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CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures closed slightly higher today, with Dec up 1/2 cent to 3.75-3/4. Mar was up 3/4 cent to 3.84-3/4, and May was up 1 cent to 3.90-3/4. With talk of heavy cattle placements in October and November, as well as near record hog... (full story)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were higher, supported by oversold signals and the week to date’s direct cash business, with optimism about the rest of the week’s trade. December was up $.97 at $119.07 and February was... (full story)

NWF Announces National Winners for 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest On November 12, 2019, the National Wheat Foundation announced the national winners for its 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest. Rick Pearson from Buhl, ID and Tom Duyck from Forest... (full story)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi indicates a breakthrough on USMCA could be close. The California Democrat told reporters Thursday House Dems and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are moving toward a deal.  Pelosi says she... (full story)

Futures Trading Levels 11.15.2019 (full story)

KC Tightens Versus Some Chicago Wheat (full story)

Going higher... (full story)

New low for Hogs, Cattle and Feeders consolidate (full story)

Dec. corn closed at $3.75 and 3/4, up 1/2 cent Jan. soybeans closed at $9.16 and 3/4, up 1 and 1/2 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $303.10, down $1.00 Dec. soybean oil closed at 30.78, up 25 points Dec. wheat closed at $5.07 and 3/4, down 1 and 1/4... (full story)

Chicago Federal Reserve economist David Oppedahl says farmland values in the Seventh District softened during the third quarter. “The farmland values are pretty stable overall, but they’re down about a percentage point from a year ago. ... (full story)

Should We Hold Our Breath For the US/China Trade Agreement (full story)

CORN Corn futures are up slightly this morning, with Dec up 1-1/4 cent to 3.76-1/2. Mar corn is up 3/4 cent to 3.84-3/4, and May corn is up 1 cent to 3.90-3/4. The corn market is finding a bit of support this morning from talk that feedlots are feed... (full story)

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Soybeans were mixed on spread adjustments, with most of the nearby contracts claiming modest gains late in the session. The exception was the November contract. More mixed signals this week about the proposed trade deal with China and while Beijing... (full story)

Soybeans and wheat were under pressure for much of today’s session while corn held to the upside. Corn futures took their support from a higher cash market and oversold indicators. Even with a flash sale on soybean of 129,000 metric tons to China t... (full story)

Last week’s $1 increase in cash fed cattle prices did little for feedyard profits, but the $6.40 rally in wholesale beef prices added another $25 onto already large packer margins. Average cattle feeding closeouts remained in the black for the... (full story)

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather favors corn and soybean harvesting in areas where fields have frozen or are dry enough to support heavy equipment. Other complicating factors related to harvest include a variable (but generally shallow)... (full story)

A storm system developing near the western Gulf Coast will move eastward, delivering wind and rain to the southern Atlantic region during the weekend. Early next week, the storm will produce some rain and snow in the Northeast. Meanwhile, Western... (full story)

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U.S. ethanol production was higher last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.030 million barrels a day, up 16,000 on the week, for the seventh week in a row with a gain, even as some in the industry struggle... (full story)

Our focus is on metals today. (full story)

New data from the USDA indicates farm irrigation is becoming more efficient. Results from the Department’s 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey show despite slightly more irrigated acres compared to 2013, water usage fell nearly six... (full story)

The euro has been having a hard time catching a bid recently. Yet the pace of its decline has slowed day-by-day. The say that when everyone piles up in one direction, the market tends to surprise in the other. Does it mean that the bears are to face stiff headwinds soon? (full story)

Corn futures are rebounding after Wednesday’s losses, with fractional midday gains. The EIA posted up to date ethanol production numbers for the week ending 11/8. Ethanol production averaged 1.03 million barrels per day over the week, which was ano... (full story)

Cotton futures are giving back some of Wednesday’s gains. Nearby contracts are 5 to 13 points lower so far. CONAB issued a 2.73 MMT forecast for the 19/20 Brazilian cotton crop, which is 10,000 above the October estimate. The 11/13 Cotlook A Index ... (full story)

Corn futures are rebounding after Wednesday’s losses, with fractional midday gains. The EIA posted up to date ethanol production numbers for the week ending 11/8. Ethanol production averaged 1.03 million barrels per day over the week, which was ano... (full story)

Soybean futures are lower again at Thursday’s midday, down by as much as 4 1/4 cents in nearby contracts. November Futures expire today. Soybean meal is down $2.10/ton, and so far soybean oil is up by 24 points. There were 214 delivery notices issu... (full story)

Live cattle futures are steady to 37 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures are bouncing back after yesterday’s sharp drops, gaining as much as $1.25 back in the Jan Contracts at midday. The CME Feeder Cattle index gained $0.20 on 11/12 to $147.44. Wh... (full story)

Wheat Dropping More after Yesterdays Losses Thursday wheat futures are mostly lower, with some firmness in MLPS futures. MLPS are fractionally lower to 1 and 3/4 cents lower at midday. Chicago SRW wheat is down 1 to 2 cents at midday. Kansas City H... (full story)

Lean hog futures are lower again today, with 17 cent to $1.35 drops at midday. The 11/12 CME Lean Hog Index was up 61 cents to $59.55The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down an additional $0.80 at midday. The national average base hog price was 29... (full story)

Yesterday's session oil brought us an invalidation of the earlier breakdown below the red line and lower border of the orange gap, but the bulls just couldn't break above the upper border of the blue consolidation. (full story)

In yesterday's analysis, we emphasized that the short-term outlook for the precious metals sector became bullish, and we discussed the silver market in great detail. Both: gold and silver are now higher than they were when we posted yesterday's analysis, which means that taking... (full story)

Direct cash cattle markets are mostly quiet. A few sales have been reported in Nebraska at $182 on the dressed basis for delivery in early December. Yesterday’s trade was generally light, mainly at $115 on the live basis in Kansas and Texas,... (full story)

Cable is very slow for the last few sessions so we see this move as a correction on the way up; we are tracking a possible zig-zag within a wave 4), which is now in final stages, and points above the 1.297 bullish level. (full story)

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The future of U.S. bacon supplies isn’t clear enough for consumers to panic about a  potential shortage in 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.  David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, College Station,... (full story)

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Beijing lifted a ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products on Wednesday that has been in place since January 2015.  The decision paves the way for the export of more than $1 billion worth of poultry and poultry products to China each year, U.S.... (full story)

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Farmers depend on reliable infrastructure and there are some challenges that must be addressed to maintain the sustainability of the US food system. Paul Rohde, vice president for the Midwest region of the Waterways Council, says the US must... (full story)

GX_GR112 Springfield, IL Thu, Nov 14, 2019 USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Illinois River Barge Terminals Producer Bids/Basis Bids ($/bu) Change (�/bu) Basis Change Cash Price South of Peoria Corn 3.7175-3.7875 UP 2.5-UP 0.5 ... (full story)

MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 14-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 14-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)

DJ CBOT Delivery Intentions: Totals – Nov 14 Source: CME Group Contract Quantity Next Trade Commodity Month Delivery Day Assigned Today Date [...] (full story)

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TO_GR310 Torrington, WY Thu Nov 14, 2019 USDA-WY Dept of Ag Market News Wyoming Hay Summary - Week ending Nov 15, 2019 Compared to last all reported forages sold steady. Demand was moderate to good across the state. Livestock owners across the state and out of state continue to... (full story)

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