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Experts provide outlook for rice, cotton, grain

Top-notch analysts will clear up some of the uncertainty in the agricultural markets and discuss potential changes farm policy at the seventh annual Market Outlook Conference, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Leflore County Civic Center, Greenwood, Miss., from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Market direction, the future of farm policy and fertilizer and fuel costs are all on growers' minds as planting season approaches, noted Pat McClatchy, with the Ag Market Network. “These subjects are very timely and could easily affect planting and the decisions farmers will make during the season.”

Michael Hanthorn, Informa Economics vice president, will provide rice, soybean, corn and wheat outlooks. Joe Nicosia, CEO of Allenberg Cotton, Memphis, Tenn., will provide an outlook on the cotton situation, while the National Cotton Council's Craig Brown will update producers on farm bill issues. Other speakers will address fertilizer and energy prices. Lunch will be provided by the sponsors.

The event is sponsored by Cotton Incorporated and Certified FiberMax. To register or for more information, call Pat McClatchy at (888) 795-8071. For a delayed broadcast of the meeting, go to


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