Global Markets: Cotton – U.S. Market Share in China Down Sharply

🕔Sep 13, 2019The U.S. share of China cotton imports fell to 18 percent in 2018/19, down sharply from 45 percent in 2017/18, and was well below the 30 percent share seen over […]

Global Markets: Soybeans – Brazil Premiums an Effective Barometer For U.S.-China Trade Tensions

🕔Sep 13, 2019In the ebb and flow of United States and China trade negotiations, price premiums for Brazil’s soybeans appears to be an accurate barometer for the degree of tension surrounding the […]

Trade Talks to Resume; Ag Export Markets Continue to Adjust

🕔Sep 10, 2019Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey reported last week that, “The trade war between the U.S. and China continues to surprise agricultural markets, even delivering an unexpected reprieve for […]

Cargill Faces Fire Over Amazon – DTN

🕔Sep 10, 2019One of the areas feeling an impact from fires across the Amazon rainforest is the headquarters for Cargill Inc., just outside Minneapolis. The agricultural giant — the largest private company […]

Trade War Tied to Fires in Brazil? – Commentary

🕔Sep 5, 2019An escalating global trade war is unarguably bad news for American farmers and ranchers, who have already collectively lost billions of dollars. Long-term damage to important trading relationships will likely cost […]

China Investing in Brazil Agricultural Expansion – DTN

🕔Aug 6, 2019While U.S. agriculture faces more problems in the U.S.-China trade dispute, the chairman of China’s largest grain, oilseeds and food company told Brazilian agribusinesses on Monday his company, COFCO International, […]

Ag Trade: Tariffs Lead to Creative Supply Chains

🕔Aug 6, 2019Where there’s a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there’s a way, even if a trade war creates roadblocks. In the recent issue of the international open-access journal […]

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 […]

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