Cleveland On Cotton: Market Seeks Direction, But It’s Not Coming From China Oct 26, 2019

🕔Oct 26, 2019This is one of those times when the market begs for some direction – where to go and precisely how to get there. Simply put, the market is quiet. We […]

Soybeans: U.S. Still China’s Supplier Of Last Resort? – DTN Oct 22, 2019

🕔Oct 22, 2019It seems like a long time ago when the U.S. first started its campaign of raising tariffs, and you would be forgiven if you forgot the first U.S. tariffs were […]

Trade-Aid Payments Seem On Track As House Passes Funding Measure – DTN Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019The House of Representatives easily passed a continuing resolution Thursday afternoon to keep the federal government operating until at least Nov. 21 and also ensuring commodity and trade-aid payments would […]

Trade-Aid Payments Hinge On Budget Resolution – DTN Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019Farmers should not expect any delays in USDA programs such as the trade-aid payments coming from Commodity Credit Corporation funds, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee told DTN on […]

Cleveland On Cotton: Prepare To Market Out Of The CCC Loan Sep 6, 2019

🕔Sep 6, 2019The cotton roller coaster continues. The market was a down all week, corrected and moved high on Thursday, then gave up most of those gains and finally finished the week […]

Tariff War: Nebraska Farmers Eye $Billion-Plus Setback Before MFP Funds Sep 4, 2019

🕔Sep 4, 2019Nebraska farmers will lose roughly $1 billion in revenues this year for crops and livestock because of retaliatory tariffs, the Nebraska Farm Bureau cited Tuesday. The report uses USDA estimated […]

Ag Barometer: Farmer Sentiment Declines Sharply As Commodity Markets Weaken Sep 3, 2019

🕔Sep 3, 2019The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer weakened significantly in August to a reading of 124, down 29 points from July. The barometer is based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural […]

Thompson On Cotton: Tuning Out Gnats And Trade Rhetoric – Hard To Do Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019Those of you from my neck of the woods in lower Alabama, can certainly attest to the peskiness of gnats on a hot summer day. For those unfamiliar with such […]

Tariff Wars: Soybeans, Pork Caught In Middle Of Latest Hike – DTN Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019China will again increase tariffs on U.S. agricultural products as part of an announcement Friday by China’s government to raise tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. products. Soybeans are again […]

Thompson On Cotton: Planning Amid Chaos – Possible Approaches Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019Cotton Market Commentary Almost before the ink was dry on my last commentary – where I observed that the low 60s should provide firm support – the trade war between […]

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