DTN Cotton Close: The ‘Fiber of Our Lives’ Took a Wild Ride on Last Trade Day of 2016

🕔Dec 30, 2016U.S. export commitments widened the lead over year-ago bookings to 3.436 million RB and reached 73% of the USDA estimate. Unpriced mill on-call position jumped 28,941 lots across the board. […]

DTN Livestock Close: Widely Mixed in Light Trade Volume

🕔Dec 30, 2016For the most part, the cattle complex closed lower with triple-digit losses dominating the feeder trade. Conversely, lean hog contracts settled higher with nearby issues surging ahead of deferreds.   […]

DTN Grain Close: Sayonara, 2016

🕔Dec 30, 2016As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s ironic to note that grains closed the last day of the year opposite what annual percent change studies show. Corn and wheat finished […]

California Walnuts: 4 Considerations For NOW Management In 2017

🕔Dec 30, 2016Now that the 2016 season has come and gone, it is a good time to reflect on pest management issues and use information learned to improve our IPM program in […]

DTN Livestock Midday: Light Pre-Holiday Trade

🕔Dec 30, 2016Extremely light pre-holiday trade volume has allowed for livestock markets to shift in a wide price range. Triple-digit losses are seen in most cattle futures due primarily to the lack […]

Farm Taxes: Partnership and Land; Non-Cash Wages; Like-Kind Exchange – DTN

🕔Dec 30, 2016QUESTION We have been following your column for years. We have a Limited Liability Company (LLC) that contains all of our farms and one of my stock accounts. We formed […]

Ag Outlook Still Tough Despite Strong Exports – Fed Reserve Bank

🕔Dec 30, 2016Some agricultural commodity prices in the U.S. got a boost from exports over the summer, but elevated exports seemed to only keep prices for some commodities from dropping further. Low […]

DTN Grain Midday: Trading is Light as the Year Wraps Up

🕔Dec 30, 2016  General Comments The U.S. stock market indices are slow and lower with the Dow futures down 5. The interest rate products are higher. The dollar index is 58 lower. […]

Farm Estate Plan: Big Change in CRP Program Benefits Next Generation

🕔Dec 30, 2016Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam today (Dec. 29, 3016) announced that beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain […]

Cotton: Stoneville Launches Legacy Club To Recognize High-Yielding Growers

🕔Dec 30, 2016Signup is now open for the new Stoneville Legacy Club, which celebrates the history of Stoneville and growers who make 3-plus bales with Stoneville varieties. Growers qualifying for the Legacy Club and […]

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