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Cleveland on Cotton: “Polyester Pollution” Helped Keep Cotton in Historical Price Range – DTN

Cleveland on Cotton: “Polyester Pollution” Helped Keep Cotton in Historical Price Range – DTN

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The declining health of the cotton bull continues to draw discussion, but symptoms are few as he made an impressive stand on the week. The new crop December contract established a new  life of contract high on the week, 75.64

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Corn Prices: The Seasonal Rule Helps Navigate Price Volatility – DTN

Corn Prices: The Seasonal Rule Helps Navigate Price Volatility – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Mar 15, 2017

In case you missed last week’s article, “Lessons From Crude Oil,” the short version is that too much focus on ending stocks can be deceiving because prices respond more to the movement of supplies being added to or subtracted from

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Cotton: Boll Weevil Still a Problem? New Bt Protein Targets and Kills – DTN

Cotton: Boll Weevil Still a Problem? New Bt Protein Targets and Kills – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Brazilian scientists have successfully inserted a Bt protein into cotton plants to target and kill the cotton boll weevil (CBW). The boll weevil was a major cotton pest in the U.S. in the 20th century before the successful Boll Weevil

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Corn, Soybeans: Large South American Crop Forecasts Place Pressure on Prices

Corn, Soybeans: Large South American Crop Forecasts Place Pressure on Prices

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest future prices moved sharply lower after the release of the USDA March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on March 9. December corn futures closed on March 10 at $3.87 per bushel, while November soybean

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WASDE: Corn, Soybean, Wheat Stocks Up in Production and Demand – DTN

WASDE: Corn, Soybean, Wheat Stocks Up in Production and Demand – DTN

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Heading into Thursday’s round of USDA Supply and Demand reports, the talk was whether USDA would take a small steps approach to possible South American production changes or go all in. In the flash of a micro-second, it was revealed

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Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Tim Burrack kept moving from session to session at the USDA Outlook Forum looking for some light at the end of the tunnel for commodity farmers.    Whether it was income forecasts or the growing production strength in South America,

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Trade War with Mexico – U.S. Farmers Would Take a Hard Hit – DTN

Trade War with Mexico – U.S. Farmers Would Take a Hard Hit – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Feb 23, 2017

When it comes to contentious U.S. relations with Mexico, Presidents James K. Polk and Donald J. Trump could turn out to be the perfect bookends.    Of course, Polk’s responsibility for the Mexican War (1846-1848) has long been a benchmark

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Soybean Market’s Roller Coaster Ride Just Keeps on Climbing – DTN

Soybean Market’s Roller Coaster Ride Just Keeps on Climbing – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Feb 21, 2017

Believe it or not, assessing the bullishness or bearishness of a grain (or oilseed) market is usually not a hard call, especially after doing one’s homework and using the tools of DTN’s Six Factors Market Strategies. The future is always

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U.S. Corn Exports to Mexico Could be at Risk – DTN

U.S. Corn Exports to Mexico Could be at Risk – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 14, 2017

A Mexican senator at a rally on Sunday proposed that Mexico stop buying U.S. corn in retaliation for some of President Donald Trump’s stances on our southern neighbors.   Mexico is the top market for U.S. corn exports with Mexican buyers

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Soybeans: Paying Attention to Market Trends – DTN

Soybeans: Paying Attention to Market Trends – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Feb 1, 2017

One of the challenges of writing daily market comments is the urge to try to make sense out of all the market’s ups and downs as if there should be some logical explanation for everything that happens. Two weeks ago,

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