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Rose on Cotton: Wet Weather Holding Planters Back; Watch Dec Contract

Rose on Cotton: Wet Weather Holding Planters Back; Watch Dec Contract

👤Louis W Rose IV, Rose Commodity Group 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The bulls took a break this week with the ICE July and Dec contracts giving back 46 and 34 points on the week, respectively. The July – Dec straddle finished the week at a 425 point inversion, down just slightly

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Tobacco: Despite Rain, Planting Makes Good Progress

Tobacco: Despite Rain, Planting Makes Good Progress

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Torrential rains on the night of April 24 and the following morning brought field work to a halt and lead to extensive flooding in most of the flue-cured area of N.C.

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Arkansas Rice: Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average; Growers Hope to Avoid Rainfall Woes

Arkansas Rice: Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average; Growers Hope to Avoid Rainfall Woes

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Even in the best of years, the need for “just enough, not too much” rainfall is a tough tightrope to walk for row crop farmers throughout Arkansas and beyond. But in this year, with profit margins for rice already thin

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Mississippi Peanuts: Strong Market Supports Acreage Uptick

Mississippi Peanuts: Strong Market Supports Acreage Uptick

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Many Mississippi peanut growers are just now planting this year’s crop, but their acreage will likely be increased over the amount cultivated in recent years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects 44,000 acres of peanuts will be planted this year,

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Georgia Packing Operation Fetches $6.1 Mln. In Bank Auction

Georgia Packing Operation Fetches $6.1 Mln. In Bank Auction

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The packing house, land and equipment formerly used in the produce operations for Plantation Sweets sold this week for $6.1 million in two bank-ordered auctions. The assets were a major part of a large Georia growing and packing operation that produced Vidalia onions and

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Rice Market: Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S., Mexican Industries

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Apr 28, 2017

A delegation of U.S. rice industry leaders has wrapped up a series of successful meetings in Mexico City with all segments of the Mexican rice industry against the backdrop of heightened tension and uncertainty for the future of the North

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DTN Cotton Close: Rallies Off Nine-Session Low to Finish Higher

DTN Cotton Close: Rallies Off Nine-Session Low to Finish Higher

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Apr 28, 2017

July finished modestly lower for the week and slightly higher for the month. Mills added 1,113 lots to their total unpriced on-call position. U.S. Far East premium widened a bit. Cotton futures rallied off a nine-session low in most-active July

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DTN Grain Close: Wheat Holds Firm Into the Weekend

DTN Grain Close: Wheat Holds Firm Into the Weekend

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Apr 28, 2017

While there are plenty of weather concerns for all three crops heading into the weekend, trading was generally quiet and results were mixed on Friday. Corn and soybeans ended modestly lower while all three wheats finished a little higher.  

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Peanut Stocks Just Over 3B Pounds; Utilization Up 2%

Peanut Stocks Just Over 3B Pounds; Utilization Up 2%

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on March 31, 2017 totaled 3.09 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 3.80 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 2.34 billion pounds of actual farmer stock. Shelled peanuts on hand

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USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 20.4 cents per pound for the week ending April 22, up 0.3 cent from the previous week. Marketings of all farmer stock peanuts for the week ending April 22

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