AgDay 9/13/2019

Agriculture
U-S-D-A releasing it's September production report...the first this year relying on  information gathered by its people out in the field.   It puts corn production at 13-point-79 billion bushels...and yields now at 168-point-2 per  acre...a drop of more than a bushel.   U-S-D-A pegging soybean production at 3-63 billion bushels, or 47-point-9 bushels per  acre...more than a half a bushel loss there.  The commodity markets taking off on Thursday.   Reuters...reporting Chinese importers bought at least 10-cargos of U-S soybeans.  or 600-thousand metric tons of soybeans.   It happened amid rumors an interim trade deal with China is in the works.   Bloomberg...reporting Trump Administration officials were discussing offering a limited  trade agreement...one that would even roll back some U-S tariffs.  That would be in exchange for China making buys of U-S ag...and commitments on  intellectual property.   But a senior White House official...countering that to C-N-B-C...  saying the U-S is "absolutely not" considering an interim deal. The Trump Administration...announces it is revoking an Obama-era rule on waters and  wetlands... saying it's removal would provide "regulatory certainty" for farmers and landowners.   The E-P-A Administrator and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works calling the old  rule "an egregious power grab".

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