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Yesterday we suggested a Down Day and the markets delivered. What will they do today? (full story)


CORN Corn futures were down last night with nearby July off a nickel to 7.76-1/2 and Dec down 11 to 7.29-1/4 on long liquidation as the market may be attempting to correct from a technically overbought condition. Trade estimates for this morning's USDA Weekly Export Sales are 150,000 to 450,000... (full story)


Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- or below-normal temperatures across the northern half of the U.S., while hotter-than-normal conditions will stretch from California to the southern Atlantic Coast.  ... (full story)


Sponsored by: The American Soybean Association and United Soybean Board An early-season heat wave will gradually end across the southern and eastern U.S., although Eastern heat will linger through the weekend.  Meanwhile, markedly cooler air will... (full story)


Yesterday, with TGT trading at $161.61, the September put option with a strike price of 150 was trading around $10.50. Traders selling this put would receive $1,050 in option premium. In return for receiving this premium, they have an obligation to buy 100 shares of TGT for $150. By September 16, if TGT is trading for $120, or $110, or even $50, the put seller still has to buy 100 shares at $150. (full story)


The (EURJPY) is trying to halt the slide from the April high, bouncing yesterday off the 38.2% Fib retrace of the March to April rally. Nevertheless, the EURJPY remains vulnerable as a volatility spike is likely to be seen by early next week with the triangle (on the 4hr and daily chart) near complete.  (full story)


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In 2021, the western third and south central region of Kansas was predicted to produce nearly 58 bushels of wheat per acre. 2022? Not so much. Prognosticators predict the same region will average 37.0 bushels per acre. That's the estimate from... (full story)


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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 4% on May 18, the index’s worst day since 2020. Walmart fell the most since 1987. Should investors be thinking about buying on the dip? I’d be cautious. Here’s why.   (full story)


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Jim Roemer alerts traders in "soft" commodities about the over-enthusiastic warnings in the coffee market (full story)


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YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 18-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


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In tonight’s evening edition, read the latest news about expanding competition in the meat processing industry, the condition of the wheat crop in Kansas, and ethanol in Iowa. Meat Processing Expansion Congress would create a loan and... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Wed May 18, 2022 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Compared to last week at Sioux Falls, SD slaughter lambs 10.00-20.00 lower; fleshy slaughter ewes 5.00-10.00 higher, thinner ewes steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter... (full story)


The outlook for tobacco in Georgia and Florida is favorable, with much of the crop approaching layby. (full story)


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A combination of farmers buying inputs at lower prices in late 2020 and capitalizing on strong crop yields and robust grain prices in mid-2021 has led to the highest net […] (full story)


Lean hog bulls turned on the jets late in the session, as most contracts posted 17 to 95 cent gains on the day. The National Average Base Hog price for Wednesday morning was $111.69 up $0.31 from the day prior. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/16 was 17 cents lower... (full story)


Corn futures closed the midweek session with contracts dropping 18 to 21 cents in the front months. The U.N. is reportedly trying to facilitate talks with Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, the EU and US on restoring grain exports out of Ukraine. EIA data from Wednesday morning showed weekly ethanol production at... (full story)


Wheat futures fell apart across the complex on Wednesday, as contracts were in the red most of the session. The winter wheats led the way to the downside, with KC 39 to 46 cents lower and CBT down 40 to 47 cents in the front months. MPLS was 34 to... (full story)


Live cattle were down $1.15 to $1.77 at the close on Wednesday. Cash trade has seen a little action at $138 in the south this week, with sales in the north at $140-142. Wednesday’s Fed Cattle Exchange online no sales, with most asks ranging from $137.50-142 and bids hitting $136.... (full story)


Soybeans joined the risk off party, as contracts were down 15 to 26 cents on Wednesday. Product values are were, as soybean meal was up $2.30/ton and bean oil was 289 points lower in the July contract. USDA announced a private export sale of 229,200 MT to unknown destinations this... (full story)


Cotton futures closed the midweek session with losses of 130 to 399. Outside pressure was a factor. The markets in general were in risk off mode, with stocks sharply lower. Crude oil was down $3.17, with the dollar up 528 points. The 7-day QPF shows much of TX and the... (full story)


For 2023, growing wheat followed by soybeans (wheat-double-crop-soybeans) currently is projected to be more profitable than growing either corn or soybeans, particularly in southern Illinois. Much of the higher projected […] (full story)


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Texas olive producers face another season of setbacks due to weather conditions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Like in 2021, the 2022 olive fruit crop is expected […] (full story)


U.S. wheat futures fell sharply on Wednesday following a report about efforts by the United Nations to restore Ukraine grain shipments and as forecasts of ample Russian supplies added to the impact on sentiment of expectations high prices will curb... (full story)


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REMINDER: I publish a chart each day of the stock that I feel has the best price momentum. Just because I feature that stock does not mean you need to buy it. There are times when you shouldn't buy anything and just sit on the sideline and accumulate cash. Today... (full story)


A much-needed stretch of sunny days has enabled Arkansas’ cotton farmers to get more than half of their planting done as December futures prices hit highest their highest level in […] (full story)


KC and Chicago Take Heat (full story)