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Issue Monitor
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USDA Radio Newsline: Aug. 26, 2016
China ag exports | UAS rule exemptions Read More --8/26/2016 10:25 PM
Commitment of Traders Report for Week Ending August 23, 2016
Source: CFTC Read More --8/26/2016 2:53 PM
EIA: OPEC Members' Net Oil Export Revenue in 2015 Drops to Lowest Level Since 2004--8/26/2016 12:06 PM Read More
ERS: Ten Percent of US Land in Farming Expected to be Transferred During 2015-19--8/26/2016 11:39 AM Read More
Farmdoc Daily: Mapping the Farm Bill - Expanding the Traditional Farm Coalition--8/26/2016 11:19 AM Read More
AGgregator: Aug. 26, 2016--8/26/2016 9:40 AM Read More
Fed's Yellen: Case for Rate Rise Has 'Strengthened,' But No Timeline For Such Action--8/26/2016 9:36 AM Read More
Ag News Briefs: Aug. 26, 2016--8/26/2016 8:54 AM Read More
What Traders Are Talking About: Aug. 26, 2016--8/26/2016 7:13 AM Read More
The Day Ahead: Aug. 26, 2016--8/26/2016 7:17 AM Read More
NWS Short-Term Outlook: Fri. Aug. 26 Through Sun. Aug. 28, 2016--8/26/2016 5:56 AM Read More
Pro Farmer Estimates US Corn Crop at 14.728 Bil. Bu.; Soybeans at 4.093 Bil. Bu.
Estimates assume normal weather through end of September Read More --8/26/2016 1:52 PM
USDA's APHIS Confirms Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Bird Flu in Wild Mallard in Alaska
First find since June 2015 Read More --8/26/2016 3:14 PM
USDA Enhances Pork Cutout
Change is effective Sept. 12 Read More --8/26/2016 1:25 PM
US Weekly Oil Rig Count Flat, Gas Rig Count Down Two
Source: Baker Hughes Read More --8/26/2016 12:14 PM
Major seed companies form new alliance in India - 8/26/2016 2:00 PM
Officials from the India-based arms of international seed companies announced the "Federal of Seen Industry of India" at an event today (Aug. 26) in New Delhi. Officials from Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, DuPont Pioneer and Syngenta announced the alliance, saying its goal was to address what they called difficulties in the industry. "Our new association is driven by the fundamental value of respecting research and intellectual properties of each other," M. Ramasami, a founding FSII member, said. "The association believes that no single company has all the solutions and hence collaborations, joint ventures, licensing arrangements and similar approaches are necessary among the members of the industry."
Consumer Sentiment edges lower - 8/26/2016 1:58 PM
Consumers remain in a relatively confident spot, even as the August reading moved down to 89.8 in the Consumer Sentiment update. That marked a drop of 0.6 from the mid-month reading and was down 0.2 from the final July mark. Inflation readings were notably weak, reflecting declining gasoline prices.
US 2Q GDP revised downward on less gov't spending, inventory investment - 8/26/2016 1:56 PM
The second estimate of US second quarter GDP came in at 1.1 percent, down from the initial reading of 1.2 percent, as the Bureau of Economic Analysis said the lower figure reflected "downward revisions to state and local government spending and to inventory investment as well as an upward revision to imports, which is a subtraction in the calculation of GDP." The updated GDP figure was in line with expectations ahead of the report.
Durable Goods orders remain volatile - 8/25/2016 3:25 PM
The US factory sector is starting to show signs of life as July Durable Goods data showed a 4.4 rise, after a 4.0 percent fall in June, as aircraft orders pushed the figure above trade expectations for a 3.7 percent increase. However, minus transportation, orders still rose 1.5 percent and should translate into future strength for shipments. That category was up just 0.2 percent in July.
South Africa corn crop seen at 7.3 million tonnes - 8/25/2016 3:25 PM
South African corn production in 2016 is now put at 7.3 million tonnes, up 0.5% from the prior estimate issued by the Crop Estimates Committee (CEC). That still marks a 26.6 percent downturn from the 2015 crop of 9.96 million tonnes as drought curtailed production. The estimate was higher than expectations for 7.2 million tonnes via a poll of traders by Reuters and included 3.097 million tonnes of white corn and 4.199 million tonnes of yellow corn. The latter reflected a rise in yield, the CEC said.
SovEcon ups Russia grain crop - 8/25/2016 3:24 PM
Russia's 2016 grain crop is now seen at 117.0 million tonnes by consulting firm SovEcon, the largest output in the post-Soviet era. Previously, the firm expected 2016 grain output at 115.3 million tonnes. The higher production mark includes 73.0 million tonnes of wheat, an increase from SovEcon's prior peg of 71.3 million tonnes. SovEcon's Andrey Sizov told a conference in Moscow that 2016/17 grain exports are now expected at a record 40 million tonnes, including 31 million tonnes of wheat.
Euronext says France's Nord Cereales halts wheat deliveries - 8/25/2016 3:43 PM
French silo operator Nord Cereales will suspend taking deliveries as of Aug. 29 at the northern port of Dunkirk, according to the Euronext exchange. Data indicated less than 200,000 tonnes of grain were exported from the port since the 2016/17 marketing year started. Euronext did not offer any further details on the matter.
White House nominates Kim for second term as World Bank president - 8/25/2016 2:28 PM
The Obama Administration has nominated World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to serve a second term. In a statement, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said, “President Kim has used his first term to focus the World Bank on effectively addressing today’s most pressing global development challenges in innovative ways, from ending extreme poverty and tackling inequality, to combating climate change. President Kim has also ably led responses to major crises, including battling the Ebola pandemic and addressing the refugee crisis. In addition, President Kim spearheaded needed reforms at the World Bank to better leverage knowledge within the Bank and enhance the use of the financial resources that shareholders provide. Re-electing President Kim will allow the World Bank to continue to build on these important initiatives and reforms.” Kim is expected to easily win approval from the executive board of the World Bank.
Russia to increase oil production ahead of OPEC talks - 8/25/2016 10:09 AM
Publication Energy Intelligence reported that Russia is poised to launch several new fields that by the end of the year could add 26 million barrels of crude oil to the market. It noted the situation could potentially create an added headache for the negotiators from major producers from both OPEC and non-OPEC when they convene in Algiers on Sept. 26-28.
Brazil Senate today begins impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff - 8/25/2016 10:07 AM
Brazil's Senate is today due to begin the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff for violating budget laws, with the chances strong that she will be removed from office. Brazilian markets have rallied lately over the prospect of the right-wing Vice President Michel Temer permanently taking over from the leftist Rouseff, although Temer faces having to drag the economy out of its worst recession since the Great Depression and bringing down a massive budget deficit.
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Awaiting Yellen
Will all the attention be met with disappointment Read More --8/26/2016 7:53 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Jackson Hole Fed Symposium
KC Fed's gathering had humble starts with a focus on agriculture Read More --8/25/2016 4:18 PM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – FOMC Minutes Ahead--8/17/2016 6:12 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Fed's Williams Talks Reform--8/17/2016 5:52 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – The Week Ahead--8/15/2016 2:00 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What We Learned This Week--8/12/2016 4:06 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Assessing the US Housing Market--8/11/2016 2:26 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Bernanke Views on the Fed--8/10/2016 4:34 PM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Fed's Powell Worried US Could Get in Low-Growth Trap--8/9/2016 9:40 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – The Week Ahead--8/8/2016 8:47 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Ahead of the Jobs Data--8/5/2016 5:30 AM Read More
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Housing Data Surprises
New home sales surge Read More --8/24/2016 8:22 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – The Week Ahead
Yellen is the headliner Read More --8/22/2016 8:47 AM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – What We Learned This Week
Markets still don't 'believe' | Economic data stays erratic | FOMC debate confirmed/revealed Read More --8/19/2016 2:19 PM
Macroeconomic Perspectives – Sifting Through the FOMC
FOMC session was before disappointing GDP, strong jobs data Read More --8/19/2016 6:06 AM
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: 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: Jan. 4, 2016--1/4/2016 4:13 PM Read More
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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
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: 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
Weekly Feed Grain Update
Strength in soybean futures supportive to corn price action in the near term Read More --8/21/2016 6:12 PM
Weekly Soybean Complex Update
Soybean futures higher on demand; oil/meal spreading drives product markets Read More --8/21/2016 6:12 PM
Weekly Beef Outlook--8/21/2016 6:12 PM Read More
Weekly Pork Outlook--8/21/2016 6:12 PM Read More
Weekly Poultry Outlook--8/21/2016 6:12 PM Read More
Informa Weekly Dairy Update--8/21/2016 6:12 PM Read More
Weekly Feed Grain Update--8/14/2016 8:11 PM Read More
Weekly Soybean Complex Update--8/14/2016 8:11 PM Read More
Weekly Wheat Update--8/14/2016 8:11 PM Read More
Weekly Rice Update--8/14/2016 8:11 PM Read More
Weekly Cotton Outlook--8/14/2016 8:11 PM Read More
Weekly Wheat Update
Wheat closes higher for the week, rains supportive for Minneapolis Read More --8/21/2016 6:12 PM
Weekly Rice Update
Futures close higher for a second week, rains likely supportive Read More --8/21/2016 6:12 PM
World Sugar Update
Market summary & price outlook Read More --8/21/2016 6:12 PM
Weekly Transportation Update
Highlights of transportation issues Read More --8/21/2016 6:12 PM