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Soybean prices are 1 to 2 cents higher this morning. For the month to date, November futures are down 6 cents. Front month soybean futures ended the Friday session firm, closing fractionally mixed but mostly higher. The November to November spread tightened by 14 3/4 cents last week to a... (full story)


Corn is trading 2 cents lower this morning. On Friday, corn prices worked lower to close 2 to 2 1/2 cents in the red. New crop futures were firmer with Red dec only giving back 3/4 cents while Sept gained 1 1/4 cents. For the week December corn closed 1/4... (full story)


Cotton is sharply higher this morning, blowing out shorts sucked into the market on the mid-month sell off. On Friday nearby futures were up more than 3 cents through March. December’s 353 point rally extended the inverse to an 86 premium to March and a 228 premium to May. The... (full story)


Wheat trading looks to start the new week with 1 to 3 cents gains from the overnight. Minneapolis is the strongest, as high protein wheat remains scarce globally. Wheat markets ended the Friday session mixed with KC weakness. KC wheat futures faded back from their midday gains to close fractionally... (full story)


Live cattle futures were lower on the last trade day of the week, giving back 30 to 47 cents in the front months. USDA noted light cash trade last week with $124 as the bulk and mostly $194 - $198 for dressed. Feeder cattle, however, found strength in the afternoon... (full story)


Friday hog futures trading ended the session with a rally. Prices closed 5 to 30 cents in the black, while October rallied to close $2.52 higher ahead of the NASS report. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Friday afternoon was 40 cents higher to $76.93. The 9/22 CME Lean... (full story)


S&P 500 didn‘t give in to the opening weakness, and eked out minor gains. There was no selling into the close either – the table looks set for the muddle through to continue on Monday. Tech and value – uninspiring on the day, and the same could be said of the credit markets. Rising yields (the market believes in taper, it appears) across the board, with high yield corporate bonds holding up much better than quality debt instruments – I have seen stronger risk-on constellations really. (full story)


Position Squaring Continues (full story)


Bitcoin, BTCUSD is came nicely down in the 4-hour chart, but it's still trading at neutral zone. We are still looking for wave C or 3 and now it's at key area for wave C (full story)


Sponsored by Pivot Bio PROVEN Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide, except for cooler-than-normal conditions in the Far West. Meanwhile, below-normal rainfall in parts of... (full story)


CORN Corn futures were quiet overnight, trading only 2-1/4 cent trading ranges. Dec is down 1-3/4 cents this morning to 5.25. Prices are stuck in a consolidation pattern until more is known about this year's harvested crop. Dec corn experienced an inside trading week last week with the previous week's... (full story)


Friday the markets traded towards the high side. Will that continue today?? (full story)


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Wheat (ZWZ21) is edging higher to start the week, consolidating the bounce that began mid last week from triangle support (on the daily chart).  Significantly, ZW is testing once again the 38.2% Fib retrace of the July to August rally, and appears comfortably above the psychologically key 700 whole figure level. ZW could very well have formed a much higher September low than the July low, which reinforces the bullishness of the higher August high versus the May high.  (full story)


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Our system is looking to re-establish CLX length. Friday's HOV session gave aggressive traders entry levels for those opting for short positions. DVA guidelines are indicating risk/reward markers for aggressive bulls. System signals for NGV favor the long side. (full story)


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Copper continues to digest its move to a record high in May as the price consolidates at over the $4 level. The red metal made a marginally higher low on September 21, as markets experienced selling across all asset classes. (full story)


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Click to view report AMS_2090.pdf in PDF format (full story)


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Ethereum (ETHUSD) has slid sharply since the September peak and appears at high risk of extending the downturn going into month end. Significantly, ETHUSD is retesting the 50% Fib retrace of the July to September rally, and has fallen back below the psychologically key 3k whole figure level.  (full story)


In this week's AgFax Weekend - Ag Tax Changes | Farm Financing and Land Purchases | and more. (full story)


Triple digits down and triple digits up, just another normal week for cotton trading. …and prices ended the week far better than they started, and on the way to a […] (full story)


Summary For much of the drought-monitoring period, the remnants of Hurricane Nicholas continued to produce heavy showers across the South. Toward the end of the period, residual tropical moisture was […] (full story)


Requests Information on America’s Transportation Supply Chains On September 16, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice requesting information from the public to prepare a report required by President […] (full story)


Not only has machinery values been increasing over time, so has the size of farms.  This study compares machinery values on Illinois grain farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm […] (full story)


Late summer and early fall is time ensure infested and spoiled grain in bins from previous harvests won’t cause more problems for this year’s harvest.  Over the summer, insect infestations […] (full story)


Last week, signs and symptoms of red crown rot of soybean were observed in a few fields in Graves County, Kentucky by a local agronomist (Clint Gregory with Hutson Ag) […] (full story)


Tar spot on corn was confirmed by the University of Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) in Princeton, Kentucky last week. Corn samples submitted by Curt Judy, Todd County Extension […] (full story)


Farmland returns have averaged around 10%, particularly when holding periods exceed 20 years. Even given this 10% average return, financing farmland is difficult because capital gains make up a large […] (full story)


Click to view report AMS_2192.pdf in PDF format (full story)


Interest around carbon capture in farmland soil has grabbed headlines since the 2018 Farm Bill in the US included provisions aimed at promoting soil health. Amplified by Indigo Ag’s launch of its own carbon marketplace, together with a host of other... (full story)


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