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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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Corn Market: USDA Report Threw a Curve Ball at Traders. What Happened? – DTN

Corn Market: USDA Report Threw a Curve Ball at Traders. What Happened? – DTN

👤By Alan Brugler DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Aug 14, 2017

In a ballgame eerily similar to last year, USDA threw a curve ball at the corn market Thursday. But unlike last August when the bulls were able to hit that bearish offering and close higher, this year they clearly swung

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Rose on Cotton: Bears in the House; New Crop Sales Slowing Down

Rose on Cotton: Bears in the House; New Crop Sales Slowing Down

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jul 14, 2017

The bears were solid winners on the week with the Dec and Mar contracts giving up 201 and 227 points, respectively.  The net effect of this week’s trading action was a strengthening of the Dec – Mar spread to an

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USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

👤From USDA: National Agricultural Statistics Service 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2015. The average farm size for 2016 is 442 acres,

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Soybean Futures: ‘I Love a Suprise!’ – DTN

Soybean Futures: ‘I Love a Suprise!’ – DTN

👤By Alan Brugler DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Jan 16, 2017

USDA sprung a number of different reports on grain producers Thursday morning. They included weekly Export Sales, final Crop Production, quarterly Grain Stocks and World Supply and Demand (WASDE) reports. Several of the numbers were outside the range of trade

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Why the NASS Agricultural Survey Matters to Your Bottom Line

Why the NASS Agricultural Survey Matters to Your Bottom Line

👤By Mark Schleusener, farmDocDaily 🕔Nov 25, 2016

The National Agricultural Statistics Service mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U. S. Agriculture. Crop yield forecasts tend to be our most well-known publications, but NASS measures agriculture in many different ways, ensuring that

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Illinois: NASS Surveys Have Direct Impact on Critical Farm Programs

Illinois: NASS Surveys Have Direct Impact on Critical Farm Programs

👤By Mark Schleusener, USDA NASS 🕔Nov 23, 2016

The NASS mission is to provide timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U. S. Agriculture. Crop yield forecasts tend to be our most well-known publications, but NASS measures agriculture in many different ways, ensuring that the full scope

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Farm Safety Net: 2015 Estimated ARC-CO Payments

Farm Safety Net: 2015 Estimated ARC-CO Payments

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Aug 19, 2016

Payments for the 2015 Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) program will provide much needed funds for many farmers with short cash flows. These payments will be made after October 1. At this point, not all data needed

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Texas Cotton: How NASS Compiles Yield and Production Forecasts – 3 Steps

Texas Cotton: How NASS Compiles Yield and Production Forecasts – 3 Steps

👤By Wil Hundl, Southern Plains Regional Director, NASS 🕔Aug 3, 2016

Texas farmers grow 56% of the U.S. cotton acres and about 45% of the total U.S. cotton production. But how do we measure this crop accurately enough to make dependable forecasts for cotton yield and production? That’s where our measurement process, known

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USA Rice Committee Meets With USDA Reporting Agencies

USA Rice Committee Meets With USDA Reporting Agencies

👤By Kristen Dayton, USA Rice Federation 🕔May 18, 2016

The World Market Price subcommittee of USA Rice’s International Trade Committee met here this morning to discuss the domestic and global outlook for rice with representatives from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the World Agriculture Outlook Board, the Economic

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