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Eddie Tofpik, Adm Investor Services International Limited
Todd Colvin, Ambrosino Brothers
Todd Colvin, Ambrosino Brothers
Dan Deming, KKM Financial
Dan Deming, KKM Financial
Terry Roggensack, The Hightower Report
Scott Bauer, Prosper Trading Academy
Terry Roggensack, The Hightower Report
Todd Colvin, Ambrosino Brothers
Todd Colvin, Ambrosino Brothers

USDA

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up Slightly. Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Down 1 Percent...
Cotton Production Up 1 Percent from November Forecast. Orange Production Unchanged...
Cotton Ginnings, December 1 totaled 10,264,950 running bales...
The National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Agricultural Statistics Board has rescheduled release of the December Cattle on Feed and Hogs and Pigs reports to Thursday, Dec. 20 at 3:00 pm ET. They were previously scheduled for release on Friday, Dec. 21 at Noon ET. All other reports are unchanged on the ASB calendar. The reports will be available at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.
Peanut Price Highlights. Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.7 cents per pound for the week ending December 1, down 2.2...
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Down 1 Percent. Broiler-Type Chicks Placed in the United States Down Slightly...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is suspending the Cost of Pollination report which was slated for release on Dec. 21 at 12:00 pm ET. This report tracked the cash fees associated with honey bee pollination based on information from crop producers about their use of honey bees to pollinate their crops. NASS will continue to produce the Honey and Honey Bee Colonies reports which will be released on March 14 and Aug. 1, 2019 respectively.
Because of the increasing importance of county level crop statistics, NASS is considering eliminating the publication of Agricultural Statistics District (ASD) level estimates for annual crop county estimates. Some county level estimates do not meet publication standards and must be withheld from publication. In order to maintain the confidentiality of these counties, at least one additional county within the same ASD must also be suppressed. Sometimes this results in the suppression of county level estimates that would otherwise qualify for publication. Without the need for ASD level publication, any other county within the state could be used to provide the complementary coverage, ultimately leading to more counties published within each state. This change would align the publishing approach for the Census of Agriculture and the annual county estimates programs.
Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 1.12 billion pounds, 3.0 percent above October 2017 and 6.1 percent above September 2018....
Because federal agencies will be closed on December 5 to honor President George H.W. Bush, NASS’s Agricultural Statistics Board has rescheduled the reports planned for release that day. Broiler Hatchery will be released on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET. North American Potatoes will be released on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET. These and all reports will be available at www.nass.usda.gov.