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Grains start the week on firm footing going into March option expiration. (full story)


Live cattle futures were higher on Friday by as much as 82 cents. Feeder cattle futures were mixed, with nearby March 10 cents lower. Feb live cattle were up 2.83% for the week, with March feeders 2.41% higher. The CME feeder cattle index was up 45 c... (full story)


Soybean futures are a sharp 13 to 14 cents in the green this morning in the nearby contracts. They were steady to 2 3/4 cents lower on Friday on profit taking ahead of the long weekend. Preliminary open interest shot up 24,703 contracts on Friday, ne... (full story)


Lean hog futures finished Friday with losses of 35 cents to $1.575. The CME Lean Hog Index on February 14 was $73.49, down 52 cents from the previous day. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was 35 cents higher at $77.34 in the Friday PM report. The n... (full story)


Cotton futures are up 52 to 56 points in the front months this morning. They saw steady to 39 point gains in most contracts on Friday, as March was down 1.25% on the week. Upland export commitments are now 22.6% above the same time last year. Thursda... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 cents higher this morning. They were fractionally lower on Friday, while nearby March was 1.52% higher on the week. US Export commitments of corn are now 69% of the full year USDA forecast. Last year at this time was 7... (full story)


Wheat futures are currently 3 to 4 cents higher in the CBT and KC contracts, with MPLS steady to fractionally higher. They ended Friday with KC fractionally mixed, as most CBT and MPLS contracts were 3-4 cents lower. The market was closed on Monday f... (full story)


Corn futures are trading 1 to 2 cents higher this morning. They were fractionally lower on Friday, while nearby March was 1.52% higher on the week. US Export commitments of corn are now 69% of the full year USDA forecast. Last year at this time was 7... (full story)


LR_LS129 Little Rock, AR Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA-AR Dept of Ag Market News Ouachita Livestock Auction, Ola, AR Weighted Average Report for Friday Feb 16, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 406 Last week: 401 Last year: 422 Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 500 lbs... (full story)


LR_LS150 Little Rock, AR Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA-AR Coop Ext Service Ash Flat Livestock, Ash Flat, AR Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 02/16/2018 Receipts: 615 Last Week: 699 Year Ago: 691 Compared to last week: Feeders sold mixed. Steers calves under 500... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON FEB 20 2018 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: FRI FEB 16 2018 SAT FEB 17 2018 SUN FEB 18... (full story)


REPORTING OFFICE: WASHINGTON FEB 20 2018 RAIL AND PIGGYBACK SHIPMENTS FOR: FRI FEB 16 2018 SAT FEB 17 2018 ... (full story)


TV_LS554 Thomasville, GA Mon Feb 19, 2017 USDA-GA Dept Ag Market News Georgia Goat Summary Prices quoted per head Goat Sale at Eastanollee: Total Receipts: 217 Slaughter Classes: Kids: Selection 2 20-40 lbs 68.00-72.00; 40-60 lbs 72.00-87.00. Yearlings: Selection 2... (full story)


TV_LS163 Thomasville, GA Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Carrollton Weighted Average Report for 02/19/2018 Receipts: 663 Last Week: 412 Year Ago: 594 Compared to one week earlier, slaughter cows steady to 3.00 higher, slaughter bulls 3.00 to 5.00... (full story)


TV_LS143 Thomasville, GA Tues Feb 20, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Swainsboro Weighted Average Report for 02/19/2018 Receipts: 837 Last Week: 321 Year Ago: 250 Slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 higher, slaughter bulls 4.00 higher, feeder steers, heifers and bulls... (full story)


TV_LS142 Thomasville, GA Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Eastanollee Weighted Average Report for 02/19/2018 Receipts: 363 Last Week: 102 Year Ago: 273 Compared to one week earlier, slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower, slaughter bulls mostly steady,... (full story)


TV_LS161 Thomasville, GA Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA-GA Dept of Ag Market News Fitzgerald Weighted Average Report for 02/20/2018 Receipts: 238 Last Week: 168 Year Ago: 248 Compared to one week earlier, slaughter cows steady, slaughter bulls lightly tested, feeder steers... (full story)


SV_LS167 Frankfort, KY Mon Feb 19, 2018 USDA-KDOA Market News Irvington, KY UNITED PRODUCERS LIVESTOCK MARKET Weighted Average Report for 02/19/2018 Receipts: 1089 Last Week: 1022 Year Ago: 1081 Compared to last week: Feeder steers under... (full story)


OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 -0.63% ) this morning are down -0.60% as the 10-year T-note yield moves above 2.90%. U.S. government debt prices are under pressure on supply concerns as the Treasury gets ready to auction... (full story)


Adding tools to the planter or grain drill?  That means you’re adding weight, and Firestone AG’s Brad Harris says many bias ply tires can’t handle the extra stress but there are options.   That, plus his winter tire checklist on... (full story)


Mar E-mini S&Ps this morning are down -0.60% as the 10-year T-note yield moves above 2.90%. U.S. government debt prices are under pressure on supply concerns as the Treasury gets ready to auction $151 billion of T-bills and $28 billion of 2-year ... (full story)


Key news today includes: (1) USDA weekly grain export inspections, (2) Treasury auctions 2-year T-notes. (full story)


Mar S&P 500 E-mini stock futures this morning are down -16.50 points (-0.60%).  Friday's closes:  S&P 500 +0.04%, Dow Jones +0.08%, Nasdaq -0.36%.  he S&P 500 on Friday rallied to a 1-1/2 week high and closed higher on stro... (full story)


Mar crude oil this morning is up +48 cents (+0.78%) and Mar gasoline is up +0.0146 (+0.83%), both at 1-1/2 week highs.  Friday's closes:  Mar WTI crude +0.34 (+0.55%), Mar gasoline +0.0151 (+0.87%).   Mar crude oil and gasoline on... (full story)


Grain prices this morning are higher with Mar corn +1.75 (+0.48%), Mar soybeans +15.25 (+1.49%), Mar wheat +3,75 (+0.82%).  Grains on Friday closed lower: Mar corn 0.50 (-0.07%), Mar soybeans -2.75 (-0.27%), Mar wheat -4.00 (-0.87%).  Bulli... (full story)


Metals prices this morning are lower with Apr gold -14.0 (-1.03%), Mar silver -0.187 (-1.12%), and Mar copper -0.059 (-1.82%).  Friday's closes:  Apr gold -2.7 (-0.20%), Mar silver -0.-82 (-0.49%), Mar copper +0.0095 (+0.29%).  Metals ... (full story)


Mar 10-year T-note prices this morning are down -8 ticks.  Friday's closes:  TYH8 +4.00, FVH8 +2.75.  Mar 10-year T-notes on Friday closed higher on carry-over support from a rally in 10-year German bunds to a 1-week high after ECB Exe... (full story)


The dollar index this morning is up +0.463 (+0.52%).  EUR/USD is down -0.0060 (-0.48%) and USD/JPY is up +0.49 (+0.46%).  Friday's closes:  Dollar Index +0.507 (+0.57%), EUR/USD -0.0100 (-0.80%), USD/JPY +0.08 (+0.08%).  The dolla... (full story)


Mar E-mini S&Ps this morning are down -0.60% as the 10-year T-note yield moves above 2.90%. U.S. government debt prices are under pressure on supply concerns as the Treasury gets ready to auction $151 billion of T-bills and $28 billion of 2-year ... (full story)


Softs this morning are mostly higher with Mar sugar +0.02 (+0.22%), Mar coffee +0.30 (+0.25%), Mar cocoa unch, Mar cotton +0.38 (+0.50%). Softs on Friday settled mixed: Mar sugar -0.24 (-1.76%), Mar coffee -3.80 (-3.12%), Mar cocoa +1 (+0.05%), Mar c... (full story)


Grain prices this morning are higher with Mar corn +1.75 (+0.48%), Mar soybeans +15.25 (+1.49%), Mar wheat +3,75 (+0.82%).  Grains on Friday closed lower: Mar corn 0.50 (-0.07%), Mar soybeans -2.75 (-0.27%), Mar wheat -4.00 (-0.87%).  Bulli... (full story)


Baidu (BIDU) Resuming the Bullish Cycle (full story)


JK_LS158 Jackson, MS Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Macon, MS - Macon Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Feb 19, 2018 Receipts This week 327 Last Week 225 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended Steady. Slaughter bulls... (full story)


JK_LS159 Jackson, MS Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Houston, MS - Peoples Livestock Auction Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Feb 19, 2018 Receipts This week 188 Last Week 117 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended 5.00 to 7.00... (full story)


JK_LS143 Jackson, MS Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Hattiesburg, MS - Southeast Livestock Exchange Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Feb 19, 2018 Receipts This week 952 Last Week 396 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended 1.00 to... (full story)


JK_LS144 Jackson, MS Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Forest, MS - Tadlock Stockyards (Forest Mississippi) Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Feb 19, 2018 Receipts This week 830 Last Week 528 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended... (full story)


JK_LS141 Jackson, MS Tue Feb 20, 2018 USDA - MS Dept of Ag Market News Meridian, MS - Meridian Stockyard Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Report for Mon Feb 19, 2018 Receipts This week 345 Last Week 146 Compared to last week slaughter cows trended 2.00 to 5.00 Higher.... (full story)


JK_LS140 Jackson, MS Tue February 20, 2018 USDA-MS Dept of Ag Market News SUMMARY OF 7 MISSISSIPPI CATTLE AUCTIONS HELD IN HATTIESBURG (952), FOREST (830), MERIDIAN (345), MACON (327), HOUSTON (188), WEST POINT (451), AND GRENADA (97) ON Mon Feb 19, 2018. Receipts: 3,190 ... (full story)


CO_LS148 Columbia, SC Mon Feb 19, 2018 USDA-SC Dept of Ag Market News Saluda County Stockyards, Inc., Saluda, SC Report for Monday Feb 19, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 801 Last week: 416 Last year: 443 Compared to last week, feeder steers sold 2.00 higher,... (full story)


CO_LS753 Columbia, SC Mon Feb 19, 2018 USDA-SC Dept of Ag Market News Saluda County Stockyards, Inc., Saluda, SC Weighted Average Report for Monday Feb 19, 2018 Cattle Receipts: 801 Last Week: 416 Last year: 443 Compared to last week, feeder steers sold... (full story)


Researchers at South Dakota State University found antibodies against influenza D in blood samples from horses. Cattle are the primary reservoir for Influenza D, which was first isolated from a diseased pig in 2011. (full story)


The EUR/USD has been going downwards since Monday, shedding about 90 pips in the context of an uptrend. Price is now below the resistance line at 1.2350, going towards the support line at 1.2300. A movement below another support line at 1.2250 would result in a short-term bearish bias. (full story)


Last Friday the markets traded mixed. Will this correct itself after the Presidents Day holiday? Read on to learn more... (full story)


BTCUSD is trading in a textbook example of an impulse. We see price recovering since 5926 low in five waves, with current blue wave v reaching for 12088/13041 zone. (full story)


USD index as we know is negatively correlated to the EURUSD, so as we think that price may unfold a flat pattern on EURUSD, then we also have to be prepared for a possible flat on the USD Index. (full story)


Find futures trading levels & economic reports for February 20th 2018. Also, read the most common pitfalls to avoid when trading futures-commodity futures. (full story)


KO_LS750 Oklahoma City, OK Mon Feb 19, 2018 USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News Oklahoma National Stockyards - Oklahoma City, OK Livestock Weighted Average Report for 2/19/2018 AUCTION Receipts Week Ago Year Ago ... (full story)