Soybean, Corn Stocks – USDA Added Insult to Injury – DTN

🕔Oct 2, 2018The quarterly USDA Grain Stocks reports have a reputation for surprising the markets, and the Sept. 28 report was no exception.   Corn, soybean and wheat supplies on Sept. 1 were […]

Ag Tariffs: Expect Price Drop to Attract Buyers from Other Countries

🕔Aug 17, 2018USDA’s $12 billion program of assistance to U.S. farms to address economic loss from President Trump’s use of tariffs to impact trade policy consists of: approximately $7-$8 billion in cash […]

USDA Report Access: Level Playing Field? How’s Your Broadband? – DTN

🕔Jul 19, 2018When USDA announced changes in its crop reports last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue boasted that modern technology ensured everyone had equal access and a level playing field when it […]

Corn Prices in the Dumps – WASDE Looks Bullish – What Gives? – DTN

🕔Jul 17, 2018If we look at Thursday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from USDA, especially the world estimates for corn, it is easy to get a bullish feeling for […]

USDA Ending 100 Years of Early Media Access to Reports – DTN

🕔Jul 13, 2018In a surprise move that caught media outlets flatfooted, USDA announced Tuesday that the agency would end its more than a century-old practice of “lockup” events ahead of the release […]

Rose on Cotton: Supply and Demand Always Rule

🕔Jul 6, 2018The bulls posted a modest weekly win, thanks to a strong burst on Friday; the Dec contract picked up 53 points to finish at 84.45. The Dec – Mar spread […]

USDA Reports Trimmed Soy, Corn Stocks – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018USDA trimmed both 2017-18 (old-crop) and 2018-19 (new-crop) corn and soybean ending stocks in its release of June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) this month. […]

USDA Reports Review: Soybeans Remain the Wild Card – DTN

🕔May 11, 2018The USDA is nothing if not relatively predictable. Note that isn’t the same as being “accurate.” USDA released this morning its May USDA Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and […]

USDA Ag Board Defends Claims that WASDE Report Methods are Outdated – DTN

🕔May 11, 2018The chairman of USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board — the group that produces the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) — fired back this week at a report […]

USDA Reports Preview – DTN

🕔May 10, 2018As I look at the range of guesses ahead of USDA’s May set of guesses, the most interesting aspect is how large the difference is between most highs and lows. […]

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