Global Markets: Rice – Chinese Rice Imports Surge – Especially from India Jan 15, 2022

🕔Jan 15, 2022
China is forecast to report its highest rice imports in several years at 4.75 million tons for 2021, primarily on increased demand for broken rice from India. With only 1 […]

Global Markets: Cotton – U.S. Shipments Lag as Disruption of Seasonal Patterns Continues Jan 15, 2022

🕔Jan 15, 2022
The most recent Export Sales Report shows that total commitments for 2021/22 (accumulated exports plus outstanding sales, OS) relative to forecast exports of 15.0 million bales for the 2021/22 marketing […]

Fertilizer Output in China Impacted by Air Pollution Curbs Jan 14, 2022

🕔Jan 14, 2022
Bloomberg News reported on Monday that, “China’s urea plants are getting caught up in Beijing’s drive to ensure blue skies for the Winter Olympics, which includes ordering factory shutdowns to curb air pollution. […]

Chinese National Pleads Guilty in Plot to Steal Trade Secrets From Monsanto – DTN Jan 7, 2022

🕔Jan 7, 2022
A Chinese national and former employee of Monsanto Co. and The Climate Corp. pleaded guilty Thursday to committing economic espionage, according to the Department of Justice, after he was caught […]

Ag Trade: China Missed Buying Targets, Creating Dilemma for Biden Administration Jan 4, 2022

🕔Jan 4, 2022
Wall Street Journal writer Josh Zumbrun reported last week that, “Beijing’s commitment to step up purchases of U.S. goods and services under a 2020 trade pact expires Friday [December 31st] with China expected to miss […]

Farmers Expected to Increase Planting; Input Costs, Weather, Chinese Demand Bring Uncertainty Dec 28, 2021

🕔Dec 28, 2021
Wall Street Journal writer Kirk Maltais reported in today’s paper that, “A banner year for grain prices has U.S. farmers aiming to plant even more corn, wheat and soybeans than they did in a record 2021. […]

Ag Trade: China’s Domestic Pork Production Targets Seen to Bolster Grain Imports Dec 27, 2021

🕔Dec 27, 2021
Last week, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s reaffirmation of a long-term goal to be almost entirely self-sufficient in pork production means it will keep scooping up global grain supplies to feed the world’s largest pig herd. […]

Ag Trade: Chinese U.S. Soybean Imports Up in Nov., as Biden Admin Contemplates Trade Deal Enforcement Dec 24, 2021

🕔Dec 24, 2021
Reuters News reported earlier this week that, “China’s November soybean imports from the United States surged from October, customs data showed on Monday, as the effects of the export disruptions from Hurricane […]

Global Phosphorus Outlook Depends on When China Returns to Market – DTN Dec 15, 2021

🕔Dec 15, 2021
A worldwide pandemic, geopolitical rows and trade disputes dominated the news cycle for phosphorus (P) fertilizer in 2021. These various factors have limited nutrient supply somewhat, and with increasing fertilizer […]

Tobacco: How Much Leaf Will China Buy? Dec 13, 2021

🕔Dec 13, 2021
China is buying U.S. leaf again, making selections from the 2021 crop. It may buy more tobacco that in recent years, but this is far from certain.

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