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US soybean crop 70% harvested, below five-year average: USDA

US soybean crop 70% harvested, below five-year average: USDA

Farmers have harvested 70% of the US soybean crop, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service crop progress report for the week ended Sunday showed, putting the harvest 3 ...

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Ag market: cotton, grain prices turn back – but not by much

Ag market: cotton, grain prices turn back – but not by much

One question left open by the cotton rally in the last session, on fears of a late-week frost in Texas, is how much crop in the state might be vulnerable to cold. The answer came ...

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Weak harvest to confront Ukraine sunflower crushers with closuresWeak harvest to confront Ukraine sunflower crushers with closures

Weak harvest to confront Ukraine sunflower crushers with closuresWeak harvest to confront Ukraine sunflower crushers with closures

Ukraine's sunflower crushing industry faces closures and mergers, thanks to a poor domestic harvest of the oilseed, Kernel Holding said, flagging "weak business conditions" ahead, ...

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Thailand says no deal yet on US pork imports

Thailand says no deal yet on US pork imports

Thailand has not struck a deal on US pork imports. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he did not discuss the issue with US President, Donald Trump, during his recent visit to t ...

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Ag market: wheat futures ease, ahead of demand data

Ag market: wheat futures ease, ahead of demand data

The one short-term hope for ag bulls of low commodity prices is if they unearth demand. Is this happening in wheat? Tobin Gorey at Commonwealth bank of Australia said that wheat p ...

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Cotton Marketing News: Changes In The Loan Program and Rate for 2017

Cotton Marketing News: Changes In The Loan Program and Rate for 2017

The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farm ...

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Hedge fund dynamics mean ‘feeder cattle prices to underperform’

Hedge fund dynamics mean ‘feeder cattle prices to underperform’

The extent of hedge funds' bets on rising feeder cattle prices, even while selling down in the agricultural commodities, has left the contract "likely to underperform", Societe Ge ...

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China’s hog herd to renew expansion, boding ill for pork imports

China’s hog herd to renew expansion, boding ill for pork imports

China's huge hog herd – equivalent to more than half the world total – will return to growth in 2018 for the first time in six years, driving a further decline in pork imports fro ...

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Agriculture looks to space in latest push for precision agriculture

Agriculture looks to space in latest push for precision agriculture

Farmers are looking to space in the continuous push to better know what’s going on in their fields, and a growing number of public and private initiatives are helping get them the ...

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EU grain sowings to rise for 2018, after three-year decline

EU grain sowings to rise for 2018, after three-year decline

European Union grain sowings will, after three years of decline, rise for the 2018 harvest, Strategie Grains said, citing gains in sowings of wheat and, in particular, barley. The ...

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