Trade Aid: White House Delays 2nd Round of Payments – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2018The White House is delaying a second round of trade-aid payments to farmers that was initially expected to be announced last week, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Reuters initially reported, citing […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – China’s Exports of Corn-Based Products Rise

🕔Dec 11, 2018China and the United States have been top exporters of corn-based products. In 2017/18 China’s exports of these products have grown nearing 5 million tons, roughly equivalent to 10-15 million […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Strong Brazilian Soybean Sales Expected to Slow Rebound in Argentine Exports

🕔Dec 11, 2018Brazil’s Oct/Sep soybean export forecast for 2018/19 is raised 4.0 million tons this month to 81.0 million and reflects a similar change in the current local year forecast. These changes […]

Global Markets: Cotton – China’s State Reserve Stocks Down; When Will Imports Pick Up?

🕔Dec 11, 2018China’s State Reserve (SR) stocks of cotton reached an estimated 60 million bales in the spring of 2014, after 3 years of massive buildup. SR stocks are currently estimated at […]

Ag Trade: How Were U.S. Exports in 2018?

🕔Dec 11, 2018Last week, USDA released U.S. agricultural export data that spanned the first ten months of 2018. Although the overall value of exports was higher for this time period compared to […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Export Potential in 2018-19

🕔Dec 11, 2018The extension of trade negotiations with China past January 1 and the possibility of a resolution to the current impasse rallied soybean prices after the G-20 summit.  While China is […]

Chinese Pork Under Pressure – DTN

🕔Dec 5, 2018China’s pork industry is in the midst of major structural changes, and the outbreak of African swine fever in the hog herd is creating regional supply and demand imbalances unlike […]

China Fixing to Buy US Soybeans – DTN

🕔Dec 5, 2018Chinese officials on Wednesday reiterated positive signs coming out of the talks between the U.S. and China, but Chinese leaders provided few details in official statements about those talks. Still, […]

Ag Trade: New NAFTA Signed, China to Buy More U.S. Ag Products

🕔Dec 3, 2018This weekend in Buenos Aires, President Trump took important trade policy action that could impact U.S. agricultural markets.  After signing the USMCA, the president indicated that he would quickly withdraw from NAFTA, in an effort […]

Commodity Markets: Do We Need More Futures Contracts?

🕔Dec 3, 2018In the last couple of months, there has been news about a new futures contract for soybeans. The Financial Times and Reuters, among others, reported that the CME Group, the […]

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