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WTI Crude (CL) slid more than 2.5% Friday, and is trying to firm early in today's European morning. CL has unwound the week plus bounce prior to last Friday, and has broken an uptrend support (on the daily chart). (full story)

Early treatments should be going on right away if some haven’t already started in the lower San Joaquin Valley. (full story)

we see the US markets rotating a bit lower after a number of news events. (full story)

The U.S and China trade war, Fed speak and OPEC are all in the mix. How are we trading it? (full story)

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Looking at this weeks Commitments of Traders Report, there are relatively few changes in net speculator positions across major currencies and commodities. The biggest change in positions can be seen in the Japanese yen, where speculators continue to flip-flop. As we wrote in last weeks edition of... (full story)

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In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Trade Tariff Fears | Soy Market Pressure | April Ag Exports Hit a High Mark | and more. (full story)

In the two weeks since the last report there has been very little movement in the market from a cash price standpoint but a significant amount of news and information […] (full story)

Crop Progress “It’s a jungle out there, kiddies.  Have a very fruitful day.”  The rice and the weeds are both growing rapidly under the hot, sunny conditions.  Many growers are […] (full story)

Yesterday’s heavy rains that marched across large part of central and north central Iowa coupled with recent storm systems across other parts of the state have resulted in significant areas […] (full story)

Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, and Dr. Jason Bond, weed scientist with the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center, talk about herbicide tolerance and share some […] (full story)

This week we have seen some rain showers here and there. Some rain is forecast for next week as well.  The rain will help out those cotton growers having trouble […] (full story)

There were several revisions this month to the 2018/19 U.S. rice balance sheet. First, carryin was increased 3.0 million cwt to 37.3 million due to trade revisions for 2017/18. Second, […] (full story)

Much needed rain has falling over most of the state with the exception of some areas. The forecast is calling for rain and cooler temperature starting from Sunday June 17 […] (full story)

If no widespread rain falls soon in Arkansas, farmers with limited pumping capacity will have to decide whether to put water on rice to maintain floods or irrigate soybeans. (full story)

Winter wheat yield projections are raised 0.3 bushels per acre, month-to-month, giving 2018/19 production a 6-million-bushel boost. U.S. all wheat supplies for 2018/19 are lifted by an additional 10 million […] (full story)

Based on strong soybean meal demand, USDA raised its 2017/18 marketing year forecast of the domestic soybean crush by 25 million bushels this month to a record 2.015 billion. The […] (full story)

The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton projections for 2018/19 indicate that global cotton stocks are forecast to decrease following last season’s relatively small increase. World ending stocks are […] (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)

During the past month, enhanced rainfall along a persistent mean frontal boundary draped along the eastern US resulted in substantial drought relief across the Southeast and mid-Atlantic states, although patches […] (full story)

Farm groups took to social media on Thursday as part of a last-ditch effort to get the Trump administration to back off trade tariffs the administration is expected to implement […] (full story)

Summary Over the last week, dry conditions continued in the Desert Southwest and in parts of the Central Rockies, leading to drought persistence and degradation in these areas. Farther east […] (full story)

The Dec contract took it on the chin this week (mostly on Friday), giving up 275 pts to finish at 89.85.  The Dec – Mar spread finished near flat, inverted […] (full story)

After challenging contract price highs during the week, a combination of overbought conditions, coupled with more showers across Texas and the Southwest, trumped the market’s push to higher ground and […] (full story)

With hullsplit on the horizon and water use efficiency being an ever-present necessity, growers can look to updates in the Almond Irrigation Improvement Continuum for help on managing their water […] (full story)

S&P short potential. Cryptos on sale. Corn tapping bottom. (full story)

If you are a long time reader of this column (this is #800!) you have probably figured out that my musical tastes are pretty eclectic, with a skew toward 1970’s rock and roll, but room for jazz, blues, country and maybe one or two classical pieces... (full story)

Crops have been suffering from intense heat and lack of moisture over the past 2 weeks but we are hoping for some relief over the next 3 to 4 days. […] (full story)

In response to the $34 billion tariffs President Trump placed on Chinese goods on Friday, Beijing retaliated with a long list of tariffs including corn, soybeans, wheat and several dairy products. (full story)

Making the best of dry weather, brothers sing “I Got No Grain In Dry Places.” (full story)

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced that the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, June 15, 2018, through midnight, Eastern Time, […] (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 22.1 cents per pound for the week ending June 9, down 2.0 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)

As the 2018 rice crop progresses into the heading stage, farmers should be looking out for diseases and insects, but weed control should also remain a concern, LSU AgCenter scientists […] (full story)

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting […] (full story)

President Trump announces new tariffs on China, further escalating trade between the two countries. (full story)

Prior to Bt technologies farmers lost $1 billion annually to CRW—in the form of chemical costs or actual yield loss. With resistance to traits on the rise, it might nibble its way back to a billion-dollar price tag. (full story)

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Trade tensions between the U.S. and China ratcheted higher after the Asian nation said it will follow through on plans to levy tariffs on a range of American farm goods including soybeans and corn. (full story)

Earlier today I stated... (full story)

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Our weekly column looks at selloffs in the energy and soy markets, while the U.S. Dollar climbs. (full story)

As the number of unemployed Americas hit a near 44-year low this week, the number of H-2A visa requests have more than doubled. (full story)

Average quotations were 288 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […] (full story)

Hull rot can be a heartbreaker, appearing suddenly at harvest in orchards where growers and PCAs are trying to “do everything right”. Hitting young, vigorous orchards especially hard, it reduces […] (full story)

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