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Last time corn acreage was this huge, corn was the highest price in history. Why was that? (full story)

Spreads usually trend more than outright futures which adds additional predictability to the seasonality (full story)

USDCHF faces risk of further bear pressure in the new week. Resistance comes in at the 0.9550 level. (full story)

Direct cash cattle activity remains quiet with limited interest from both sides.  Some early asking prices have been noted at $120 plus live in the South and $190 plus dressed in the North.  There was a strong rally in prices last week,... (full story)

Grain Stock Report3/31/2020 (full story)

Planting Intentions 2020 (full story)

New polling data shows farmers are concerned about how the coronavirus will impact their farms and their own health.  The online survey by DTN and Farm Market iD shows nearly 70% of farmers don’t have a backup plan if they become sick... (full story)

Soybean futures are 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 cents lower following the immediate report response. Soybean meal futures are down $3.50/ton in May contracts. May bean oil futures are 1 point in the red. The Planting Intentions report from this morning showed 83.... (full story)

Lean hogs are UNCH in April contracts at midday, with May and June hogs posting midday gains of 70 and 67 cents respectively. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 27th was $65.56, down 90 cents. That is still a substantial premium to futures. The Nationa... (full story)

Tuesday trading has cattle futures $1 to $1.05 lower at midday. Front month feeder cattle futures are $1.95 to $2.77 lower so far. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up another $2.13 to $132.57 on 03/27. Another large auction is set to take place tomorr... (full story)

Corn futures are responding to USDA report day numbers with 5 to 5 3/4 cent dips at midday. Private exporters reported a large sale of 113,000 MT of corn to Japan for a 19/20 MY delivery. That was ignored once the Planting Intentions number came out.... (full story)

Traders have wheat futures mixed following the report day numbers; KC wheat is still green but by a reducing amount. CBOT wheat is 2 3/4 cents lower in May futures. Spring wheat futures are down 1 1/4 cent in May. The USDA Planting intentions report ... (full story)

The cotton futures market is down by as much as 56 points with new crop Dec futures down the most so far. May contracts are UNCH at midday. Cotton growers intend to plant 13.7 MA of 2020/21 cotton according to the USDA survey. That is just 35,000 acr... (full story)

Corn futures are responding to USDA report day numbers with 5 to 5 3/4 cent dips at midday. Private exporters reported a large sale of 113,000 MT of corn to Japan for a 19/20 MY delivery. That was ignored once the Planting Intentions number came out.... (full story)

The USDA says corn, soybean, wheat, sorghum, and rice stocks were all tighter on March 1st, 2020 than on March 1st, 2019. That’s partially because of demand, but also because of lower production in 2019 than in previous years for many major... (full story)

The USDA is projecting increased planted acreage for a number of crops, including corn and soybeans, but that will depend on weather. 2020 corn acreage is estimated at 96.990 million acres, up 8% from 2019, which saw historic planting delays in... (full story)

From USDA: Grain Stocks  ISSN: 1949-0925 Released March 31, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service  (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of  Agriculture (USDA). Corn Stocks Down 8 Percent from... (full story)

Corn Stocks Down 8 Percent from March 2019. Soybean Stocks Down 17 Percent. All Wheat Stocks Down 11 Percent... (full story)

Corn Planted Acreage Up 8 Percent from 2019. Soybean Acreage Up 10 Percent. All Wheat Acreage Down 1 Percent. All Cotton Acreage Down Less Than 1 Percent... (full story)

Rough Rice Stocks Down 17 Percent from March 2019... (full story)

NASS releases state stories... (full story)

A group of five federal workers has filed a class action lawsuit requesting hazard pay for working during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the plaintiffs is an inspector for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The lawsuit says the... (full story)

A relapse in farm income is expected this year as COVID-19 continues to rattle the ag sector. Pat Westhoff with the University of Missouri’s Food and Ag Policy Research Institute tells Brownfield there has been a sharp decline in prices for a... (full story)

There's been big demand at the grocery stores for milk, but it isn't enough to help milk prices right now.  There was panic selling on Friday with cheddar blocks falling 15 cents and Class III also saw limit moves lower. I talked with Anna-Lisa... (full story)

West Central Ohio Farmer Patty Mann says there haven’t been supply disruptions so far on her farm. But, Mann says they did take early delivery of chemicals for the year because the supplier was worried the coronavirus pandemic could impact future... (full story)

More environmental groups have served notice that they plan to file suit against the Trump Administration over its new rule to replace the Waters of the U.S. rule. The groups, led by the Natural Resources Defense Council, say the agencies failed... (full story)

USD gets bought across the board, despite steady overall risk tone and ample dollar liquidity. USDCAD breaks above 1.4170-90s. AUDUSD reversing lower with 4 th upside buyer failure in 0.6190s. EURUSD slumps for the second straight day. Sterling outperforming euro as 1.2290s hold. ... (full story)

Missed a recent article by Jon Scheve?  Get it sent to you directly every week.  Send a request by email:  jon@superiorfeed.com Market Commentary for 3/30/20 Day 17 of Social Distancing Navigating the extended... (full story)

DJ Survey: 2020 U.S. Grain, Soybean Planting CHICAGO–The following are analysts’ estimates, in millions of acres, for U.S. grain and soybean planting, as compiled [...] (full story)

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A semi hauling 86 pigs overturned on Monday in Winston-Salem, N.C. The driver wasn’t hurt but several pigs were injured, reports the Winston-Salem Journal . The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on the exit ramp from Interstate 40 West to U.S. 52... (full story)

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There are reports that some congressional lawmakers are already pushing for more fiscal stimulus just a few days after passing a $2 trillion economic relief package. (full story)

It is the time of the year that row crop growers are spraying burndown treatments and preparing fields for planting. The following are eight recommendations regarding the use of Valor. (full story)

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A Newsletter with actionable ideas, ES, NQ, Crude, Gold and more (full story)

We appear to have very little feature in the grain/soy sphere as we collectively twiddle our thumbs waiting for the release of the USDA data later this morning.  This is not to say that newswires are not full of stories concerning the most recent... (full story)

Bulls lose near-term technical advantage amid this week's price pressure. Look for choppy, sideways trading in near term. (full story)

COTTON General Comments Cotton was lower and made new lows for the move. Much of the selling was related to lost demand potential due [...] (full story)

We start off the day with Redbook at 7:55 A.M., S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price YoY & MoM at 8;00 A.M., Chicago PMI at 8:45 A.m., Consumer [...] (full story)

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

USDCAD is in a five-wave recovery, up from January lows, with a recently completed correction in wave 4). (full story)

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Weed slips are costly. And in the furious pace of planting farmers can’t afford to let weed slips happen. In this Managing for Profit Tom Mudd, marketing manager for corn and soybean herbicides with UPL says farmers need to be proactive in their... (full story)

Flame weeding is a good way for organic farmers to control weeds, but a mechanical engineering professor George Gogos at the University of Nebraska says it’s a viable alternative to combat chemical resistance and to save money. ...   ... (full story)

Two disturbances—one over the Southeastern U.S. and the other approaching the Pacific Northwest—will generate pockets of unsettled weather. The Southern storm will cross the southern Atlantic Coast by mid-week; storm-total rainfall could reach 1 to 2... (full story)