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Bitcoin target remain 11030 based on Fibonacci guidelines (full story)


With some reports predicting the precision agriculture market will reach $12.9 billion by 2027, there is an increasing need to develop sophisticated data-analysis solutions that can guide management decisions in […] (full story)


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Travis County will present three Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator continuing education unit, or CEU, training programs from Feb. 25-27 in Austin. […] (full story)


The head of the Renewable Fuels Association says they are pleased with the USDA’s new innovation initiative that rightly includes the expansion of higher blends of ethanol. Geoff Cooper tells Brownfield they’re excited ethanol has a central role... (full story)


Could we see more insect pressure in 2020 following this mild winter? And what species should worry us? Dr. Scott Stewart explains in this podcast. (full story)


Between January and February 2020, USDA raised its total U.S. wheat export estimate from 26.5 million metric tons (MMT) to 27.2 MMT, 7% greater than last year, if realized. U.S. […] (full story)


Soybeans were down on Thursday, with losses at the close as high as 5 cents in the front months. Soymeal futures were also lower, with a minus 10 cent/ton move. March soybean oil closed with a daily loss of 22 points. Estimates ahead of Friday’s Ex... (full story)


Lean hog futures ended lower by 70 cents to $1.22 in the front months on Thursday, giving back portions of yesterday’s gains. The CME Lean Hog Index for 2/18 was down $0.12 to $55.54. USDA’s Afternoon Pork Carcass Cutout value was 43 cents higher... (full story)


Corn futures traded closed on Thursday, with losses of 2 to 2 3/4 cents. Traders anticipate tomorrow’s delayed Export Sales report to show 0.7 to 1.1 MMT of old crop corn sales for the week ending 02/13. Traders also expect to see as much as 100k M... (full story)


Corn futures traded closed on Thursday, with losses of 2 to 2 3/4 cents. Traders anticipate tomorrow’s delayed Export Sales report to show 0.7 to 1.1 MMT of old crop corn sales for the week ending 02/13. Traders also expect to see as much as 100k M... (full story)


Cotton futures traded in both directions on Thursday with March and Oct contracts posting 2 to 27 point gains and May, Jun, and Dec futures closed 20 to 28 points lower. The USDA Ag Outlook Forum shows projected cotton acreage for 2020 at 12.5 millio... (full story)


Live cattle futures close lower by $1.20 to $1.65 in the front months at the close. Feeder cattle came back from midday triple digit losses to close mixed. March feeders were 2 cents higher with deferred contracts down 50 to 80 cents lower. The CME F... (full story)


The wheat market gave back more of the gains from earlier this week, closing with losses across the U.S. markets. Soft red wheat ended the day the firmest but still closed with 2 1/2 to 5 1/4 cent losses. HRW and HRS were both lower, further stretchi... (full story)


Farmers have about one week to sign up for the general Conservation Reserve Program. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says the February 28th deadline was set so farmers can make decisions ahead of the planting season.  ... (full story)


The head of the Renewable Fuels Association says they are pleased with the USDA’s new innovation initiative that rightly includes the expansion of higher blends of ethanol. Geoff Cooper tells Brownfield they’re excited ethanol has a central role... (full story)


At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day lower on profit-taking and the USDA’s projections for growth in beef production from the Ag Outlook Forum.  Feeder cattle were mostly lower on the same factors.  The USDA’s... (full story)


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Soybeans were modestly lower on profit taking and technical selling after Wednesday’s modestly higher move. Beans continue to wait for signs of improved demand from China, with weekly export numbers out Friday. Beijing isn’t expected to start issuing... (full story)


*Please note that NAWG will not be issuing weekly updates on February 27, 2020 as we will be at the 2020 Commodity Classic!*   PRESS RELEASE: The National Wheat Foundation Officially Opens its 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest On February 18, 2020,... (full story)


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The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the mortgage trust REIT Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT). I found the trust by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Fli... (full story)


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Mini Nasdaq Chart & Trading Levels 2.21.2020 (full story)


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About 800-thousand acres of Missouri farmland are planted to cover crops in cost-share programs. Charles Ellis, field specialist with MU Extension, says that’s a small percentage of the millions of acres planted to corn and soybeans in Missouri... (full story)


The USDA’s chief economist is projecting an increase in most cropland acres for the 2020 growing season. Rob Johansson told attendees at the USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum that last year’s weather challenges resulted in more than 13 million fewer acres... (full story)


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We go over the recent moves in the macro markets and the latest from the 2002 Ag Forum (full story)


Wheat Advance Stumbles US Dollar Too Strong (full story)


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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures finished with losses of 2 to 2-3/4 cents, as a lack of positive news and weakness in beans and wheat, along with another up day in the dollar, pressured corn prices. The U.S. dollar has surged over the last week and has ... (full story)


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Mar. corn closed at $3.78 and 1/2, down 2 cents Mar. soybeans closed at $8.92 and 3/4, down 4 and 1/2 cents Mar. soybean meal closed at $292.90, down 10 cents Mar. soybean oil closed at 30.12, down 22 points Mar. wheat closed at $5.60, down 5 and 1/4... (full story)


The number of farms in the United States declined from 2018 to 2019. The USDA says the number of farms in the U.S. was estimated 2,023,400, 5,800 less than in 2018. The number of farms in the U.S. has been down every year since 2012. Farms... (full story)


Chicago Mercantile Exchange Class III milk futures were lower on follow through selling. February was down $.02 at $16.95 and March was $.11 lower at $16.66, while April was $.13 lower at $16.72 and May was down $.15 at $16.88. In the cash... (full story)


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The USDA says milk production during January in the major production states was 17.918 billion pounds, up 1.2% on the year. California was the top producer for the month, followed by Wisconsin and Idaho. Production averaged 2,031 pounds per cow, 21... (full story)


Red meat production hit record levels during January. The USDA says commercial red meat production to start the year was 4.959 billion pounds, an increase of 5% from January 2019. Beef production was an all-time high for the month at 2.388... (full story)


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