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USDA Considers Release of 2 Genetically Modified Organisms – DTN

USDA Considers Release of 2 Genetically Modified Organisms – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 24, 2017

In the past two weeks, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released documents on proposals to release two genetically modified (GM) organisms: diamondback moths and a virus designed to control the citrus greening disease attacking the citrus

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Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Cotton prices made a run higher this week as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market. The May contract, moves to first notice day and July become the spot month on Monday, April 24.  The continuation

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Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 19, 2017

It’s likely Sonny Perdue will be up to speed on the issues facing agriculture if the Senate follows through and votes to confirm Perdue early next week. That’s the expectation of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who told reporters on Tuesday

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USDA Announces 2017 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

USDA Announces 2017 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the 2017-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.  The differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts, have been calculated based on market valuations

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Cleveland on Cotton: Strong Export Sales Continue; Moisture is Plentiful

Cleveland on Cotton: Strong Export Sales Continue; Moisture is Plentiful

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Apr 7, 2017

With apologies to Willie Nelson and Don Meredith, Turn out the Lights but then, the party is not over just yet. The old crop bull has run his course and new crop plantings will make it difficult for December futures

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Rose on Cotton: Take Advantage of Current Prices or Wait for A Rally?

Rose on Cotton: Take Advantage of Current Prices or Wait for A Rally?

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Apr 7, 2017

The bulls ran out of steam this week, allowing the bears to maul them with the lead May contract losing 387 points; the July contract gave up 312 points and the Dec 180.  The nearby May – July spread weakened

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USDA Allows Fire Victims to Access Conservation Land for Grazing Livestock – DTN

USDA Allows Fire Victims to Access Conservation Land for Grazing Livestock – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 5, 2017

The USDA will open conservation reserve program lands to emergency grazing in response to wildfires in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas in March, according to a news release Tuesday. In recent weeks farm communities across the Midwest have come

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Missouri: Beginning Farmer Workshop Focuses on ABCs of USDA, Hillsboro, April 19-20

Missouri: Beginning Farmer Workshop Focuses on ABCs of USDA, Hillsboro, April 19-20

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Apr 4, 2017

University of Missouri Extension invites beginning farmers and ranchers to attend a free workshop about resources offered by state and federal agencies. “Understanding the Alphabet Soup of USDA Programs” will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, and 6-9:30 p.m.

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Perdue’s Confirmation For Ag Secretary Still Stalled

Perdue’s Confirmation For Ag Secretary Still Stalled

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 3, 2017

Farm groups are pushing the U.S. Senate to vote on Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as Agriculture secretary this week before senators go on an extended break, but the odds of Perdue getting cleared before the Easter break seem slim. The Senate

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Grain Market: USDA Plantings Report Lit a Fire Under the Bears – DTN

Grain Market: USDA Plantings Report Lit a Fire Under the Bears – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔Apr 3, 2017

All winter long, there has been a lot of talk about how new-crop grain prices favored soybean acres this spring, and the bearish-leaning nervousness expressed in this week’s soybean trade was palpable. Friday’s estimate from USDA that a record-high 89.5

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