More Trade Tariffs: Raising the Stakes – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2019A year since the U.S. and China began a tit-for-tat of tariffs, talks and tweets, American farmers are seeing more diversified export routes while waiting for their largest customer to […]

Soybean Trade: Interdependence of China, U.S., Brazil – ERS

🕔Jul 1, 2019Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“Interdependence of China, United States, and Brazil in Soybean Trade,” by Fred Gale, Constanza Valdes, and Mark Ash) […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Price Strength Grows on Supply Issues

🕔May 28, 2019Reduced acreage and lost yield potential for the 2019 corn crop look to drive prices higher as the wet weather continues to cover much of the Corn Belt.  The magnitude […]

Milled Rice: Mexico Diversifies Imports – Uruguay Ahead of U.S.

🕔May 22, 2019Earlier this month, the governments of Mexico and Brazil announced the opening of Mexico’s rice market to Brazil and Brazil reciprocated by opening their market for dry beans to Mexico. […]

Corn: How Does Production Compare Among Top 5 Exporters?

🕔May 13, 2019Examining the competitiveness of corn 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 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

🕔May 13, 2019The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn during the current marketing year and the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn price fell on a forecast […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Brazil Prices Undercutting U.S. Offers to China

🕔May 3, 2019As was cautioned in last week’s newsletter, cotton prices came under pressure all week and new crop December prices broke below the psychologically important 75 cent support level, giving a […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Riding the Export Wave

🕔Apr 12, 2019Cotton prices continue to ride the export wave as U.S. export sales exploded with more than 500,000 bales booked during the prior week. USDA did release its April world supply […]

Global Markets: Corn – U.S. Exports Face Stiffer Competition

🕔Apr 10, 2019Combined, four countries (Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, and the United States) account for nearly 90 percent of global corn exports. While their dominance in global exports continues, prospects for Argentina, Brazil, […]

Soybeans: Chinese Companies Want U.S. Beans – DTN

🕔Mar 29, 2019Among the frustrations right now in selling commodities such as soybeans to China is that officials in the country are only allowing government-owned businesses to buy commodities, which is one […]

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