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Cleveland on Cotton: Is it Over? Don’t Bet on It.

Cleveland on Cotton: Is it Over? Don’t Bet on It.

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 19, 2017

The 1965 hit lyrics, “Catch Us if You Can,” came to pass this week as the speculative funds caught the merchants and trade flat-footed and refused to let them out of the market until they had extracted a bucket of

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U.S.- China: “Let’s Make A Deal” – U.S. Beef, China Cooked Poultry; U.S. Natural Gas – DTN

U.S.- China: “Let’s Make A Deal” – U.S. Beef, China Cooked Poultry; U.S. Natural Gas – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 15, 2017

U.S. agriculture got some significant trade wins with China under a 100-day trade action plan that was rolled out late Thursday night in an announcement by the U.S. Commerce Department. Under the framework laid out as part of initial actions

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Farm Policy: USDA Reorganization Highlights Trade; China Trade Deal Includes Beef

Farm Policy: USDA Reorganization Highlights Trade; China Trade Deal Includes Beef

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 2017

Proposed USDA Reorganization – Trade Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Opening markets for U.S. corn, soybeans and other farm goods would get more attention under a major reorganization proposal Thursday from U.S. Ag

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Cleveland on Cotton: Limit Locked as Prices Went Higher – Watch Out!

Cleveland on Cotton: Limit Locked as Prices Went Higher – Watch Out!

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 12, 2017

Mad cow disease. Driven by mill on-call fixations cotton prices shot more than 5 cents higher at week’s end, locking limit up. Likely, the price surge is not done yet as going into the week mills needed to fix the

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Global Markets: Oilseeds – Demand Growth Forecast to Outpace Production

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Demand Growth Forecast to Outpace Production

👤From USDA 🕔May 10, 2017

Global oilseed production is forecast to grow slightly in 2017/18. Soybean production is projected to decline from the current year’s record level, with both Brazil and the United States forecast to see year-over-year declines in production, as yields fall to

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Global Markets: Cotton – Stocks Outside China Forecast to Rise Despite Lower Global Stocks

Global Markets: Cotton – Stocks Outside China Forecast to Rise Despite Lower Global Stocks

👤From USDA 🕔May 10, 2017

USDA’s first detailed forecast for the 2017/18 marketing year shows a second year of production growth (nearly 7 percent), alongside the strongest consumption growth since 2012/13 (over 2 percent). Global consumption is expected to remain above production, yielding the third

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Bt Cotton: Study Finds Insect Resistance Could Be Reversed

Bt Cotton: Study Finds Insect Resistance Could Be Reversed

👤From University of Arizona 🕔May 8, 2017

Insect pests that are rapidly adapting to genetically engineered crops threaten agriculture worldwide. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals the success of a surprising strategy for countering this problem: Hybridizing genetically engineered

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Cleveland on Cotton: U.S. Stocks Tight and Slowing Export Sales

Cleveland on Cotton: U.S. Stocks Tight and Slowing Export Sales

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 5, 2017

Cotton prices continue to hold near the upper end of the recent trading range. If fact, the expiring May contract did establish a new high on the week. The spot contract month July continues to flirt with 79 cents plus,

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Ambassador to China: The Job is Open and Iowa Gov. Wants to Fill It – DTN

Ambassador to China: The Job is Open and Iowa Gov. Wants to Fill It – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 4, 2017

If the tone of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s confirmation hearing to be the next ambassador to China is any indication, the nation’s longest-serving governor is likely to cruise to approval in the U.S. Senate. Members of the U.S. Senate Foreign

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Grain Trade: 2 Decades of Overestimating Future Corn Exports to China

Grain Trade: 2 Decades of Overestimating Future Corn Exports to China

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔May 3, 2017

During the Great Leap Forward and the subsequent Cultural Revolution, Chinese agriculture was thrown into chaos as peasant farmers were moved into industrial production and intellectuals were shifted into agricultural production as a part of the re-education campaign. With the

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