Coronavirus: Restricting Ag Exports – Importance of Keeping Supply Chains Open Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Joe Wallace reported this week that, “Consumers are loading up on pasta, rice and bread. Farm supply lines are disrupted. Countries are restricting agricultural exports. […]

Biofuels: COVID-19, Oil Prices Take Toll on Ethanol Plants Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida, Fabiana Batista, and Michael Hirtzer reported on Friday that, “The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never […]

Federal Stimulus Includes Ag; Suppliers Accelerate Planting Input Deliveries Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Siobhan Hughes and Natalie Andrews reported on Friday that, “President Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package into law, hours after House lawmakers hustled back to the Capitol […]

Food Security: Ample Global Supplies vs. “Food Nationalism,” Supply Chain Restrictions Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Earlier this week, Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida and Agnieszka de Sousa reported that, “It’s not just grocery shoppers who are hoarding pantry staples. Some governments are moving to secure domestic food supplies during […]

Ag Trade: Progress with China as COVID-19 Hurdles Impact Markets Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Reuters writers Andrea Shalal and David Lawder reported this week that, “The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of a Phase 1 trade deal that took effect on […]

Corn Belt Economic Prospects “Dimmed” by Coronavirus Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Jacob Bunge, Kirk Maltais, and Jesse Newman reported on Saturday that, “The new coronavirus is dealing another blow to the struggling U.S. agricultural sector, driving down crop and […]

Commodity Markets: Needed Bulls Return – DTN Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Commodity markets finally pushed back Thursday after a week of brutal trading days with futures prices in grains, livestock and energy sectors all ending in the green. Stocks and commodity […]

Big Outside Concerns – Shades of 2008? – DTN Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
Watching the week’s news unfold, it was frustrating to helplessly stand by and see corn, soybean and wheat prices fall lower, along with cattle and hogs. Nearly all commodity prices […]

Ag Trade: Coronavirus Impacts Demand, Phase One Purchase Targets Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
Bloomberg writers Lydia Mulvany and Michael Hirtzer reported last week that, “In times of economic woe, one of the first luxuries to go is beef. That old adage is so far proving […]

Corona Virus Raises Stark Questions About USDA Feeding Programs – DTN Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the congressional Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday that the Agriculture Department will do what it can to make sure people get food during the coronavirus […]

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