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Alan Brugler

Mon, Apr 15th, 2024

Alan Brugler

Alan Brugler

Alan is an ag commodity industry icon, with over 1,700 speeches and presentations to ag and commodity audiences on his resume. He began Brugler Marketing and Management in 2002, following successful careers as a marketing educator, writer, and analyst at Data Transmission Network (DTN) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He is a guest technical analysis instructor for the Texas Master Marketer and Kansas State International Grains (IGP) program. 

 

Brugler Marketing provides fundamental and technical analysis of the commodities markets, risk management advice and consulting, training on the use of price risk management tools, and outlook and educational seminars for businesses and individuals involved in the food and agriculture sector worldwide. Brugler analysis and commentary is jointly produced by a team of analysts including Alan, Austin Schroeder, and Ryan Nielsen. 

Most Recent Stories

Corn Leaks Lower, USDA Confirms Speedy Early Planting Pace

Corn prices ended the Monday session with contracts 1 3/4 to 4 cents lower across the board. May never recovered from early weakness and closed with a 4 cent loss, while December was down 2 ¾ cents. ...

ZCK24 : 431-4s (-0.92%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.1358 (-0.86%)
ZCN24 : 444-2s (-0.67%)
ZCZ24 : 469-2s (-0.58%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.3740 (-0.62%)
Beans Drop Despite Record Crush

Bean futures fell anywhere from 5 ½ to 15 ¾ cents on Monday, as the front months felt the brunt of the impact. May was down 15 ¾, with November 9 cents in the red. Soymeal futures were back down $5.90...

ZMN24 : 339.6s (-1.31%)
ZLN24 : 46.01s (-0.95%)
ZSK24 : 1158-2s (-1.34%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.0428 (-1.40%)
ZSN24 : 1172-0s (-1.24%)
ZSX24 : 1167-2s (-0.77%)
ZSPX24US.CM : 11.0685 (-0.80%)
Hogs Mixed at the Close

Lean hogs posted mixed trade on Monday, with the front months 37 to 45 cents higher and other contracts down 10 to 67 cents. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was down 89 cents in the...

HEK24 : 94.325s (+0.48%)
HEN24 : 103.750s (-0.48%)
KMK24 : 101.400s (+0.15%)
Wheat Closes Lower, USDA Reports Lower Conditions

The wheat complex posted losses across the three exchanged on Monday. Kansas City was 2 ¾ to 6 ¼ cents lower on the session. Chicago contracts were fractionally to 4 ¼ cents lower at the close. MPLS...

ZWK24 : 551-6s (-0.76%)
ZWN24 : 567-4s (-0.57%)
KEK24 : 584-0s (-0.97%)
KEN24 : 580-6s (-1.06%)
MWK24 : 637-0s (-0.89%)
Cattle Try to Reverse Weakness With Monday Rally

Live cattle slipped off the midday highs into the close, but were still $1.40 to $2.37 higher on Monday. There have yet to be any delivery notices for April futures through Monday. Cash action was quiet...

LEJ24 : 180.300s (+0.78%)
LEM24 : 173.825s (+1.37%)
LEQ24 : 171.125s (+1.41%)
GFJ24 : 239.550s (+0.82%)
GFK24 : 238.000s (+1.62%)
GFQ24 : 249.775s (+1.74%)
Cotton Bounces on Monday

Cotton futures saw some strength on Monday, with futures up 16 to 62 points. Crude oil closed with just a 3 cent gain, as Israel signaled possible retaliation over the weekend’s strike from Iran. The...

CTK24 : 82.93s (+0.38%)
CTN24 : 85.15s (+0.66%)
CTZ24 : 80.57s (+0.57%)
Corn Heading Lower on Monday

Corn futures are showing midday weakness on Monday, as the board is down 3 to 4 cents across most front months. May is down 4 cents, with new crop December 3 ¼ cents in the red. USDA reported a private...

ZCK24 : 431-4s (-0.92%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.1358 (-0.86%)
ZCN24 : 444-2s (-0.67%)
ZCZ24 : 469-2s (-0.58%)
ZCPZ24US.CM : 4.3740 (-0.62%)
Hogs Mixed on Monday

Lean hogs are showing a slight bounce in the nearbys on Monday, with May up 15 cents and June up 22. Other contracts are down 55 cents to $1.10. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price not...

HEK24 : 94.325s (+0.48%)
HEN24 : 103.750s (-0.48%)
KMK24 : 101.400s (+0.15%)
Cattle Shoot Higher on Monday

Live cattle are recovering from last Friday’s drop, as contracts are up $1.60 to $2.85 on Monday so far. Cash trade last week was reported @ $182 in the South, a $2 drop on the week, with Northern action...

LEJ24 : 180.300s (+0.78%)
LEM24 : 173.825s (+1.37%)
LEQ24 : 171.125s (+1.41%)
GFJ24 : 239.550s (+0.82%)
GFK24 : 238.000s (+1.62%)
GFQ24 : 249.775s (+1.74%)
Beans Falling at Midday

Midday action in the bean market has prices holding the morning losses, with contracts down 9to 14 ½ cents across most contracts. May is leading the charge lower, with 14 ½ cent losses, with November...

ZMN24 : 339.6s (-1.31%)
ZLN24 : 46.01s (-0.95%)
ZSK24 : 1158-2s (-1.34%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.0428 (-1.40%)
ZSN24 : 1172-0s (-1.24%)
ZSX24 : 1167-2s (-0.77%)
ZSPX24US.CM : 11.0685 (-0.80%)

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