WASDE Oilseeds: Smaller U.S. Soybean, Peanut, Cottonseed Production

🕔Jan 12, 2018U.S. oilseed production for 2017/18 is estimated at 131.3 million tons, down 0.9 million from last month. Smaller soybean, peanut, and cottonseed crops are partly offset by increases for canola […]

Ag Outlook: FY 2017 Exports Forecast Up $1Bln to $137Bln; Imports Unchanged at $114.5 Bln

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🕔May 29, 2017Fiscal year 2017 agricultural exports are projected at $137.0 billion, up $1.0 billion from the February forecast, as increases are expected in livestock, grain/feed, and cotton exports. Livestock, poultry, and […]

Farm Bill: The Cottonseed Conundrum

🕔Apr 28, 2017With news that Congress continues seeking a way to fold cotton back into the ARC and PLC program, this article looks specifically at the cottonseed issue. It builds on the […]

Farming: Thin Commodity Markets Raise Concerns

🕔Mar 21, 2016Markets for many farm products are increasingly concentrated at the processing level, meaning less competition for the products that farmers sell. Increased coordination between farmers and processors can resolve information […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Lower Soybean Crush, Higher U.S. Stocks

🕔Feb 9, 2016U.S. soybean ending stocks for 2015/16 are projected at 450 million bushels, up 10 million from last month due to a lower crush. Soybean production, trade, and other uses remain […]

USDA to Cotton Farmers: ‘Sorry guys…” – DTN

🕔Feb 3, 2016Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said early Wednesday that USDA lawyers have determined the department does not have the authority to declare cottonseed an oilseed, as the cotton industry has asked. […]

Cottonseed As “Other” Oilseed? Plenty Of Complications.

🕔Jan 28, 2016This article describes and assesses the proposal to add cottonseed to the list of “other oilseeds.” The proposal is important due to its potential cost and because it raises other […]

Cottonseed Designation as Oilseed is Critical says AFB – DTN

🕔Jan 12, 2016Delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention added language to the group’s official policy book supporting efforts to designate cottonseed as an oilseed, which would make it eligible […]

Floor Trades Coming to an End at Chicago Board of Trade – DTN

🕔Jun 24, 2015A corn plant in late June — whether it’s standing proudly in the sunshine or gasping for oxygen in the middle of a puddle — doesn’t know whether its hoped-for […]

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