Ag Trade: Time to Level the Playing Field with China – DTN Mar 2, 2021

🕔Mar 2, 2021
At a time when corn is trading well above $5 per bushel and soybeans are over $14 per bushel, it sounds odd to be talking about leveling the playing field […]

U.S. Trade Rep Hearing – Trade Barriers, Opportunities Discussed – DTN Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
Agricultural trade barriers were frequent areas of discussion with senators asking Katherine Tai on Thursday how the Biden administration would expand trade markets if Tai is confirmed as U.S. trade […]

Vilsack Lays Out Early Agenda – DTN Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
USDA needs to ensure its coronavirus aid to farmers is equitable as the Biden administration is using the department in several ways to focus on President Joe Biden’s goal to […]

Ag Economy: Where Do We Stand in 2021? Feb 22, 2021

🕔Feb 22, 2021
Speaking on Thursday at USDA’s virtual Agricultural Outlook Forum, USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer provided a broad outlook for U.S. agriculture.  Today’s update provides an overview of key aspects of Dr. Meyer’s presentation. […]

Ag Export Outlook Hinges on China – DTN Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
U.S. agricultural trade and sales growth will continue hinging on the growth of sales to China, which USDA forecasts will hit another record for the fiscal year. USDA is forecasting […]

Grain Markets: Does the ‘Year of the Ox’ Pose a Good Omen for Ag? – DTN Feb 12, 2021

🕔Feb 12, 2021
When I saw that 2021 is designated as the “Year of the Ox” according to the Chinese zodiac, I thought that seemed very auspicious for a “bullish” sort of year […]

Ag Trade: Grain Price Strength Fueled by Chinese Demand Feb 8, 2021

🕔Feb 8, 2021
Financial Times writer Emiko Terazono reported last week that, “Global food prices have reached their highest in almost seven years, further raising the spectre of food inflation and hunger at a […]

Grain Markets: How Has Trade Concentrated, Diversified? Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
Export restraints, including taxes and embargos, are a food security risk for importers.  Diversification of sources is one way to manage the risk.  Since the early 1990s, a marked decline […]

Ag Trade: China Set to be World’s Top Corn Importer, Biden Reviews Phase One Deal Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
Last week, Reuters writers Mark Weinraub and Karl Plume reported that, “China booked its biggest purchase of U.S. corn yet, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, buying more at once than any country except the Soviet […]

U.S. Ag Exporters Come Up Empty – DTN Jan 28, 2021

🕔Jan 28, 2021
While U.S. agricultural exports rose in the second half of the year, there is mounting evidence that shipping companies are leaving U.S. ports and returning to Asia with empty cargo […]

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