It’s a quieter week for earnings this week, with only a few big names reporting including Palantir (PLTR), Upstart (UPST), Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH), Coinbase (COIN), The Trade Desk (TTD) and Walt Disney (DIS). (full story)

Wheat (ZWU22) is trying to halt the deep slide since the 2022 peak in May.  With the near completion on a descending wedge (on the daily chart), and ZW testing the 2022 low, odds are elevated for a bullish resolution post-WASDE to the near complete weekly chart triangle.  (full story)

Spot quotations were 119 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […] (full story)

General Status Weather and drought remain our greatest issues this week yet again as we plow through crunch time and peak water use with not a drop of moisture to […] (full story)

What are some options to control volunteer XtendFlex soybeans in XtendFlex cotton fields?  As mentioned in an earlier blog both Envoke and Staple look to be potential answers to this […] (full story)

Most of the tobacco crop this year is running late, putting it at risk from an early frost. (full story)

Rainfall was welcomed during the Milan No-till event last week and has continued since, with decent chances in the forecast over the weeks to come.  Questions this week have mainly […] (full story)

As we enter August shell hardening is upon us for Pawnee and other varieties are only a few days to weeks behind. This means that for Pawnee we are shifting […] (full story)

Navel orangeworm (NOW) is one of the important pests that draws nut crop grower’s attention throughout the season. Although the economic damage may not be significant every year, the unpredictability […] (full story)

The crop situation is all over the board in Alabama. Fields in the Gulf Coast region have received rains in something like 30 of the last 37 days, while fields […] (full story)

The EPA is soliciting public comment on a petition from several organizations to cancel remaining organophosphate insecticide registrations. OP’s are widely utilized in Tennessee row crop agriculture and are critical […] (full story)

Corn harvest operations are wrapping up for most producers across the area, with yield reports all over the board. Eastern portions of the area that were gracious enough to catch […] (full story)

A lot of rain dancing was going on leading up to last weekend’s long-awaited statewide rain event.  Some got a little more than they bargained for, and some got less […] (full story)

With harvesters in the field and Iraq in the market, it feels like progress. Of course, there is always hope that there will be more business from Iraq in the near […] (full story)

Introduction This paper builds on Ibendahl’s paper from last week of estimating corn yields in the U.S. The USDA collects the crop conditions each week for both corn and soybeans […] (full story)

CROP AND PEST SITUATION There are a few pockets (all sub-threshold) of cotton aphids, spider mites, a few bollworms, and Lygus in Hockley, Cochran, and Lamb counties. However, in the […] (full story)

Each week, I put out a request to crops educators and specialists from the University of Illinois to compile an update to share with the entire state. We hope you […] (full story)

It’s #FarmerFriday and time for you to meet Billy and Danny Minick from Preston, Ga! Billy and Danny’s farm is Minick Farms. They grow wheat, cotton, corn, and peanuts. The […] (full story)

Panama Canal Tentatively Schedules Locks’ Closure To Perform Maintenance Work On August 11, 17, 18, and 23, the Panama Canal Authority is closing the west lane of the Canal’s Gatun […] (full story)

This week, continuing our examination of four crises facing food and agriculture we turn our attention to what the executive director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, has described […] (full story)

Summary Weather and drought conditions varied widely in the contiguous U.S. this week. From the Desert Southwest and southern Colorado eastward into the Texas Panhandle, western Kansas, eastern Colorado, northern […] (full story)

In light of the trip being made across cotton to clean up the ongoing insect invasion, one of the common questions that comes up is about growth management. Another question […] (full story)

Russia’s unprovoked invasions of Ukraine sent already bullish wheat futures prices soaring earlier this year. However, the first grain vessel to leave Ukraine since Russia’s February invasion set sail on […] (full story)

The 2022 Hard Spring Wheat Tour sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council ended July 28 with a very positive outlook for the U.S. hard red spring (HRS) and durum crop. […] (full story)

In the past two weeks we have seen a $1.80 rally in six days that was set up by the long term swing point and making a slightly lower low after hitting 38.2% above causing a slingshot move higher. (full story)

The Charts below are natural support and resistance levels that are based on W.D. Gann's "Law of Vibration". (full story)

Peloton's unusual call volume for the Aug. 12 expiration implies investors believe the stock will move higher. Peloton said on Aug. 4 that it will announce its Q2 earnings on Aug. 25. So why the rush? (full story)

Amid escalating geopolitical tensions sparked in part from the prior week’s events, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve again as it navigates a perplexing economic situation. (full story)

Click to view report AMS_2062.pdf in PDF format (full story)


Since 2007, North and South Dakota have accounted for roughly 35% of U.S. corn and soybean prevent plant acres vs. 9% and 12%, respectively, of acres planted to corn and […] (full story)

The first release of the 2023 Illinois Crop Budgets is available on farmdoc. Costs are projected to increase in 2023 from 2022 levels. At projected cost levels, per bushel prices of $5.30 for […] (full story)

Financial Times writers Mehul Srivastava, Laura Pitel, Harry Dempsey and Emiko Terazono reported yesterday that, “Ukraine’s infrastructure minister has warned it will take months before grain exports from Odesa and neighbouring ports reach prewar... (full story)

Japanese beetles, Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are native to Asia.  This species was first detected in the early 1900s in New Jersey, but now occurs throughout many areas of the United States. […] (full story)

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Upside target around 153 4/32. (full story)

Downside target zone (2.6143-2.5129). (full story)

Resistance between 21.13 and 22.34. (full story)

Volume profile resistance ledge between 1817.30 and 1861.20. (full story)

Gold futures traded to a record high of $2072 in early March 2022 before turning lower and declining below the $1700 level. The all-time high led to a new low for 2022 and the lowest price since March 2021. It appears that gold reached a significant bottom in late July 2022, and the short-term trend has turned higher. (full story)

Click to view report AMS_1853.pdf in PDF format (full story)

What was the reason the stock market immediately sold off at 8:30 AM EST? Is the Federal government telling us the truth about not being in a recession, or are we heading into one with the upcoming decisions? (full story)

Click to view report AMS_1880.pdf in PDF format (full story)

Across the Corn Belt, moderate temperatures favor reproductive to filling summer crops, except in the middle Missouri Valley.  Later Friday, much of Nebraska and South Dakota—extending into western Iowa and southwestern Minnesota—should experience... (full story)

Click to view report AMS_2192.pdf in PDF format (full story)

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

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