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Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.

Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Bears are now winners on 3 consecutive weeks, with Dec giving back 334 points over the period.  The Dec contract gave up 97 points on the week while Mar lost 99, the inversion remaining essentially unchanged at 22. US cotton

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Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The anticipated big U.S. crop took cotton prices lower on the week as reports from both India and China suggested those crops were progressing well.   With production in the world’s leading exporting countries increasing, textile mills will find a

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Growmark Enters Joint Grain Marketing Venture with Chinese Company

Growmark Enters Joint Grain Marketing Venture with Chinese Company

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The nation’s second largest farmer cooperative, Growmark, has entered into a joint grain marketing venture with China’s COFCO International Limited (CIL). The partnership includes joint ownership and operation of the barge, truck and rail terminal at Cahokia, Ill., with frontage on the Mississippi

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Marketing the Crop: Every Nickel Counts, Especially When it Comes to Soybeans – DTN

Marketing the Crop: Every Nickel Counts, Especially When it Comes to Soybeans – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Aug 17, 2017

After USDA’s Prospective Plantings report at the end of March, it seemed clear that most of the reduced acres in corn and wheat were switching to soybeans in 2017. Even today, USDA stands by its estimate of 89.5 million planted

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Cleveland on Cotton: Stunned by WASDE Report? It Ain’t Over Yet.

Cleveland on Cotton: Stunned by WASDE Report? It Ain’t Over Yet.

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Rain makes grain, and cotton too it seems!  The market was stunned on report day, but discounted the report at the end of the week. (A USDA report is very good at humbling private market analysts.)  Yet, we must stick

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Global Markets: Cotton – Sales from China State Reserve Reach 10 Million Bales

Global Markets: Cotton – Sales from China State Reserve Reach 10 Million Bales

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Sales from China’s State Reserve remain strong with cumulative sales since the start of auctions on March 3 reaching over 10 million bales (2.2 million tons) this week. The average sale price has been $0.966 per pound, 10 cents higher

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Cleveland on Cotton: Short Run Favors the Bulls; Fundamentals vs. Technicals

Cleveland on Cotton: Short Run Favors the Bulls; Fundamentals vs. Technicals

👤By O.A. Cotton, O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jul 28, 2017

The new crop December futures contract simply got too close to 69 cents and had to back off lest the bulls get too excited. All contracts closed the week in the red. While growers are wanting to see a 70-72

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Livestock Market: Policy Change on U.S. Beef Exports to China – Early Impacts Explored

Livestock Market: Policy Change on U.S. Beef Exports to China – Early Impacts Explored

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Recall that last month, trade rules regarding U.S beef exports to China were finalized.  The U.S. had not exported beef to China since 2003, and on June 30th, an update from USDA indicated that, “U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

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Cleveland on Cotton: World Crop Size; Concerns Over India

Cleveland on Cotton: World Crop Size; Concerns Over India

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jul 24, 2017

The 2017 Cotton Round Table held last week with ICE in New York at the New York Stock Exchange focused on the size of the 2017 world crop with emphasis on production prospects in India, the U.S., China and Pakistan.

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U.S. Rice Producers Celebrate Chinese Protocol Signing – Commentary

U.S. Rice Producers Celebrate Chinese Protocol Signing – Commentary

👤From the U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Jul 20, 2017

After years of delays, the agreement permitting US rice exports to China has been signed. USDA announced this morning that the protocol was signed yesterday (July 19) during bi-lateral trade meetings being held this week in Washington DC. As we

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