August is a good time to diagnose those problem areas in your field. Nematode numbers are at a peak, so it is a good time to take a nematode and […] (full story)

Our system maintains length in CLU; for HOU, RBU, and NGU we are sidelined. (full story)

Most soybeans in Mississippi are having a good year to date, with 82% of the crop appearing in good or excellent shape past the midway point in the season. Prices […] (full story)

The story of the past two years in Louisiana sugarcane production has been a tale of two very different seasons for farmers. After tallying a bumper harvest from late September […] (full story)

RA_FV001 Raleigh, NC-Summary of Farmers' Market Prices in North Carolina Provided by: Fruit & Vegetable Market News Office Federal-State Market News Office - Raleigh, NC Phone: 919-707-3156 Internet Address: http://www.ncagprices.org STATE FARMERS MARKET - RALEIGH,... (full story)

The larval stage of the fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a voracious defoliator of many plant species. The FAW is a native pest of the New World; however, it […] (full story)

RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Wednesday, August 04, 2021 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North... (full story)

AJ_PY034 Atlanta, GA Wed. Aug 04, 2021 USDA Market News Daily 5-Day Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales... (full story)

AJ_PY029 Atlanta, GA Wed. Aug 04, 2021 USDA Market News Daily Weighted Average Trailer Load Egg Sales ... (full story)

On the heels of a sharp two-month decline, the Agricultural Economy Barometer stabilized at a reading of 134 in July, just 3 points below a month earlier. This month’s sentiment index was […] (full story)

Corn (December) Fundamentals : StoneX put out yield estimates yesterday, based on a customer survey. They came out with a national yield of 176.9, which is probably lower than what a lot of folks were expecting them to put out. That helped... (full story)

Live Cattle (October) October live cattle caught a nice bid yesterday, trading up near first resistance, 128.90-129.25. Though longer term optimistic, more so on the deferred, we like selling October live cattle against technical resistance ahead of... (full story)

Livestock futures rallied back to technical resistance despite a seasonally weak time of year. (full story)

The largest U.S. meat processor, Tyson Foods, said on Tuesday that all of its 139,000 employees must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by November 1, with a proposed $200 “thank you” for frontline workers for compliance. “We do not take... (full story)

America’s large-scale farmers and ranchers expect rampant inflation and sharply higher costs in the year ahead, said a Purdue University poll on Tuesday. The monthly Ag Economy Barometer said farmer confidence was at its lowest level in a year... (full story)

We present our TPO analysis based on overnight participation in the futures markets. (full story)

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Drought provides perfect environment for this destructive insect Instead of measuring precipitation this summer, radar maps from the National Weather Service in Glasgow, Mont., are measuring grasshoppers.  Yes, grasshoppers. They flew as high... (full story)

There’s bound to be delicious and nutritious food options at your county or state fair. Talking to Brownfield at the Indiana State Fair, Jeanette Merritt is encouraging people to look for pork. ...         (full story)

NW_LS720 **Updated with correct report date** Des Moines, IA Wednesday, August 4, 2021 USDA-IA Dept of Ag Market News Weekly Estimated Average Weight of Barrows & Gilts for W/E 7/31/2021 Iowa-Southern Minnesota-South Dakota Direct Hog Reporting Area Week Ending ... (full story)

The leader of the National Farmers Union is concerned the drought might be too much for some cattle producers to overcome.  NFU president Rob Larew said during a Farmfest Forum on ag policy Tuesday, cattle producers have been dealing with an... (full story)

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Allegedly – it seems that Iran had second thoughts about seizing a vessel, probably because they realized that if they followed through they probably would have crossed the line that would have led to a major conflict. Reports yesterday said that Iranian-backed forces took control of a tanker in the... (full story)

Domestic cotton futures are trading 2 lower to 14 higher in early midweek action. Tuesday cotton trading left the board 23 to 27 points higher. December still holds a premium to the other nearby new crop contracts, as the inverse to March is now 29 points. NOAA’s updated 7-day QPF... (full story)

Midweek soy futures are 3 to 5 cents higher thus far. There were no August soybean futures deliveries, and in fact there are currently no warehouse receipts registered for delivery. The oldest long is dated December 31,2020. Front month soybean futures gave back Monday gains and closed 25 3/4 to... (full story)

Wednesday corn trading has begun, with futures 1 to 2 cents higher. Turnaround Tuesday ended with corn futures 6 1/4 to 8 1/4 cents lower. Preliminary open interest suggested long liquidation, dropping 1,059 contracts. Dec ’22 was UNCH, with Dec ’23 up 3/4. Barchart updated their cmdtyView Corn Yield forecast... (full story)

At the Tuesday close, front month cattle futures were a nickel to $1.12 higher led by August and October. August LC options expire on Friday. Deliveries against August begin with FND on the 9th. There were reports of Tuesday cash activity at $120 in Texas. USDA reported more light sales... (full story)

Front month lean hog futures rallied triple digits on Tuesday. Prices have not yet recovered all of last week’s drop. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Tuesday afternoon was 60 cents weaker to $100.60. The 7/30 CME Lean Hog Index was $112.04 after a 4 cent pull back. Pork... (full story)

Wheat futures were 1 cent lower to 6 cents higher overnight. Chicago SRW leads the bulls this morning. Tuesday wheat trading was relatively firm compared to the other row crop futures. KC HRW prices ended the session 4 to 4 1/4 cents higher. July ’22 contracts stayed fractionally weaker at... (full story)

S&P 500 keeps going sideways, but the indicator view suggests increasing vulnerability to a bear raid – just as much as in the tech sector, which wasn‘t outrageously helped by the risk-off start to this week. (full story)

AL_LS603 Las Cruces, NM Feeder Cattle August 4, 2021 Daily Import Total Sales August 3, 2021 Santa Teresa, NM. EST: 1800 Compared to Monday, steer calves and yearlings sold steady. ... (full story)

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Farmers are faced with a lot of options when it comes to selecting soybean traits and herbicides for their farm. In this Managing for Profit, Megan McQuoid soybean trait marketing manager for Bayer shares how growers can use the soybean... (full story)

The National Biodiesel Board has launched a campaign calling on President Biden to uphold his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The ads will air on more than 200 radio stations in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin on the... (full story)

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will continue to allow limited aerial applications of paraquat. The interim registration reverses protections proposed last year to ban aerial application of the herbicide. The agency says aerial... (full story)

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Yesterday we gave the markets an Upside bias and the markets didn't disappoint. (full story)

Markets are in risk-on mode, with commodity currencies now acting the strongest. Even AUD is now finally picking up since RBA said it will stick with tapering. (full story)

WTI Crude (CL) slid nearly 1% yesterday, and looks vulnerable going into today's European morning just above the psychologically key 70 whole figure level. Significantly, CL is retesting the the weekly chart ascending wedge support, and appears increasingly likely to form a lower August high versus the July high. (full story)

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