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Arkansas judge throws out Monsanto dicamba lawsuit

· February 20, 2018

The Arkansas ban on dicamba continues after a judge threw out Monsanto’s lawsuit to stop the state from blocking sale of the product. On Friday the Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza cited a recent Arkansas Supreme Court decision that the state cannot be made a defendant in court. In June, the Arkansas State […]

National ag coalition: California Prop 65 needs to be halted

· February 20, 2018

A national agriculture coalition is going to court today with a reasonable request: halt California’s extreme Prop 65 listing of glyphosate until the judge can consider all of the facts. Despite scientific findings from hundreds of studies and conclusions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and regulatory agencies […]

Today’s markets: Cooler heads will prevail

· February 15, 2018

Despite the recent correction in crude oil, the Saudis say they are all in when it comes to cutting production. Despite the recent stock-market inspired shake out and the surge in shale oil output, the truth is that the global oil market is going through its most significant tightening cycle in over a decade. The […]

Today’s markets: Shoulder Season Blues

· February 14, 2018

Oil prices are under pressure after the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a 3.947-million-barrel increase in crude supply, not unexpected because it is after all shoulder season. Yet, a 2.319 million barrel drop in Cushing Oklahoma oil supply should give the bears some pause. The continued draws in the NYMEX delivery point at some point […]

Today’s markets: Happy Fat Tuesday

· February 13, 2018

The Algorithm and High Frequency Traders are driving commodity hedge funds to throw in the towel, reported by Thomson Reuters. Many commodity hedge fund traders such as Anthony Ward (aka) “Chocfinger”, known for his large bets in Cocoa and Coffee and rather successful argue it is a steady rise and has reached a tipping point […]

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