Fruit, Nut Tariffs Estimated to Cost $3.4 Bln Annually

🕔Aug 15, 2018A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Issues Center finds that tariffs on 10 fruit and tree nut exports alone are estimated to cost the United […]

Trade Issue: Sugar Market Not So Sweet – DTN

🕔Aug 15, 2018The U.S. sugar market has stabilized since the latest agreements with Mexico went into effect, but flat consumption patterns and a global glut of sugar pose problems for the future, […]

DDG Weekly Update: Prices Higher on Truck Shortage – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018The distillers dried grains (DDG) spot prices from the 40 locations DTN contacted were up $4 per ton, on average, at $138 per ton for the week-ended Aug. 9. According […]

Farmers Split on Trade Tariff Damage – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2018Ag leaders in the Trump administration may have thought the announcement a couple of weeks ago of a $12 billion aid package might quell some farmer voices of unrest, but […]

Grains In All Forms Exports on Track To Set New Record

🕔Aug 9, 2018U.S. exports of grain in all forms (GIAF) are on track to set a new record in 2017/2018, with two months of sales left to report, according to data from […]

Farmers Turn Negative: Weak Prices, Trade War – Ag Barometer

🕔Aug 7, 2018Ag producer sentiment fell sharply during July as the impact of commodity price declines and concerns about ag trade prospects weighed on producers’ perceptions of both current and future conditions […]

Ag Trade: Dispute with China Continues to Escalate

🕔Aug 6, 2018Keith Bradsher and Cao Li reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “China threatened on Friday to tax an additional $60 billion a year worth of imports from the United States if […]

Grain Market Volatility – No Magic Pill, Hold on to Your Hat – DTN

🕔Aug 6, 2018Part of my job as DTN’s grain market analyst is to keep track of price trends for various markets and let our readers know when those trends change. Most of […]

China Tariffs: List Includes More than 5,200 U.S. Products – DTN

🕔Aug 6, 2018Responding to the U.S. push for higher tariffs on Chinese goods, Chinese officials announced Friday they would impose new tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. products, adding up to more […]

Free Trade: Why Has the U.S. Reversed Long-Standing Positions?

🕔Aug 3, 2018An overlooked question in the debate over President Trump’s trade policy is “Why has the U.S. reversed long-standing positions on free trade?” It is important to ponder this question, especially […]

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