Ag Trade: China Corn Purchases Continue, Inflation Garners Attention, Mississippi Barge Traffic Disrupted May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Earlier this week, Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Isis Almeida reported that, “A drought in Brazil is changing up trade flows, and sending China on a U.S. grain-buying binge that’s causing global prices to surge. “Brazil […]

Ag Trade: Soybean Futures Hit $16, Inflation Concerns Persist, Shipping Costs Rise May 13, 2021

🕔May 13, 2021
Bloomberg writer Breanna T Bradham reported this week that, “Soybean futures touched $16 on Tuesday for the first time since 2012 as concerns mount over a supply crunch. “Surging Chinese demand and bad […]

Ag Trade: Groups Seek Federal Intervention Against Unfair Ocean Carriers – DTN May 11, 2021

🕔May 11, 2021
Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA), on their website, recently wrote that, “For more than six months, U.S. ag exporters, including SSGA members who supply Identity Preserved (IP) soya and […]

Ag Trade: China Makes 5th Largest Purchase of U.S. Corn, Brazil Soy Exports Hit Monthly Record May 10, 2021

🕔May 10, 2021
Bloomberg writers Breanna T Bradham, Michael Hirtzer, and Dominic Carey reported on Friday that, “China made one of its biggest purchases of corn in U.S. history, a sign that its buying spree […]

Corn, Soybean Price Increases Boost Farm Income, Upend Global Trade Flows May 3, 2021

🕔May 3, 2021
Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported last week that, “A surge to eight-year highs in U.S. corn and soybean prices is boosting farmers’ incomes and their demand for land, tractors and tools. It is a turnaround for the agricultural […]

Ag Trade: USA Rice Supports Retaliatory Duties on Indian Rice Imports Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Last month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. government is planning to address longstanding concerns with digital services taxes that are imposed on U.S. […]

Corn, Soybean Prices Climb, Record Chinese Corn Imports Expected Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Michael Hirtzer reported on Wednesday that, “Corn prices climbed above $6 a bushel to the loftiest level in almost eight years after the U.S. said it expects China […]

Grain Prices Continue to Surge, China Buys U.S. Corn for 4th-Quarter Shipment Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Breanna T Bradham reported on Thursday that, “Corn extended its ascent to the highest in almost eight years, leading a rally in crop futures on bets […]

Ag Trade: Soybean Exports to China Swell; Brazil Suspends Corn, Soy Import Duties Apr 21, 2021

🕔Apr 21, 2021
Reuters writers Shivani Singh and Dominique Patton reported this week that, “China’s March soybean imports from Brazil plunged as rain delayed some shipments from the world’s top exporter, but U.S. bean imports rocketed more than […]

Livestock: Record Chinese Pork Imports, Swine Fever Limits German Exports Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
Bloomberg News reported on Monday that, “China’s pork imports jumped to an all-time high in March on supply concerns following a resurgence of African swine fever in the world’s biggest consumer and producer. “Inbound […]

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