USA’s Export Competitors Have Significantly Upped Their Game – Commentary Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
On August 7, 2020 we wrote a column challenging the Zombie idea that by lowering the price of US commodities, the nation’s farmers would be able to recapture the share […]

Brazilian Soybean Profits to Reach Historical Highs in 2020/21 Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
Brazilian farmers are on a trajectory to have the highest soybean return in history for the 2019/20 marketing year. Soybean prices have reached highs in recent months, caused by low […]

Brazil Soybeans: Planting Underway with Little Rainfall Sep 30, 2020

🕔Sep 30, 2020
Soybean planting, which promises to set a new record in Brazil, is underway in the Paraná, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Mato Grosso regions of the country.  Agência Estado Letícia […]

Ag Trade: China’s Imports Up From Last Year Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
Reuters writers Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton reported late last week that, “China’s August imports of soybeans from Brazil rose 22% from a year ago, customs data showed on Friday, as […]

Rice Market: Brazil Opens Temporary, Rare Duty-Free Quota Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
On August 27, USA Rice reported on the exploration by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture into a temporary import suspension for rice.  Yesterday evening, Brazil’s Executive Secretary of the Foreign Trade […]

Biofuels: Brazil Wants U.S. Counterpart to Negotiate Ethanol Import Tax Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
The United States started to pay a 20% tariff on all ethanol exported to Brazil this month. Before that, there was a quota of 750 million liters per year at […]

Chinese Trade Still Falls Short, Says Secretary Perdue – DTN Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
With Brazil’s tariff-free quota expiring on Tuesday leading to an increase to a 20% tariff on all ethanol imports from the United States, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told […]

Rice Market: Brazil Looks to Temporarily Suspend Tariffs on Imports Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Following months of high domestic pricing and growing inflation and economic issues, Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture is exploring a temporary elimination of import tariffs on rice, corn, and soybeans for […]

Hubbs on Grain: Looking at 2020-21 Corn Consumption Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Crop tour estimates and derecho damage brought USDA corn production forecasts for the 2020 crop under question over the last week.  While a lower domestic supply of corn supports corn […]

Global Markets: Cotton – World Stocks Remain High, Not Just in China Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
Between 1960/61 and 2010/11, the world stocks-to-use ratio stayed between 30 and 60 percent. However, since 2011/12 the stocks-to-use ratio has not dipped below 65 percent and has been above […]

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