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SV_LS173 Frankfort, KY Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Mid-Kentucky Livestock Market - Upton, KY Weighted Average Report for 05/21/2019 Receipts: 577 Last Week: 681 Year Ago: 564 Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers... (full story)

Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Higher, Grains Lower in Overnight Trading Soybeans were higher in overnight trading on weather concerns while corn and wheat were lower after reaching multi-month highs. ... (full story)

Our eyes are still on the forecasts. (full story)

Gold stocks have repeated their decline once again yesterday while gold and silver soldier on. When will the miners take gold and silver down with them? Underperformance is a critical sign of weakness, theres no denying that. Would todays Fed policy pronouncements provide the spark? These are... (full story)

Trade Mitigation to Disrupt Acreage Intentions? (full story)

The USD Index keeps relentlessly pushing higher. The euro has come under pressure earlier today though it's recovering. How close are we to the euro flashing a buy signal and how strong would that have to be to make us act? Is it time to change sides and make another quick buck or two... (full story)

In May, the WGC published a new edition of its quarterly report on gold demand. It features interesting data about the changes in gold demand and supply. What does the Gold Demand Trends Q1 2019 say about the gold market in the first quarter of the year? How will its conclusions be reflected... (full story)

NW_LS720 Des Moines, IA Wed, May 22 2019 USDA-IA Dept of Ag Market Weekly Estimated Average Weight of Barrows & Gilts for W/E 5/18/2019 Iowa-Southern Minnesota-South Dakota Direct Hog Reporting Area Week Ending Head Count Average Weight 5/18/2019 ... (full story)

PHILADELPHIA 22-MAY-2019 Auction Sales - Prices To Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal-State Market News Service, USDA Phone: (215) 551-6791 Fax: (215) 336-0355 AF_FV160 Fairview Kentucky Produce Auction Summary Data compiled by: Fairview Produce Auction Phone: (270)... (full story)

GL_GR510 Greeley, CO Wed May 22, 2019 USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Dry Edible Beans Daily Grower Bids - ND/MN and NE CO/WY/W NE Beans Region Bids Change Pinto ND/MN 21.00-22.00 Steady NE... (full story)

SV_LS151 Frankfort, KY Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Bluegrass Stockyards - Maysville, KY Cattle weighed at time of sale Weighted Average Report for 05/21/2019 Receipts: 470 Last Week: 412 Year Ago: 320 ***Saturday May 25th 2:00 pm Replacement Bred Heifer... (full story)

Todays sell off from the highs has some worried about a high being made. Here is a quick 4-minute video on the prospects that further advances are still in the making. (full story)

Natural Gas (NG) slid more than 2% yesterday on profittaking, and is now in today's Asia morning testing an uptrend support line (on the 4hr chart). Significantly, NG is forming a weekly Gravestone reflecting reluctance to push higher the balance of this week. (full story)

Alibaba shows an incomplete sequence from May 4, 2019 favoring more downside. This article talks about short term Elliott Wave path. (full story)

Still Bearish (full story)

NV_LS140 Nashville, TN Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-TN Dept of Ag Market News Athens Stockyard, Athens, TN Weighted Average Report for Tuesday May 21, 2019 Cattle Receipts: 840 Last week: 838 Last year: 1192 Compared to last week, feeder steers measuring 3.00 to 4.00... (full story)

Texas’ carryover hay supplies are low, and production is off to a slow start due to spring rain delays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. David Anderson, […] (full story)

Corn futures ended the Tuesday session with most contracts 3 to 6 cents higher as rains continue to slow planting. The front month chart hit its highest price since May 2018 today, as new crop Dec was at the highest levels since last August. The mark... (full story)

Live cattle futures were down 20 to 50 cents on the day. Feeder cattle futures saw losses of $1.30 to $1.775 on Tuesday, with May up 22.5 cents ahead of Thursday’s Expiration. The CME feeder cattle index was up 43 cents to $132.25 on May 20. Wh... (full story)

Corn futures ended the Tuesday session with most contracts 3 to 6 cents higher as rains continue to slow planting. The front month chart hit its highest price since May 2018 today, as new crop Dec was at the highest levels since last August. The mark... (full story)

Wheat futures saw mixed trade at Tuesday’s close after spending much of the session higher. KC was mostly a penny to 1 1/2 cents higher, with CBT up fractionally in the front months and lower in deferred contracts. MPLS was also mixed, with nea... (full story)

Cotton futures settled Turnaround Tuesday with most contracts 38 to 87 points lower. The Crop Progress report indicated that 20% of the cotton acres in TX were seeded last week, now at 39%, with GA 61% planted. Those are both ahead of normal. The Cot... (full story)

Soybean futures closed Turnaround Tuesday with 9 to 9 3/4 cent losses, after being higher for most of the morning. July soy meal was down $2/ton, with soybean oil 36 points lower. A rumor this morning said President Trump is considering $2/bu trade a... (full story)

Lean Hog posted 12.5 cent to $1.975 losses in most contracts on Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was UNCH from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 17. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 54 cents at $87.07 on Tuesday afternoon. The national average... (full story)

Farmers across the state took advantage of the little dry spell that occurred last week. Approximately 70% of the expected corn crop and 27% of the soybean crop in Iowa […] (full story)

A wave of 90-degree temperatures has struck tobacco in Georgia and Florida, and they are expected to continue for the rest of this week. They could slow the good start the […] (full story)

Federal crop insurance programs have a prevented planting provision that can protect producers from the financial losses and risks associated with not being able to plant the intended crop within […] (full story)

The Dollar is on the verge of a breakout. Is this the week? Fed Minutes tomorrow could be the catalyst. Or will we see a reprieve in the Euro and Yen? (full story)

As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […] (full story)

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Dr. Jeff Coulter, Extension corn systems agronomist, to talk a little […] (full story)

Weakness prevails as cattle and hogs move lower (full story)

CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures moved higher again today with gains of 4 to 6 cents, as the market continues to factor in growing concerns that some, if not many acres will not be planted due to a continued wet forecast. Yesterday afternoon, the 6-10 d... (full story)

Directors of agriculture in Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska are calling on Congress to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. An op-ed calls the USMCA a dose of good news that is within immediate reach. It was written jointly by Iowa’s Mike Naig,... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the cloud-based communications company Bandwith (BAND). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort their Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart feature to revie... (full story)

SV_LS140 Frankfort, KY Tue May 21, 2019 USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News United Producers,Inc. Bowling Green, KY Weighted Average Report for Tuesday May 21, 2019 Cattle Receipts: 246 Last week: 236 Last year: 704 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers calves... (full story)

SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Tue May 21, 2019 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Compared to last week at New Holland, PA slaughter lambs and slaughter ewes steady to 10.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs 10.00-15.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady;... (full story)

Wet conditions have made planting a challenge for farmers across Iowa. According to the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service, 70% of Iowa’s expected corn crop has been […] (full story)

With about a week to go before Reid Vapor Pressure regulations restrict higher blends of ethanol for the summer, the American Coalition for Ethanol remains confident the EPA will have the new E15 rule in place by June first. ACE CEO Brian Jennings... (full story)

Purdue University will be hosting an upcoming webinar entitled “Delayed Corn & Soybean Planting Decisions” hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m. (EDT). […] (full story)

Farmers are encouraged to visit with their ag lender when considering prevented planting. Caleb McConnell with Compeer Financial says there are a lot of variables as wet weather continues to delay fieldwork. “It’s definitely something we... (full story)

Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed lower Tuesday pressured by declining world prices. May Class III milk down unchanged at $16.29.  June down seven cents at $16.44.  July 13 cents lower at $16.63.  August down 17... (full story)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were down on the lower midday boxed beef as traders prepared for widespread direct cash cattle business. June was $.50 lower at $110.85 and August was down $.25 at $108.27. Feeder cattle were mostly... (full story)

Volatility Increase makes for Intra-Day Swings (full story)

New regulations for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program are now under review by the Office of Management and Budget. Once finalized, farmers will be able to sign up next month retroactively to the first of the year. University of Missouri’s Scott... (full story)

Another week and more planting delays.  The funds are still heavily short corn and soybeans.  We are well behind the pace for planting, and now we have concerns for acres and yield in both corn and beans.  Grain continue to have the potential to rally even as China prepares for a... (full story)

Facing increasingly uncertain market conditions, producers looking to refine weed control and protect crop yield are encouraged to attend the Purdue Weed Science Team’s annual educational field day. (full story)

Demand for new farm equipment is softening. Analysts say producers are hanging onto aging machinery longer because of the sagging farm economy. It’s resulted in Deere cutting its production. Deere says shipments might be as much as 20 percent less... (full story)

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency because of severe weather and flooding. At 1 pm today the State Emergency Operations Center was activated, allowing state agencies to work directly with local jurisdictions. Parson also... (full story)

A new study by Michigan State University finds the doubling of Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as proposed in the governor’s budget would create an additional $95.2 million in economic activity. Lead author Steven Miller says Michigan... (full story)