Corn, Soybean Price Increases Boost Farm Income, Upend Global Trade Flows May 3, 2021

🕔May 3, 2021
Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported last week that, “A surge to eight-year highs in U.S. corn and soybean prices is boosting farmers’ incomes and their demand for land, tractors and tools. It is a turnaround for the agricultural […]

Ag Trade: USA Rice Supports Retaliatory Duties on Indian Rice Imports Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Last month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. government is planning to address longstanding concerns with digital services taxes that are imposed on U.S. […]

Corn, Soybean Prices Climb, Record Chinese Corn Imports Expected Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Michael Hirtzer reported on Wednesday that, “Corn prices climbed above $6 a bushel to the loftiest level in almost eight years after the U.S. said it expects China […]

Grain Prices Continue to Surge, China Buys U.S. Corn for 4th-Quarter Shipment Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Breanna T Bradham reported on Thursday that, “Corn extended its ascent to the highest in almost eight years, leading a rally in crop futures on bets […]

Ag Trade: Soybean Exports to China Swell; Brazil Suspends Corn, Soy Import Duties Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Reuters writers Shivani Singh and Dominique Patton reported this week that, “China’s March soybean imports from Brazil plunged as rain delayed some shipments from the world’s top exporter, but U.S. bean imports rocketed more than […]

Livestock: Record Chinese Pork Imports, Swine Fever Limits German Exports Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
Bloomberg News reported on Monday that, “China’s pork imports jumped to an all-time high in March on supply concerns following a resurgence of African swine fever in the world’s biggest consumer and producer. “Inbound […]

Ag Trade: China Increases Wheat Feeding to Hogs Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported late last week that, “China’s first-quarter pork production rose 31.9% from a year earlier to 13.69 million tonnes, data showed on Friday, the highest quarterly volume in two […]

Livestock: China Meat Imports Soar Amid African Swine Fever Concerns Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that, “China imported a record amount of meat in March on supply concerns as hog herds in the world’s biggest pork consumer struggled to recover from African swine […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Demand Could Create “Mini Super-Cycle” Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
Last week, Bloomberg writer Andy Hoffman reported that, “Agricultural commodities are poised for a ‘mini supercycle’ as China’s rampant demand keeps supplies tight, according to the head of a key Cargill Inc. […]

U.S. Hog Prices Climb – Imports to the Philippines Rise, Chinese Demand Expected to Moderate Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Last week, Reuters News reported that, “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday reduced pork import tariffs as the government seeks to address a domestic shortage by ramping up purchases from abroad. “The Southeast Asian country, the world’s […]

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