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USDCHF faces risk of further bear pressure in the new week. Resistance comes in at the 0.9550 level. (full story)

After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts. (full story)

#1. Evaluate orchard for blight spray. Timing of your first walnut blight spray should depend on the orchard’s disease history and forecast weather. If rain is forecast and the orchard […] (full story)

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Black Swan.  Uncharted territory. Unprecedented.  Those are just a few the terms you might have heard recently to describe the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. In this Managing for Profit, ag economist David Widmar addresses the... (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Coronavirus – Farm Income Outlook | Aid Bill Passed | and more. (full story)

Time indeed marches on... (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)

Each year I’m surprised at the number of producers not currently using the DD50 Rice Management Program on their farms.  This program is designed to take much of the guesswork […] (full story)

DOT Announces Funding Opportunity for Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is inviting competitive grant applications for projects that improve facilities related to operating coastal […] (full story)

Wisconsin’s Farm Bureau President says farmers and consumers can take some of the strain off the supply chain during the coronavirus outbreak by buying and operating as usual whenever possible. Joe Bragger says, “You know, one of the things... (full story)

In 2019 we ran calls on about 40 fields where producers were disappointed with their Palmer amaranth control from applications of Engenia or XtendiMax. We collected Palmer amaranth seed last […] (full story)

The rainy spring has delayed burndown for most Tennessee producers. In this podcast, Dr. Larry Steckel discusses considerations for adapting burndown programs to wet weather delays. (full story)

Cotton planting and early season thrips management are almost upon us. We are fortunate today to have varieties that have three-plus bale yield potential. While we can’t control rainfall patterns […] (full story)

On Monday, it was stated that the American consulate in Mexico would be shut down, meaning that H2As would be destined for the U.S. could not be processed. That would […] (full story)

Significant sulfur (S) deficiency in Iowa crops was first documented about 15 years ago. First identified in alfalfa and then corn and soybean. Since then about 150 trials with corn […] (full story)

This week was hot, dry and very windy across the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV). Temperatures all week were mainly in the mid to lower 90s during the day and […] (full story)

Claims of poor fertilizer application and visual striping in fields have increased in recent years. This issue impacts all sectors of the supply chain including growers, custom applicators, cooperatives and […] (full story)

Growers using paraquat need to be aware of new requirements issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. (full story)

As temperatures warm this spring, cover crop termination is on the to-do list for some Iowa fields.  Killing cover crops with herbicides is the most common termination method. The effectiveness […] (full story)

Over the past several years as row crop prices declined, farmers and landowners across the nation have searched for alternative crops that might improve the financial bottom line. With the […] (full story)

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, our mission remains unchanged and that is to serve Arkansas and its community. As rain continues to delay planting and cool temperatures persist, seedling diseases could […] (full story)

Crawfish producer Allen McLain’s business has dropped dramatically because of the coronavirus’ impact on the restaurant business. “We’re struggling. It’s not looking good,” said McLain, of Abbeville. A big portion […] (full story)

Average spot quotations were 477 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […] (full story)

  Market Watch with Alan Brugler March 27, 2020 It Will Change Over the years, I have heard a number of variations on the phase “If you don’t like the weather here in (insert state or city here) just wait 24 hours and it will change”. This is... (full story)

The S&P 500 Large Cap Index ($SPX) is off it's recent low but is no way near its past 200 Day Moving averages sell signal at 3,023.94. For those of you who follow me on a regular basis you know I get out of the market with a hard stop loss at th... (full story)

Friday trades left the front months 2 1/2 to 3 cents lower, but May futures were still up 2 1/4 cents on the week. Private exporters reported an export sale of 114,048 MT of corn to unknown under the USDA daily system, for 2019/20 MY delivery. On Mar... (full story)

Lean hog futures were down the expanded limit in the May and June contracts, April hogs were a nickel off. Friday’s trades erased the week’s early progress as April hog futures were $3.12 lower wk/wk. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 25th was $66... (full story)

Cotton futures were down 112 to 155 points ahead of the weekend. May futures were 249 points lower from Friday to Friday. The weekly CoT report showed managed money cotton funds were 15,255 contracts net short on 03/24. That is the largest net short ... (full story)

The front month wheat futures came back down from midday highs and finished the day mixed. Friday CBOT wheat was 2 1/4 cent higher in May; up 32 cents on the week. HRW futures were down a half penny, but closed 19 3/4 cents higher wk/wk. May MPLS whe... (full story)

Soybeans go into the weekend mixed as the front months May and July were higher, while the nearby Aug and Sept contracts were UNCH and lower. May beans were 19 cents higher Friday to Friday. Soybean meal futures closed the week $2.10/ ton lower, but ... (full story)

The last trade day of the week had April cattle futures down the expanded limit, and they will trade with expanded limits again on Monday. April cattle futures were still $2.30 higher Fri/Fri after 4 limit move days. Feeder cattle futures were down t... (full story)

Friday trades left the front months 2 1/2 to 3 cents lower, but May futures were still up 2 1/4 cents on the week. Private exporters reported an export sale of 114,048 MT of corn to unknown under the USDA daily system, for 2019/20 MY delivery. On Mar... (full story)

Earlier this week, Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida and Agnieszka de Sousa reported that, “It’s not just grocery shoppers who are hoarding pantry staples. Some governments are moving to secure domestic food supplies during […] (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures ended the day softer, with most futures contracts losing 2 to 3 cents. May lost 2-3/4, closing at 3.46 and December lost 3 cents, finishing the day at 364-1/4 and gaining 1 cent for the week. Energy prices stabilized, an... (full story)

April Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange down 38 cents at $15.32.  May 69 lower at $13.87.  June through August contracts 58 to 73 cents lower Friday. Dry whey steady at $0.33. Blocks down $0.15 at $1.59. ... (full story)

A market expert says the ethanol production slowdown might cause a shift in livestock feed. Mike North with Commodity Risk Management Group says, “And so the price of DDG’s has risen over the course of the last several weeks, and... (full story)

Despite reports that African swine fever cases have dropped significantly in China, the CEO of the Minnesota Pork Producers says the virus remains a major threat to U.S. pork producers. David Preisler is skeptical about the transparency of the... (full story)

A recent survey by AgCareers.com asked 600 employees and candidates how COVID-19 is impacting their employment. Seventy-five percent of respondents said there was no change at all. But, 25 percent of employees experienced less hours, layoffs, or... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day sharply lower on weakness in wholesale prices, broader market pressure, and follow-through selling.  Feeder cattle were lower on the same factors.  Feeder cattle will trade with expanded... (full story)

Missouri’s Agriculture Director says steps are being taken to keep the food supply chain going. Chris Chinn says the supply chain is trying to catch up with demand, “I think we’re on the right track to get that done now with extending the... (full story)

The executive vice president of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association says the stimulus bill passed by Congress is appreciated but a short-term remedy and not a complete fix. Mike Deering tells Brownfield Ag News, “It’s unprecedented for us to ask for... (full story)

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A silver lining to the precipitous drop in energy markets is reduced fuel prices as farmers go into spring planting. Southwest Minnesota corn and soybean grower Bryan Biegler tells Brownfield diesel in the area is down more than 20 cents just in... (full story)

Summary Storms delivered much-needed precipitation to California’s key watershed areas before soaking an area from the southeastern Plains into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys with as much as 2 to […] (full story)

In the summary of last Friday's Gold & Silver Trading Alert , we wrote the following: This rally might make one feel bullish - after all, the prices of miners are likely to soar soon. Please be sure to keep in mind that what we saw was the first big wave down of a much... (full story)

Soybeans were mixed on commercial spread adjustments, favoring nearby contracts over deferred months. It was an up and down day for beans, with pressure from the broader market against periodic support from traders trying to buy back some acreage... (full story)

Brownfield ag meteorologist Greg Soulje expects much of the Midwest to be dry and cool the first half of April. But he says the second half will probably be wetter. “So (the month) starts good, (but) gets worse. And a range of... (full story)

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