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The nation’s largest dairy remains in the headlines this week after an animal activist group released multiple videos of alleged animal abuse. AgDay and U.S. Farm Report's Betsy Jibben has a report. (full story)


Direct cash cattle trade activity is typically quiet for a Monday.  Asking prices and bids are not established.  It’s likely significant trade volume will be delayed until sometime Midweek.  Significant business never really developed last week. ... (full story)


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CORN: Corn futures are mixed this morning, with Jul down 1-1/2 to 4.51-1/2, Sep is down 1/2 cent to 4.57-3/4, and new crop Dec corn is up a penny to 4.64-1/2. Heavy rains in IN, IL, and OH over the weekend kept planting progress to a minimum. Most ar... (full story)


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Tom Steever spoke to Greg Luce, Missouri Soybean Research Director, who says he’d like farmers to consider planting a plot for the Missouri Soybean Yield Contest. To learn more, visit mosoy.org. Brought to you by Missouri’s soybean farmers and... (full story)


Public hearings on President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods begins today in Washington D.C. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office says the hearings will continue through this Friday and then pick up again on... (full story)


AgDay's Betsy Jibben had a discussion with one of the panelists, Dr. Jan Shearer, a Professor and Extension Veterinarian at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University to break it down scene by scene. (full story)


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Tariffs, schmariffs When it comes to the price of agricultural commodities, weather trumps politics every time. Chinas retaliatory tariffs, a major source of pain for grains this spring, no longer matter. Mother Nature holds all the cards. Historically wet weather has wreaked havoc on this years... (full story)


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We have a Full Moon and Grain prices are higher! What are the odds? Another question is where will we be at Harvest Moon. Today [...] (full story)


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Very cold wet weekend sent more corn naked shorts, ethanol users looking to secure feed. Gold? Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... (full story)


COTTON General Comments: Cotton was a little higher for the week as traders become more concerned about planting progress and crop development of this [...] (full story)


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Ohio FSA is asking Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to make disaster declarations for Fulton, Henry, and Lucas counties. Ohio FSA made the request after meeting with farmers and collecting crop data and planting history, and taking photos of unplanted... (full story)


GBPUSD retains downside pressure in the short term following its recent weakness. Support lies at 1.2550 as it looks for more weakness. (full story)


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Bulls still have firm overall near-term technical advantage, which means path of leasr resistance for prices remains sideways to higher. (full story)


The US Dollar is showing its strength as investors look ahead to the FOMC meeting on Wednesday. Continue reading for more details. (full story)


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Silver is also trading in a correction of a higher degree, now at the start of wave C) of B, down from 15.100 level. (full story)


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The 90th annual Indiana FFA State Convention kicks off today. Some highlights will include community service projects, recognizing the Stars over Indiana and agricultural proficiency award winners, and the election of state officers Indiana FFA State... (full story)


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While just about anyone with a direct connection to crop production might ask what took so long?, it would appear there is a still growing recognition that we are going be faced with significant cuts on grain and possibly soy production in the United States this year. I have commented many times... (full story)


US stock index futures are higher in spite of news that the June Empire State manufacturing index posted its largest ever decline into negative territory. (full story)


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When the lights go down in the city, you are using less energy and it could be a cyber-attack. Oil futures are trying to weigh [...] (full story)


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ES, NQ, Crude, Gold. Actionable research out early each morning to brokerage clients with full technicals. (full story)


The window for planting cotton may have been closed by too much rain, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said past trials show producers could still benefit from all […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the P&C insurance company Cincinnati Financial (CINF). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's All-Time High list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart ... (full story)


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As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […] (full story)


Crop progress will be out after the close. (full story)


Wheat futures are mostly 3 to 10 cents higher this morning, with the winter wheat contracts leading the way to the upside. They closed Friday with most winter wheat contracts 1 to 8 cents higher and MPLS down 3 to 5 cents. Support came from corn, as ... (full story)


Cotton futures are trading 49 to 93 points higher this morning. They closed the day with 52 to 89 point losses, as July was up 0.53% this week. July options expired on Friday. A sharply higher US dollar index pressured the market, up 559 points. Spec... (full story)


Soybean futures are up 13 to 16 cents this morning since seeing 8 to 8 3/4 cent gains in most contracts on Friday, with July up 4.73% on the week. Spillover from corn was supportive, along with forecasts calling for heavy rainfall totals in the ECB. ... (full story)


Lean Hog futures ended Friday with most contracts $1.90 to $2.20 lower, as June expired at $79.375. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 3 cents from the previous day @ $79.57 on June 12. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 20 cents on Friday afternoo... (full story)


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