Ag Trade: Congress Calls on USTR to Remove Rice from GSP Commodities Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Earlier this month, House and Senate letters, signed by seven Senators and thirteen members of the Rice Caucus, were sent to Ambassador , the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in support […]

Ag Trade: China’s Ban of German Pork Could Impact U.S. Exports Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s ban on German pork is set to cement the U.S. as the top overseas supplier of the nation’s staple meat. “An outbreak of African swine fever in […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Wheat, Soybean Exports Increase; Chinese Corn Hit Hard by Weather Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
Reuters writers Hallie Gu and Gavin Maguire reported on Wednesday that, “China’s corn crop is expected to fall by up to 10 million tonnes, or nearly 4%, from the latest government estimates […]

It’s Time To Reconnect Ag Support With Market Realities – Commentary Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
When we explain the concept of major-crop supply management that includes a loan rate that is marginally below the full cost of production, we are often met with one or […]

Ag Trade: China, South Korea Ban German Pork Due to African Swine Fever Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
Late last week, Bloomberg writers Megan Durisin, Brian Parkin, and Isis Almeida reported that, “A deadly pig disease has materialized in Germany for the first time, threatening to hammer exports from Europe’s […]

Ag Trade: China Purchases High Volumes of U.S. soybeans; Sales Up 20% Over Last Year Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
In a year that has otherwise been a tough slog for soybean producers and other farmers in the United States, a silver lining emerged this week: China, the world’s largest […]

Ag Trade: China Could Become Largest Corn Importer, Soybean Variables Come Into Focus Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
Bloomberg News reported earlier this week that, “The corn harvest in [China] the world’s top producer after the U.S. is being closely watched as demand for hog and poultry feed […]

Ag Trade: High Chinese Demand for Farm Commodities Expected Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
Reuters writer Karl Plume reported last week that, “Chinese state-owned firms bought at least eight bulk shipments of U.S. soybeans on Wednesday, or at least 480,000 tonnes, for shipment in December […]

Chinese Trade Still Falls Short, Says Secretary Perdue – DTN Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
With Brazil’s tariff-free quota expiring on Tuesday leading to an increase to a 20% tariff on all ethanol imports from the United States, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told […]

Welcome to the Age of Increased Ag Variability – Commentary Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
The warning signs are all around us. We have had a derecho in Iowa that flattened grain bins and fields of corn. Hurricane Laura came tearing in off the Gulf […]

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