Ag Trade: Progress with China as COVID-19 Hurdles Impact Markets Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Reuters writers Andrea Shalal and David Lawder reported this week that, “The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of a Phase 1 trade deal that took effect on […]

Commodity Markets: Needed Bulls Return – DTN Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Commodity markets finally pushed back Thursday after a week of brutal trading days with futures prices in grains, livestock and energy sectors all ending in the green. Stocks and commodity […]

Ag Trade: Coronavirus Impacts Demand, Phase One Purchase Targets Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
Bloomberg writers Lydia Mulvany and Michael Hirtzer reported last week that, “In times of economic woe, one of the first luxuries to go is beef. That old adage is so far proving […]

Ag Trade: Observers Assess Phase One Commitments by China Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
Bloomberg writer Isis Almeida reported last week that, “Crop traders obsessing over the deadly coronavirus in China may be overlooking another key challenge to the Trump administration’s phase one trade deal: the U.S. dollar. “The virus’s spread […]

Third Market Facilitation Payment? DC Sentiment Brewing – DTN Mar 5, 2020

🕔Mar 5, 2020
With questions growing about China’s commitment to buy U.S. agriculture commodities as that country deals with the coronavirus outbreak, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday urged […]

Trade Aid: Dependent on Future Exports, Not Prices – DTN Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
There was an important two-letter word in President Donald Trump’s tweet last week suggesting there could be a third round of trade assistance payments. “It said ‘if,'” Agriculture Secretary Sonny […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Buying Slowly Returning to U.S. Markets Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida and Michael Hirtzer reported on Tuesday that, “China is back in the market for U.S. sorghum this week, signaling the world’s top food importer is willing […]

Supply Chains: Winter of Discontent – DTN Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
Imagine you are a freight provider — a trucker, say — and the demand for your services is so poor that the market’s freight rates have not only dropped to […]

USDA Outlook: How Reasonable Are the Numbers? – DTN Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
Coming off 2019 — when USDA made optimistic planting estimates when corn wasn’t planted, counted unharvested corn in fields as part of stored grain, and insisted production reached 13.69 billion […]

USDA Trade, Commodity Outlook – Report Highlights Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
Following this month’s release of the USDA’s Long-Term Projections, on Thursday, the Department released its quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.  This update provided an overview of agricultural trade based on the […]

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