Shurley On Cotton: “A Chip Shot Away From 80 Cents”

🕔Apr 22, 2018Eighty-cent cotton is within sight. Prices (Dec futures) trended down this week but rebounded on Thursday and Friday — closing at 79.43 cents on Friday. Dec broke 79 cents for […]

California Almonds: May Sprays, Irrigation Gain Momentum – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Apr 22, 2018Bug and insect activity remain sporadic – not surprising with see-saw weather this spring.

Agfax Weekend: Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion?

🕔Apr 20, 2018This week’s Agfax Weekend – Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion? | Dicamba Ban Legal Battle – Surprised? | and more.

DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Conclude Choppy Session With Significant Gains

🕔Apr 20, 2018The cattle complex settled significantly higher Friday with nearby live issues especially supported by greater packer spending. Lean hog contracts closed moderately lower, pressured by long liquidation and late-week profit-taking. […]

Rice Market: Export Sales Increased Significantly

🕔Apr 20, 2018The rice industry saw generic strengthening in most of the primary marketing areas. The export sales report was up significantly over last week’s numbers at 87,000 MT in total sales. This indicates […]

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

🕔Apr 20, 2018Average quotations were 33 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve April 2018 Beige Book Report

🕔Apr 20, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

DTN Cotton Close: Market Nears Old-Crop Highs; Hits New-Crop Peaks

🕔Apr 20, 2018A big on-call imbalance powered old-crop contracts. Overall mill unpriced sales neared all-time high. Less rain than expected earlier in the Texas Plains helped to lift new-crop prices. Premium widened […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Improvements for Plains, Southeast

🕔Apr 20, 2018Drought coverage decreased slightly during the past four weeks, but within the drought areas, there were noteworthy changes in intensity. There was fairly broad expansion of D4 (exceptional drought, the […]



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