Texas Field Reports: Hot and Dry – Tough Times for Cattle Ranchers

🕔Jul 17, 2018A convergence of weather and market conditions have put a number of  Texas beef producers in a tough spot, facing rising supplemental feed prices and lower sale prices at local […]

U.S. Ag Trade: USDA, FAO Reports Offer Additional Perspective

🕔Jul 11, 2018The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published its biannual Food Outlook report that provides short-term forecasts for commodity production, trade and prices.  Also this week, […]

Trade Policy: 25% Chinese Tariff – Lose-Lose Proposition for Both Countries

🕔Jun 20, 2018Trade conflicts between the United States and China have escalated recently. The Chinese government has threatened to impose a 25% tariff on 128 U.S. products in response to a U.S. […]

U.S. Rice on China Retaliation List

🕔Jun 19, 2018The Trump administration announced on Friday an additional 25% import duty on $34 billion worth of high tech imports from China. China immediately responded by announcing a similar duty hike on $34 […]

Farm Policy: China Targets U.S. Corn, Soybeans in Tariff Retaliation

🕔Jun 18, 2018Bloomberg News reported on Friday that, “Trade tensions between the U.S. and China ratcheted higher after the Asian nation said it will follow through on plans to levy tariffs on a range […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China Reach Tariff Ceasefire; China Agrees to Purchase More U.S. Goods

🕔May 22, 2018Late last week China canceled its anti-dumping measure on U.S. sorghum imports. Meanwhile, after two days of trade talks in Washington, D.C., China and the U.S. issued a vague joint […]

Beef Export Tariffs Not Equal: Japan – U.S. is 38%; Australia is 29.3% – DTN

🕔May 17, 2018Asked how U.S.-China talks on trade tariffs affect U.S. beef exports to China, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) international program assistant Vice-President Greg Hanes used the “chicken-and-egg thing” metaphor. Chinese […]

Georgia Pecans: Chinese Tariffs And Economic Effect If They Go Into Effect

🕔May 11, 2018Georgia agriculture produces many of the items targeted by Chinese tariffs. That includes nuts, fruits, soybean, corn, wheat, sorghum, cotton, pork, beef and tobacco. The Chinese retaliatory trade tariff on […]

Livestock: Increasing Meat Production Likely to Push Cattle Prices Lower

🕔Apr 30, 2018Meat production in the U.S. during the January-March quarter was up over 2% compared to a year earlier. The increase in meat production took place virtually across the board as […]

Livestock Definitions: When Beef is Not Beef or Even Meat – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2018When lovesick Juliet assured her boyfriend from the wrong side of the tracks that family pedigree just didn’t matter (“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”), it’s […]

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