CoBank – Trade Talks, Record Rains Upend Agriculture Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019
The world economy continues to slow amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Hopes are for talks to resume soon between the U.S. and China, but confidence in the trade war […]

The U.S. Trade Conflict – One Year Later Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
Just over a year ago, on March 1, 2018, President Trump announced that he was using existing authorities to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. This was the […]

CoBank Quarterly Economic Outlook – Ag Still Seeking Relief Mar 28, 2019

🕔Mar 28, 2019
U.S. agriculture will face challenges in 2019 as slowing domestic and global economic growth rates, trade talks continue and weather casts uncertainty in the short- and long-term markets. U.S. commodity […]

Texas Ag Trade: Uncertainty, Low Commodity Prices Weigh on Outlook Mar 21, 2019

🕔Mar 21, 2019
It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for […]

“High Yield” Farming – More “Eco-Friendly,” International Study Indicates Nov 6, 2018

🕔Nov 6, 2018
Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than “high-yield” farming that uses less land, a new […]

Trade Talks: U.S. Pushing for Agreements with Japan, EU, UK – DTN Oct 18, 2018

🕔Oct 18, 2018
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced ambitious plans to negotiate separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. Coming off the completion of the new North […]

Canada – Trade Deal Wins, Losses Depend on Perspective – DTN Oct 5, 2018

🕔Oct 5, 2018
The Canadian response to this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA) seems as varied as the weather pattern currently seen across the country. While Prime Minister Justin […]

U.S. Ag Exports Set July Record – Expect China Import Plunge in 2019 Sep 10, 2018

🕔Sep 10, 2018
A radio update from USDA on Thursday indicated that U.S. agriculture exports set a record in July.  “It’s the best July that the U.S. has seen as far as agricultural exports […]

Livestock: Cattle on Feed Inventories Nearly 5% Above Last Year Aug 27, 2018

🕔Aug 27, 2018
USDA released its August Cattle on Feed report last Friday, providing an update with respect to the current on feed inventory along with estimated placements on feed during July, which will influence […]

Ag Tariffs: Expect Price Drop to Attract Buyers from Other Countries Aug 17, 2018

🕔Aug 17, 2018
USDA’s $12 billion program of assistance to U.S. farms to address economic loss from President Trump’s use of tariffs to impact trade policy consists of: approximately $7-$8 billion in cash […]

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