Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Wet for Southeast, Southwest

🕔Dec 14, 2018Summary Over the past week, moderate to heavy precipitation fell over much of the southern tier of the United States. The highest amounts occurred from eastern Texas through the Carolinas, […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

🕔Dec 14, 2018Spot quotations averaged 18 points higher 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, […]

Global Potash Demand Is Changing – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018While global potash (K) fertilizer prices have been at their highest levels in the last three years due to cutbacks in supply, the outlook for the market is for more […]

DTN Cotton Open: Slips on Poor China Data

🕔Dec 14, 2018Overnight economic news for China indicates a weakening economy. Industrial output was the slowest in three years, and domestic retail sales were the lowest in fifteen years. Of course, the […]

Dicamba Rules: Patchwork of State Cut-Off Dates Confusing – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018Pick a state, any state, and chances are the rules for dicamba use there could differ from its neighbors next year.

House Passes Farm Bill, 369-47 – On to President’s Desk

🕔Dec 14, 2018Following quick Senate action on Tuesday, and after surviving a close procedural vote on the Rules for debate, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill conference report on Wednesday by […]

Shurley on Cotton: The Problems and the Possibilities

🕔Dec 14, 2018Nearby March futures seems to be working its way into a corner. There still seems to be solid support around 77 cents but then a hurdle to negotiate (or ceiling […]

DTN Cotton Close: Lower on sluggish Sales, Exports

🕔Dec 13, 2018In the Thursday morning comments we suggested we were confused by USDA’s weekly report with all of its switching about of cotton sales from China to other countries. In fact, […]

DTN Cotton Open: Market Continues to March Sideways

🕔Dec 13, 2018The cotton market continues to “march sideways” as tight ranges and slow volumes dictate the daily action. Wednesday’s trade reflected one of the slowest volume days in two weeks. Interestingly, […]

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Includes 11 Major Points – DTN

🕔Dec 13, 2018The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference […]

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