Shurley on Cotton: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

🕔Mar 16, 2018When deer hunting, I am often guilty of waiting and waiting and waiting on something better—often even turning down the opportunity to take a doe, in hopes that something bigger […]

Ag Trade: New U.S. Tariffs Ramp-Up Fear of Retaliation; Soybean Growers Especially Worried

🕔Mar 12, 2018On Thursday, President Trump implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum, an action that had been anticipated since last week.  Today’s update explores recent news items that highlight the potential negative impact the executive […]

Global Markets: Rice – Global Trade Hits Record with Shifting Suppliers

🕔Mar 9, 2018Paraguay Emerges as Rice Exporter, Shifting Trade Flows in South America and Beyond Over the past decade, Paraguay’s rice production has quadrupled, driving it to find export opportunities. Accordingly, its […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Turkey and Kazakhstan Top Global Flour Exporters

🕔Mar 9, 2018Most of the world’s wheat trade is in the form of grain due to the greater perishability of flour as well as the desire to mill in-country and capture value-added […]

Rice: How Will Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Affect Exports?

🕔Mar 9, 2018President Trump may follow through as early as today on last week’s announcement that he will impose import duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.  Threats […]

Arkansas: Retaliatory Tariffs on Ag Could Mean a $383M Economic Hit

🕔Mar 8, 2018If trade partners inflict a 25 percent retaliatory tariff on U.S. soy, rice, corn, and grain sorghum, Arkansas could take a $383 million hit in overall value-added to its economy, […]

Indiana: Trump Metal Tariffs Could Mean Lost Sales, Lost Jobs

🕔Mar 7, 2018Some Indiana manufacturers might initially benefit if tariffs proposed last week by President Donald Trump are enacted, but the state’s overall economy could suffer because other Indiana industries use what […]

NAFTA: Trump Push for Metal Tariffs Complicates U.S. Ag’s Position

🕔Mar 7, 2018Concern about President Donald Trump’s planned worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has shifted from the impact on agriculture exports to China to disruptions of the trade relationships with […]

NAFTA – Trump Uses Steel, Aluminum Tariffs as Bargaining Chips

🕔Mar 6, 2018Wall Street Journal writer William Mauldin reported on Monday that, “President Donald Trump on Monday sought to use his threat to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as leverage […]

Trade Retaliation Measures Could Hurt U.S. Farm Sector

🕔Mar 5, 2018A FarmPolicyNews update last month discussed executive branch implementation of U.S. import tariffs on solar panels and washing machines, as well as the possibility of future implementation of import barriers on steel and aluminum.  That update […]

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