To prevent the disruption of fuel supplies, the Biden administration ought to announce an emergency waiver soon for the sale of E15 throughout the summer, like it did last year, said an ethanol trade group on Thursday. “We ultimately need a federal... (full story)

The Biden administration cannot be trusted to spend tax dollars prudently, and Congress ought to block the USDA’s access to the $30 billion reserve fund it used to launch a climate mitigation initiative, said the chair of a House Appropriations... (full story)

Tomorrow's report can be as wild of a guess as the NCAA bracket card. You can have some things right, but other numbers are so wild they can throw everything off. Today we will walk through the data and charts and give you some expectations to watch for. (full story)

Silver is pointing to February highs, as we see it trading in a five-wave bullish impulse by Elliott wave theory. (full story)

by Jared Strong A bill that was widely derided for its potential to diminish the state’s acquisition of land for public parks and recreational trails did not survive a legislative deadline for further consideration this session. Senate File... (full story)

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We kickoff the day with Personal Income MoM, Personal Spending MoM, PCE Price Index YoY, and Core PCE Prices MoM & YoY at 7:30 A.M., Chicago PMI at 8:45 A.M., Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final, Michigan 5-Year Inflation Rate Final, Michigan Consumer Expectations Final, Michigan Current Conditions Final, and Michigan Inflation... (full story)

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RA_PY002 Raleigh, NC Friday, March 31, 2023 USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News N.C. BROILER-FRYERS: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North... (full story)

The petroleum markets are suffering from supply side blindness and the recent drop in oil prices is going to become a problem for the global economy. (full story)

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These are some of the levels to keep an eye on, into and after the report: (full story)

Across the Corn Belt, a major, late-season winter storm is producing snow and freezing rain across the far upper Midwest, leading to blizzard conditions in much of South Dakota and environs.  A sharp temperature gradient exists across the Midwest as... (full story)

NW_PY007 Atlanta, GA Fri. Mar 31, 2023 USDA Market News International: Weekly U.S./Canadian Live Poultry Slaughtered Under Inspection (Fri) Week ending 25-Mar-23 U.S. fowl slaughtered domestically Light... (full story)

John Deere production systems specialist for hay and forage Julia Romagnoli covers eastern Canada with a focus on dairy and livestock. She tells Brownfield Harvest Lab 3000 with Manure Sensing is a precision ag tool that takes away variability that... (full story)

COLUMBIA, SC Friday, March 31, 2023 South Carolina State Farmers Market - Prices to Growers Provided by: Specialty Crops Market News Federal State Market News Office Columbia, SC CA_FV001 Columbia Farmers Market - Wholesale prices paid to Growers until 9:00 a.m. for... (full story)

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of above-normal temperatures in the East, while cooler-than-normal conditions will cover areas along and west of a line from Texas to Wisconsin.  Meanwhile, above-normal precipitation... (full story)

by Jared Strong A state fund that protects farmers from losses when grain dealers and warehouses go bankrupt is poised to run out of money, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The state’s Grain Indemnity... (full story)

An agronomist who covers west-central Illinois suggests planters are few and far between. Matt Montgomery is with Pioneer. “If you drove through my area, I probably could put money on the table and bet you that you’re not going to... (full story)

For Friday, multiple areas—mainly in the Mississippi Valley as far north as Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri—are bracing for the possibility of severe thunderstorms, including damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.  Meanwhile, wintry... (full story)

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RA_FV001 Raleigh, NC-Summary of Farmers' Market Prices in North Carolina Provided by: Fruit & Vegetable Market News Office Federal-State Market News Office - Raleigh, NC Phone: 919-707-3156 Internet Address: http://www.ncagprices.org STATE FARMERS MARKET - RALEIGH,... (full story)

WA_LS718 Des Moines, IA Fri Mar 31, 2023 USDA Market News Canadian Livestock Prices and Federal Inspected Slaughter Figures Info for Week Ending March 24, 2023 Area: Alberta Direct Sales, 4% Shrink Slaughter Steers, mostly Choice and Select 1-3, 1300-1500 lbs ... (full story)

MB_FV195 BALTIMORE (JESSUP, MD) March 30, 2023 Provided by USDA Specialty Crop Market News Service Phone: (559) 977-6875 E-mail: IFMN@usda.gov APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD, PA, VA, WV) APPLES FOR PROCESSING. Website:... (full story)

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Did you know that flour isn’t a ready-to-eat product and it has to be cooked before being consumed? Karina Spencer, flour milling division vice president for Star of the West Milling says a new milling facility in Indiana will be the first of its... (full story)

Ahead of the Prospective Plantings report cotton is trading slightly weaker in old crop, and slightly higher in new crop. The cotton market rallied 56 to 89 points on Thursday in anticipation of much reduced 2023 acres. December futures stayed in a 131 point range for the day. Trader estimates... (full story)

Hog futures ended the day with 32 to 77 cent gains across most of the nearby contracts. April was still down by 32 cents at the bell. The National Average Afternoon Base Hog price for Thursday was 44 cents higher to $75.95. The CME Lean Hog Index was $76 flat... (full story)
HEJ23: 75.775 (-0.675), HEM23: 92.025 (+0.425), KMJ23: 81.450s (-0.400)

Front month cattle futures ended the session near their highs on 72c to $1.72 gains for the day. April and December cattle futures set new life of contract highs on Thursday. USDA confirmed 50k head of cash cattle trade on Thursday, with prices from $165 to $172. The bulk of... (full story)
LEJ23: 168.025 (+0.475), LEM23: 161.575 (+0.575), LEQ23: 160.850 (+0.500), GFJ23: 201.375 (+1.475), GFK23: 206.150 (+1.700)

AM wheat quotes are weaker across all markets so far with fractional to 5 cent losses across the markets. The hard red wheat futures stayed in the black on Thursday with a penny gain for HRW and 1 3/4 to 5 3/4 cent gains for HRS. Chicago futures on the... (full story)
ZWK23: 690-6 (-1-4), ZWN23: 702-2 (-2-2), ZWPAES.CM: 6.2982 (-0.0629), KEK23: 879-2 (+7-6), KEPAWS.CM: 8.4450 (+0.0770), MWK23: 881-6 (+2-0)

Early report day trading has bean futures fractionally to 3 1/2 cents higher. The overnight range kept beans mostly red within -6 1/2 to +4 3/4 cents (May). Thursday resulted in a mixed close in soybeans. Old crop was down 1 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents at the bell, while... (full story)
ZSK23: 1489-2 (+14-6), ZSPAUS.CM: 14.5647 (+0.1188), ZSN23: 1458-6 (+11-6), ZSQ23: 1412-2 (+11-4)

Positioning ahead of today’s USDA numbers has corn sitting near the overnight highs with fractional to 1 1/2 cent gains. The day ahead of the USDA reports left corn futures a penny to 4 cents in the red. May ended the 6 3/4 cent range session just 1 1/2 cents... (full story)
ZCK23: 652-4 (+3-0), ZCPAUS.CM: 6.5852 (+0.0283), ZCN23: 629-0 (+1-6), ZCU23: 577-2 (+0-4)

We analyze the premarket in conjunction with the moves in overseas markets (full story)
ESM23: 4,104.50 (+24.50), YMM23: 33,207 (+163), NQM23: 13,182.00 (+100.00), QRM23: 1,802.10 (+22.00)

AL_LS627 Las Cruces, NM Resumen Semanal de Importaci�n Departamento de Agricultura de Ganado de Mexico a Los Estados de Los Estados Unidos de Unidos de Norte America Norte America Noticias de... (full story)

AL_LS626 Las Cruces, N.M. Friday March 31, 2023 Mexico to TX. & NM. Weekly Feeder Cattle Import Summary Receipts EST: 19,000 Week ago Act: 20,498 Year ago Act: 14,492 Compared to last week, steer calves and yearlings sold 1.00-2.00... (full story)

The madness is only beginning Earlier this week EIA released energy stats from the month of December: for the first time in history, renewable diesel production surpassed that of traditional biodiesel in a meaningful way. This represents a turning point in history as we enter a new era in biomass-based... (full story)

The Chart of the Day belongs to the engineering and R&D software company Altair Engineering (ALTR) . I found the stock by using Barchart's powerful screening functions to find stocks with the highest technical buy signals, highest Weighted Alpha, superior current momentum and having a Trend Seeker buy signal then... (full story)
ALTR: 71.62 (+0.82)



An intensifying storm system will emerge from the central Rockies and cross the central Plains.  The storm should reach peak intensity Friday night while traversing the Great Lakes region.  A band of wind-driven snow will occur north of the storm’s... (full story)

AL_LS603 Las Cruces, NM Feeder Cattle March 31, 2023 Daily Import Total Sales March 30, 2023 Santa Teresa, NM. EST: 2500 Compared to Wednesday, steer calves and yearlings sold... (full story)

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Market volatility has dropped in the last two weeks as the banking crisis seems to be contained for now. Volatility as measure by the CBOE Volatility Index has dropped from 31 to 19 in that time. (full story)
WDAY: 204.31 (+4.26), SE: 86.98 (+0.36), SNOW: 148.29 (+6.18), NVDA: 274.40 (+0.57), CSCO: 51.66 (+0.23), INTU: 447.63 (+7.54), PANW: 197.41 (+3.84), LULU: 360.12 (+2.03), AVGO: 633.85 (+0.10), CRM: 198.63 (+2.03)

June S&P 500 futures (ESM23) are trending up +0.16% this morning after three major U.S. benchmark indices closed higher on Thursday as technology-related shares continued to shine, while investors braced for crucial inflation data for more clues on Federal Reserve’s next rate moves. (full story)
ESM23: 4,104.50 (+24.50), JD: 44.24 (-0.16), VORB: 0.1990 (-0.1411), DWAC: 14.05 (+0.99), RUM: 9.88 (+0.54), NKLA: 1.2350 (-0.1650), MCB: 31.33 (+5.97), PACB: 10.85 (+1.09)