Illinois Farm Bureau president Rich Guebert has spent the last 10 years representing Illinois farmers on a state, national, and global stage. Throughout his term, he’s met with two sitting Presidents, two Secretaries of Agriculture, and the Speaker of the U.S. House.  “I’m going to be forever grateful that I... (full story)

Illinois Farm Bureau members are preparing for policy debate. President Rich Guebert says regardless of the policy issue, there’s one topic that remains top of mind for members.  “Property rights have been the holy grail of everything,” he says.  “Going back to the first years of Farm Bureau.  It’s really... (full story)

Wisconsin Farm Bureau members are reflecting on a successful year and setting new policy goals for 2024. President Kevin Krenz told more than one thousand members attending their annual meeting many important issues still need to be addressed at the federal, state, and local levels. “Issues like labor, the farm... (full story)

Photo L-R: Ethan Jackowski, Kaitlyn Riley Kesler, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Kevin Krentz, Syndney Flick, Nate Zimdars Wisconsin Farm Bureau recognized four influential members during their 104th Annual Conference Sunday. Nate Zimdars of Dane County was selected the winner of the 2023 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Agriculturalist Discussion... (full story)

This week we have plenty of economic data on the employment front and some energy news worth keeping an eye on. (full story)
SPY: 459.10 (+2.70), AZO: 2,641.75 (+31.82), GME: 15.30 (+0.75), DG: 134.69 (+3.57)

The recent highs on 11/14/23 and 11/21/23 both hit 78.6% back to the 7/24/23 high at 28.80 and when we follow the ONE44 78.6% rule we know that,... (full story)
ZSH24: 1334-4 (-11-0), SOYB: 27.98 (-0.27)

Apple stock is stuck in a trading range. This is good for near-term expiring covered call option plays and out-of-the-money short put plays. Investors can make extra income with these trades. (full story)

BANGOR, Maine – As periods of rain create a soggy end to the weekend across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the same system will become a fairly impactful winter storm for northern New England into the start of the workweek. HOW TO WATCH FOX WEATHER Periods of rain are sweeping through... (full story)

Looking at how farmer length is impacting the world cash corn markets, an update on China's demand outlook, possible premature exuberance in the outside markets and more (full story)

This auto parts stock under $5 has doubled in 2023, and the CEO just bought a big block of shares. Should you scoop up this small-cap powerhouse for more 2024 upside? (full story)

SEATTLE – The Pacific Northwest is on alert for potential flooding and avalanches as a series of atmospheric river storms slam the region with heavy rain and mountain snow this week. It was a wet and snowy start to the weekend across the region, with several inches of snow falling... (full story)

The cash dairy markets had something unusual happen at the end of the week.  Cheese blocks and barrels were selling for the same price. Katie Burgess with Ever.ag tells Brownfield there’s a reason blocks came down, eliminating the spread between the prices. “We talked about it, and it seems like... (full story)

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Geopolitics could lead to a continued de-globalization of global trade flows in the next few years, as political and other non-trade issues create barriers. In this interview, Doug Christie, an ex-Cargill agribusiness executive and author of the newsletter Agricultural Commodities Focus, takes us through what that could mean for agricultural markets, and how market participants might prepare for this. (full story)

MUNICH, Germany – Photos and videos showed snow blanketing parts of southern Germany, where travel was ground to a halt due to the inclement weather. Nearly 17 inches fell in some parts of the Munich area, according to the German Weather Service. Officials at the Munich Airport stated Saturday that... (full story)

Coffee decisively broke downward resistance in early November, digested the gains throughout the month and then rocketed higher 8.5% last week. Coffee has been in a downtrend since this time last year, and I expect the recent highs to put a cap on the advance in the short term. (full story)

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Tsunami warnings have been issued for parts of the coastal Philippines after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the southeastern coast Saturday night, according to the USGS. The quake struck at 10:37 p.m. local time Saturday night, or 9:37 a.m. ET, near the province of Surigao... (full story)

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A bridge collapse in Iowa led to some fertilizer and diesel spilling into a river. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the collapse occurred Friday morning on a private drive and it caused a fertilizer spreader to enter the Tarkio River near Stanton. The operator was extricated from the... (full story)

Cattle volatility remains elevated (full story)

It's been a tough year for solar stocks in 2023, but First Solar could be a compelling buy at current levels. Here's why. (full story)
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Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, and there are only 29 days left in the year. Start your day with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever... (full story)

NEW ORLEANS – Torrential rains are drenching the Gulf Coast, providing much-needed relief to an area suffering from drought. However, in New Orleans, the heavy rainfall has been too much of a good thing. Flash Flood Warnings were in effect through mid-Saturday morning in the Big Easy as a band... (full story)

A new supply chain problem could further reduce fluid milk consumption in schools.   Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has called on the USDA to investigate the shortage of paperboard gable-top milk cartons commonly used for school meal programs.   Schumer’s letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says schools... (full story)

One of Wall Street's most beloved seasonal trends is coming to town. We explore what it is, whether one seems likely this year, and who should give this concept the time of day. (full story)

Oil prices have gone through wild swings throughout the year. Looking ahead, what is the outlook for oil in 2024? We turn to Bruce Liegel, a macro fund manager whose Global Macro Playbook newsletter is aimed at money managers and traders, for a deep dive into the oil market. (full story)

The commodities market plays a pivotal role in the agricultural economy, providing a platform for participants to manage risk, discover prices, and facilitate trade. Two key players in this market are hedgers and speculators, and each serves a distinct role. In this interview, we talked to Doug Christie, an ex-Cargill agribusiness executive and author of Agricultural Commodities Focus, for a deep dive on the differences between these players and their importance for the market. (full story)

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WRANGELL, Alaska – The death toll from a landslide that buried homes and a highway outside of Wrangell, Alaska, last month has risen to five after officials said crews recovered the body of a 65-year-old man from the debris. The Alaska Department of Public Safety said the landslide south of... (full story)

Cattle Collapse and will Continue to - Soybeans Heading to $13.00 on the way to $11.50... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 01-DEC-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)

PHOENIX Shipping Point Prices as of 01-DEC-2023 Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal - State Market News... (full story)

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In this compelling 5 minute video, Jim shows us the flow of how the oceans drive the weather "in every which way" for many crops (full story)

Corn closed the last trade day of the week with 1 ½ to 2 cent gains, leaving the March contract at a net 2 ¼ cent gain for the week. March corn finished the month of November with a net 10 ¼ cent loss. The Dec/Dec spread was back below... (full story)
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