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 […]

Canada – Trade Deal Wins, Losses Depend on Perspective – DTN

🕔Oct 5, 2018The Canadian response to this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA) seems as varied as the weather pattern currently seen across the country. While Prime Minister Justin […]

Ag Trade: New NAFTA Announced – What’s in It?

🕔Oct 2, 2018Wall Street Journal writers Jacob M. Schlesinger, Kim Mackrael and Vivian Salama reported Monday that, “The U.S. and Canada reached a dramatic, last-minute deal late Sunday night on revising the North American […]

USDA’s Trade Aid Package, Potential Tariff Impacts

🕔Oct 1, 2018Recent news articles have discussed USDA’s trade aid package, as well as the potential impacts of ongoing trade tariffs on U.S. farm goods.  Today’s update provides an overview of several of […]

Wheat: Weather Continues to Affect Global Production

🕔Sep 20, 2018USDA expects global wheat production to fall to the lowest level in 5 years at 733 million metric tons (MMT), down 3 percent from the record high of 758 MMT […]

Ag Trade Aid: USDA’s Calculations for Crop Trade Damage – DTN

🕔Sep 14, 2018Following some criticism of its numbers for trade aid, USDA on Thursday released a six-page paper detailing how economists came up with the calculations for trade damages when creating the […]

U.S. Farm Trade Damage Estimate Calculations – USDA Website

🕔Sep 14, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today released a detailed accounting of how USDA calculated estimated damage from trade disruptions.   USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist developed an estimate of […]

U.S. Ag Exports Set July Record – Expect China Import Plunge in 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2018A radio update from USDA on Thursday indicated that U.S. agriculture exports set a record in July.  “It’s the best July that the U.S. has seen as far as agricultural exports […]

Ag Trade: Where Do Things Stand with Our Trade Partners?

🕔Aug 30, 2018The last month has produced a lot of news on the trade front, much of which has implications for US farmers and their markets.  All of the largest and most […]

Farm Policy: USDA Outlines Trade Assistance; Trump Touts Mexico Trade Deal

🕔Aug 28, 2018On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional details on its trade assistance package for farmers.  Meanwhile, President Trump indicated that the U.S. and Mexico had reached an agreement […]

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