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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced an H2Ohio water quality initiative as part of his proposed budget. He says the initiative would allow investments in targeted, long-term solutions to ensure safe and clean water across the state. A... (full story)

A western Indiana farmer says this spring has been a wild ride so far with varying conditions keeping him out of the field.   “We’ve had a few days with some nice sunshine and warm weather that makes you think about planting and then the... (full story)

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The Democrat-led New York state Senate is holding the first of three hearings dedicated to proposals to expand the labor rights of farmworkers. (full story)

It would appear that the bear will not be satisfied until it has cleaned every ounce of flesh remaining on the long-dead bulls carcass. The selling yesterday appeared to be a combination of additional fund selling and exasperation on the part of the few remaining longs who finally cried uncle and... (full story)

Walmart has announced it’s creating an Angus beef supply chain for stores in the southeast U.S. CEO of the American Angus Association Allen Moczygemba tells Brownfield Walmart’s goal to have a national Angus brand line builds off years of... (full story)

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China’s faltering pork industry as a result of African Swine Fever could create long-lasting impacts on the global market. In this Managing for Profit, Arlan Suderman with INTL FC Stone shares his thoughts on what this means for all sectors of... (full story)

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A northwestern Illinois farmer says for the first time he’s planting soybeans before corn. David North farms 500 acres in Galva, Illinois. He tells Brownfield he has been waiting for the right opportunity to try this method. “In talking with... (full story)

Since we’ve already given our current view on silver, how about we let someone else give you their view? Among technicians, there are short, medium, and long-term perspectives as well as all the different methods of analyzing data. Here we tend to favor simpler methods that give results... (full story)

Dairy producers might have to follow new guidelines for pain management and disbudding calves under the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management or FARM program next year.  Emily Yeiser-Stepp directs the program for the National Milk... (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground in Hutchinson, Minnesota for the KDUZ Farm Forum on Thursday, May 30th. Continue reading KDUZ Farm Forum at Brownfield Ag News.           (full story)

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USDCHF keeps rising, and is currently trading at the 1.0200 region. We labelled wave 3 that can be showing us an potential top at the 1.0229 level, from where a new minor leg down had followed, which we labelled it as sub-wave a of 4. (full story)

Price downtrend in place. Bears in solid near-term technical control, with no early clues market bottom close at hand. However, market is now short-term oversold and due for corrective rebound. (full story)

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An economist says the faltering Chinese pork industry as a result of African Swine Fever could reshape global trade.  Arlan Suderman with INTL FC Stone says according to their in-country sources China has lost 40 percent of its pig feeding... (full story)

A proposal to increase the state sales tax rate to help fund property tax relief was the focus of a legislative hearing Wednesday at the Nebraska State Capitol. The Revenue Committee bill would also make changes to the way schools are funded. ... (full story)

US Durable Goods for March beat expectations, +2.7% MoM vs +0.8%. Stephen Poloz tries to kill rate cut speculation, USDCAD struggling a bit at post BOC highs. EURUSD trades to new 2yr low, but buyers trying to step in now at 1.1120s chart support. Sterling on the defensive yet as chart... (full story)

NASDAQ futures advanced to a record high today. (full story)

It is generally acknowledged that the U.S. average corn yield is largely determined by weather conditions during the reproductive and grain filling stages during the summer months.  Still, weather conditions […] (full story)

The weekly harvest is not going to provide enough pork relative to demand. LC futures collapsed yesterday on volume of trade reported at 94,500 with open interest declining by over 7,000. (full story)

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The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. A geospatial intersection of […] (full story)

The DOW Transportation Index continues to test resistance. (full story)

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Having a strong relationship with your banker is one of the most important aspects of farm lending – especially in today’s ag economy as farmers face a low-margin commodity price environment where profitability is limited and cash flows are... (full story)

Financials: June Bonds are currently slower at 147’06, 10 Yr. Notes 1.5 lower at 123’15.5 and 5 Yr. Notes. I do not presently have a [...] (full story)

Oil is holding its ground, shaking off a surprise crude oil supply increase against a backdrop of rising geopolitical risk. Most of the talk lately [...] (full story)

Actionable analysis and ideas for ES, Crude, Gold and more goes out to brokerage clients each and every morning. (full story)

Lean Hog futures were 40 cents to $1.35 higher in the nearby contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 53 cents from the previous day @ $82.07 on April 22. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was $1.94 lower in the Wednesday aftern... (full story)

Soybean futures are mostly 2 cents higher this morning. They settled with 6 3/4 cent losses in all 2019 contracts on Wednesday. Meal futures were 60 cents/ton lower, with May soy oil 14 points in negative territory. May options expire on Friday. Old ... (full story)

Cotton futures are trading 23 to 44 points higher this morning. They posted 79 to 80 point losses in the front months on Wednesday. The Dollar index saw strength on Wednesday and has continued to rise this morning, reaching its highest point since Ma... (full story)

Corn futures are 1 to 2 cents lower after closing 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower on Wednesday. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn yesterday. The EIA report showed ethanol production in th... (full story)

Wheat futures are mixed this morning, with KC HRW hovering around UNCH, Chicago SRW 2 cents lower and MPLS 2 cents higher. They ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 6 to 10 cents lower, following confirmation of higher Canadian acres. Cana... (full story)

Live cattle futures saw $1.55 to $2.775 losses in most contracts on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were down $2.775 to $3.10 in the 2019 contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down 6 cents to $145.78 on April 23. Wholesale boxed beef prices wer... (full story)

Corn futures are 1 to 2 cents lower after closing 2 to 4 1/2 cents lower on Wednesday. The ethanol market is weaker, following a slight uptick in stocks. Weakness in wheat also dragged on corn yesterday. The EIA report showed ethanol production in th... (full story)

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Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Higher, Grains Lower in Overnight Trading Soybeans were slightly higher overnight on continued optimism that the U.S. and China will close a trade deal next month. Corn and wheat... (full story)

There's a report being released later this morning, and here's what we'll be watching for. (full story)

Elliott wave analysis on USDCAD and USDCHF. (full story)

Yesterday we only had crude oil inventories as ecomonic news to guide us. Given that we have more economic news today, will that change? Read on to learn more... (full story)

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