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Rice: Arkansas Farmer Visits Southeast Asia, Views Crop from Field to Barge

Rice: Arkansas Farmer Visits Southeast Asia, Views Crop from Field to Barge

👤By Robert Petter, USA Rice 🕔Jan 12, 2018

My wife, Karen, and I are just back from a vacation, not a business trip, on a Mekong River cruise through Cambodia, plus a week in northern Viet Nam prior to the cruise and a few days in Ho Chi

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Rose on Cotton: Latest Market Action Supported By Outside Factors

Rose on Cotton: Latest Market Action Supported By Outside Factors

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Report 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The bulls returned to the winner’s circle this week in spectacular fashion, with the March contract gaining 367 points while trading as high as 664 points on last week’s settlement at its intraweek high. The Mar – May spread finished

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DTN Livestock Close: Late-Week Profit-Taking Lifts Cattle Futures Higher

DTN Livestock Close: Late-Week Profit-Taking Lifts Cattle Futures Higher

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The cattle complex closed the week with a last minute round of short-covering, causing feeders to gain somewhat on live counterparts. Lean hog issues settled mostly higher, supported by short-covering and generally positive fundamentals. GENERAL COMMENTS The cash cattle trade

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Western Rice Belt Conference, Texas Rice Council Annual Meeting, El Campo, Jan. 17

Western Rice Belt Conference, Texas Rice Council Annual Meeting, El Campo, Jan. 17

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Registration for the conference will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the main program to begin at 8:10 a.m.  After

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Texas: Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference, El Campo, Jan. 16

Texas: Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference, El Campo, Jan. 16

👤 By Corrie Bowen, Texas AgriLife County Extension Agent 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The 25th annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Kicking off with registration at 8:00am,  the program will begin at 8:25 am and should conclude around

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Proposed Senate Bill Would Limit Venue for Companies Filing Bankruptcy – DTN

Proposed Senate Bill Would Limit Venue for Companies Filing Bankruptcy – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 12, 2018

On Oct. 11, 2008, one of the nation’s largest ethanol producers, VeraSun Energy, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The action left thousands of farmers who sold corn to the South Dakota company’s ethanol plants at a loss.   What compounded

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Global Markets: Cotton – 2017/18 World Forecast Has Been a Bumpy Ride

Global Markets: Cotton – 2017/18 World Forecast Has Been a Bumpy Ride

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

USDA’s global forecast for the 2017/18 marketing year has seen several interesting developments since the first release in May of last year. World production is now up nearly 7 percent since May to just over 120 million bales. Production forecasts

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Global Markets: Oilseeds – China Key to Slow Pace of U.S. Soybean Exports

Global Markets: Oilseeds – China Key to Slow Pace of U.S. Soybean Exports

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The pace of U.S. soybean exports continues to lag behind last year. Accumulated soybean exports through late December, as reported in the January 5 U.S. Export Sales report, show a 14 percent decline in trade since September 1. This is

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Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh 2017 Imports at Near Record

Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh 2017 Imports at Near Record

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Bangladesh’s smaller rice production in 2017 triggered a surge in rice imports at the end of the year, causing global rice exports to swell. With near-record imports, it became the world’s third largest rice importer in 2017. This is a

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Global Markets: Wheat – Black Sea Region Gains Market Share from Traditional Exporters

Global Markets: Wheat – Black Sea Region Gains Market Share from Traditional Exporters

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The traditional major wheat exporters are Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU), and the United States, but in recent years the Black Sea region–Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine – has emerged as a strong player in the global wheat market. Wheat

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