Sometimes There Is No "Right" Answer

Mar 19 8:17pm AgWeb
Sometimes planting perfection isn't cost effective.
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The Expense of Planting Perfectly

Mar 19 8:17pm AgWeb
Sometimes planting perfection isn't cost effective.
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Daily analysis of major pairs for March 20, 2017

Mar 19 8:08pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
The EUR/USD went north last week – just as it was predicted. Although the market went south on Monday and Tuesday, it went northward in the last few days...
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March Wk 4 Futures Technical Alert

Mar 19 6:56pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
In this issue we review ZL, CC, DX, EMD, GC, HG, HO, OJ, and TF.
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The US Raises Interest Rates and the Canadian Dollar Goes Up What is Going On?

Mar 19 12:28pm Markets – Real Agriculture
Markets move up and down on news, anticipation and results. The currency market has some somewhat predictable drivers of the value of a given country’s currency. This past week, the United States Federal Reserve raised interest rates 0.25\% and the impact in the Canadian Dollar value against the US dollar was a head scratcher. Although... Read more »...
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Commodities Technical Analysis, March 20th March 24th

Mar 19 5:33am Commodity Blog
The technical analysis, that includes the indicators’ data and major pivot points for WTI Oil, Gold, Silver and Copper as traded on spot market as of March 19th, 2017:…...
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Coffee - Week 12 Seasonality Snapshot

Mar 18 12:03pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
A seasonality snapshot for coffee for Week 12 based on price data from the years 1980 - 2016.
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Green Corn Futures and Beer This Week in the Grain Markets

Mar 18 10:32am Markets – Real Agriculture
Grain markets cruised through the St. Patrick’s Day week with not a whole lot of luck as a pot of mostly bearish news was found by the time the green beer started to get poured. Oats and corn were the only grains to celebrate the week in the green, up 1.6\% and 0.95\% respectively, with... Read more »...
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Basking In The Sunshine: Google Could Drive Consumer Solar Growth

Mar 18 10:13am Commodities
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s Google is betting heavily on sunshine with its Project Sunroof. As environmental issues take the center stage, alternative clean energy sources such as solar energy are gaining traction. And Google isn't one to pass off a promising opportunity. Having started the project in August 2015, Google sees this avenue as providing it with the leeway to leverage its expansive data in mapping and computing resources to help calculate the best solar plan for consumers. Founded by Google engineer Carl Elkin, the project's stated purpose is "mapping the planet's solar potential, one roof at a time." Solar Potential Joel Conkling, the product manager overseeing Google's solar initiative, outlined the insights the company gained through the analysis of 60 million buildings nationwide in a March 1 blog post. These were the findings in nutshell: 79 percent of all rooftops assessed were technically viable or had an unshaded area for setting up solar panels. The viability percentage varies between states, with Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico having the highest viability of over 90 percent. However, states like Pennsylvania, Maine and Minnesota have just above 60 percent viability. Among ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Gulke: All Eyes Locked On Plantings and Weather

Mar 18 5:00am AgWeb
The market has discounted South American crops and turned its attention to March 31 and beyond, says Jerry Gulke of the Gulke Group.
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The Bottom Line: Why More Variable Costs is Good

Mar 18 3:54am AgWeb
The past three years have been tough. While expenses have come down some, it hasn’t been at the pace of grain prices.
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DIY Tech Expertise Helps Shave Costs

Mar 18 3:50am AgWeb
From an automatic gate entry to an airplane, this South Dakota farmer makes it all...
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Be Good Stewards

Mar 18 3:49am AgWeb
Are you, your neighbors ready for dicamba?...
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Cow Herd Numbers Continue Up

Mar 18 3:49am AgWeb
Average profit expected to drop to $45 per cow in 2017 ...
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Ag Mergers on Track

Mar 18 3:36am AgWeb
Though some regulators have yet to weigh in, companies expect to close this year...
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Who Owns the Waters of the Deep?

Mar 18 3:28am AgWeb
Groundwater future hangs in Supreme Court balance...
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Machinery Journal

Mar 18 3:21am AgWeb
Preview of new machinery...
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Opportunities Despite Tough Market

Mar 18 3:21am AgWeb
Ready to step up productivity, the ag industry gathered in San Antonio, Texas, for the annual Commodity  Classic. ...
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All Roads Lead Home

Mar 18 3:16am AgWeb
What do this engineer, builder and zoologist have in common?...
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Machinery Pete: The $100,000 Question

Mar 18 3:08am AgWeb
You have $100,000 to spend on a used tractor. What could you buy for that money?...
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Editor's Notebook: We'll All Need Patience

Mar 18 3:03am AgWeb
Farmers have always struck me as positive people; otherwise, how could you plant a new crop every year?...
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Wheat Journal

Mar 18 2:24am AgWeb
Figuring out the optimum nitrogen (N) rate is no easy feat thanks to year-to-year and field-to-field variability. ...
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Missouri Legislature Passes Regulations for Herbicide Use

Mar 17 10:59pm AgWeb
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill increasing a fine for illegally using herbicides that damage other farmers' crops.
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IHC 1206 Tractor Values

Mar 17 10:06pm AgWeb
Machinery Pete looks at values on IHC 1206 tractors...
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E-Mini S&P 500: Quadruple Witching!

Mar 17 5:49pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
E-Mini S&P 500: Quadruple Witching!...
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Paragon Investments' Futures File: USDA & Housing

Mar 17 5:41pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
This week's headlines were dominated by the Trump budget proposal and a sharp rise in housing starts.
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Thinking Green

Mar 17 5:18pm AgWeb
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, with green themes abounding. You can get green beer, green pancakes, and pinched in some circles if you aren’t wearing green. There are also associations with leprechauns and pots of gold tied to this Irish themed holiday. We can of course, tie pots of gold to any marketing c [...]...
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Canola School: U.S.-First Biofuel Policy Could Boost Canadian Canola Demand

Mar 17 5:10pm Markets – Real Agriculture
President Trump’s U.S.-first biofuel policy could be bullish for Canadian canola demand, according to the president of Chicago-based Ag Resource Company. As Dan Basse explains in this market-themed Canola School episode, the United States imported about two million tonnes of B100 biodiesel from Argentina last year, offering a dollar/gallon tax credit for it. “A lot... Read more »...
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Controversy Churns Amid Wisconsin's Irish Butter Ban

Mar 17 4:38pm AgWeb
In butter-loving Wisconsin, a ban on Irish butter has sparked a fight.
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FJCTV: Calculating How Many Pounds of Seed Per Acre

Mar 17 4:32pm AgWeb
One thing wheat growers think a lot about during planting is the how many pounds of seed they’ll need to put down per acre.
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Bitcoin Price Falls Due to Concerns on Legal Stances in EU and China

Mar 17 3:43pm Commodity Blog
The price of Bitcoin declined on Friday, sending the virtual currency for its second day of losses as concerns grew …...
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Treasury Market Futures Underperforming the News

Mar 17 3:24pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
February industrial production was unchanged, which compares to expectations of up .2\% and February capacity utilization was 75.4\%, when 75.5\% was anticipated.
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Pete's Pick of the Week: 1972 John Deere 4320

Mar 17 2:59pm AgWeb
This tractor featured a narrow front end and had 10,000 hours. ...
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Is 90 Million the Magic Number?

Mar 17 2:38pm AgWeb
Producers and grain marketers alike are anxiously awaiting USDA’s Planting Intentions report on March 31. Will soybeans reach the rumored 90-million-acre mark? Maybe. ...
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Soybeans Closed Lower Amid Light Fund Liquidation

Mar 17 2:38pm AgWeb
LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight\_player\_631742'); Pro Farmer's Brian Grete provides closing market commentary.
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Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Rises 40 Points; Caladrius Biosciences Shares Surge After Q4 Results

Mar 17 2:30pm Commodities
Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.20 percent to 20,975.31 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.19 percent to 5,912.22. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.17 percent to 2,385.46. Leading and Lagging Sectors Non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares climbed 0.89 percent in trading on Friday. In trading on Friday, financial shares fell 0.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI), down 18 percent, and GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC), down 9 percent. Top Headline Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter. Tiffany reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $1.45 per share on revenue of $1.23 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.22 billion. For fiscal 2017, Tiffany expects sales to increase in low-single digits and by a mid-single-digit percentage on a constant-exchange-rate basis. The company projects FY2017 ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Surviving Cattle From Wildfire at Risk of Laminitis

Mar 17 2:22pm AgWeb
While thousands of cattle died in last week’s wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, those also hit hard by fire are the surviving beef cattle. ...
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On the Misuse of Trading Psychology

Mar 17 2:19pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Although trading psychology is an important factor in successful trading, it often distracts from the important thought-work that underlies the entire process. This article addresses this matter.
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Do You Know How to R.E.L.A.X.?

Mar 17 1:36pm AgWeb
Learn about a new helpful acronym and other valuable advice from the editors at Top Producer magazine.
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Trump's Budget Blueprints Signal Need for Perdue Confirmation

Mar 17 1:29pm AgWeb
Lawmakers and stakeholders are sifting through the President Trump’s budget blueprint, getting an idea of the administration’s priorities. ...
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P&KToday: Missouri MAP Presses Phosphate Higher

Mar 17 1:27pm AgWeb
Potash and phosphate continued higher this week.
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Stress Test Financials To Survive The Volatility Ahead

Mar 17 1:16pm AgWeb
 Although nobody has a magic eight ball, there’s one way farmers can have a good idea of what could happen in the future: stress testing. ​...
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Farm Fuels in Focus: Diesel Steady as Propane Falls

Mar 17 1:01pm AgWeb
The propane game may be changing, but this week prices slid lower.
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Corn Boosted By Export Demand

Mar 17 12:55pm AgWeb
Corn rebounded from early losses to finish higher this week on support from export demand.
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YENUSD May Have Rally Ahead...

Mar 17 12:48pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
YENUSD May Have Rally Ahead...
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Lean Hogs - NEXT WEEK

Mar 17 12:40pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Break below 20 day average & Neckline...
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Dovish Fed Helps Gold Post Best Weekly Gain Since February

Mar 17 12:38pm Commodity Blog
A dovish Federal Reserve, a weaker US dollar, higher inflation concerns, and uncertainty over US President Donald Trump‘s policies have all …...
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Outlook: What the Market is Telling You

Mar 17 12:34pm AgWeb
During this time of year, it’s often difficult to make decisions. Use the following guidelines and tools to help get through this period. ...
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2017-03-20 Week - Gold - AUD - Share Market Pullback Expected - Investing in The Future

Mar 17 12:25pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
A share market pullback is expected, even if the week has the potential to be slow. Gold and AUD, in brief. Investing in the future technologies.
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Investing In Dreams

Mar 17 12:12pm InsideFutures.com Commentary
Thorium. LFTR. Power storage. Solar farming. Space mining. Space exploration. Space colonization.
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Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Turn Negative; AveXis Shares Spike Higher

Mar 17 12:08pm Commodities
Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.04 percent to 20,926.33 while the NASDAQ declined 0.12 percent to 5,893.72. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.07 percent to 2,379.73. Leading and Lagging Sectors Non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares climbed 0.53 percent in trading on Friday. In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell 0.46 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO), down 21 percent, and Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), down 7 percent. Top Headline Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter. Tiffany reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $1.45 per share on revenue of $1.23 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.22 billion. For fiscal 2017, Tiffany expects sales to increase in low-single digits and by a mid-single-digit percentage on a constant-exchange-rate basis. The company projects FY2017 EPS to rise by a high-single-digit ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Global Trade of U.S. Meat

Mar 17 12:05pm AgWeb
The increased role of trade in the last decade for beef, pork and poultry highlights the importance of trade to all the meat markets. ...
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The Trouble With China's State-Run Corn Stockpile

Mar 17 12:02pm AgWeb
While China’s  agricultural  output has surged along with its robust economic growth, state-run stockpiles are overwhelming demand and prompting the government to reevaluate costly buying programs intended to bolster food security. ...
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August Cattle - Seasonal Top

Mar 17 11:47am InsideFutures.com Commentary
August - June - April charts...
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Futures Lag Cash Cattle Gains

Mar 17 11:43am AgWeb
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Where Sustainability and Technology Collide

Mar 17 11:24am AgWeb
Field to Market recently announced it is now able to integrate sustainability metrics and algorithms of its Fieldprint Platform with several leading precision ag and farm management software programs. This represents one of several moves the group hopes will help meet its ambitious goal of 50 milli [...]...
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MarketWatch: Cash HRW Wheat Prices Rise From Week Ago

Mar 17 11:23am AgWeb
Our MarketWatch table features monthly and quarterly price outlooks, along with weekly prices for a wide range of ag markets.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day. The Corn & Ethanol Report 03/17/17

Mar 17 11:04am InsideFutures.com Commentary
We are marching towards a new dance as investors monitor Brazilian farmer’s plantings of their second Corn crop, known as safrinha, which is 5\% ahead of the average pace. Safrinha accounts for 67\%of the country’s total output. The planting progress in Brazil compares to the 3rd or 4th week...
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How Gut Bacteria Can Improve Swine Production

Mar 17 11:02am AgWeb
Microbiology may not be what comes to mind initially when you think about pork production practices, but recent research may hold the key to making changes based on the veterinary feed directive regulation.
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Warm, Dry Weather Lingers over Nation's Midsection

Mar 17 11:02am AgWeb
A cooler trend is expected to follow a very warm weekend on the Plains.
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