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DTN Cotton Close: The ‘Fiber of Our Lives’ Took a Wild Ride on Last Trade Day of 2016

DTN Cotton Close: The ‘Fiber of Our Lives’ Took a Wild Ride on Last Trade Day of 2016

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Dec 30, 2016

U.S. export commitments widened the lead over year-ago bookings to 3.436 million RB and reached 73% of the USDA estimate. Unpriced mill on-call position jumped 28,941 lots across the board. Cotton futures took something of a wild ride on the

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DTN Livestock Close: Widely Mixed in Light Trade Volume

DTN Livestock Close: Widely Mixed in Light Trade Volume

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Dec 30, 2016

For the most part, the cattle complex closed lower with triple-digit losses dominating the feeder trade. Conversely, lean hog contracts settled higher with nearby issues surging ahead of deferreds.   GENERAL COMMENTS: Light-to-moderate cash cattle trading surfaced Friday with the

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DTN Grain Close: Sayonara, 2016

DTN Grain Close: Sayonara, 2016

👤From DTN 🕔Dec 30, 2016

As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s ironic to note that grains closed the last day of the year opposite what annual percent change studies show. Corn and wheat finished higher for the day, but down for the year, while

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California Walnuts: 4 Considerations For NOW Management In 2017

California Walnuts: 4 Considerations For NOW Management In 2017

👤By Emily J. Symmes, Sacramento Valley Area IPM Advisoand Statewide IPM Program, U. of California 🕔Dec 30, 2016

Now that the 2016 season has come and gone, it is a good time to reflect on pest management issues and use information learned to improve our IPM program in the coming year. Navel orangeworm (NOW) appeared to be a

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DTN Livestock Midday: Light Pre-Holiday Trade

DTN Livestock Midday: Light Pre-Holiday Trade

👤By Rick Kment DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Dec 30, 2016

Extremely light pre-holiday trade volume has allowed for livestock markets to shift in a wide price range. Triple-digit losses are seen in most cattle futures due primarily to the lack of trade volume and market interest before the long holiday

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Farm Taxes: Partnership and Land; Non-Cash Wages; Like-Kind Exchange – DTN

Farm Taxes: Partnership and Land; Non-Cash Wages; Like-Kind Exchange – DTN

👤By Andy Biebl DTN Tax Columnist 🕔Dec 30, 2016

QUESTION We have been following your column for years. We have a Limited Liability Company (LLC) that contains all of our farms and one of my stock accounts. We formed it many years ago to protect the land from potential

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Ag Outlook Still Tough Despite Strong Exports – Fed Reserve Bank

Ag Outlook Still Tough Despite Strong Exports – Fed Reserve Bank

👤By Cortney Cowley, Economist and Matt Clark, Assistant Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Dec 30, 2016

Some agricultural commodity prices in the U.S. got a boost from exports over the summer, but elevated exports seemed to only keep prices for some commodities from dropping further. Low commodity prices in late 2016 have put downward pressure on

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DTN Grain Midday: Trading is Light as the Year Wraps Up

DTN Grain Midday: Trading is Light as the Year Wraps Up

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Dec 30, 2016

  General Comments The U.S. stock market indices are slow and lower with the Dow futures down 5. The interest rate products are higher. The dollar index is 58 lower. Energies are lower with crude down 0.20. Livestock is mixed.

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Farm Estate Plan: Big Change in CRP Program Benefits Next Generation

Farm Estate Plan: Big Change in CRP Program Benefits Next Generation

👤By Kent Politsch, USDA 🕔Dec 30, 2016

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam today (Dec. 29, 3016) announced that beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer

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Cotton: Stoneville Launches Legacy Club To Recognize High-Yielding Growers

Cotton: Stoneville Launches Legacy Club To Recognize High-Yielding Growers

👤From a press release 🕔Dec 30, 2016

Signup is now open for the new Stoneville Legacy Club, which celebrates the history of Stoneville and growers who make 3-plus bales with Stoneville varieties. Growers qualifying for the Legacy Club and who also attend their local Legacy Club event have a

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