U.S. Farmers Wary of Tariffs’ Financial Toll; Income Down 50% Since 2013 – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2018Soybeans represent 41% of the value of U.S. products on China’s retaliatory tariff list, and for South Dakota farmer Brandon Wipf, the financial toll adds up fast.   “You’re probably looking […]

Global Markets: Grain – Record Global Consumption Drives Stocks Down

🕔May 11, 2018For 2018/19, global corn production is projected up from last year due to larger crops in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Global consumption outpaces production for the second consecutive year as […]

Cleveland on Cotton: 71 Cent Level Just Won’t Let Go

🕔Dec 2, 2016Like a bulldog, it keeps holding on. While I remain friendly to the cotton market I have held to the idea that prices needed to break back down to the […]

Biotech Acres Increased 100-Fold in 20 Years

🕔Apr 13, 2016Biotech acreage increased from 4.2 million acres in 1996 to 444 million acres in 2015 according to a new report, “20th Anniversary of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops (1996-2015) and Biotech Crop Highlights in […]

Wheat: Study Sheds Light on Stem Rust Disease in Africa and Asia

🕔Feb 27, 2015University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East. Plant breeders successfully […]

AgFax Rice Review: Drought Batters CA Farmers; “Rice Culture” Explains Societal Differences

🕔May 16, 2014Markets/Trade Oryza.com reports that the European Union has imported over 670,000 tons of rice since the beginning of the crop year, an 11% increase over last year. Oryza.com reports that […]

Rice Comments: Low Asian Rice Prices Creating Perfect Storm

🕔May 1, 2014It should come as no surprise to anyone in the U.S. rice farming and milling industries that low rice prices from South and Southeast Asia have been a cloud hovering […]

Rice Market: Disappointment Over Iraqi Refusal Pushed Futures Sideways

🕔Mar 21, 2014This Week USDA lowered the World Market Price factors for the second week in a row – this week by 10 cents on both long grain and medium/short grain.  The […]

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