Live Cattle Commitments of Traders:  Friday’s Commitments of Traders report showed Managed Money were net sellers of 8,948 futures/options, through May 10th. This trims their net long position to a very modest 29,949 futures/options. Broken down... (full story)

Livestock markets struggled last week. Will it be more of the same this week or is there light at the end of the tunnel? (full story)

Live cattle futures closed with June up 42 cents and other contracts 27 to 77 cents lower. Feeder cattle were up 52 cents to $1.85 on weakness in corn. USDA confirmed cash sales this week from $138 to $146, with the bulk near $140 in the South and near $144... (full story)

Cotton futures are up 194 to 380 points on Monday morning, following overnight trade. They saw weakness in old crop July on Friday, down 33 points. Looking ahead at new crop, December is was up 41 points. Outside markets added support, with crude oil up $4.03 and a weaker dollar.... (full story)

Front month lean hog futures were up $2.22 to $3.05 on Friday, with exception to expiring May. The National Average Base Hog price for Friday was $101.47 after a $4.89 drop. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/11 was 22 cents lower to $101.04. Pork cutout futures were up 90 cents.... (full story)

Corn futures are trading 9 to 14 cents higher on Monday morning following overnight trade. They closed out the week with 4 to 10 ¼ cent losses in most contracts. Preliminary open interest rose 11,616 contracts. May Futures expired at $7.94 ½. July was down 3 ½ cents on the... (full story)

Soybeans are popping another 11 to 13 cents higher this morning. They extended the gains, with contracts up 16 to 32 ¾ cents on Friday. Preliminary open interest rose 4,130 contracts, net new buying interest. Expiring May was up 63 cents as somebody got caught short. Product values added to... (full story)

The wheat complex is posting sharply higher trade on Monday morning. CBT is up 44 to 50 ½ cents in the front months, with KC 41 to 50 cents higher. MPLS is also up 39 to 54 cents. They closed mixed on Friday, with Chicago closing slightly lower. KC HRW... (full story)

Given the extreme expansion of the M2 money stock and the Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance, the S&P 500 may face steeper losses. (full story)

A higher wheat trade has offered support to corn and soybean prices to start the week. (full story)

8O_LS800 Oklahoma City, OK Mon May 16, 2022 USDA-OK Dept Ag Market News The Oklahoma National Stockyards is estimating 10,000 head of feeder cattle and calves for the sale Monday 05/16/2022. Source: USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, Ok Joe Massey ... (full story)

Enlist field specialist Tony Goede says it’s important to properly clean out the sprayer after making an herbicide application. He tells Brownfield that includes the tank, booms, screens, filters, hoses, and nozzles. Goede also has a list of... (full story)

On Friday we gave the indices an Upside bias and the markets didn't disappoint. What will we see today? (full story)

CORN Corn futures were up last night with the nearby July contract up as much as 22-1/2 cents to a two-week high of 8.03-3/4. Dec gained as much as 17-1/4 cents to post a new contract high at 7.66. Sharply higher trade in wheat is seen as spilling over into... (full story)

Bitcoin Cash is finishing a five-wave bearish cycle within wave C, so support and bullish reversal is near. (full story)

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Wheat (ZWN22)’s massive 5% or so gap up to start the week has further extended the Bull Flag (on the weekly chart), with ZW nearing the 2022 high.  Nevertheless, with a Doji forming on the 4hr, daily and weekly chart, ZW is unlikely to have much further upside this week.  (full story)

This week we have some big retail names reporting in Home Depot (HD), Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT). Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen some big moves over earnings, particularly in growth and bitcoin related names. (full story)

We have had these targets since the beginning of the year and we have been posting updates on Barchart and the ONE44 Analytics website about the targets and the levels they just hit. (full story)

These 4 dividend-paying stocks have low payout ratios. This means their dividends do not take up a large part of earnings, which provides stability to their ability to keep paying the dividend. (full story)

The government of India on Saturday announced policies to manage overall food security of the country and support neighboring and vulnerable countries. The world’s second-biggest wheat grower mostly prohibited exports, saying that the nation’s food... (full story)

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With the major equity indices incurring volatile sessions this past week, investors will need to prepare themselves for a potential rollercoaster in upcoming trades. (full story)

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We analyze livestock futures for the short-medium term (full story)

Potential bearish pattern forms with weekly close below 3.9615. (full story)

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Spot quotations averaged nearly 629 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […] (full story)

The story continues to be the planting progress in Arkansas—this week showing numbers that are optimistic in the grand scheme at 57% planted, but still 15% behind normal. Rice emerged is […] (full story)

USDA’s monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates for May show revisions for the 2021 crop and are also the first such estimates for the 2022 crop. We obviously […] (full story)

Global corn production is forecast down, driven primarily by a cut in Ukraine and the United States, but China and the European Union are expected to have smaller crops as […] (full story)

Marketing year 2021/22 (October to September) Indonesia palm oil exports are lowered 3.0 million tons this month, down to a 12-year low of 25.0 million tons. The forecast is reduced […] (full story)

Global cotton consumption is forecast at 122.0 million bales, down 1.0 million bales from the previous year. The highest cotton prices in 11 years and concerns regarding the global macroeconomic […] (full story)

STB Requires Additional Service Reporting From Railroads On May 6, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced it will require the four largest U.S. rail carriers (BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk […] (full story)

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week saw continued improvements on the map across the Pacific Northwest and the northern Plains in response to another round of unsettled weather during […] (full story)

Despite an expected 1-million-acre year-to-year increase in U.S. area planted to cotton, the U.S. cotton projections for 2022/23 include a smaller crop as abandonment is projected to more than double. […] (full story)

The 2022/23 outlook for U.S. soybeans is for higher supplies, crush, exports, and ending stocks compared with 2021/22. The soybean crop is projected at 4.64 billion bushels, up 5 percent […] (full story)

The 2022/23 outlook for U.S. rice is for reduced supplies, exports, domestic use, and ending stocks. Total 2022/23 supplies are projected at 258.2 million cwt, down 4 percent from a […] (full story)

The 2022/23 U.S. corn outlook is for lower production, domestic use, exports, ending stocks, and higher prices. The corn crop is projected at 14.5 billion bushels, down 4.3 percent from […] (full story)

The outlook for 2022/23 U.S. wheat is for reduced supplies, exports, domestic use stocks, and higher prices. U.S. 2022/23 wheat supplies are projected down 3 percent, as lower beginning stocks […] (full story)

Recent wet weather across the state has slowed soybean planting progress, but should be picking up with warmer and dryer weather. As of the last week of April, 2% of […] (full story)

Better weather: more planting April was a difficult month for farmers in Ohio; conditions were cold. Some snow and late freeze events were part of the month. This was conducive […] (full story)

Overview, July Wheat and latest Video using Fibonacci retracements (full story)

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Corn planting progress watched carefully (full story)

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