Headlines


The VIX (VIJ22) is forming a weekly Doji/Hammer after last week’s weekly Doji, suggesting an unwillingness for the VX to dip much below the 61.8% Fib retrace of the April to May bounce.  The VX is all but certain to form a substantially higher May low versus the April low, reinforcing the higher May high versus the April high.  (full story)


When a stock experiences unusual option volume, it can indicate large traders making a big bet on the direction of that stock. Unusual option volume is generally referring to activity in a specific option contract or group of contracts that is much higher than the usual daily volume. When looking... (full story)


The Federal Reserve has effectively replaced the economic cycle with something vaguely reminiscent, but quite different, which is called the credit cycle. This credit cycle is both created and destroyed by Fed policy changes. Thus, it is a pivotal phenomenon to not only learn about, but also to follow as it unfolds. (full story)


Click to view report fvddaily_move.pdf in PDF format (full story)


WASHINGTON, DC 23-MAY-2022 WA_FV101 ... (full story)


Click to view report fvdfob.pdf in PDF format (full story)


WASHINGTON, DC 23-MAY-2022 WA_FV102 ... (full story)


Click to view report fvdtomf.pdf in PDF format (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


Click to view report fvdgrape.pdf in PDF format (full story)


Click to view report fvdtvmelon.pdf in PDF format (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service, USDA. Phone: (602) 514-7210 Fax: (602) Any questions or comments can be sent via email to:... (full story)


FRESNO Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


YAKIMA Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)


Sections in this report 1) Performance Update Trading the Daily EMA 9-18 on the primaries2) Performance Update Trading the Hourly EMA 9-183) Simplified trend procedure, the same rules apply for all time periods and market.4) Links to generate and track trades using 60 minutes to monthly data5) Create any allocation... (full story)


Weather permitting, this week will be the start of the early POST applications in cotton. These applications are often critical to not only curtail weed competition but to combat thrips […] (full story)


U.S. corn planting posted another big week. As of May 22, 72% of the crop is planted, up from 49% complete as of May 15. The five-year average for late May is 79% complete. U.S. #corn was 72% planted as of Sunday, ahead of the expected... (full story)


In tonight’s Evening Edition, catch up on the latest planting season progress across the country, the ethanol mandate, and cost-share programs available for irrigation with nitrogen management. Planting Progress The USDA released its eighth... (full story)


SA_LS850 San Angelo, TX Mon May 23, 2022 USDA Market News National Sheep Summary for Monday, May 23, 2022 Compared to last month in Missouri slaughter lambs not tested. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3: Missouri: no test. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime... (full story)


The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has shared a document on its website providing runoff mitigation guidance to users of the herbicides Enlist One and Enlist Duo. (full story)


Due to the cold wet weather we experienced in late April and early May, corn planted in April has struggled to emerge in many areas of the state. There are […] (full story)


Lean hog futures ended the day $1.15 to $2.05 in the black. Monday morning’s National Average Base Hog price for Monday afternoon was $106.25 after a $6.72 drop. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/19 is up 80 cents to $101.17. The monthly Cold Storage report showed pork stocks were 530.244m... (full story)


Old crop July cotton traded within a +4 cent range to start the week, and December printed a 350 point range. Ultimately futures went home mostly mid-range on 48 to 133 point gains, with new crops the stronger. NASS reported cotton planting reached 54% completion as of 5/22. That was... (full story)


The nearby summer cattle contracts were up triple digits as the back months gained 47 to 95 cents. The Board has sold off in the two weeks ahead of the Cattle on Feed report, and “bought the fact” once the bearish numbers were out. USDA confirmed very limited $138 cash... (full story)


Soybeans were down 18 1/4 cents in July at the close, though by the ’23 contracts losses firmed to 2 1/4 for Jan to a 1/4 cent gain in May. July beans were still a $1.68 premium to Nov, while the Nov to Jan has a 3 1/4 cent carry.... (full story)


Monday corn prices recovered 5 1/2 to 7 3/4 cents to start the new week of trading. The new crops’ discount grew to 47 1/4 cents July to December. Past December, the new crop futures have a 3 cent carry to March, before a 2 cent inverse March to May... (full story)


Wheat traded back higher by double digits after last week’s pullback from the fresh highs. On Monday, Chicago wheat futures ended 21 1/4 to 25 cents higher. KC HRW closed with 23 3/4 to 24 1/4 cent gains. MPLS spring wheats went home with 18 to 19 1/4 cent gains.... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


MIAMI Shipping Point Prices as of 23-MAY-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Many peanut growers are in the field right now making “cracking” applications of paraquat (whether they really need it or not?).  I always get tons of questions about product use […] (full story)


This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […] (full story)


This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […] (full story)


Great news for all of our Florida cotton producers: the nitrogen (N) rate project has started! The UF/IFAS cotton recommendation is 60 units of nitrogen, which has been argued by […] (full story)


(full story)


Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported yesterday that, “Ukrainian farmers have almost completed the sowing of spring wheat for the 2022 harvest and the overall rate of this year’s spring crop sowing is 25% lower than at […] (full story)


The Mississippi State Row Crop Team will be hosting three scout schools in 2022.  The program will cover insects, disease, fertility, and agronomy. These events are free of charge, and […] (full story)


Hot and dry weather helped farmers play catch-up on planting this past week.  Eastern Tennessee farmer Don Holbert tells Brownfield they were slow to start.  “We couldn’t get the weather to warm up or the fields to dry out,” he says. ... (full story)


TFM Cash+ Take the Stress Out of Your Marketing Strategy. No hedge account. No margin calls. Just comprehensive, common-sense guidance at a great value. Learn more: https://www.totalfarmmarketing.com/tfm-cash-plus/ CORN HIGHLIGHTS: Corn futures closed higher today after last week's disappointing trade. Export inspections exceeded analyst expectations, the value of ethanol and distiller’s... (full story)


Drew and Erick visit with Tom and Jason from the Crop Doctors’ Podcast studio in Stoneville about initiation of irrigation in corn.  We recorded this on Friday, May 13 when […] (full story)


Possible expansion of double crop insurance could have growing pains for farmers double cropping for the first time. University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey says while expanding the double crop insurance area ‘may’ be good… “If you... (full story)


Another decent week of weather helped Arkansas farmers make big strides in planting pace. Corn planting is 98% complete with 90% of the crop emerged.  Seventy-seven percent is rated good to excellent.  Rice planting is 90% complete, with... (full story)


The Chart of the Day belongs to the major oil company Exxon Mobil (XOM). I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening function to find the stocks with the highest Weighted Alpha and technical buy signals then sorted that list by the most frequent number of new highs in... (full story)


The Arkansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded additional funds to help with feral hog eradication efforts across the state.  The $650,000 in federal funding was part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022.  Arkansas... (full story)


Corn and soybean planting continues to lag in South Dakota. USDA’s latest crop report says corn is 62 percent planted, compared to the five-year average of 71 percent.  Emergence is 11 percent, well behind 33 percent normally. For soybeans,... (full story)


BOSTON Terminal Prices as of 13-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


BOSTON Terminal Prices as of 13-NOV-2019 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Older Stories