Livestock Watchdog Tracking Virus-Skewed Markets “With A Fine-Tooth Comb” – DTN Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been quietly increasing its monitoring of the livestock markets, CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert stated. “Agriculture, like so many sectors of the U.S. economy, is […]

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes New Position Limits – DTN Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is taking another stab at establishing position limits in commodity markets, its fourth such attempt since Congress passed the requirement as part of 2010’s financial […]

House Ag Committee Approves Commodity Futures Trading Commission Bill – DTN Nov 1, 2019

🕔Nov 1, 2019
After the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said the bill “sends a strong […]

Hogs and China: Dangerous Market Environment for Bulls and Bears – DTN Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019
Just four months after China’s government and USDA said “oops,” there’s actually 5.9 billion bushels (bb) more corn in China than we previously estimated, we are once again being asked […]

DTN Cotton Open: New Year – Old Problems Jan 2, 2019

🕔Jan 2, 2019
The cotton market is starting a new year but brought over its old problems. The greatest of these bearish situations has to be the U.S./China trade war. As it stands, […]

Livestock: McVean Trading & Investments Fined $5Mln-plus Jun 22, 2017

🕔Jun 22, 2017
A trading and investment firm in Memphis, Tennessee, and two of the company’s senior leaders have been fined more than $5 million by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for intentionally […]

Keith Good: $4.8 Billion Hit to Farm Program Possible Over 10 Years Jan 30, 2015

🕔Jan 30, 2015
Policy Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Falling crop prices are raising cost projections for new farm programs even before producers have signed up this spring. “The Congressional Budget Office […]

Keith Good: Pacific Trade Pact Close to Completion, Official Testifies Jan 28, 2015

🕔Jan 28, 2015
Trade Reuters writer Krista Hughes reported yesterday that, “The top U.S. trade official told lawmakers on Tuesday an ambitious Pacific trade pact could be wrapped up within months as he urged Congress to back […]

Keith Good: Pork Prices Drop as Hog Herd Recovers from PEDv Outbreak Jan 27, 2015

🕔Jan 27, 2015
Economic Matters Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Bacon lovers breathe easy: the hog shortage that sent prices to new highs is over. “In the futures […]

Keith Good: Grain Exports from Russia Grind to Halt, Reports Say Dec 26, 2014

🕔Dec 26, 2014
Crop Watch Reuters writers Polina Devitt and Maha El Dahan reported earlier this week that, “Russia’s grain exports have stopped due to curbs brought in to protect domestic supply, putting big deals at risk, […]

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