Ag Trade: Pork, Soybean Markets Adjust to African Swine Fever

🕔Apr 22, 2019Recent news items have focused on the impacts that African Swine Fever (AFS) in China is having on pork and soybean markets.  Today’s update looks briefly at these issues in […]

The U.S. Trade Conflict – One Year Later

🕔Apr 12, 2019Just over a year ago, on March 1, 2018, President Trump announced that he was using existing authorities to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. This was the […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Canada Rapeseed Exports Lowered Following Trade Dispute with China

🕔Apr 10, 2019Canada rapeseed exports are forecast for 2018/19 is reduced 1.0 million tons this month in response to a slowing pace of trade and the recent trade dispute with China. Exports […]

U.S.-China Trade Talks: “Great Progress,” Yet “Some Way to Go.”

🕔Apr 9, 2019Late last week, Los Angeles Times writer Don Lee reported that, “Despite hopes that a U.S.-China trade deal is at hand, President Trump said Thursday that some key issues have […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn, Soybean Exports – Where Do We Stand?

🕔Apr 9, 2019As the administration continues to negotiate a trade deal with China, the prospect of a resolution looms larger for corn and soybean export potential in 2019.  Corn exports weakened in […]

Ag Economy: Pressure on Farm Finances Likely to Continue

🕔Apr 9, 2019A news release yesterday from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “Pressure on farm finances appears likely to continue according to […]

Ag Hearing – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Rural Economy

🕔Apr 3, 2019On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing titled, “The Rural Economy.”  Today’s updates provides a brief recap of some of the issues that were discussed at […]

Grower Sentiment Drifts Lower On Concerns About Future – Ag Barometer

🕔Apr 2, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower in March to a reading of 133 down from 136 a month earlier. Increasing concerns about future economic conditions drove the barometer lower as […]

Ag Trade: Soy Exports to China Up in Feb.; Negotiations Return to D.C.

🕔Apr 2, 2019A recent news article reported that Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans increased in February, contributing to a narrowing of the trade deficit between the two countries.  Nonetheless, the imports were […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever in China Helps U.S. Hog Prices

🕔Mar 29, 2019A Wall Street Journal article Wednesday stated that, “Hog prices have surged in recent weeks on signs that Chinese buyers have turned to the U.S. to make up for the […]

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