in the red. The new crop cash HRW/corn spread... (full story)


Futures bounced back from limit losses during the afternoon. Old crop July prices were back to the minus 40 cent mark by the close. New crop futures stayed off the limits, and corn futures will maintain the 40 cent daily limit for tomorrow’s trade.  USDA’s weekly Export Sales data release... (full story)


Front month soybeans ended the Thursday session with losses of 35 3/4 to 58 1/2 cents. Old crop beans were weaker on the day, allowing for the inverse to tighten. The July to November soybean inverse is still $1.87/bu at the close. Meal futures ended the session $25.30 to $27/ton... (full story)


SA_LS850May 06 San Angelo, TX Thr May 13, 2021 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Thursday, May 13, 2021 Compared to last week at Ft. Collins, CO and Kalona, IA slaughter lambs steady to 15.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady to 10.00 lower; feeder lambs 15.00-25.00... (full story)


CORN HIGHLIGHTS:  Corn futures plummeted today closing lower for the second consecutive session losing 40 cents in July (limit lower) to 34-3/4 cents weaker in December. July closed at 674-3/4 and December at 5.58-1/4. Sharp losses in soybeans and what along with a mostly conducive forecast for emergence and early... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 13-MAY-2021 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


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A Democrat member of the House Ag Committee is assuring farm families they will be protected from possible changes to the capital gains tax. Cindy Axne of Iowa tells Brownfield President Biden and Vice President Harris have already stated that... (full story)


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Representatives from six of the largest ag and cattle industry groups met recently to discuss the price imbalance in the cattle supply chain.  The groups, according to AgDay TV were NCBA, R-CALF, US Cattlemen’s Association, American Farm Bureau,... (full story)


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A west-central Minnesota farmer says he’s intrigued by carbon market opportunities. D.J. VanKlompenburg of Montevideo tells Brownfield he’s been brushing up on the subject. “In the tractor this spring I’ve been doing my best (and)... (full story)


An Indiana author and speaker who is shedding light on misleading food claims says marketers are using neuroscience to try to influence consumers. Michele Payn tells Brownfield Ag News, “Because neuroscience clearly proves that neuro-marketing can... (full story)


This past week brought some much needed and welcomed rain across the state. Planting is getting on the downhill slide with corn planting about 86% complete and soybean planting about […] (full story)


Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan has issued a second emergency fuel waiver in response to shortages caused by the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.  The waiver removes requirements for low volatility conventional... (full story)


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More than $14 million has been awarded for agriculture workforce programs and rural economic development grants through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The 19 workforce projects were awarded more than $9 million to support... (full story)