Grain Markets: Is Corn Setting Up for a Rally?

🕔Apr 23, 2018Corn futures prices moved lower last week despite the slow pace of corn planting thus far this year. High levels of corn consumption continue to peck away at the corn […]

Ag Trade: Issues with China Escalate – Closer Look at Sorghum, Soybeans

🕔Apr 23, 2018China recently announced anti-dumping measures on U.S. sorghum.  Meanwhile, potential action by China on U.S. soybeans continues to concern farm state lawmakers and agricultural producers alike.  Today’s update looks at recent news articles that […]

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

Wheat Market: Competing for Acres – 2018/19 Global Production to Fall

🕔Apr 19, 2018At first glance, the USDA April 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) held very few surprises for wheat. Most reviewers would consider this a bearish report with another […]

Looming Trade War – An Illinois Ag Perspective

🕔Apr 19, 2018China and the threat of a possible U.S. trade war with the nation have dominated global headlines in recent months. Concerns are that if the world’s two largest economies come […]

Illinois Farm Finances: How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Grain Farms?

🕔Apr 18, 2018Recent events suggest a possibility that China will place a 25% tariff on soybean exports from the United States to China. Such a tariff would result in lower soybean prices […]

Alabama: Tariffs Cause Worry Among Farmers

🕔Apr 17, 2018Recent trade discussions between the United States and China have Alabama producers like Stewart McGill cautious about the future markets of crops. China recently announced a 25 percent tariff on […]

Tobacco: What Will Happen to Our Chinese Market?

🕔Apr 16, 2018Agriculture is being dragged into this situation by the Chinese as a means of retaliation to try and assert political pressure.

Rose on Cotton: U.S. Exports Running Strong – Time to Price More Crop?

🕔Apr 13, 2018The Bulls got to place a notch in the win column this week, with the July contract gaining 117 points. The Dec contract picked up 97 on the week, finishing […]

Cleveland on Cotton: World Demand Brings Higher Prices; Drought Watch – DTN

🕔Apr 13, 2018Cotton posted gains on the week as the old crop May and July futures contracts traded within the 82.5-84.5 cent range and closed above 83 cents.   May was impressive […]

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