Tennessee: Seminar – International Trade Impacts on Ag, Trenton, Nov. 14 Oct 17, 2019

🕔Oct 17, 2019Farmers and agriculture leaders who are interested in hearing the current assessment of international trade and its impact on U.S. and Tennessee agriculture should plan to gather in Trenton the […]

1st Steps to Trade Deal? China to Buy $40-$50 Bln in U.S. Farm Goods Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019William Mauldin, Chao Deng and Vivian Salama reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “The U.S. and China took an initial step to cement a trade agreement that had been derailed, with Washington saying on Friday it […]

Ag Trade: China Offers to Increase Purchases as Talks Set to Resume Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019Tom Mitchell reported on Wednesday at The Financial Times Online that, “Chinese officials are offering to increase purchases of US agricultural products as they seek an interim agreement between Beijing and Washington that will stave […]

Ag Trade: Trump Signs Japan Deal – DTN Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019A large contingent of agricultural lobbyists joined President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday to sign a partial trade deal with Japan. The agreement will lower or eliminate […]

Chinese Purchases of U.S. Soybeans Continue, Range of Topics in Trade Talks Narrows Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Chinese companies bought U.S. soybeans after the Xi Jinping administration issued more waivers from its retaliatory import tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation. […]

Ag Trade: Volatility Continues to Roil U.S. Markets – CoBank Oct 2, 2019

🕔Oct 2, 2019Uncertainty over trade policy, weather and African Swine Fever dominated agricultural markets last quarter, causing greater volatility across the industry that’s affecting producers, supply chains and end users, according to […]

Farmer Sentiment on Current Conditions Slips in Sept. – Ag Barometer Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer dipped slightly in September to a reading of 121, down just 3 points from August, when the index stood at 124. Although the barometer’s decline was small, there […]

Ag Trade: China Buys U.S. Soybeans, Explores Soymeal from South America Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019Reuters writer Karl Plume reported last week that, “Chinese importers bought about 10 boatloads of U.S. soybeans on [Sept. 23rd] following deputy-level trade talks in Washington [Sept. 19th – 20th] that were overshadowed by the […]

Trade Aid: Hindsight and Future Policy Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019This article examines payments by the 2018 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the context of its objective to compensate US farms for tariff-related losses.  Potential implications for future farm safety […]

Grain Transportation: Largest Wheat Export Gateway – DTN Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019The Columbia-Snake River System in the Pacific Northwest is the nation’s single largest wheat export gateway, transporting over 50% of all U.S. wheat to markets overseas. That all came to […]

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