Ag Trade: Soybeans Seek Additional Markets; Fears Grow for Lasting Impacts

🕔Nov 15, 2018Reuters writers P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume reported Wednesday that, “Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four […]

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

🕔Nov 6, 2018Agriculture 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 […]

Soybean Market: Brazil’s New Pres. May Be Asset to U.S.-China Trade Deal – DTN

🕔Nov 6, 2018Writing on Thursday evening, I have to pause and reflect on several significant market events that have already happened this week. First, Brazil elected 63 year old Jair Bolsonaro as […]

Soybeans: Current Market, Poor Quality Impacting Producers

🕔Oct 24, 2018In the article posted last week discussing the soybean quality problem being seen by producers in Arkansas (Poor Soybean Seed Quality Seen for a Second Year), several factors were discussed […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China Plan Nov. Talks, Soybean Trade Flows Adjust

🕔Oct 15, 2018News reports indicate that President Trump and Chinese Leader Xi Jinping plan to meet in November, in what could be an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss trade issues.  Meanwhile, a recent USDA […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Price Potential for 2018

🕔Oct 15, 2018Soybean prices received support with the release of the October crop production report.  The lowering of harvested acreage for soybeans led to a slight reduction in the estimated production level […]

Global Markets: Soybeans – Continued U.S.-China Tension Affecting Trade

🕔Oct 12, 2018As of the October 4 U.S. Exports Sales, U.S. soybean outstanding sales are below last year owing to fewer sales to China, which are currently 85 percent below last season. […]

Global Markets: Rice – Brazil Reasserts Role as Top South American Exporter

🕔Oct 12, 2018Brazil is the top Western Hemisphere rice producer and consumer. It is also a significant import market, and in fact a net importer as recently as 2016 and 2017. However, […]

Soybeans: Export Variables, Storage Issues, Trade Policy Outlook

🕔Oct 10, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports that discuss variables associated with U.S. soybean exports.  In addition, news items that highlight concerns about crop storage issues, and the trade policy […]

Soybean Planting – Brazilian Farmers Anxious Over Trade Tariffs – DTN

🕔Oct 1, 2018Though Chinese buyers are turning to buy more Brazilian beans as the Chinese government is retaliating with a 25% tariff on U.S. soybeans, Brazilian farmers are not optimistic about the […]

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