Ag Trade: African Swine Fever Roils Markets, Food Price Concerns Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s hog population has stopped shrinking and is starting to rise, after months of decline because of African swine fever, and the recovery should […]

China’s Tariff Announcement: How Much To Read Into It? – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019In a sign that U.S. agriculture may start to see greater access to China, the Chinese Finance Ministry on Friday announced it would start excluding some soybeans, pork and other […]

Ag Trade: China Waives Tariffs on Some U.S. Soybeans, Pork; Purchases Still an Issue Dec 9, 2019

🕔Dec 9, 2019Late last week, Wall Street Journal writers Grace Zhu, Eva Dou and Bob Davis reported that, “China’s trade negotiations with the U.S. remain on track, Beijing said, offering official reassurance after tensions flared […]

Trade War: President Pushes Brazil, Argentina Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019On Monday, Financial Times writers James Politi, Bryan Harris and Benedict Mander reported that, “Donald Trump will reimpose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil and Argentina after accusing the countries of a ‘massive […]

Farmer Sentiment Jumps as Harvest Winds Down – Ag Barometer Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when the index stood at 136. This month’s rise […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever Continues to Impact U.S. Pork, World Protein Markets Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019Earlier this month, in its monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) explained that, “U.S. trade data through September indicate that in the first three quarters […]

China Caught Stealing Ag Tech – DTN Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019While trade talks with China remain off again, on again, the battle over intellectual property theft of agricultural technology continues with the indictment of a former scientist at Monsanto and […]

South Carolina: Clemson Helps Farmers Find Opportunities Amid Trade War Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019Uncertainty over weather, trade policy and prices are making earning a living an increasingly tough row to hoe for South Carolina’s farmers. “It’s a very challenging time to pencil out […]

Trade Talks Continue, China Buys Some U.S. Farm Products Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019Phase One Talks Continue, Amid Chinese Purchases of U.S. Farm Products Last week, Financial Times writer James Politi reported that, “President Donald Trump threatened a new escalation of the trade war with […]

U.S. Poultry: China Lifts 4-Year Ban, Good News for Producers – DTN Nov 18, 2019

🕔Nov 18, 2019Poultry exports from the United States to China will resume after the Chinese government lifted a four-year ban on Thursday, as the nation struggles to meet protein demands in light […]

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