U.S. Cotton Outlook, 2019: Trade Tensions are the Wild Card – NCC Report Feb 9, 2019

🕔Feb 9, 2019National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2019 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with […]

Trade Talks Rally Markets at Least for Now – DTN Dec 4, 2018

🕔Dec 4, 2018Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted at 10:31 a.m. CST on Monday, Dec. 3. It was updated at 3:25 p.m. CST on Monday, Dec. 3. The positive impact of […]

Soybean Market: Iran was Top U.S. Soybean Buyer in August, What Gives? – DTN Oct 9, 2018

🕔Oct 9, 2018One month ago in this column, I explained how one of the surprises of China’s tariff on U.S. soybeans was that U.S. soybean exports actually increased in the month of […]

Tariff Realities: Farmer’s View – Basis, Cash Flow, Storage – DTN Oct 9, 2018

🕔Oct 9, 2018DTN Editor’s Note: In our “Tariff Realities” series, DTN is looking at challenges facing U.S. farmers and grain elevators this fall as they market, store and transport soybeans under conditions related […]

Tariff Realities: Keeping Your Stored Grain Safe – DTN Oct 3, 2018

🕔Oct 3, 2018Farmers plan to put more soybeans in bins this year amid a record harvest and trade dispute with China, the U.S.’s largest soybean buyer, but storing soybeans comes with its […]

Farm Comes Before Party Affiliation; Health Care Big Worry – DTN Oct 2, 2018

🕔Oct 2, 2018Rural America is widely credited with giving now-President Donald Trump his margin of victory over Hillary Clinton two years ago.  By the results of our newest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Zogby […]

U.S. Tariffs – China Responds; Trump Threatens More to Come – DTN Sep 19, 2018

🕔Sep 19, 2018In the latest round of tariffs, China responded Tuesday to the U.S. by announcing new 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Donald Trump late […]

China Tariffs: Seed Association Requests Exemption From The List Sep 7, 2018

🕔Sep 7, 2018The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is requesting that seeds for sowing be exempted from the proposed list of supplemental retaliatory tariffs on China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of […]

China Tariffs: The Last Straw for Our Weak Ag Economy – Commentary Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018Stop the presses! We intended to use this column to continue our examination of the various commodity policies that have been enacted in recent years beginning with the 1996 Farm […]

U.S. Soybeans Top China’s Reciprocal Tariff List, Market Responds Badly – DTN Apr 5, 2018

🕔Apr 5, 2018Alan Kemper, a farmer from Lafayette, Indiana, and former president of both the American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association, woke up early Wednesday to see soybeans down 40 […]

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