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Nearby fat cattle futures faded into the close on Friday. Prices were still up by $0.82 to $2.02 on the day – led by the now front month August. Confirmed cash trade for the week was mostly $137 in the South and $148 in the North. Feeder cattle went into... (full story)


Cotton futures closed 26 to 164 points weaker going into the Independence Day holiday weekend. Dec contracts printed a wide 410 point range, and spent time on both sides of UNCH. July futures ended the day 26 points weaker on limited OI. Only 2 July contracts traded on Friday, with... (full story)


Summer’s July hog contract has a $6.63 premium to August, but under the index, with 10 calendar days left to trade. Positioning into the 4th of July weekend left the lean hog board mixed. Nearby futures added 47 to 87 cents and extended their premium. The other ’22 months closed... (full story)


There were another 1 contract of HRW and 60 contracts of SRW deliveries confirmed by the CME into the new week. For the Chicago wheat futures that makes more than 2,500, and for HRW it was the 3rd. Going into the Independence Day holiday weekend, the wheat market fell by... (full story)


Nearby soybean futures fell 49 to 62 3/4 cents on Friday going into the July 4th holiday weekend. Preliminary open interest data shows long liquidation, but not much considering the size of the price drop (3,086 contracts). The market will resume trading at 8:30 AM CDT. Meal futures were also... (full story)


Futures trading in the US will resume at 8:30 AM CDT following the July 4th holiday. July corn futures closed up by 10 3/4 cents on Friday as the delivery process is underway and OI shrinks. New crop contracts ended the day with 9 to 12 1/2 cent losses heading... (full story)


It’s easy to be bearish on Home Depot because of declining home sales. However, if the contrarian thesis succeeds, HD could soar. (full story)


BOSTON Ornamental Terminal Prices as of 05-JUL-2022 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News Service,... (full story)


Friday’s Slaughter  is estimated at 121,000. 1,000 less than last week, and 7,000 more than the same week last year. Friday’s Cutout Values Choice: 263.82, Down .18 from the previous day. Select: 240.47 Down .10 from... (full story)


Cattle futures finished the week and started the new month with a surge higher. Was it a flash in the pan or is there more upside left? (full story)


NW_PY047 Atlanta, GA Tues. Jul 05, 2022 USDA Market News ***Beginning in August or September, this information will be consolidated with other chicken data into one all-inclusive weekly... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA 05-JULY-2022 Auction Sales - Prices To Growers Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News, Federal-State Market News Service, USDA Phone: (215) 551-6791 Fax: (215) 336-0355 AH_FV160 Hart County Kentucky Produce Auction Summary Data compiled by: Hart County... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA 05-JULY-2022 Auction Sales - Prices To Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal-State Market News Service, USDA Phone: (215) 551-6791 Fax: (215) 336-0355 AF_FV160 Fairview Kentucky Produce Auction Summary Data compiled by: Fairview Produce... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA 05-JULY-2022 Auction Sales - Prices To Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal-State Market News Service, USDA Phone: (215) 551-6791 Fax: (215) 336-0355 AM_FV160 Mount Hope, Ohio Auction. Mount Hope, Ohio Data compiled by: Mount Hope Ohio... (full story)


PHILADELPHIA 05-JULY-2022 Auction Sales - Prices To Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News, Federal-State Market News Service, USDA Phone: (215) 551-6791 Fax: (215) 336-0355 AL_FV160 Lincoln County Produce Auction Summary Data compiled by: Lincoln County Produce... (full story)


Last Friday, July 1 the markets started the month on an Upswing. Will this continue? (full story)


University of Wisconsin Extension Crops and Soils Agent Richard Halopka talks about why some farmers are saving money by saving passes through the field and shares an economic comparison of two farms. UW Extension Agent Richard Halopka discusses... (full story)


Click to view report AMS_2047.pdf in PDF format (full story)


Click to view report AMS_2049.pdf in PDF format (full story)


The investor could purchase a VXX August 19 call option with a strike price of 27. This call option contract was trading on Friday for around $1.10 meaning the investor would need to pay $110 to purchase the call option. (full story)


The S&P500 (ESU22) is making progress in its effort at forming a multi-month low.  Any break above triangle resistance (on the 4hr chart) will likely coincide with a test of the descending wedge/downtrend resistance (on the weekly chart from April to June).  (full story)


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Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) invests in long-term healthcare assets, primarily in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. It has a very stable dividend, which now yields 9.3% with good covered call plays. (full story)


Energy led the commodities asset class higher in Q2 and since the end of 2021. The war in Ukraine created supply concerns that pushed oil over the $100 per barrel level. While oil remained below the 2008 peak, oil products and refining spreads rose to new all-time highs. Coal and ethanol prices moved higher, while natural gas exploded and imploded. (full story)


General Motors was the subject of unusual options activity with upside implications, suggesting brewing optimism for the automotive industry. (full story)


Nutrien Ltd., (NTR) provides crop inputs & services. It offers potash, nitrogen, phosphate & sulphate products, & financial solutions. The company also distribute through approximately 2000 retails locations in US, Canada, South America & Australia. It is based in Canada, comes under Basic Materials sector & trades as “NTR” ticker at NYSE. (full story)


Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) operates as specialty materials company globally. It serves transportation, personal care, wellness, food, feed, agriculture, building & construction, water treatment, energy, consumables, durables & electronic markets. (full story)


The S&P/TSX is a major stock market index which tracks the performance of largest companies by market capitalization on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada. It is a free float market capitalization weighted index. The index covers approximately 95 percent of the Canadian equities market. (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 7/1/22 Corn USDA Acreage Report The USDA... (full story)


The Fertilizer Institute says rail service disruptions of fertilizer shipments could threaten global food security. Justin Louchheim, senior director of government affairs, tells Brownfield nutrients may not be delivered if disruptions continue,... (full story)


The bullish divergence in the stock market breadth and the price volume analysis of S&P 500 using the Wyckoff method suggest a potential big move ahead. (full story)


Corn (ZCU22) slid another 1% Friday adding to the steep losses since breaking upchannel support (on the weekly chart) 2 weeks ago. ZC is beginning to appear it may have overshot to the downside with Thursday’s break below downtrend support (on the daily chart).  (full story)


FS KKR Corp (FSK) is a business development company that invests in middle-market companies' debt securities. It now has a stable 13.73% dividend yield and offers good covered call income potential. (full story)


Corrections in the commodities asset class led four of six sectors lower in Q2 2022. Animal proteins, the sector that includes cattle and hog futures, moved higher as hogs and feeder cattle rallied, and live cattle futures moved to the downside. The meats will be in the peak demand season through September. (full story)


While Friday ended on a much-needed positive note, investors have plenty to chew on as they come back from the Fourth of July weekend. (full story)


Cotton prices trading inside large support zone between 93.50 and 77.22. (full story)


General Status With the fate of most of the borderline failing fields finally determined via insurance, we have been able to focus better on the well being of our surviving […] (full story)


Weed management has changed dramatically in recent years with herbicide resistant weeds, new herbicide technologies and challenging weather conditions. How do we develop resilient strategies to deal with all of […] (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)


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)


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)


Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected […] (full story)


Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected […] (full story)


June 30 finally arrived and the USDA had plenty for the rice market to digest.  Thursday’s lineup of reporting included Export Sales, Acreage, Rice Stocks and Agricultural Prices.  We’ll try to touch on each report […] (full story)


We have gotten some rains over the past week, although some of it was still isolated. Hopefully this will help kick the crop back in gear and get moving. We […] (full story)


Emerson Nafziger, Agronomy Extension Specialist, University of Illinois Although rain fell in many places in central and northern Illinois last weekend (June 25-26) this week’s drought map shows even more of […] (full story)


High Yield Disease of Rice As most rice is now into reproductive growth, all random things are showing up.  Sulfur and potassium deficiencies have begun to appear, along with some […] (full story)


GENERAL We finally got a much-needed break from the triple digit temperatures, and some areas even received some rain although it was much less than what is needed. Area crops […] (full story)


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