Ag Trade: New NAFTA Signed, China to Buy More U.S. Ag Products

🕔Dec 3, 2018This weekend in Buenos Aires, President Trump took important trade policy action that could impact U.S. agricultural markets.  After signing the USMCA, the president indicated that he would quickly withdraw from NAFTA, in an effort […]

Wheat Market: Increased Price Competitiveness Boosts Exports

🕔Nov 29, 2018The expected turn to U.S. wheat supplies appears to be underway. U.S. wheat exports to price sensitive markets and to typically self-sustaining markets are on the rise due to increased […]

Ag Trade: What to Expect from the New NAFTA

🕔Nov 16, 2018After more than a year of talks, the US, Canada, and Mexico struck a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The agreement […]

Ag Trade Tariffs Overwhelm Gains from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – DTN

🕔Nov 2, 2018The new North American free trade agreement, once ratified, will provide a bump in U.S. agricultural exports. But an analysis released Wednesday by the Farm Foundation shows those trade gains […]

Ag Trade: Additional U.S. Tariffs Possible; Markets Absorb Impacts

🕔Nov 1, 2018Trade tensions between the U.S. and China persist, while Chinese tariffs on U.S. commodities continue to roil markets.  Despite a variety of impeding economic variables, a news article notes that […]

Neonic Seed Treatments: Canadian Farmers Struggle with a Phase Out – DTN

🕔Nov 1, 2018Imagine having to ask permission every time you want to add an insecticide seed treatment to your corn or soybean seed.   That’s been the reality for Ontario grain farmers for […]

Soybeans: Current Market, Poor Quality Impacting Producers

🕔Oct 24, 2018In the article posted last week discussing the soybean quality problem being seen by producers in Arkansas (Poor Soybean Seed Quality Seen for a Second Year), several factors were discussed […]

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 […]

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