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The AUDUSD edged higher yesterday but appears to be on the verge of stalling in the rebound off its March low. Significantly, the AUDUSD is nearing the end of what is arguably an ascending wedge (on the daily chart). With other risk markets like the S&P500 also increasingly looking fatigued... (full story)

AUDJPY shows incomplete sequence from April 2 low, favoring more upside. This article and video looks at the Elliott Wave path. (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the REIT Easterly Governemnt Properties (DEA). I found the stock on Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list. REITs are going to have a terrible time as tenants default or go out of business but what is all yo... (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)

Cattle holds rally while hogs fail (full story)

Wheat in the southernmost part of Illinois is near Feekes growth stage (FGS) 7, while areas in the mid south are nearing FGS 5.  Wheat in the central part of […] (full story)

Springtime on a farm is typically filled with the hustle and bustle of gearing up for planting season. This is the time of year when most farmers focus on de-winterizing […] (full story)

The Nebraska Cattlemen’s organization is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate evidence of fraudulent business practices within the beef packing industry. Executive vice president Pete McClymont tells Brownfield requesting a DOJ... (full story)

Whether you are thinking about trying strip-till or already using strip-till in your farming operation, the question of timing comes up—fall or spring? There are many factors that go into this decision, […] (full story)

Spring has sprung! Preparations for planting across the state are in full swing. Conditions over the last 30 days have been unseasonably warm across the Midwest with positive departures of […] (full story)

Weather has affected the transition from cool-season to warm-season forage growth, and producers should be doing what they can to help Bermuda grass emerge and maximize growth, said a Texas A&M […] (full story)

Different management styles on dairy farms can create different standard operating procedures in many areas of production. The weaning process is such an example in which multiple management styles all lead to the same end result, a calf that is... (full story)

The expression, “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear,” aptly describes the current cotton market. Even the recent uptick in prices has generated little excitement. With few […] (full story)

Wheat closed mixed, but mostly higher in the front months on Wednesday. Chicago wheat was down a penny/bu in May, but 1 to 2 cents higher for the other nearbys. HRW wheat futures closed 4 1/2 to 5 1/4 cents higher. HRS wheat futures were 5 to 5 1/2 c... (full story)

Cotton extended the rally by another 75 to 94 points with Wednesday gains. May contracts are still 19.7% below the Feb average. Pre-WASDE estimates show traders anticipate a 60,000 bale cut to 19/20 cotton production, to 19.74 million. Traders estim... (full story)

Corn futures closed the Wednesday session in the red. The front months were $3.30 to $3.49 1/4 at the close with 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cent losses. Ethanol production data from EIA showed average daily production of 672,000 bpd for the week ending April 03.... (full story)

April cattle futures were up by the expanded limit again on Wednesday, while the other front months finished $1.87 to $2.87 higher. Feeder futures closed with $4.95 to $6.55 gains. The April 7 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $116.79, down by $0.26. Wedne... (full story)

The front month lean hog futures closed the Wednesday session with losses of as much as $2.47, with 7 days left to trade April hogs. The April 6 CME Lean Hog Index was down by $2.13 at $55.52, working on converging with April futures. The National Av... (full story)

Wednesday trading in the front month soybean futures market left the contracts fractionally mixed at the closing bell. May was $8.54 1/2, with a 1/4 cent loss, while the other front months were fractionally higher. May soymeal futures ended the Wedne... (full story)

Corn futures closed the Wednesday session in the red. The front months were $3.30 to $3.49 1/4 at the close with 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cent losses. Ethanol production data from EIA showed average daily production of 672,000 bpd for the week ending April 03.... (full story)

More than 80 employees of the Smithfield Foods’ pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota have tested positive for the coronavirus. South Dakota’s health secretary says the Smithfield plant is one of the businesses identified as a... (full story)

May Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange limit down 75 cents at $11.83.  June 54 lower at $13.26.  July through September three to 42 cents lower. Dry whey up $0.01 at $0.34. Blocks unchanged at $1.1275. ... (full story)

With the dairy industry in crisis because of coronavirus market shifts, there have been discussions about re-opening the Dairy Margin Coverage program signups.  Jeff Lyon with FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative says farmers have mixed feelings about that. ... (full story)

A west-central Minnesota farmer says with inputs set, his 2020 crop rotation is locked in. Chad Willis, who grows corn and soybeans near Willmar (WILL-mer), says the USDA Prospective Planting estimate of 97 million corn acres won’t change... (full story)

The global pandemic is clearly weighing on the minds of farmers. The new Purdue University CME Group Ag Economy Barometer recorded its largest one-month drop in sentiment. The reading plummeted in March. It dipped 47points or 28%... (full story)

Oklahoma State University Livestock economist Derrell Peel says with more packing plants closing down due to coronavirus concerns there is worry it could impact the beef supply chain.  “We’re moving into seasonally higher slaughter rates,” he says. ... (full story)

The leader of the U.S. Dairy Export Council says the dairy industry is especially hard hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. President and CEO Tom Vilsack says, “There’s no question this virus has been a gut punch to commodity prices... (full story)

The freezing temperatures expected over the next week or more could set records in some areas. Pat Guinan, University of Missouri climatologist tells Brownfield Ag News, “When we have temperatures in the middle part of April that dip into the middle,... (full story)

Soybeans are Louisiana’s largest crop in terms of acreage, and farmers across the state are busy planting this year’s crop. “About 10% of the state has been planted,” said LSU […] (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day higher on follow-through buying and broader market support.  Cattle futures have been trying to gain back some of last week’s sharp losses.  Feeder cattle closed sharply... (full story)

If African Swine Fever were to enter the US, an economist predicts revenues for the pork industry could be up to $50 billion less over 10 years. Dermot Hayes with Iowa State University tells Brownfield African Swine Fever would put a halt to pork... (full story)

A central Missouri grower who started planting corn last week says he’s being very cautious this year. Jay Fischer farms in the Missouri River bottoms near Jefferson City – where he still has broken levees from last year and, like all farmers,... (full story)

DTN writer Todd Neeley reported this week that, “Small refiners will not receive a rehearing before the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver on a case alleging […] (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with small losses of 1 to 2 cents as futures traded in a range of near 5 cents. May closed 1-1/2 cents lower at 3.30 and December down 1-3/4 cents at 3.49-1/4. Position squaring ahead of Thursday’s USDA Supply... (full story)

While many businesses have closed or moved employee interactions online, much of the world depends on farmers remaining on the job — and in the field. The University of Arkansas […] (full story)

Biofuels groups are urgently seeking relief for the renewable fuels industry. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the ethanol market has been hit by a perfect storm on the heels of one of the toughest years on record, and plants need help. ... (full story)

Soybeans were mostly modestly higher on spread adjustments. Production estimates have been lowered for Argentina and Brazil, but both are on pace for very large if not record crops, even with dry weather cutting projections. The USDA’s attaché in... (full story)

May corn closed at $3.30, down 1 and 1/2 cents May soybeans closed at $8.54 and 1/2, down 1/4 cent May soybean meal closed at $292.80, down $1.00 May soybean oil closed at 27.18, down 30 points May wheat closed at $5.48 and 1/4, down 1 cent Apr. live... (full story)

CoBank’s latest quarterly report illustrates the metaphorical roller coaster animal protein markets have seen since the outbreak of COVID-19. “At this point, we are probably towards the bottom of the roller coaster which is really impacting... (full story)

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Farmers may be able to get help covering business costs through the coronavirus aid program recently approved by Congress and the president — but they need to act quickly, an […] (full story)

More than 80 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Smithfield Foods processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D. On Wednesday, April 8, Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon told the Argus Leader , "There are a number of cases connected, that... (full story)

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Fertilizer prices are the lowest they have been in a decade and an ag economist says that is a plus for farmers’ crop budgets this year. David Widmar with Ag Economic Insights says fertilizer prices for all nitrogen sources are down 10-18% from... (full story)

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The weather will soon seem a little chilly for April, starting mid-week, and it could last for up to two weeks for Northern Indiana. Yet, farmers prep for planting in the sun before the “colder” temps arrive. It’s a nice afternoon and... (full story)

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