Grain Markets: Variability of Exports for Large Exporters Jul 23, 2021

🕔Jul 23, 2021
It is not uncommon to read or hear the concern that the US is a residual supplier of corn, soybeans, and wheat to the world.  In other words, the US […]

Ag Trade: Biden Admin Pushes WTO on Chinese Non-Compliance Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Last week, the U.S. government officially moved to notify the World Trade Organization (WTO) that China was not complying with commitments made regarding transparency, predictability, and fairness of their tariff […]

U.S. Ag Exports at Record Level in First 4 Months of 2021 Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
Late last week, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) released a report titled, “Early Months Suggest a Bright 2021 for United States Agricultural Exports.” The FAS report stated that, “U.S. […]

Arkansas: Rice Tops List of State’s Commodity Exports Jul 3, 2021

🕔Jul 3, 2021
Arkansas ranked No. 1 in the nation in rice exports, according to the State Agricultural Trade database released this week by the U.S. Agriculture Department. The $722 million contribution by […]

Ag Trade: New Legislation Looks to Fix Ocean Carrier Problems – DTN Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
Ocean carriers would be required to accept all U.S. export container bookings under bipartisan legislation proposed by John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., and being drafted by members of […]

Ag Trade: China Makes Large U.S. Soy Purchase, Grants Domestic Subsidies to Grain Farmers Jun 26, 2021

🕔Jun 26, 2021
Late last week, Reuters writer Karl Plume reported that, “Chinese state-owned importers bought at least eight cargo shipments of U.S. soybeans on Friday, or at least 480,000 tonnes, the country’s largest U.S. soybean purchases […]

Ag Trade: Amid China’s Record Grain Buying, Port Delays Arise Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
Bloomberg News reported on Friday that, “China’s embarked on a record corn-buying spree this year and some vessels have been delayed for as long as a month outside southern ports because of congestion, incurring hefty demurrage fees. “At […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Meat Imports Decline, More Purchases of U.S. Corn Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
Reuters News reported this week that, “China imported 789,000 tonnes of meat in May, down 3.3% from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday, after a plunge in domestic pork prices dented appetite […]

Ag Trade: China Demand Fuels U.S. Farm Economy, as Federal Support Subsides Jun 10, 2021

🕔Jun 10, 2021
Financial Times writer Aime Williams reported on Monday that, “Donald Trump’s trade war with China left American farmers dependent on government handouts to survive. But China is now at the heart of a […]

Ag Trade: Pandemic May Put Unforeseen Damper on Crop Prices – Commentary Jun 9, 2021

🕔Jun 9, 2021
Agricultural commodities are riding a wave of high prices which is good news for farmers in the short run. As our regular readers know, we have pointed out that high […]

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