Cleveland on Cotton: Smallest Voice at the Trade Table

🕔Feb 17, 2019Cotton prices broke out of the principally lethargic 73 to 75 cent trading range this week. Unfortunately, it was to the downside. So far this week, the March contract has […]

USDA – January 11 Report Critical for 2019 Market Planning

🕔Jan 2, 2019The ongoing partial government shutdown halted the release of many key USDA reports.  If the USDA releases the reports as scheduled on January 11, they hold implications for forming expectations […]

USDA Reports Flash: Corn Buoyed by Argentina Drought – DTN

🕔Mar 9, 2018USDA sees higher demand for the 2017-18 corn crop as use was increased for both exports and ethanol production for the corn crop, lowering expected ending stocks in the process.   […]

ELS Cotton Competitive Payment Rate Is Zero

🕔Apr 21, 2017The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced that the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, April 20, 2017, through midnight, Eastern Time, […]

Farm Real Estate Values Up 2.4% from ’14

🕔Aug 5, 2015The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,020 per acre for 2015, up 2.4 percent from 2014 […]

Keith Good: ‘Bull’s Eye’ on Crop Insurance? Maybe.

🕔Feb 11, 2015Food Stamps vs. Crop Insurance? Jerry Hagstrom reported yesterday at National Journal Online that, “When Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies before the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday, he is likely to get some tough questions about the […]

Wheat: Mixed Messages in USDA Report — DTN

🕔Jan 13, 2015The basket of USDA reports Monday morning sent mixed messages to the wheat market. The old-crop 2014/15 marketing year numbers were bearish on paper for both the U.S. and the […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Just Treading Water

🕔Jan 13, 2015Old crop (Mar15 futures) prices continue to travel sideways. The market seems happy to move in a range of mostly 59 to 62 cents. There seems to be support at […]

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