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NAFTA: Mexican Market Growing but Trade Negotiations Put U.S. on Shaky Ground

NAFTA: Mexican Market Growing but Trade Negotiations Put U.S. on Shaky Ground

👤 From U.S. Grains Council 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Increasing demand in Mexico could mean big business for U.S. agriculture, but U.S. farmers and agribusinesses may have to work harder to capture a share due to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexican customers and

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The Market, 2017: Winners and Losers – DTN

The Market, 2017: Winners and Losers – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Ready or not, 2017 is just a few weeks away from flipping the calendar. I always find it interesting to step back and take a look at the winners and losers for the year. As we saw in last year’s

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Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, and also looks at recent news items regarding the NAFTA renegotiation, with particular focus on perspective from some farm state Senators. Background- USDA Data Update The U.S. Department

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Grain Markets: Corn Use for Ethanol Update – Podcast

Grain Markets: Corn Use for Ethanol Update – Podcast

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Listen ot MP3 Podcast The recent strength in ethanol production has led to speculation about changes to USDA’s estimate of corn used for ethanol in the pending WASDE report. Ethanol production for the week ending December 1 set a new

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Corn, Soy, Wheat Export Sales Bearish – DTN

Corn, Soy, Wheat Export Sales Bearish – DTN

👤By Darin Newsom, DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Dec 8, 2017

This week’s export sales report should be viewed as bearish for wheat, corn and soybeans, and bullish for milo, according to DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom. Weekly export sales for all wheat showed a total of 11.9 mb (323,000 mt)

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USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 6, 2017

In fiscal year 2017, U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion, representing the third-highest level on record.  In its quarterly export forecast in August, USDA indicated that fiscal year 2018 agricultural exports were projected at $139.0 billion.   However, in its latest quarterly forecast,

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Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 6, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports value totaled $135 billion in 2016 and experts anticipate future growth if production yields, trade agreements and borrowing power work in lockstep. “Trade is very, very important,”  Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in

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Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

Ag Economy Barometer: Post-Harvest Slump in Producer Sentiment

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Dec 5, 2017

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 7 points in November, signaling a slump in U.S. agricultural producers’ confidence compared to a month earlier. At a reading of 128, the measure of producer optimism in November was the second weakest

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Corn, Soybeans: Acreage Prospects for 2018

Corn, Soybeans: Acreage Prospects for 2018

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 27, 2017

Corn and soybean prices have weathered the USDA’s November Crop Production report that contained larger forecasts of the size of the 2017 harvest, relative to market expectations, for both crops. Considerable speculation will occur over the next few months about

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Ag Trade: A Focus on Corn Belt Exports; NAFTA Update

Ag Trade: A Focus on Corn Belt Exports; NAFTA Update

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 27, 2017

A FarmPolicyNews update last week pointed to recent USDA information pertaining to the aggregate value of U.S. agricultural exports, and how these trade flows have changed over the past two decades.   A recent article from Iowa State University looked more narrowly at recent trade trends pertaining to four specific

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