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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Modestly Lower in Early Going

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Modestly Lower in Early Going

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Weekly export sales report eyed. Cash online business sales rose to 388 bales on The Seam. Fifty-two new May delivery notices issued. Cotton futures ticked modestly lower in wary early dealings Wednesday ahead of the U.S. weekly export sales-shipments report.

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DTN Livestock Open: Follow-Through Buying in Cattle

DTN Livestock Open: Follow-Through Buying in Cattle

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Apr 26, 2017

The cattle complex should open higher thanks to follow-though buying and firming carcass value. Similarly, lean hog contracts seem likely to trade moderately higher in the early going with the help of spillover buying and short-covering. Cattle: Steady-$2 HR Futures:

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DTN Grain Open: Sleepy Overnight Markets

DTN Grain Open: Sleepy Overnight Markets

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Apr 26, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was 1 cent higher, July soybeans were 1 cent lower, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 1 cent higher. CME Globex Recap: Grain markets were relatively quiet early Wednesday, as if still snoozing

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Grain TV: Corn Rallies On Weather Worries

Grain TV: Corn Rallies On Weather Worries

👤By Grain TV 🕔Apr 25, 2017

USDA’s planting progress reports had grains lower overnight, but corn and wheat were able to rally to decent gains. Heavy rains in the Midwest forecast raises concerns of delays in corn planting and a possible switch to higher soybean acres.

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DTN Livestock Close: Anticipating Seasonal Rally, Lean Hogs Slam Sharply Higher

DTN Livestock Close: Anticipating Seasonal Rally, Lean Hogs Slam Sharply Higher

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Triple-digit gains dominated the lean hog trade with summer issues blasting back into the low 70s. The cattle complex staged a decent recovery in the wake of Monday’s post-report crash.   Midday: Active buying continues to develop in lean hog

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How Have U.S. Crop Acres Changed Over the Passed 25 Years?

How Have U.S. Crop Acres Changed Over the Passed 25 Years?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Over the past 25 years, there have been shifts in crops planted in the United States. Overall, acres in feed grain crops decreased while acres in oilseed crops increased. Feed grain crops losing acres were wheat, oats, barley, and sorghum.

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DTN Cotton Close: Nearby Contracts Rally Higher

DTN Cotton Close: Nearby Contracts Rally Higher

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Tightening availability of current supplies continued to vie for attention with prospects for increased plantings. Chances for showers forecast for the Texas High Plains. Cotton futures rallied from a morning sinking spell to close higher in the front four contracts

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Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 25, 2017

In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of neighbors who were unable to get financing for the 2017 crop. Others heard

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 25, 2017

After a two week break, lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C. this week to face a variety of issues, including a Senate confirmation vote for Sonny Perdue to be the new Secretary of Agriculture, as well as a looming federal budget deadline

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DTN Grain Close: Corn, Wheat Take a Turn Higher

DTN Grain Close: Corn, Wheat Take a Turn Higher

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Apr 25, 2017

One day after soybeans closed higher while corn and wheat stayed mixed, the latter two took a turn higher on Tuesday with emerging concerns about cold and wet weather in the forecast. Soybeans gave back part of Monday’s gain after

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