Farm Policy: Expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, CRS Report

🕔Oct 19, 2018Late last week, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report titled, “Expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill,” which stated that, “The current farm bill (the Agricultural Act of 2014, […]

U.S. Trade Agenda Continues: Japan, EU, and U.K.

🕔Oct 18, 2018After recently signing a new KORUS (United States-Republic of Korea) Trade Agreement, and reaching an agreement on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office signaled this week that the U.S. will […]

Rice: U.S. Complaint Against China’s Producer Subsidies Moves Forward

🕔Oct 17, 2018The second of two cases filed against China by the United States in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) legal system advanced this week and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings met […]

Tariff Conflict and Other Factors Affecting Farm Production Values

🕔Oct 17, 2018This article takes a step back from the headline of tariffs and agriculture to address a broader question, “How have estimates of the value of production changed since advent of […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China Plan Nov. Talks, Soybean Trade Flows Adjust

🕔Oct 15, 2018News reports indicate that President Trump and Chinese Leader Xi Jinping plan to meet in November, in what could be an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss trade issues.  Meanwhile, a recent USDA […]

Illinois Corn, Soy: Reviewing Prices and Market Facilitation Payments

🕔Oct 12, 2018As the trade conflict with China continues, prices for many agricultural commodities remain relatively low. Illinois corn and soybean prices dipped to new lows in September, coinciding with the latest […]

Soybeans: Export Variables, Storage Issues, Trade Policy Outlook

🕔Oct 10, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports that discuss variables associated with U.S. soybean exports.  In addition, news items that highlight concerns about crop storage issues, and the trade policy […]

DDG Weekly – Spot Prices Mixed, Shutdowns Keep Supplies Balanced – DTN

🕔Oct 9, 2018Distillers dried grains spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were mixed, but on average $1 per ton lower at $133 per ton versus one week ago for the […]

Hubbs on Grain: Price Recovery Due to Several Factors

🕔Oct 9, 2018The USDA’s estimates of September 1 grains stocks pressured the price for both corn and soybeans on much higher than expected stocks.  Despite the higher ending stocks estimates for both […]

Ag Economy: Steady Farmland Values Help Insulate Struggling Ag Sector

🕔Oct 4, 2018Suzanne Jenkins, a senior policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Nathan Kauffman, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in a […]

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