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Issue Monitor
Informa Economics, Inc. the world leader in broad-based domestic and international agricultural and commodity and product market research, analysis, evaluation and consulting has developed a web-based tool that combines our highly valued consulting analysis with our well-respected policy news service...The Informa Economics Issue Monitor.

This innovative new product aggregates the day’s agriculture, energy, trade, and economic news while adding the value of Informa Economics analytical expertise. 

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Agricultural Tech Investment at Record $25 Billion
‘Optimism despite the shrinking farmer wallet size’ Read More --10/25/2016 12:12 PM
AGgregator: October 25, 2016
Media watch on the business of agriculture Read More --10/25/2016 12:09 PM
What Traders Are Talking About: October 25, 2016--10/25/2016 6:31 AM Read More
The Day Ahead: October 25, 2016--10/25/2016 7:37 AM Read More
NWS Short-Term Outlook: October 25-27, 2016--10/25/2016 5:44 AM Read More
USDA Radio Newsline: October 24, 2016--10/24/2016 5:59 PM Read More
ERS: Six States Account for About Half of All US Pumpkin Production--10/24/2016 5:37 PM Read More
Environmental Groups Ask Congress Not to Block Sage Grouse Funding--10/24/2016 5:12 PM Read More
Australian Government Plans to Ratify TPP in 2017--10/24/2016 4:30 PM Read More
Russian Duma Calls on US to Lift Cuba Trade Embargo--10/24/2016 3:54 PM Read More
USDA Crop Progress: Corn Harvest 61%, Soybeans 76%--10/24/2016 3:27 PM Read More
Transportation and Logistics News Briefs: October 25, 2016
Autonomous trucking milestone | Suez Canal mulls toll payment changes Read More --10/25/2016 9:03 AM
Ag News Briefs: October 25, 2016
Syngenta-ChemChina deal update | Dow-DuPont merger may be delayed | China corn crop seen declining | Brazil cuts into US soybean market share | Russian wheat export outlook | Russian grain forecast cut | Indonesia may abolish food commodity import licenses | Philippines mulls rice imports | USDA taking Food for Progress, McGovern-Dole applications | CFTC official on position limit plan Read More --10/25/2016 8:28 AM
Australia Agency: Only 2 Models Still See La Niña Yet This Year
But all global models monitored by agency see neutral conditions by March Read More --10/25/2016 7:02 AM
Transportation & Logistics Media Watch: October 25, 2016
Tracking the transportation sector Read More --10/25/2016 6:38 AM
UK poll backs prime minister - 10/25/2016 9:22 AM
Britons are more concerned about controlling immigration than maintaining access to the European Union, according to a survey published this morning, suggesting support for Prime Minister Theresa May's position on Brexit. Meanwhile, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is due to face questions in the House of Lords on the economic consequences of the Brexit vote.
Average Obamacare premiums surge 25% for 2017 - 10/25/2016 9:22 AM
Average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on will jump 25 percent to $302 compared to this year, the biggest increase since the insurance first went on sale in 2013. Seeking to downplay the cost hikes, the Obama administration said that including subsidies 77 percent of people would be able to find insurance plans with monthly premiums below $100, however, one in five consumers will only have one insurer from which to choose coverage.
Largest banks to share cybersecurity information with regulators - 10/25/2016 9:14 AM
The eight largest US banks will share information with federal regulators regarding cybersecurity issues affecting the financial sector. The announcement comes less than a week after the US government proposed new rules aimed at reducing cyber risks. President Barack Obama said the US does not know who launched an online attack Friday that rendered more than 1,200 websites unreachable, including Netflix and Twitter.
Eurozone officials approve Greek financial aid tranche - 10/25/2016 9:14 AM
Eurozone officials have approved a €2.8 billion tranche of financial aid for Greece after the cash-strapped nation delivered the needed reforms. Those included milestones in pension restructuring, bank governance, the energy sector and revenue collection. So far Greece has received €31.7 billion of its €86 billion bailout granted in July 2015, its third since being engulfed by debt in 2010.
Tighter regulation for US Treasuries trading urged by SEC chief - 10/25/2016 9:14 AM
The trading of US Treasuries needs to be more transparent and tightly regulated, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White said. White's remarks came on the same day that Treasury Department official Antonio Weiss called for increased transparency in the market.
USDA daily export sales: Soybeans to China - 10/25/2016 8:02 AM
Private exporters reported to USDA export sales of 516,000 tonnes of US soybeans to China for 2016/176. The sales were reported via USDA's daily export sales reporting system and are likely linked to the recent announcement that exporters and Chinese buyers inked purchase agreements for 5.1 million tonnes of US soybeans. Typically these types of announcements are followed by several daily sales reported by USDA.
Chicago Fed index signals economic expansion in September - 10/24/2016 3:27 PM
Production gains in manufacturing and mining helped to move the Chicago Fed National Activity Index to minus 0.14 in September compared to a downwardly revised minus 0.72 mark in August. The increase in the index signals the US economy expanded at a stronger pace in September compared to August, but the reading still is under the historical average.
South Africa rains seen improving as corn planting season arrives - 10/24/2016 3:27 PM
Wetter conditions are now expected to be seen over much of South Africa as corn planting gets underway, according to the national weather service, with indications the forecast for warmer-than-normal temperatures has also "subsided somewhat." While there remains uncertainty due to La Nina, the weather service noted the event has "not yet strongly manifested."
EU crop monitor again trims corn crop peg - 10/24/2016 3:27 PM
European Union (EU) corn yield has been revised down to 6.82 tonnes per hectare by the EU crop monitoring service MARS, down from 6.84 tonnes per hectare in September. This marks the third straight reduction for the corn yield peg, dropping it under the five-year average by 1.6 percent. MARS also reduced their soft wheat yield estimate to 5.62 tonnes per hectare compared to 5.63 tonnes per hectare in September.
Reuters poll: Soybean harvest seen 77% done, corn 60% - 10/24/2016 12:31 PM
US soybean harvest in major US states is expected to be 77 percent complete while corn harvest looked to be 60 percent finished as of October 23, according to a poll of traders by Reuters. Those figures compare to 62 percent for soybeans and 46 percent for corn the prior week. Winter wheat planting is expected to be at 82 percent complete while the first condition ratings for the winter wheat crop are looked to show 59 percent rated good/excellent.
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Corporate Earnings
Situation looking like mid-1980s Read More --10/25/2016 7:51 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Ahead This Week
Bevy of Fed speakers before FOMC blackout; GDP ahead Read More --10/24/2016 10:20 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What We Learned This Week--10/14/2016 3:47 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Sifting Through the FOMC--10/13/2016 4:23 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – FOMC Minutes: No Rate Rise, But...--10/12/2016 2:06 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Ahead This Week--10/10/2016 4:46 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What to Watch in Jobs Data--10/7/2016 6:39 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Greenspan Speaks--10/6/2016 10:28 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Services Strong?--10/5/2016 4:27 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Manufacturing Improvement--10/4/2016 10:51 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – The Week Ahead--10/3/2016 10:05 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Housing Still Uneven
But sector is contributing to US economic growth Read More --10/21/2016 8:02 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What to Watch in Beige Book
Elections still likely to be reflected Read More --10/19/2016 7:26 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Updated Informa Economics' Forecasts
Elections, inflation and more Read More --10/18/2016 5:16 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Ahead This Week
Inflation and housing data ahead Read More --10/17/2016 10:51 AM
Congressional Research Service Reports: October 6, 2016
Grazing fees | Presidential transitions | SBA programs, funding | US peanut program | EPA CPP final rule overview | Army Corps - water resource authorizations, appropriations, activities Read More --10/6/2016 3:07 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: September 23, 2016
Fiscal 2017 defense funding in the CR | Financial CHOICE Act | TAA for workers | US international food aid | Sea level rise, US coasts | Immigration legislation | US farm income outlook | EPA's recent methane regulations | LWCF overview Read More --9/23/2016 3:14 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: June 15, 2016--6/16/2016 6:10 AM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: May 31, 2016--5/31/2016 5:28 PM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: May 11, 2016--5/11/2016 3:04 PM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: Apr. 26, 2016--4/26/2016 3:01 PM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: Apr. 11, 2016--4/11/2016 2:51 PM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: March 22, 2016--3/22/2016 4:16 PM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: March 7, 2016--3/7/2016 3:52 PM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: Feb. 11, 2016--2/11/2016 5:38 PM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: Jan. 26, 2016--1/26/2016 10:41 AM Read More
Congressional Research Service Reports: September 9, 2016
LWCF appropriations for 'other purposes' | TAAF policy issues | Zika response funding | American agriculture and TPP | EPA's CEIP | Commodity Credit Corporation | Cuba travel, remittance restrictions Read More --9/9/2016 3:24 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: Aug. 24, 2016
Interior, Environment Fiscal 2017 Appropriations | US trade with FTA partners |TAAF for farmers | CPP litigation background | Evolution of WOTUS meaning | TiSA negotiations, overview | Fracking overview | Implementing bills for trade agreements | CIFUS overview | RFS waiver authority, volume modifications Read More --8/24/2016 4:35 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: Aug. 9, 2016
CFTC reauthorization | Immigration litigation | FDA budget | US wine trade with EU | Congress and the budget in 2016 | Energy and water development appropriations | Ag and TTIP | GI issues and TTIP Read More --8/9/2016 4:08 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: July 8, 2016
Economic analysis of TPP | TANF block grant legislation | EPA WOTUS rule issues | Economic effects of trade | US-New Zealand relations | US-Japan relations | Child nutrition reauthorization | RFS in brief | Energy tax policy issues Read More --7/8/2016 3:28 PM
Weekly Feed Grain Update
Corn futures close lower for the week with November option expiration Read More --10/23/2016 12:20 PM
Weekly Soybean Complex Update
Strong export data, sharp increase in soybean oil prices lift soybean futures Read More --10/23/2016 12:20 PM
Weekly Transportation Update --10/23/2016 12:20 PM Read More
Weekly Beef Outlook--10/23/2016 12:20 PM Read More
Weekly Pork Outlook--10/23/2016 12:19 PM Read More
Weekly Poultry Outlook--10/23/2016 12:19 PM Read More
Informa Weekly Dairy Update--10/23/2016 12:19 PM Read More
Weekly Feed Grain Update--10/15/2016 10:52 AM Read More
Weekly Soybean Complex Update--10/15/2016 10:52 AM Read More
Weekly Wheat Update--10/15/2016 10:52 AM Read More
Weekly Rice Update--10/15/2016 10:52 AM Read More
Weekly Wheat Update
Futures settle mixed for the week; Kansas City breaks out of nearby range Read More --10/23/2016 12:20 PM
Weekly Rice Update
Futures continue marginal move upward, but significant strength unlikely Read More --10/23/2016 12:20 PM
Weekly Cotton Outlook
Exports slightly better than expectations Read More --10/23/2016 12:20 PM
World Sugar Update
Market summary & price outlook Read More --10/23/2016 12:20 PM