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Grains were able to close in the green on Tuesday. Livestock were mixed with lean hogs higher, live and feeder cattle lower. Brian Splitt, Ag Market.Net, looks at the reasons why grains were insulated from the outside market sell off. Part of the reason being traders are hesitant to build short positions given the fact Chinese importers now have tariff exemptions that may prompt buying anytime.

Splitt also looks at the current market cycle and how previous contracts have acted just ahead of a WASDE report. That may be why it’s a good time to consider marketing some grain on the farm.

Listen to Splitt’s full comments right here:

Monday’s grains rallied into the close with the exception Chicago wheat. Troy Nielson of Smart Yield joins the Fontanelle Final Bell to discuss why we may have seen such a rally following last week’s sell off. Over the weekend China was suppose to start issuing tariff waivers for US products and commodities. Traders will be eagerly awaiting print from USDA that China is in the market to buy.

Nielson also touches on the importance of forming a marketing plan for the farm. Nielson calls March the month to get a plan in place with targets ready if the market rallies during planting or the growing season. Hear his full comments below.