Trade Aid: White House Delays 2nd Round of Payments – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2018The White House is delaying a second round of trade-aid payments to farmers that was initially expected to be announced last week, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Reuters initially reported, citing […]

Ag Trade: How Were U.S. Exports in 2018?

🕔Dec 11, 2018Last week, USDA released U.S. agricultural export data that spanned the first ten months of 2018. Although the overall value of exports was higher for this time period compared to […]

China Fixing to Buy US Soybeans – DTN

🕔Dec 5, 2018Chinese officials on Wednesday reiterated positive signs coming out of the talks between the U.S. and China, but Chinese leaders provided few details in official statements about those talks. Still, […]

Farmers’ Sentiment Steady, Lack of a Farm Bill a Concern – Ag Barometer

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer November reading was 134, a decline of just over 1 percent from a month earlier when the barometer stood at 136. The November […]

Ag Trade: New NAFTA Signed, China to Buy More U.S. Ag Products

🕔Dec 3, 2018This weekend in Buenos Aires, President Trump took important trade policy action that could impact U.S. agricultural markets.  After signing the USMCA, the president indicated that he would quickly withdraw from NAFTA, in an effort […]

USDA Lowers Ag Export Forecast; Trade Aid Payments Begin

🕔Nov 30, 2018In its latest quarterly forecast for U.S. agricultural trade on Thursday, USDA reduced its fiscal year (October/September) 2019 export projections, “largely due to decreases in soybeans and cotton.” And news […]

Trade War – Ag Market Disruptions Persist

🕔Nov 26, 2018As policy observers anticipate a meeting later this month between President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, recent news items continue to […]

Ag Trade: What to Expect from the New NAFTA

🕔Nov 16, 2018After more than a year of talks, the US, Canada, and Mexico struck a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The agreement […]

Ag Trade: Soybeans Seek Additional Markets; Fears Grow for Lasting Impacts

🕔Nov 15, 2018Reuters writers P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume reported Wednesday that, “Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four […]

Soybeans: Shedding Light on U.S. Export Variables

🕔Nov 13, 2018Updated monthly data last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional insight into how the ongoing U.S. trade dispute with China is impacting the soybean market.  Today’s update […]

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