Corn Prices in the Dumps – WASDE Looks Bullish – What Gives? – DTN

🕔Jul 17, 2018If we look at Thursday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from USDA, especially the world estimates for corn, it is easy to get a bullish feeling for […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Exporter Stocks Tighten to Satisfy Record Import Demand

🕔Jul 13, 2018Global wheat trade for 2018/19 is forecast at a record, driven by strong demand resulting from rising incomes and shifting diets largely in Asia and Africa. While Argentina, Australia, Canada, […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Near-Record U.S. Corn Exports in 2017/18

🕔Jul 13, 2018Ample supplies, combined with a continued lack of competition and continued strong foreign demand, have brightened export prospects in the second-half of 2017/18 (October-September). This month, exports are forecast at […]

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 […]

Ag Economy: Land Values and Farm Income Considerations

🕔Jul 3, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln that shed light on trends in farmland values.  Also, […]

Soybeans: Who Makes a Profit? 7 Farms Compared – U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine

🕔Jul 2, 2018Examining the competitiveness of soybean production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Brazil Soybeans Problems: Basis Slips Lower; Delivery Complications – DTN

🕔Jun 27, 2018While U.S. farmers are dealing with a lower soybean futures contract, the world’s largest soybean exporter, Brazil, is facing its own brand of export problems, as soybean trade has been […]

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. […]

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 […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – U.S. Soybeans Facing Stiff Competition from Brazil

🕔Jun 13, 2018Another record Brazilian soybean crop, currently estimated at 119 million tons, will provide ample supplies for export in 2018. Adding to the competitive pressure is the recent weakening of the […]

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