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.
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.
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.
Corn and soybeans closed marginally lower today, with SRW wheat closing 2 to 3 cents higher. HRW futures ended mixed and HRS was 1 to 2 cents lower. Cattle closed higher and lean hogs were mostly lower.
Pro Farmer's Chip Flory discusses the struggles wheat producers are facing.
The CME says during 2015, roughly 87% of daily livestock futures and options trade occurred during the proposed hours.
As of Friday, February 12
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