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Grain Markets: Updating Corn and Soybean Export Pace

Grain Markets: Updating Corn and Soybean Export Pace

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois 🕔May 8, 2017

As the focus of corn and soybean markets turns to 2017 prospects for production, the pace of old crop corn and soybean consumption carries implications for carryover stocks into the 2017-18 marketing year. The level of corn and soybean consumption

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Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Economy – Kansas City Fed Reports; Ag Export Competitiveness

Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Economy – Kansas City Fed Reports; Ag Export Competitiveness

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 24, 2017

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released two interesting reports this month that provide timely insights into the U.S. agricultural economy.  The first report took a closer look at crop inventories and agricultural finance, while the second update included

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Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S. agriculture.

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Farm Policy: Large Stocks Heighten the Importance of Ag Trade – Focus on China, Mexico

Farm Policy: Large Stocks Heighten the Importance of Ag Trade – Focus on China, Mexico

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 13, 2017

As global commodity markets cope with abundant stocks of corn, soybeans and wheat, export competitiveness has become increasingly important for U.S. farmers.  Today’s update takes a closer look at these issues with particular focus on trade developments with China and

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Hay Demand – Saudi Arabia Exerting Influence On U.S. Demand, Pricing

Hay Demand – Saudi Arabia Exerting Influence On U.S. Demand, Pricing

👤By Daniel Putnam, Bill Matthews, and Daniel Sumner, University of California 🕔Mar 24, 2017

As if one more example of our interconnected world was needed –  the depletion of an aquifer 8,000 miles away is likely to impact on alfalfa growers in Seeley, CA or Pasco, Washington.  Seeley and Pasco (the Imperial Valley of

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Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Backs Off from Jan. Peak

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Backs Off from Jan. Peak

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Mar 7, 2017

Following three months of strong gains, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer shifted course during February, declining to a reading of 134 compared to 153 a month earlier. Although the Barometer–a measure of producer sentiment based on a monthly survey

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U.S. Ag Trade Outlook, 2017: Forecast Up $2.0 Bln; Imports at Record $114.5 Bln

U.S. Ag Trade Outlook, 2017: Forecast Up $2.0 Bln; Imports at Record $114.5 Bln

👤From USDA 🕔Feb 24, 2017

Fiscal year 2017 agricultural exports are projected at $136.0 billion, up $2.0 billion from the November forecast, largely due to expected increases in livestock, poultry, and dairy exports. Strong foreign demand and higher prices help boost livestock, poultry, and dairy

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Indiana: Purdue Ag Economists Take a Close Look at Brexit Impact

Indiana: Purdue Ag Economists Take a Close Look at Brexit Impact

👤By Keith Robinson, Purdue University 🕔Jun 28, 2016

Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana’s economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say. Their greatest concerns are whether the current shakeup in the financial

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U.S. Exports to China to See Significant Drop – DTN

U.S. Exports to China to See Significant Drop – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 26, 2016

China has become the object of affection for U.S. agricultural exporters over the past decade, but the affair is on shaky ground because there are cheaper dates out there right now than U.S. commodities. Still, American agriculture wants to protect

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Moving Grains: Sediment Build-Up at Mouth of Mississippi

Moving Grains: Sediment Build-Up at Mouth of Mississippi

👤From USDA Grain Transportation Report 🕔Feb 26, 2016

Winter Floods Impacting Mouth of Mississippi River Unusual winter flooding has caused sediment build-up at the mouth of the Mississippi River and has reduced maximum draft allowances for vessels transiting the area of the Southwest Pass, the main navigation channel

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