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Cleveland on Cotton: What a Week! What a Roll!

Cleveland on Cotton: What a Week! What a Roll!

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Dec 15, 2017

With apologies to Mr. Rogers, It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood and the cotton market has been mine. What a roll. Despite the bearish interpretation of the past two WASDE reports, price action on ICE has clearly demonstrated that

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Rose on Cotton: What’s Fueling this Market Run?

Rose on Cotton: What’s Fueling this Market Run?

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Report 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Cotton bulls extended their weekly streak to eight on a tightening world balance sheet and continued strong US export sales business, with the Mar contract gaining 220 points on the week (around 900 for the current streak). The Mar –

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Wild Hogs: APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Toxic Bait Field Trials

Wild Hogs: APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Toxic Bait Field Trials

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 12, 2017

In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accomplished two key tasks as part of its efforts to evaluate an oral toxic bait for use with invasive feral swine.  First, on November 6, 2017, APHIS Wildlife Services (WS)

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Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, and also looks at recent news items regarding the NAFTA renegotiation, with particular focus on perspective from some farm state Senators. Background- USDA Data Update The U.S. Department

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USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 6, 2017

In fiscal year 2017, U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion, representing the third-highest level on record.  In its quarterly export forecast in August, USDA indicated that fiscal year 2018 agricultural exports were projected at $139.0 billion.   However, in its latest quarterly forecast,

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Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 6, 2017

A new USDA report shows larger farms with higher household incomes have increasingly seen more in federal commodity payments as farms in the United States have consolidated. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he plans to use

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Rice Market: Underreporting of Exports Cause for Concern

Rice Market: Underreporting of Exports Cause for Concern

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Dec 5, 2017

In a recent meeting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA Rice members heard an update on export sales reporting – a federal requirement for exporters of specific commodities, including rice.  On a weekly basis, exporters are mandated to report

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Rose on Cotton: Selling into a Strong Basis on a Rally Beats Holding Out for January

Rose on Cotton: Selling into a Strong Basis on a Rally Beats Holding Out for January

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Report 🕔Dec 1, 2017

Cotton bulls have been winners for 6 consecutive weeks, with the Mar contract gaining 647 points over the period – 131 points for the week ending Dec 1. The Mar – May spread is at 49 points, or roughly 1/3

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USDA Crop Forecast: An Early Look at 10-Year Projections – DTN

USDA Crop Forecast: An Early Look at 10-Year Projections – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2017

 USDA’s Office of Chief Economist on Tuesday offered an early look at USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2027 for crops and livestock that will officially be released at the USDA Ag Outlook conference in February. USDA’s early estimates project both corn

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USDA Lending Rates Up from November

USDA Lending Rates Up from November

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 1, 2017

USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for December 2017. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for December is 1.500 percent, up from 1.375 percent in November. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one

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