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United States and China Reach Agreement on Phase One Trade Deal

Dec 14 •

I know, I know you have all heard it before, but hopefully the agreement reached this week between the US and China will lead to a signed Phase One Trade deal in January. The agreement requires a number of changes to China’s trade policies in exchange for reductions in tariffs by the US. Below is […]

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Sign Up for Merchants Plus Marketing Program Open Now

Dec 11 •

Again this year, you have the opportunity to enroll part of your production in the Merchants Plus marketing program offered by River Country Cooperative. Merchants Plus is a marketing program that allows growers to take advantage of FC Stone’s team of experienced marketing professionals and share in the performance of their professional marketing strategies. Merchants […]

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August USDA Report Followup

Aug 14 •

By: Dave Belongia It’s an understatement to say UDSA provided some surprises in Monday’s report. Here is some information to help analyze all the numbers you saw in the report. Some of these comments were provided by Arlan Suderman, Commodities Economist at INTL FC Stone. In general the trade came into this report with a […]

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Get Ready for the August 12th Crop Report

Aug 9 •

By: Dave Belongia The much anticipated USDA Report on Monday will go a long way toward setting market direction in the coming weeks. Controversy over corn acreage numbers in previous reports make this report especially important. These comments are based on media interviews with Lance Honig of USDA’s Ag Statistics Service. To compile acreage data […]

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