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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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Dossett on Rice:  Prices Have Been Stable; Watch for More Contracts

Dossett on Rice: Prices Have Been Stable; Watch for More Contracts

👤by Markham Dossett, Talon Asset Management, LLC, Waco, Texas 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Cash Rice Market Prices in India are rock solid. The monsoon has progressed and it looks like a good crop. Prices in Thailand are slipping lower. The price for White Rice 5% was $397 for the first two weeks of August.

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Rice: Columbia Expands Market for U.S. Export of Rough-Paddy Rice

Rice: Columbia Expands Market for U.S. Export of Rough-Paddy Rice

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The government of Colombia has reached an agreement with USDA to allow for expanded market access for U.S. exports of paddy rice. The agreement was announced August 17 by USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

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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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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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Farmland Values, 2017: Details for Using USDA Indexing Tools

Farmland Values, 2017: Details for Using USDA Indexing Tools

👤By Bruce Sherrick, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Each year, the USDA provides extensive data related to farmland values, rental rates, and other indicators of economic performance by county, state, type of agriculture and other meaningful categorizations of agricultural activity. These data are among the most heavily utilized

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Rose on Cotton: USDA Report Has High Expectations of U.S. Production – 20.5M Bales

Rose on Cotton: USDA Report Has High Expectations of U.S. Production – 20.5M Bales

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Aug 11, 2017

The USDA rained on the Bull’s parade this week with much more bearish than expected cotton balance sheets being put forth in the Aug WASDE report. The Dec contract gave up 237 points on the week while Mar lost an

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Corn Prices: Guessing Games Begin with USDA First Yield Estimates – DTN

Corn Prices: Guessing Games Begin with USDA First Yield Estimates – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Aug 9, 2017

So far in 2017, this year’s corn crop has been assessed by USDA’s weekly ratings of crop conditions, and while they give us a rough idea of how crops are doing around the country, they will never be mistaken for

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USDA Updates Provide Snapshot of Farm Economy Variables

USDA Updates Provide Snapshot of Farm Economy Variables

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Last week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released three important updates that provide current insight into the state of the U.S. agricultural economy.  The releases focused on land values, cash rents, and production expenditures. Meanwhile, USDA’s Economic Research Service

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Farm Real Estate Values: Highest Average was Corn Belt Region, 2017

Farm Real Estate Values: Highest Average was Corn Belt Region, 2017

👤Land Values Report From USDA 🕔Aug 3, 2017

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,080 per acre for 2017, up $70 per acre (2.3%) from 2016 values.  Regional changes in the average value of

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