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USDA Radio Newsline: June 24, 2016
Hogs and Pigs report surprises | Robust feedlot numbers | Cattle on Feed report | Hogs and Pigs report numbers | Food price forecasts | Causes of bee losses Read More --6/24/2016 5:27 PM
USDA Hogs & Pigs: Inventory, Pig Crop Data Surprise Traders
Highest total & market hog inventory since 1964 Read More --6/24/2016 3:56 PM
ERS: Production Costs Play a Key Role in Ag Export Competitiveness--6/24/2016 11:56 AM Read More
FOCUS: Brexit Impacts--6/24/2016 11:55 AM Read More
USDA June Acreage Pre-Reports--6/24/2016 6:29 PM Read More
USDA June Grain Stocks Pre-Reports--6/24/2016 11:42 AM Read More
EU Leaders Expected to Push Trade Policy Talks to the Fall--6/24/2016 11:14 AM Read More
USDA Lowers Overall 2016 Food Price Rise Forecast to 1%-2%--6/24/2016 10:52 AM Read More
Farmdoc Daily: Increasing Crop Insurance Coverage Levels - An Assessment--6/24/2016 9:41 AM Read More
AGgregator: June 24, 2016--6/24/2016 9:10 AM Read More
What Traders Are Talking About: June 24, 2016 - AM--6/24/2016 7:28 AM Read More
Zika Funding Moves to the Forefront After Appropriations Bills Struggle
Bill to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis also a priority Read More --6/24/2016 4:05 PM
Commitment of Traders Report for Week Ending June 21, 2016
Source: CFTC Read More --6/24/2016 3:55 PM
US Weekly Oil Rig Count Down Seven, Following Three Weeks of Gains
Source: Baker Hughes Read More --6/24/2016 3:49 PM
New Truck Fuel Economy Rules to Reduce Diesel Consumption: EIA
Final rule is currently at OMB for an interagency review Read More --6/24/2016 2:40 PM
European Central Bank (ECB) rate cut now expected - 6/24/2016 2:35 PM
Forward Eonia bank-to-bank lending rates dated for the Sept. 8 meeting fell to around minus 0.44% in trading in the wake of the U.K. vote to leave the EU, some 10 basis points below the overnight rate of minus 0.34%. Reuters reports this "suggests markets anticipate a 10 basis point cut to the ECB's deposit rate by the end of the year," noting that the forward rates now put a 60% chance on the ECB cutting rates July 21.
European Commission now to make call on glyphosate approval - 6/24/2016 2:34 PM
An "appeal's committee" of representatives from the 28 member countries of the European Union (EU) failed to agree on extending the license for glyphosate, setting the stage for the European Commission (EC) to take up the matter next week. "The Commission regrets that no decision could be taken by the member states, in spite of its efforts over recent weeks to accommodate requests and concerns," an EC spokeswoman said. That puts the matter on the EC agenda for June 27, a situation the EC was hoping to avoid.
USDA daily export sales: Soybeans to unknown destinations - 6/24/2016 8:20 AM
Private exporters reported to USDA export sales of 411,500 tonnes of US soybeans to unknown destinations (280,500 tonnes for 2015/16 and 131,000 tonnes of 2016/17). The sales were reported via USDA's daily export sales reporting system.
New Home Sales miss mark but still solid - 6/23/2016 3:34 PM
New home sales fell what looks to be a rather steep 6% in May, but the data can be volatile due to the small sample size. However, the annualized sales rate of 551,000 units is still the second best reading since the April mark of 586,000 units (revised down from an initial 619,000 level).
Argentina announces deal with Monsanto on inspections re: GMO soybeans - 6/23/2016 3:34 PM
Argentina's government will oversee the testing of soybeans in a deal reached with Monsanto over the issue of GMO soybeans. The company had sought to have export companies do exports as is the case in Brazil, but Argentine farmers sought to have government involvement. "The (government's) National Seed Institute will work out agreements with public and private entities to carry out selective inspections to determine the legality of seeds," Agriculture Minister Ricardo Buryaile said at a news conference. Monsanto threatened to stop selling new soybean technologies in Argentina over the dispute.
Frost impact to second corn crop in Brazil's Parana by state statistics agency - 6/23/2016 3:33 PM
Corn production in Brazil's Parana is expected at 11.4 million tonnes for the second crop, down 700,000 tonnes from a May projection, according to the state's statistics office Deral. The sugarcane crop in Parana is now put at 50.8 million tonnes after frost impacted the production, Deral said, down from a 51.6 million tonne figure previously, with wheat at 3.4 million tonnes, down from a prior 3.47 million tonnes.
Supreme Court won’t resurrect Obama plan to shield illegal immigrants from deportation - 6/23/2016 10:19 AM
The Supreme Court today handed President Obama a significant legal defeat, refusing to revive his stalled plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and give them the right to work legally in this country. The court’s liberals and conservatives deadlocked, which leaves in place a lower court’s decision that the president exceeded his powers in issuing the directive. Yet another impact of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this year.
USDA daily export sales: Corn to South Korea - 6/23/2016 8:14 AM
Private exporters reported export sales of 138,000 tonnes of US corn to South Korea – 69,000 tonnes each for 2015/16 and 2016/17. The sales were reported via USDA's daily export sales reporting system.
San Francisco offers another chance to vote on taxing sugar-sweetened beverages - 6/23/2016 8:14 AM
San Francisco will have a second chance to vote on whether to tax sugar-sweetened beverages after city officials added the measure to a November ballot that could expand the controversial levy deeper into the Bay Area. The penny-per-ounce tax proposal follows the city's legal victory last month against the soda industry, which tried to halt its effort to introduce warnings on advertisements for drinks with added sugar.
GOP House leaders adjourn House early - 6/23/2016 7:15 AM
Republicans quickly adjourned the House early Thursday morning for a week-long recess nearly 16 hours after Democrats held a sit-in to demand votes on gun-related measures. The protest stretched into a second day, even with Republicans scheduling votes in the middle of the night to advance a few unrelated measures before leaving town earlier than scheduled.
Macroeconomic Perspectives – U.K. Votes to Exit the EU
Lots to assess as situation unfolds Read More --6/24/2016 8:27 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Yellen Day 2
Brexit again | Fed diversity | Labor force participation Read More --6/22/2016 3:29 PM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What to Watch from FOMC--6/15/2016 5:31 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – State Data Detail Economic Struggles--6/14/2016 3:53 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – The Week Ahead--6/13/2016 8:31 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What We Learned This Week--6/10/2016 4:36 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Economists Shifts Rate Views--6/9/2016 3:48 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Housing Perspectives--6/8/2016 9:59 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – The Week Ahead--6/6/2016 8:28 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What to Watch in Jobs Data--6/3/2016 7:14 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Dissecting Draghi--6/2/2016 9:34 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Yellen Testimony Ahead
Fed chief starts two days of testimony on the Hill Read More --6/21/2016 7:02 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – The Week Ahead
Yellen and Brexit two keys Read More --6/20/2016 8:38 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What We Learned This Week
Inaction can move markets | Brexit is rising concern | Read More --6/17/2016 4:33 PM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Sifting Through the FOMC
Helicopter money | Uncertainty | Brexit looms large Read More --6/16/2016 1:32 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: June 15, 2016
Fiscal 2017 ag appropriations | Financial Services and General Gov't approps | Ag conservation programs | Overtime pay provisions | Methane emission sources and reduction | Financing water infrastructure | Pesticides and water quality | Cuba issues for Congress Read More --6/16/2016 6:10 AM
Congressional Research Service Reports: May 31, 2016
US – Vietnam relations | Fiscal 2017 EPA appropriations | Federal Reserve legislation | Child nutrition reauthorization | Farm Credit System | Fiscal 2017 DOT appropriations | US – Canada softwood lumber issues Read More --5/31/2016 5:28 PM
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
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Congressional Research Service Reports: May 11, 2016
Ag exports and the Farm Bill | Appropriations background | TPP issues for Congress | House and Senate energy legislation | CPP litigation | WOTUS background | Congressional budget actions Read More --5/11/2016 3:04 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: Apr. 26, 2016
Comparing US, China trade data | US-Mexico relations | US trade concepts | Ag credit institutions | US sugar program | Ag disaster assistance | US CO2 emissions and the CPP | Energy and water appropriations | Central Valley Project | Miscellaneous tariff bills Read More --4/26/2016 3:01 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: Apr. 11, 2016
Comparing US, China trade data | Fiscal 2017 budget issues | Congress and the budget in 2016 | REITs and FIRPTA | Congressional debate about exchange rates | Electricity markets and trading |Tax reform proposals | TPA and KORUS trade deal | USDA child nutrition programs | Improving child nutrition integrity | COOL and WTO disputes Read More --4/11/2016 2:51 PM
Congressional Research Service Reports: March 22, 2016
Federal GMO labeling legal issues | Emergency ag land rehab assistance | CPP existing power plant questions | CWA Section 401 | TTIP negotiations | Nutrients in ag production and water quality | EPA appropriations and water infrastructure | Rural water supply and sewer systems | Fiscal 2016 ag appropriations Read More --3/22/2016 4:16 PM
Weekly Beef Outlook
Expectations of summer lows for cutout values, followed by modest rebound Read More --6/24/2016 6:25 PM
Weekly Feed Grain Update
Multiple features contribute to huge collapse in corn prices Read More --6/24/2016 5:56 PM
Weekly Transportation Update --6/24/2016 5:56 PM Read More
Weekly Pork Outlook--6/24/2016 5:55 PM Read More
Weekly Poultry Outlook--6/24/2016 5:55 PM Read More
Informa Weekly Dairy Update--6/24/2016 5:55 PM Read More
Weekly Cotton Outlook--6/20/2016 1:24 PM Read More
Weekly Feed Grain Update--6/19/2016 7:26 AM Read More
Weekly Soybean Complex Update--6/19/2016 7:26 AM Read More
Weekly Wheat Update--6/19/2016 7:26 AM Read More
Weekly Rice Update--6/19/2016 7:26 AM Read More
Weekly Soybean Complex Update
Beneficial weather and “Brexit” vote push soy complex futures sharply lower Read More --6/24/2016 5:56 PM
Weekly Wheat Update
Fresh lows for Chicago and Kansas City, Kansas City Burdened More Read More --6/24/2016 5:56 PM
Weekly Rice Update
Futures trade significantly lower ahead of big report week Read More --6/24/2016 5:56 PM
Weekly Cotton Outlook
Cotton On-Call shows slight increase Read More --6/24/2016 5:56 PM