Ag Trade: “Dynamic” Forecast for Feed Grain, China the “Primary Driver” Dec 15, 2020

🕔Dec 15, 2020
Last week, in its monthly Grain: World Markets and Trade report, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) explained that, “Trade data for 2019/20 (October-September) are largely complete. Many countries imported record volumes of corn, […]

Corn Exports: Chinese Pigs, American Crops “Increasingly Interdependent” Dec 9, 2020

🕔Dec 9, 2020
On Monday, Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported that, “Behind the walls of a hulking industrial compound in rural China, top pig producer Muyuan Foods is trying to raise more hogs on […]

Ag Trade: La Nina a “Supply-Side Wild Card” Dec 8, 2020

🕔Dec 8, 2020
Wall Street Journal writer Lucy Craymer reported late last week that, “La Niña is shaking up agriculture in an already-tumultuous year for commodity markets. “The natural weather phenomenon, known as the cool sister […]

Where Are Grain Prices Heading? Ask The Dollar – DTN Dec 4, 2020

🕔Dec 4, 2020
Life is full of eerie little coincidences: You dream of a long-forgotten friend one night, then they call you the next day — or you just happen to notice your […]

Farmer Sentiment Pulls Back Post-Election – Ag Barometer Dec 1, 2020

🕔Dec 1, 2020
U.S. farmers sentiment weakened following the November 2020 elections, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 16 points from a month earlier to a reading of 167. Although this month’s […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Imports of U.S. Corn Could Hit 30 Mln Tons Nov 30, 2020

🕔Nov 30, 2020
Bloomberg News reported late last week that, “China is set to import more U.S. corn, with volumes for next year seen hitting the top end of market expectations and squeezing global grains prices. […]

China’s Grain Buying Is “Rocking the Global Market” Nov 16, 2020

🕔Nov 16, 2020
Late last week, Reuters writers Hallie Gu, Maximilian Heath, and Naveen Thukral reported that, “Chinese feed producers, pig farmers and traders are reshaping the global grain market as they scour the world for supplies amid a domestic shortfall that sent […]

Global Markets: Grains – Chinese Imports to Rise Higher Nov 11, 2020

🕔Nov 11, 2020
China’s combined grain imports are forecast at a record level in 2020/21 driven by demand for feedstuffs. The upsurge has partially stimulated grain trade and elevated prices in the world […]

Corn, Soybeans: Importer Needs Rising, Little Competition with U.S. for Export Demand Nov 6, 2020

🕔Nov 6, 2020
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s corn imports could more than double to 17 million tons in 2020-2021 from a year earlier on prospects for a smaller domestic harvest and a recovery in demand for hog feed, […]

Ag Trade: La Niña in Brazil Could Impact Chinese Demand for U.S. Soybeans Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
Soybean prices rose recently on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, driven by the delay in planting the Brazilian crop, among other factors.  This situation should prolong Chinese demand for U.S. production […]

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