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What's the trade - ES, NQ, Crude, Gold, Bonds. (full story)

The USDA says the five weather reporting stations in Wisconsin all recorded warmer than normal conditions during January. Temperatures ran from 5.8 degrees above usual in Eau Claire to 9.6 higher than average in Green Bay. Statewide precipitation... (full story)

January was wetter and warmer than normal for Tennessee, leaving soil saturated and muddy, but eliminating any soil moisture deficits. The USDA says 67% of the winter wheat crop is rated good to excellent, 1% less than last month, while 32% of... (full story)

The corn and sunflower harvests continue in South Dakota. The USDA says 94% of corn is harvested, compared to 90% at the end of December, with the USDA is resurveying producers this winter and possible changes to the state’s 2019 production... (full story)

Ohio’s winter wheat crop condition ratings improved during January, despite wetter than normal weather. The USDA says 78% of the crop is in good to excellent shape, a jump of 24% on the month, even with a lack of snow cover and heavy... (full story)

Wetter than normal weather led to a decline in winter wheat conditions in Nebraska. The USDA says surplus soil moisture levels increased from the end of December to the end of January, leaving 59% of the state’s winter wheat crop in good to... (full story)

Shelled Edible Grade Season to Date Utilization Up 3 Percent from Last Year. Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 4.60 Billion Pounds... (full story)

The spread and impact of the Coronavirus in China was again a primary factor in today’s trade. This was especially the case for soybeans where demand is starting to be questioned on the entire oilseed complex. China is now reporting just over 4,500... (full story)

January was wet and and warm for most of Missouri. The USDA says average precipitation was 2.95 inches above normal, leaving nearly the entire state with adequate to surplus soil moisture, and temperatures were 5.4 degrees warmer than usual. 56%... (full story)

The USDA says precipitation was roughly average during January, while most of the state experienced warmer than normal temperatures. Frost levels were reported as normal and the snow cover could mean limited winter kill for alfalfa and cover crops.... (full story)

David Thompson with Stine Seed The three-day Iowa Power Farming Show is underway today in Des Moines. David Thompson with Stine Seed says much of the discussion in their booth revolves around Enlist E3 soybeans, which are available commercially... (full story)

Conditions were mixed in Michigan during January, but temperatures and precipitation were both above average. The USDA says the month started off warm and dry in many areas, but cooled off as January progressed, and light precipitation gave way to... (full story)

January was a varied month for weather in Iowa. The USDA says temperatures were mild for most of the month, aside from a brief drop below zero, with widespread snow and ice halting fieldwork, but some producers were able to till fields and continue... (full story)

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says he remains optimistic the legislature will agree on property tax relief this year, even though a bill he supports received very mixed reviews at a hearing last week. “We need to get something done this... (full story)

January was wetter and warmer than normal for Indiana. The USDA says average temperatures were 8.4 degrees above typical levels and average precipitation statewide was 4.59 inches, 2.54 higher than usual. 44% of the state’s topsoil and 33%... (full story)

Amy and Tyler Bruch Nebraska farmers and entrepreneurs Amy and Tyler Bruch have developed LandRenter, a new platform to connect landowners with those looking to rent farm, ranch or recreation/hunting land. Their web site describes it as “an... (full story)

Here is a view on the Coronavirus that can put things into perspective for you. (full story)

GBPUSD faces further downside pressure as it trades towards the 1.2953 level. Support stands at 1.2950 area (full story)

Illinois is ending January with plenty of soil moisture as precipitation averaged 4.28 inches, 2.67 above normal. The USDA says 40% of topsoil and 32% of subsoil have surplus soil moisture, only 3% of the state reports being short. 47% of the... (full story)

The USDA says January was wet and warm for most of Arkansas. Average rainfall was 1.2 inches and the average temperature was 43 degrees. The wet weather has made conditions muddy for many livestock producers, but the warm temperatures have helped... (full story)

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Tuesday wheat futures are currently unch to 3 1/4 cents lower across all three US markets. Chicago SRW futures are firmer since closing with the biggest wheat market drops on Monday of as much as 2 1/4. KC HRW futures are trading down by 1 3/4 cents ... (full story)

Front month futures are up by 2 to 4 1/4 cents at midday. Long liquidation was the story in corn yesterday, with preliminary open interest down 6,139 contracts. In general, spec types were going to cash and defensive instruments like gold, Treasuries... (full story)

So far midday action has lean hog futures on the rebound from yesterday’s limit losses in the April and May, as the hog market is up by $0.52 to $1.17. The CME Lean Hog Index was another 37 cents higher on 01/24, at $61.90. Brazil’s JBS SA signed... (full story)

Front month futures are up by 2 to 4 1/4 cents at midday. Long liquidation was the story in corn yesterday, with preliminary open interest down 6,139 contracts. In general, spec types were going to cash and defensive instruments like gold, Treasuries... (full story)

Live cattle futures have recovered 50 cents in the Feb contracts, but show losses of as much as 47 cents in Apr. Yesterday live cattle futures were limit down in April and June. The expanded $4.50 daily limit has not been needed. Feeder cattle future... (full story)

Front month cotton futures are buying back some of yesterday’s losses with futures up 53 to 69 points so far. Some factories have been closed in an attempt to stop the Wuhan virus contamination. All of this is expected to hit GDP growth and consump... (full story)

Bean futures are lower 3 to 3 1/2 cents so far this morning. Preliminary open interest rose 6,376 contracts on the increased selling interest. National average soybean basis from cmdtyView tightened to -0.5445. Soybean meal futures are down today, wi... (full story)

Direct cash cattle trade activity remains at a standstill.  Bids and asking prices have yet to surface.  Showlists this week are mixed – larger in Kansas and Texas, but lower in Nebraska and Colorado.  It’s likely significant trade volume will be... (full story)

Research into consumer acceptance of alternative proteins reveals nearly a third of Americans believe fake meat products are simply incomparable to real meat. That’s the take-away from a survey of nearly 32,000 Americans by Piplsay Market... (full story)

More Brazilian fresh beef, pork and poultry is headed to China, thanks to a new partnership announced between JBS S.A. and  China's WH Group, a publicly traded Chinese meat and food processing company. In a statement issued Monday, the two... (full story)

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Governor Unveils Plan to Tackle Wisconsin's Farm Crisis Wisconsin's Governor wants to tackle the state's farm crisis. He's calling for a special session of the state's legislature as part of a three-prong attack. It follows a record number of... (full story)

NASS releases state stories... (full story)

DJ USDA Grain Inspections for Export in Metric Tons – Jan 27 COUNTRY OF DESTINATION IS REPORTED AS KNOWN AT THE TIME OF EXPORTATION. (full story)

CORN Corn futures are stabilizing from losses yesterday, with Mar up 3-3/4 to 3.84-1/4, May up 2-3/4 to 3.89-1/2, and Jul up 2-1/4 to 3.94-1/2. Crude oil is higher today, providing some support through the ethanol relationship. The U.S. dollar is tr... (full story)

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Chinas Xinhua out with the headline, citing respiratory scientist Zhong Nanshan. Broader risk sentiment improves with global equities, yields, yuan all bouncing. OPEC trying to stem oil market decline with talk of extending & deepening production cuts. Hong Kong set... (full story)

More than 70 ag groups are asking the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security to support legislation to increase ag inspectors at international ports of entry. The bipartisan Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019, introduced... (full story)

Organic farming is the highlight of a Super Bowl LIV commercial from Anheuser-Busch. After angering corn farmers in 2019 by advertising against the use of corn syrup in beer, the company is now offering to convert six square feet of farmland to... (full story)

The gold futures gained 0.35% on Monday, as it extended its short-term uptrend. However, the market has retraced most of its yesterdays intraday rally from the daily local high of $1,588.40. Gold continued to gain following China virus fears, among other factors. On Wednesday gold has... (full story)

Volatility Will Come Back Down (full story)

COTTON General Comments: Cotton was mixed to lower, but rebounded from extreme losses to close higher in the nearby months and just a little [...] (full story)

We kickoff the day with Advanced Durable Goods at 7:30 A.M., Redbook at 7:55 A.M., S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price YoY & MoM at 8:00 A.M., Consumer [...] (full story)

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Accelerating price uptrend in place and bulls have momentum to suggest more upside in near term. (full story)

A commercial agronomist says if farmers want to get the most out of the technology they’re using, they can’t rely solely on the calendar date to plant. Precision Planting’s Jason Webster says 2019 was a perfect reminder why.  “We mudded corn in,”... (full story)

PHILADELPHIA Terminal Prices as of 28-JAN-2020 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. ... (full story)

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