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USDA Report Review – Watching the Markets Instead of the Numbers – DTN

USDA Report Review – Watching the Markets Instead of the Numbers – DTN

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Oct 13, 2017

In every set of monthly USDA Crop Production and Supply and Demand reports, including the October, there are hundreds of numbers for analysts and traders to look at. The spotlight is supposed to be on corn and soybean acres since

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Rose on Cotton: We Expect Domestic Consumption to Rise

Rose on Cotton: We Expect Domestic Consumption to Rise

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean, The Rose Report 🕔Oct 13, 2017

For the third consecutive week ICE cotton futures finished within shouting distance of where they ended the previous week as the medium-term consolidation phase continues, although this week’s trading action was not devoid of volatility around the Oct WASDE report’s

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Cleveland on Cotton: Maybe We’re Misreading Market Intentions

Cleveland on Cotton: Maybe We’re Misreading Market Intentions

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Oct 13, 2017

After finding the USDA October supply demand report initially bearish, cotton prices rebounded on the idea of stronger demand and significant questions with respect to the size of both the U.S. and foreign crops. Indian prices were very strong and

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USDA Statistics: Accuracy Lacking on Cash Rents and Crop Estimates, Study Says – DTN

USDA Statistics: Accuracy Lacking on Cash Rents and Crop Estimates, Study Says – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The National Academy of Sciences wants USDA’s lead statistical agency to develop new systems for gathering information for crop reports and other surveys. In a report released Wednesday, the National Academy highlighted that the National Agricultural Statistics Service could make

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Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency announced Monday it will suspend accepting most new offers to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program until later in the 2018 fiscal year. In the meantime, FSA “will process many pending eligible offers,”

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Rose on Cotton: ‘The Pipeline is Empty and Merchants are Eager’

Rose on Cotton: ‘The Pipeline is Empty and Merchants are Eager’

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean, The Rose Report 🕔Oct 6, 2017

ICE cotton futures once again finished relatively close to where they ended the previous week, although this week’s trading action had some upside momentum in reaction to tropical weather. The Dec contract picked up 39 points on the week while

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Cleveland on Cotton: Market Factors – Weather + U.S. Crop Estimate, Oct. 12

Cleveland on Cotton: Market Factors – Weather + U.S. Crop Estimate, Oct. 12

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Cotton prices were momentarily excited this week as initial projections had tropical storm Nate headed for the heart of the big Georgia crop as well as the central/southern portion the Alabama crop. Once that changed the market fell back to

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U.S. Grain Exports Mixed – DTN

U.S. Grain Exports Mixed – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Corn export inspections were neutral to bearish, soybean inspections were neutral to bullish and wheat inspection numbers were neutral, according to DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom.   Corn weekly export inspections were 30.8 million bushels (782,346 metric tons) for the week

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USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from Sept.

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from Sept.

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 2, 2017

USDA Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for October 2017.  The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for October is 1.250 percent, unchanged from 1.250 percent in September.  The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one

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Cleveland on Cotton: Moisture, Cool Temps Hang On as USDA Tallies Yield Estimates

Cleveland on Cotton: Moisture, Cool Temps Hang On as USDA Tallies Yield Estimates

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Sep 30, 2017

Cotton trading held to the 68-69 cent trading level all week as the December futures contract found limited support from demand as well as strong signals that 2017 production would come in solidly below the current USDA estimate.   Given the

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