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Trump tweet leads to +35% spike in oil futures, USDCAD back down through pivotal 1.4170-90 region. Saudi Arabia now wants cooperation from other oil producers, including the US, Canada and Mexico. Risk-on flows now trying to reverse strong risk-off move from dismal US Jobless Claims... (full story)


Packer inquiry remains very limited at midday, following yesterday’s very light trade.  It appears the tone has been set, and it’s much lower than last week.  There were sharp losses on Wednesday as live deals fell to $112, about $7 lower than the... (full story)


Pork exports during the week ending March 26th were way above average. The USDA says pork sales of 38,200 tons were down 1% on the week, but up 88% from the four-week average, with China buying about half of the weekly total. China bought a routine... (full story)


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Cotton futures are bouncing by 171 to 138 points at midday, May is the highest so far and lightly traded Oct futures are UNCH. The weekly update to Export Sales showed 147,535 RBs of cotton sold on the week ending March 26. That was down 47% wk/wk an... (full story)


Cattle futures are trading $2.77 to $3.72 lower at midday, April cattle options expire tomorrow and delivery against April futures in theory begins Monday. There won’t be any at this basis. Feeder futures are down by as much as $6.42 so far. The Ma... (full story)


Bean futures are fractionally higher to 1 3/4 cents higher so far. Soymeal futures are $3.70/ton weaker, with nearby soy oil bouncing 13 points. USDA Export Sales showed soybean bookings of 957,417 MT for the week ending March 26. That was just above... (full story)


The wheat market is lower on weak export data. KC wheat is down the most at midday with May showing a 6 1/2 cent drop. May Chicago wheat is 5 1/2 cents lower. MPLS May futures are 4 1/2 cents lower. Wheat export bookings from the week ending March 26... (full story)


Corn futures are 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents per bushel higher so far on Thursday. USDA’s weekly Export Sales report revealed 1.075 MMT of corn bookings from the week ending March 26. There were also 20,321 MTs of new crop corn sales. The net sales were d... (full story)


The front month lean hog futures are down by expanded limits, with the April futures trading at a $3.55 loss. The March 31 CME Lean Hog Index was $64.46, down 69 cents. The 04/02 National Average Morning Base Hog price was a nickel higher to $48.42. ... (full story)


Corn futures are 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents per bushel higher so far on Thursday. USDA’s weekly Export Sales report revealed 1.075 MMT of corn bookings from the week ending March 26. There were also 20,321 MTs of new crop corn sales. The net sales were d... (full story)


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As we have all witnessed, when a plant has been suffering through a prolonged dry spell, even a few refreshing drops of water can bring about an amazing recovery.  That would seem to describe the action we have witnessed in crude oil over the past... (full story)


DJ U.S. Export Sales: Weekly Sales Totals-Apr 2 For the week ended Mar 26, in thousand metric tons, except cotton in thousand running [...] (full story)


We started the day with Challenger Job cuts coming in at 222.288K versus the previous 56.66K, at 7:30 A.M. we have Export Sales, Jobless Claims [...] (full story)


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The Small Business Administration has released terms and conditions for a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program that will provide relief for small businesses, including some farms.   SBA and the Treasury Department have initiated a mobilization... (full story)


In many parts of the country, students are finishing up their school year at home. And in the midst of all the changes, Tracy Willits with Pivot Bio says the company wanted to recognize FFA students and the work they’re doing to continue their... (full story)


A southeastern Illinois farmer says while COVID-19 has had little impact on his farming routine, profitability this year is a big concern. Kenny Clodfelter tells Brownfield MFP payments helped maintain profitability during the trade war, but... (full story)


Amvac Chemical Corporation has moved into variable-rate technology by making a minority equity investment in Clean Seed. The agreement also includes a royalty-bearing worldwide license for Clean Seed’s variable-rate technology […] (full story)


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U.S. stock index futures jumped in the overnight trade after a surge in the price of oil. (full story)


School time now comes with some shop time for Bremen, Indiana farmer Charlie Houin and his sons. “Our whole dynamic right now is rather interesting,” Houin says. While great-grandma, grandma and grandpa help homeschool due to the coronavirus... (full story)


Determining how many replacement heifers you need is not easily answered. The best answer, and not a very definitive one is: “It depends,” says Mike Overton, a dairy analytics advisor with Elanco Animal Health. He spoke recently at the... (full story)


USDA released a slew of reports this week over potential acreage production and grain stocks. In its Prospective Plantings report, USDA said Corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 97.0 million acres, up 8 percent... (full story)


Bears in solid technical control amid steep price downtrend in place. No early clues of market bottom close at hand. (full story)


DJ U.S. February Coffee, Cocoa Imports-Apr 2 In kilograms from the U.S. Commerce Department, converted to pounds by Dow Jones. —-Feb 2020—- [...] (full story)


EIA Released the Largest Ethanol Stocks on Record    Ethanol stocks in the week March 27 were 1.080 billion gallons vs 1.014 billion last week. These are the largest ethanol stocks on record and the largest weekly increase since the inception of... (full story)


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Improve your grain marketing! Visit  https://www.standardgrain.com/grain-marketing-plan/     (full story)


The SP500 made a sharp recovery recently from the lows, giving us an indication that a five-wave decline since February is completed, and that a minimum three-wave reversal is underway. (full story)


Traders Hope for Strong World Demand (full story)


Crude Oil is Trading at one of the most Historically significant Price Levels. Take a look at this interesting Chart Analysis ! (full story)


It seems highly unlikely that the Chinese economy rebounded from an almost complete shutdown... (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES RYE - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES WEEKLY HIDES SUMMARY - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES: WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES GRAIN SORGHUMS - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES WEEKLY COTTON SUMMARY - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES BARLEY - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES SUNFLOWER SEED OIL - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES LINSEED OIL - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES OATS - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT HIDES AND SKINS - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES WHEAT - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES WEEKLY SUMMARY REPORTS - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES COMPLETE - April 02, 2020 (full story)


U.S. EXPORT SALES SOYBEAN CAKE AND MEAL - April 02, 2020 (full story)