Ag Trade: U.S. Competitors Spending More on Promotional Programs

🕔Feb 22, 2018The latest analysis of foreign export promotion program investment shows that several competing countries and the European Union spent close to $1 billion in public funds on agricultural export promotion […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Lower U.S. Exports Still Dependent on Strong Late-Season

🕔Feb 9, 2018This month’s forecast for U.S. 2017/18 exports is lowered by 300,000 bales to 14.5 million 480-lb bales. To meet the revised forecast, however, exports will still have to average over […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Indonesia Forecast as Largest Importer, Increasingly Supplied by Black Sea

🕔Feb 9, 2018Indonesia is forecast to be the largest wheat importer for 2017/18 at 12.5 million metric tons, passing Egypt, which has traditionally been the top wheat importer. Indonesia wheat imports have […]

Cotton: Australian Planter System Reports Yield Increase in Texas Trials

🕔Feb 2, 2018In 2017, Australian planter manufacturer Norseman began research trials in Texas and other U.S. farm locations using the company’s newly developed Techni-Plant FL planter.   The planter, mounted with rolls of […]

Wheat Market: Revised Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts U.S. Exports at Risk

🕔Jan 23, 2018U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are expressing concern that a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that excludes the United States puts overseas demand for […]

Ag Trade: Soybean, Grain Trade Data Updated by USDA

🕔Jan 16, 2018Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, with particular focus on soybeans and grains. Earlier this month, USDA’s Economic Research Service updated its agricultural export data set, which […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Black Sea Region Gains Market Share from Traditional Exporters

🕔Jan 12, 2018The traditional major wheat exporters are Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU), and the United States, but in recent years the Black Sea region–Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine – has emerged […]

DTN Cotton Close: New Contract Highs; Pink Bollworm Damages India’s Crop

🕔Dec 27, 2017Cotton futures surged to new contract highs Wednesday just as some traders were beginning to think that overbought readings were about to become more assertive under year-end influences. Spot March […]

Weed Control’s Future? Aussie Robotic Sprayers “Swarm” Across Fields – AgFax Weed Solutions

🕔Dec 14, 2017The company received a significant boost when it entered into a partnership with the Australian subsidiary of Bosch, the German engineering and electronics company. Bosch is one of the world’s […]

Wheat Market: Futures Tumble, While Protein Premiums Soar

🕔Dec 14, 2017As the Dec. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) confirms, global wheat supplies are at a record high this year. USDA increased its estimate for 2017/18 global wheat […]

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