Farm Policy: USDA Reports April Ag Exports Highest Since 2014

🕔Jun 12, 2018Over the past several days, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a handful of updates relating to U.S. agricultural trade.  The recent information includes updated projections for fiscal year […]

Moving Grain: Corn Export Forecast Up – Reduced South American Prospects

🕔Jun 7, 2018New Canada Transport Bill Spurs Investment in Grain Hopper Cars On May 23, the Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49) became law in Canada, which modifies the Canada Transportation Act, among […]

Corn Production: How Competitive is the U.S. vs. Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine?

🕔Jun 1, 2018Examining the competitiveness of corn production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. To […]

Soybeans and U.S. Policy: A Game of Whack-a-Mole – Commentary

🕔May 24, 2018What impact will the US imposition of tariffs on Chinese products have on US agricultural exports? When we were kids, a question like that was called a $64,000 question, named […]

Grain Markets: Soybean Prices Focus on Trade and Weather

🕔May 21, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast Soybean prices moved lower last week despite the positive outlook in the USDA’s May WASDE report. The report, released on May 9, projected that stocks of […]

Soybeans: Brazil Farmers Sold 64% of Crop; Increased Export Premiums after Tariff Talk- DTN

🕔May 14, 2018Brazilian farmers are happy about current soybean prices and are continuing to sell both old-crop and new-crop soybeans. A Brazilian consulting company, AgRural, said recently that farmers had sold 64% […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Demand Growth Forecast to Outpace Production (Again)

🕔May 11, 2018Global oilseed production is forecast to grow slightly in 2018/19. Soybean production is projected up, as Argentina is forecast to rebound from this year’s drought, offsetting year-over-year declines in production […]

Peanuts: Argentina’s Crop Can’t Get A Break – Drought Followed By Prolonged Soaking

🕔May 11, 2018Argentina’s peanut crop has shifted from an extreme and damaging drought to wet conditions that could threaten what remains of crop yields and quality. Across parts of the country’s peanut […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Production to Rise, Stocks to Fall

🕔May 11, 2018Global coarse grain production is projected to rise, driven by corn, barley, and sorghum. However, ending stocks are projected to fall. Global corn production is projected up with larger crops […]

Global Markets: Rice – Record Production Forecast

🕔May 11, 2018Global rice production in 2018/19 is forecast at a record, up modestly from the prior year on greater area. The largest year-to-year increase is for Bangladesh, which is expected to […]

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