Soybeans: Chinese Imports Decline Dramatically – DTN

🕔Aug 22, 2019China is likely to finish the 2018-19 marketing year for soybeans importing less than official projections. With the monthly soybean import volume of 8.64 million metric tons (317.5 million bushels) […]

Global Markets: Cotton – U.S. Exports Fall in Major Markets Outside Vietnam

🕔Aug 15, 2019Lower U.S. production and trade barriers weighed 2018/19 exports down from the previous year. Shipments to eight of the top ten markets fell with China witnessing the largest decline. Despite […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Soy Export Growth Evaporates With Chinese Demand

🕔Aug 15, 2019From the 10 years prior to 2018/19, global soybean exports nearly doubled in volume with annual growth averaging 7.5 million tons. Much of this growth was centered on China where […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Another Record for Ukraine Corn Exports

🕔Aug 15, 2019Corn exports in Ukraine are projected at 30.0 million tons in 2019/20 on another record crop, exceeding the record of 29.5 million tons estimated for 2018/19. Ukraine has become an […]

Trade War: U.S. Backtracks on Some Chinese Tariffs Until December

🕔Aug 14, 2019On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that some recently announced tariffs on Chinese imports would be postponed until December.  And a report this week indicated that the ongoing trade war […]

Shurley on Cotton: Where to Go From Here?

🕔Aug 13, 2019I’ve devoted the last 30 years of my life to cotton growers and the cotton industry. Prior to this, I witnessed the 1980’s when financial problems took a toll on […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

Farmers Vent – Ag Sec. Perdue Listens – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2019Bob Worth didn’t wait for a listening session at Farmfest on Wednesday to start before getting a few words with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue about the prevented planting situation in […]

China Investing in Brazil Agricultural Expansion – DTN

🕔Aug 6, 2019While U.S. agriculture faces more problems in the U.S.-China trade dispute, the chairman of China’s largest grain, oilseeds and food company told Brazilian agribusinesses on Monday his company, COFCO International, […]

Ag Economy: Producer Confidence Soars; Large Prevented Plantings Confirmed – Ag Barometer

🕔Aug 6, 2019Farmer sentiment improved again in July as the Ag Economy Barometer jumped to a reading of 153, an increase of 27 points compared to June. July was the second month […]

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