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By Laura Greiner, Iowa State University Feed cost is associated with 65% to 70% of the cost of marketing a hog with approximately 60% to 70% of a pig’s intake occurring after the pig reaches 150 pounds. There are many opportunities to improve... (full story)

We expected Gold to rally above $1750 before the end of this year... (full story)

Looking to sell (full story)

From Bob Beede’s December Pistachio Task List: Takeaway #1: Gather Chill Data Purchase and install a simple temperature recorder in each orchard to collect real-time weather data on chill accumulation […] (full story)

Bulls and bears on level overall near-term technical playing field as price downtrend at least temporarily neagted. (full story)

On Dec. 5, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) filed a legal challenge to California's Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California's borders to farms... (full story)

Essentially all the Texas wheat crop is in the ground. This includes wheat for grazing or grain (or both). Abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions exist across much of central […] (full story)

Avoid going to sleep. (full story)

I think that SP 500 can retest the highs, but that doesnt mean that correction is over based on Elliott Wave Analysis. (full story)

Stay Long (full story)

Simply do not go to sleep! (full story)

OPEC+ press conference imminent. Oil markets un-enthused. US expected to show +180k jobs created in November, +10k for Canada. Germany reports dismal Industrial Output numbers for October, but traders ignore. Jeremy Corbyn reveals secret document showing Boris Johnson misled voters on... (full story)

Improve your grain marketing! Visit  https://www.standardgrain.com/grain-marketing-plan/   (full story)

      Click this link to Watch our weekly "2 Minute Drill"! - Corn (March) Fundamentals : March corn futures softened up... (full story)

Whether you’re raising human babies, puppies or calves, a wide body of research has shown that the habits and behaviors they develop early in life may potentially carry through to adulthood. For dairy calves, the... (full story)

Feel free to contact Oliver with any questions or comments Call or text: 312-837-3938 Email: Oliver@BlueLineFutures.com Futures trading involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Trading advice is... (full story)

Nifty Long-term Elliott Wave View: Super Cycle wave (III) In Progress (full story)

Ten Year Notes ($ZN_F) low on 10.08.2018 Will Decide The Extension In $SPY (full story)

(Bloomberg) -- Soybeans are snapping out of a slump as officials signal optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a trade deal. Futures are up 1.4% this week in Chicago, heading for the first such gain in more than a month. Prices had been... (full story)

Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Rise as China Offers Tariff Exemptions on Some Ag Products Soybeans and grains were higher in overnight trading after China said it plans to exempt some agricultural products from... (full story)

Will we see a trade deal this month? Here's what our team will be watching for. (full story)

Traders Look to USDA as Week Ends (full story)

Raw Sugar (SB) edged up forming a daily Doji yesterday, and appears to be struggling to maintain its 7th straight green weekly candle. Significantly, any further consolidation next week will be healthy and likely to occur around the 50% Fib retrace of the March to September fall, coinciding... (full story)

Elliott wave analysis on S&P500. (full story)

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USDSEK decline from November 13, 2019 peak is unfolding in 5 waves impulse structure. This article & video show the Elliott Wave path. (full story)

In November, Lagarde delivered her first speech as the ECB President. Will she follow in Draghis footsteps? But what should gold investors expect from her? (full story)

From gene regulation to crossbred breeding programs, 10 graduate students from across the country presented their research at the National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) meeting in Indianapolis on Dec. 5-6. NSIF’s goal is to recognize students... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the TV cable equipment seller ADDvantage Technologies (AEY). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review... (full story)

Farmers have had a hard time in 2019. From late, wet and sometimes outright-prevented planting in the spring, to the late, wet harvest and profit-eroding drying expenses this fall, their […] (full story)

Market Snapshot - Thursday 12.05.19 (full story)

Summary A tandem of winter storms impacted the country during the week, bringing cold temperatures, heavy snow, and strong winds to the mountainous areas of the west, northern Plains, upper […] (full story)

Volume of Grain Moved by Barge Remains High but May Soon Slow For the week ending November 30, 1.02 million tons of grain passed through the locks of the Mississippi […] (full story)

The Trend Trader helps to identify the current trend status of your favorite futures markets. It not only helps us to stay on the right side of market direction, but also helps us avoid those without a trend. You can even use the grid as a spread matrix too - buying strength and selling weakness.... (full story)

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign […] (full story)

Growmark and Mid-Iowa Cooperative said this week that an agreement has been reached for Growmark to acquire the agronomy and energy assets of Mid-Iowa Cooperative. The transaction is expected to […] (full story)

Tombigbee Communications, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the company $29,495,232 as a 50% loan-grant combination in the first round of […] (full story)

Lead speaker Dr. John Robinson, professor and extension specialist/cotton marketing at Texas A & M University, will lead the cotton market discussion.  He will join the cotton panel of Jarral […] (full story)

Texas producers and those interested in industrial hemp production can attend a “First Things” meeting to learn about potential opportunities and pitfalls of regional hemp production. The program will be […] (full story)

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing officials in Iowa from enforcing a new law that would make it a crime for whistleblowers or undercover activists to take pictures or videos at meatpacking plants and livestock facilities, ... (full story)

Price downtrend in place and bears have firm advantage. No early clues downtrend will end. (full story)

ES Chart for Review & Futures Levels 12.06.2019 (full story)

Irvine, Calif.-based Western Growers praised the Japanese Diet’s approval of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and urged the U.S. to address additional barriers to trade with Japan. “With Japan’s parliamentary approval of the U.S.-Japan Trade... (full story)

Problems in Argentina (full story)

If you are leading a dairy farm enterprise, you already know how important your people are to the success, and ultimate sustainability, of the operation. Robert Milligan is a former Cornell agricultural economist... (full story)

Do “Rest Enhancement” Cover Sprays Pay? Simple answer: I do not know. No long-term, a replicated trial has been done using kaolin or calcium carbonate-based products to the point that […] (full story)

Market is stagnant (full story)

By Janeal Yancey As we look ahead to a new year, many people make New Year’s resolutions. Some choose to eat healthier, to help needy people or to help the environment. One impactful change in your daily routine might be right on your plate or,... (full story)