U.S. cotton and trade policy experts are taking issue with the suggestion that making cottonseed eligible for safety net programs under the 2014 Farm Bill could land the U.S. in breach of its subsidy commitments under the WTO or spur a WTO challenge by Brazil.
There were no major surprises in USDA's February Supply & Demand Report.
Grain and soy complex futures are seeing two-sided trade ahead of the three-day weekend. Livestock futures are stronger.
Pro Farmer's Chip Flory and Inputs Monitor's Davis Michaelsen discuss input prices for this week's Profit Briefing segment on AgDay TV.
Soybeans lead today’s gains, finishing around 10 cents higher, with corn steady to 1 cent lower. Wheat favored a weaker tone on a mixed close. Cattle were sharply lower and hogs were stronger.
New Zealanders depend on our ability to trade with other countries—and TPP will give us better access to 800 million middle-income customers, eliminating tariffs on 93 percent of our exports.
Corn and wheat futures are slightly higher, with soybeans posting stronger gains. Cattle are lower and hogs are firmer.
A strong El Niño lingers, with readings in the eastern Pacific declining while others were nearly unchanged.
The U.S. ag attache in China says the country has not articulated when or how it will deal with bulging supplies.
Soybean and wheat export sales were solid the week ended Feb. 4, and cotton export sales were strong. Get more details.
Crop insurance indemnities total $5.482 billion as of Feb. 8, 2016, up about $600 million over the past month, but still the smallest payouts since the 2010 crop year, according to Risk Management Agency (RMA) data.
As of Friday, February 12
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