Texas Field Reports: Uncertainty Surrounds Exports; Drought, Heat Continue

🕔Aug 15, 2018Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Alabama Soybeans: Tariffs Initiate Market Shift, Cause Concern

🕔Aug 9, 2018As Farm Bill discussions continue in Washington, D.C., producers wait for the direction a new bill will bring to the agricultural sector. Without a completed Farm Bill, producers are operating […]

Ag Trade: Dispute with China Continues to Escalate

🕔Aug 6, 2018Keith Bradsher and Cao Li reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “China threatened on Friday to tax an additional $60 billion a year worth of imports from the United States if […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Have Trade Negotiations Affected Prices?

🕔Aug 1, 2018Introduction China has become an increasingly important trading partner for U.S. agriculture, which makes the escalation of the conflict over tariffs and retaliation particularly troubling for American farmers.  In Illinois, […]

Ag Trade: Tariffs and Commodity Prices – Impacts and Reactions

🕔Jul 25, 2018Several recent news articles have discussed tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports and the impacts these policies are having on global commodity markets.  As the effects of trade policies ripple through […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Exporter Stocks Tighten to Satisfy Record Import Demand

🕔Jul 13, 2018Global wheat trade for 2018/19 is forecast at a record, driven by strong demand resulting from rising incomes and shifting diets largely in Asia and Africa. While Argentina, Australia, Canada, […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Near-Record U.S. Corn Exports in 2017/18

🕔Jul 13, 2018Ample supplies, combined with a continued lack of competition and continued strong foreign demand, have brightened export prospects in the second-half of 2017/18 (October-September). This month, exports are forecast at […]

U.S. Ag Trade: USDA, FAO Reports Offer Additional Perspective

🕔Jul 11, 2018The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published its biannual Food Outlook report that provides short-term forecasts for commodity production, trade and prices.  Also this week, […]

Global Wheat Production: 7 Countries Compared – Yield, Gross Revenue, Cost

🕔Jul 10, 2018Examining the competitiveness of wheat production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and consensus regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

U.S. Farm Bottom Line Dropping as Trade Tariffs Kick in – DTN

🕔Jul 6, 2018As the smoke from barbeques and fireworks clears, the tariff picture is coming into focus, and it appears to be full steam ahead.   Mexico is slated to join Canada on […]

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