Soybeans and U.S. Policy: A Game of Whack-a-Mole – Commentary

🕔May 24, 2018What impact will the US imposition of tariffs on Chinese products have on US agricultural exports? When we were kids, a question like that was called a $64,000 question, named […]

Grain Markets: Soybean Prices Focus on Trade and Weather

🕔May 21, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast Soybean prices moved lower last week despite the positive outlook in the USDA’s May WASDE report. The report, released on May 9, projected that stocks of […]

Biofuel: U.S. Ethanol Exports Continue Upward Streak

🕔May 18, 2018Seven months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for […]

Soybeans: Brazil Farmers Sold 64% of Crop; Increased Export Premiums after Tariff Talk- DTN

🕔May 14, 2018Brazilian farmers are happy about current soybean prices and are continuing to sell both old-crop and new-crop soybeans. A Brazilian consulting company, AgRural, said recently that farmers had sold 64% […]

Ag Trade: U.S.-China Talks Set to Continue as Trade Row Persists

🕔May 14, 2018The United States and China are set to continue discussions this week over their ongoing trade disputes.  Meanwhile, China has increased inspections of U.S. pork imports while Chinese buyers continue to cancel U.S. […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Record World Consumption and Stocks Outside of China

🕔May 11, 2018USDA’s first detailed forecast for the 2018/19 marketing year shows world ending stocks forecast down slightly. However, stocks outside of China will increase for the third year in a row […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Production to Rise, Stocks to Fall

🕔May 11, 2018Global coarse grain production is projected to rise, driven by corn, barley, and sorghum. However, ending stocks are projected to fall. Global corn production is projected up with larger crops […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Production Down from Last Year’s Record

🕔May 11, 2018Global production is forecast at 748 million tons, down 11 million from the record set last year, and the third-largest on record. Production among the top exporting countries is projected […]

Global Markets: Grain – Record Global Consumption Drives Stocks Down

🕔May 11, 2018For 2018/19, global corn production is projected up from last year due to larger crops in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Global consumption outpaces production for the second consecutive year as […]

Corn Market: Brazil, Argentina Drought – Someone Wins, Someone Loses – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018Just over four months into 2018 and we have already seen one bullish surprise for corn as drought hit Argentina and took USDA’s estimate of Argentina’s corn crop down, from […]

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