USDA Trade Assistance: Still Waiting on the Details

🕔Aug 16, 2018U.S. farmers are anxious for details on the trade assistance package the administration announced in July.  Press reports indicate that program guidelines could be issued by August 24th.  Meanwhile, business news […]

Texas Field Reports: Uncertainty Surrounds Exports; Drought, Heat Continue

🕔Aug 15, 2018Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Highest U.S. Exports in Over a Decade

🕔Aug 14, 2018With 2017/18 seeing the largest U.S. production in more than 10 years and record global use, reported U.S. exports reached their highest level since 2005/06 and were the second highest […]

Global Markets: Corn – Ukraine’s Exports Trend Up

🕔Aug 14, 2018Just in the last 5 years, Ukraine’s corn exports have expanded rapidly with rising acreage and competitive prices. Due to its proximity and acceptability as biotech-free, Ukraine corn has been […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Soybean Meal Import Prospects Higher, Weather Damages EU Crops

🕔Aug 14, 2018The 2018/19 oilseeds production forecast for the European Union has been reduced significantly since USDA’s first projections published in May. Although prospects for sunflowerseed have improved, lower rapeseed yields are […]

Louisiana Soybeans: AgCenter Economists Foresee Strong Demand

🕔Aug 10, 2018Worldwide demand for U.S. soybeans remains strong in the midst of a trade war, and China still needs America’s soybeans, according to an LSU AgCenter report on trade tensions with […]

Alabama Soybeans: Tariffs Initiate Market Shift, Cause Concern

🕔Aug 9, 2018As Farm Bill discussions continue in Washington, D.C., producers wait for the direction a new bill will bring to the agricultural sector. Without a completed Farm Bill, producers are operating […]

China Tariffs: The Last Straw for Our Weak Ag Economy – Commentary

🕔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 […]

Wheat: Heat Wave Impacting Outlook, Prices

🕔Aug 7, 2018Last week, Financial Times writer Emiko Terazono reported that, “The wheat market is feeling the heat, with key global producers sweating over a drought that has curbed output. After several […]

Ag Trade: Dispute with China Continues to Escalate

🕔Aug 6, 2018Keith Bradsher and Cao Li reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “China threatened on Friday to tax an additional $60 billion a year worth of imports from the United States if […]

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