China’s Grain Buying Is “Rocking the Global Market” Nov 16, 2020

🕔Nov 16, 2020
Late last week, Reuters writers Hallie Gu, Maximilian Heath, and Naveen Thukral reported that, “Chinese feed producers, pig farmers and traders are reshaping the global grain market as they scour the world for supplies amid a domestic shortfall that sent […]

Global Markets: Grains – Chinese Imports to Rise Higher Nov 11, 2020

🕔Nov 11, 2020
China’s combined grain imports are forecast at a record level in 2020/21 driven by demand for feedstuffs. The upsurge has partially stimulated grain trade and elevated prices in the world […]

Corn, Soybeans: Importer Needs Rising, Little Competition with U.S. for Export Demand Nov 6, 2020

🕔Nov 6, 2020
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s corn imports could more than double to 17 million tons in 2020-2021 from a year earlier on prospects for a smaller domestic harvest and a recovery in demand for hog feed, […]

Ag Trade: La Niña in Brazil Could Impact Chinese Demand for U.S. Soybeans Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
Soybean prices rose recently on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, driven by the delay in planting the Brazilian crop, among other factors.  This situation should prolong Chinese demand for U.S. production […]

Ag Trade: China Purchased 71% of Phase One Target, Could Issue More Corn Import Permits Oct 27, 2020

🕔Oct 27, 2020
A news release from USDA on Friday stated that, “The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and [USDA] today issued a report highlighting the progress made to date in implementing the agricultural provisions in the U.S.-China […]

Robust Soybean Export Forecast, While Countries “Bulk Up” Food Supplies Oct 19, 2020

🕔Oct 19, 2020
Mark Ash and Dana Golden explained in this month’s Oil Crops Outlook, from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), that, “Despite an unchanged yield, USDA pegs the 2020/21 U.S. soybean crop down by 45 million bushels […]

Farm Programs Built On Export Expectations — A Sinking Foundation? – Opinion Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
In recent columns we have made our thoughts about exports clear when it comes to crop agriculture. We have shown the numbers that make it obvious that no matter what […]

Ag Trade: Soybeans, Meat, Corn – What’s Affecting the Markets? Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
Reports this month from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) have provided updated information on market variables impacting soybeans, meat, and corn.  Today’s update highlights some of the key findings […]

Ag Trade: Biggest Challenge For U.S.-China – Strong Competition, Especially From Brazil Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
A recent report from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), “China: Evolving Demand in the World’s Largest Agricultural Import Market,” stated that, “As part of the Phase One Agreement, China has committed […]

USA’s Export Competitors Have Significantly Upped Their Game – Commentary Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
On August 7, 2020 we wrote a column challenging the Zombie idea that by lowering the price of US commodities, the nation’s farmers would be able to recapture the share […]

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