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Market Watch | August 18, 2022

Big price rebound for cotton following USDA's much smaller-than-expected crop estimate on Aug. 12.

EPA Seeks Comments on Dicamba | August 18, 2022

U.S. and Taiwan talk trade, the U.N. releases report confirming forced labor in China and renewed shipping woes begin to multiply...

NWS: No late-season relief for dry western Corn Belt

The NWS 30-day forecast calls for below-normal precip across the northern and western Corn Belt during September. There are also higher odds of above-normal temps over much of the western Corn Belt next month.

China Bristles as U.S, Taiwan Commence Trade Talks

Republicans get nervous about taking over Senate amid indications of very tight contests

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Drought footprint mostly unchanged

As of Aug. 16, 67% of the U.S. was experiencing abnormal dryness/drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, up one point from the previous week. Rainfall across the Midwest was 'hit-and-miss.'

Ahead of the Open | August 18, 2022

Corn, soybeans under pressure ahead of Midwest rains; winter wheat drops to seven-month low.

New-crop corn, soybean export sales top market expectations

USDA export sales data through week ending August 11, revealed new-crop soybeans sales were the largest for either 2021-22 or 2022-23 since the end of March, with wheat export sales reaching a marketing-year low.

First Thing Today | August 18, 2022

Active followthrough selling weighed on wheat overnight, while corn and soybeans faded amid spillover pressure and favorable weather forecasts.