Wheat Market: Competing for Acres – 2018/19 Global Production to Fall

🕔Apr 19, 2018At first glance, the USDA April 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) held very few surprises for wheat. Most reviewers would consider this a bearish report with another […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – India’s Appetite for Vegetable Oil To Continue

🕔Apr 13, 2018Amidst recent import policy changes, India remains the global leader of imported vegetable oils. In March 2018, the Government of India imposed higher tariffs on imported vegetable oils as well […]

Soybean Market: Argentina Estimates Drop; China’s Need for U.S. Beans – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2018Shortly after Christmas of 2016, I wrote a column, “Soybeans’ Gathering Storm,” which anticipated what might happen if newly elected President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign promises to […]

Soybeans: China Can’t Afford to Cut U.S. Supply Source – DTN

🕔Mar 27, 2018On a trip last week from Beijing to south China, a visiting Iowa Soybean Association delegation sought to ease concerns about possible Chinese tariffs on soybeans and to emphasize shared […]

Peanuts: Drought In Argentina Steering World Market Toward U.S., Brazil

🕔Mar 23, 2018Nothing in the weather has brought relief to the current historic drought that has settled over a large part of Argentina – including the entire central peanut area. Peanut crop […]

Ag Trade: China Prepares Retaliatory Tariffs Targeting U.S. Ag

🕔Mar 22, 2018The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that, “China is preparing to hit back at trade offensives from Washington with tariffs aimed at President Donald Trump’s support base, including levies targeting […]

Grain Markets: Export Outlook for Soybeans

🕔Mar 19, 2018Recent adjustments to soybean export projections raise concerns about increased ending stocks this marketing year. Export projections for soybeans put forth by the USDA reflected recent market information associated with […]

Peanuts: Argentina Crop Further Declines In Drought, Exporters Pull Back

🕔Mar 19, 2018Editor’s Note: Here is an updated on the drought. Since December, a significant portion of Argentina’s peanut-production region has received less than half of the usual rainfall. By the end of […]

Corn’s Cinderella Ride: How Long Before It Turns Into A Pumpkin Again? – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2018For U.S. grain producers, the presence of noncommercial traders in grain futures has always been both a blessing and a curse, and we are already seeing evidence of that again […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Argentina Soybean Stocks – Looking at the Big Picture

🕔Mar 9, 2018This month, USDA’s production estimate for Argentina’s 2017/18 soybean crop was reduced 7.0 million metric tons, with accompanying reductions in trade, crush, and stocks. However, USDA forecasts soybean carry-in stocks […]

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