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As the U.S. Commerce Department ponders tariffs on Chinese steel and
aluminum, China is already shunning U.S. soybean purchases.
See DTN Ag News. BTodd's Take...
Representatives from more than 30 organizations were scheduled to
meet in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for the steering committee for the North
America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. The organizational meeting seeks to
keep U.S. agriculture engaged as the United Nations works more aggressively on
agriculture and climate change.
See DTN Ag News. BDeveloping Climate-Smart Ag...
An extensive study attempts to provide insight into how farmers can
benefit from growing biomass crops.
See DTN Ag News. BGrowing Biomass...
Cattle producers take extra effort to protect their herds from cold
weather, as well as maintain carcass weight in feedlot cattle.
See DTN Ag News. 4^Bitter Cold Affects Livestock...
Leaders from USDA, as well as the National Grain and Feed Association
and National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, all seek changes to a new Section
199A tax break that would prompt farmers to market more heavily to farmer
cooperatives than private ag commodity buyers.
See . FLobbies Seek Ag Tax Change ...
March corn closed up 2 cents Tuesday, hanging onto an early attempt at
higher prices while potential buyers continue to struggle to find a reason to
own corn. Friday's higher yield estimate of 176.6 bushels per acre from USDA
did not help the case for higher corn prices and so far, the export pace has
been slow in 2017-18. Tuesday morning, USDA said 23.0 million bushels of corn
were inspected for export last week, another bearish amount that has total
inspections down 36% in 2017-18 from a year ago. The main concern keeping
traders bearish of course, is the 2.48 billion bushels of U.S. ending corn
stocks USDA estimates. Friday's CFTC data showed noncommercials more bearish in
corn as of Jan. 9, increasing net shorts from 69,731 to 86,714. Commercials
increased net longs to 68,662, still offering support as March corn stays near
its contract low. For now, the trend in March corn remains down. DTN's National
Corn Index closed at $3.14 Friday, priced 33 cents below the March contract and
down from its highest price in four months. In outside markets, the March U.S.
dollar index is down 0.54, its lowest spot price in over three years and
bullish influence for grains to start the week.