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U.S. Grain Export Report: Bullish is the Word – DTN

U.S. Grain Export Report: Bullish is the Word – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Corn, soybean and wheat inspections were bullish again this week in this week’s export inspections report, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.  Corn weekly export inspections were 438.0 mb (965,608 mt) for the week ending Thursday, June 22. This is

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Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The bears continue to maul our market. The Dec and Mar contracts gave up 236 and 240 points on the week, respectively, although July picked up 77 points ahead of its notice period. The Dec – Mar spread remains very

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U.S. Suspends Brazilian Fresh Beef Imports

U.S. Suspends Brazilian Fresh Beef Imports

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 22, 2017

U.S. Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of

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Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 20, 2017

President Trump has nominated the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and at long last some crucial acting undersecretaries have been named at the Department of Agriculture. Agriculture veteran Gregg Doud has been nominated to serve as

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Trump World: Less Talk and More Substance; U.S.-China Beef Agreement – DTN

Trump World: Less Talk and More Substance; U.S.-China Beef Agreement – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Whether you consider the current presidential torch as a promising beacon of hope and change or a dangerously broken flamethrower, I think we can all agree that Donald Trump does not hide his lamp under a bushel basket.   Indeed,

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USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 18, 2017

The USDA reorganization is officially rolling with recent Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue’s appointment of  4 individuals who will be in leadership rolls during the process.   In accordance with a directive in the 2014 Farm Bill, USDA created a new Under Secretary

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held a Farm Bill hearing yesterday that focused on agricultural research.  Recall that the Committee convened its first Farm Bill discussion back in February in Manhattan, Kansas, and conducted an additional hearing on Farm Bill related issues last month in

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Drought: Farmers Employ Strategies To Reduce Risk

Drought: Farmers Employ Strategies To Reduce Risk

👤By Steven Wallander, Elizabeth Marshall, and Marcel Aillery, USDA ERS 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Drought is the leading driver of production risk in U.S. agriculture. Although flooding, early frosts, pests, and other risk factors pose major challenges to farmers, no other source of production risk is as nationally significant as drought in terms of

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Rice Farmers Generate First Carbon Credits Purchased by Microsoft

Rice Farmers Generate First Carbon Credits Purchased by Microsoft

👤By NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants Program 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Chris Isbell didn’t set out to make history.  He was just following in his father’s footsteps. But on June 14, 2017, Chris Isbell and six other farmers – two from California and five from Arkansas and Mississippi – did just

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Cleveland on Cotton: Keep in Mind – WASDE Estimates are Fluid

Cleveland on Cotton: Keep in Mind – WASDE Estimates are Fluid

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jun 9, 2017

USDA’s June supply demand report sent old crop and new crop prices lower at week’s end as the marked absorbed thoughts larger crops on the horizon in importing countries as well as the Franc Zone.  World production was projected at

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