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Rose on Cotton: Expect Planted Cotton Acres to Push 12 Million in 2017

Rose on Cotton: Expect Planted Cotton Acres to Push 12 Million in 2017

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The ICE May contract picked up 107 points this week, settling at 78.36. Dec futures picked up 34 points on the week at 75.63 with the July – Dec spread (straddle) finishing the week at a 273 point inversion. The

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Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

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

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be United States Trade Representative.  With respect to agricultural trade issues, China, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Japan were

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Rose on Cotton: Plenty of Bullish Confidence — Don’t Lose Sight of Ups and Downs

Rose on Cotton: Plenty of Bullish Confidence — Don’t Lose Sight of Ups and Downs

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Mar 10, 2017

The ICE May contract gave back 70 points this week, despite a blockbuster US export report and a supportive updated domestic balance sheet, settling at 77.29.  Dec futures picked up 35 points on the week with the July – Dec

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Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

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

Speaking yesterday at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia, USDA Chief Economist Robert C. Johansson provided a broad outlook for U.S. agriculture.  Today’s update provides an overview of key aspects of Dr. Johansson’s presentation. Farm Economics In his speech

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Rose on Cotton: Two Strategies for Pricing the 2017 Crop

Rose on Cotton: Two Strategies for Pricing the 2017 Crop

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Feb 10, 2017

In what was effectively a swan song, the Mar contract gave up 59 points on the week as Goldman and other funds continued to either roll long positions into deferred months or simply take a breather on the sidelines. By

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Cleveland on Cotton:  ‘Smaller Production, Larger Consumption, Declining Carryover’ – Oh Yeah!

Cleveland on Cotton: ‘Smaller Production, Larger Consumption, Declining Carryover’ – Oh Yeah!

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Feb 10, 2017

New York ICE cotton futures, buoyed by demand, speculative funds and basic fundamentals, continue to hold tight to the 75-76 cent level. The active trading range remains very narrow, well within a 150-200 point range as the old crop spot

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Grain Prices: What to Expect in “Normal Times” – DTN

Grain Prices: What to Expect in “Normal Times” – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Readers of this column have probably caught on by now that I like to start the year with an assessment of grain prices based on USDA’s national production cost estimates.* Not knowing yet what surprises await us in 2017, the

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Cotton: U.S. Exports Benefit from Vietnam’s Surprising Strength in Cotton Spinning

Cotton: U.S. Exports Benefit from Vietnam’s Surprising Strength in Cotton Spinning

👤From USDA 🕔Feb 1, 2017

Vietnam’s demand for raw cotton has risen steadily for six years, with August-to-January (Marketing YTD) imports at their highest levels ever. This is a particularly positive sign for U.S. cotton exports, as American cotton has made up about 40 percent

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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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Rice Update: Market Takes a Breather After Last Week’s Action

Rice Update: Market Takes a Breather After Last Week’s Action

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Jan 27, 2017

Last weeks’ action was apparently too much for the rice trade as it seems to have taken yet another pause to catch its breath.  This week’s report seems to have shifted back into the “no change” void, a sharp contrast

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