China’s Tariff Announcement Remains A Bit Murky, Pork-Wise – DTN Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019While Friday’s announcement from China that it would suspend additional tariffs on U.S. pork is a good sign, China should remove the 60% punitive tariff it has placed on U.S. […]

Trade Tensions Simmer; China Purchases U.S. Farm Goods Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019On Thursday, Wall Street Journal writers Lingling Wei, Chao Deng and Josh Zumbrun reported that, “China is looking to narrow the scope of its negotiations with the U.S. to only trade matters, seeking […]

Global Markets: Cotton – U.S. Market Share in China Down Sharply Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019The U.S. share of China cotton imports fell to 18 percent in 2018/19, down sharply from 45 percent in 2017/18, and was well below the 30 percent share seen over […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Large Global Barley Production Drives Prices Down Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019Barley harvest is largely complete for Northern Hemisphere countries. Crops for Canada, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine are larger than a year ago, contributing to sharply higher global production […]

Global Markets: Rice – Chinese Exports Continue to Soar, Compete with U.S. Medium Grain Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019Medium grain rice, also known as japonica, comprises a relatively small portion of global rice trade, and has historically been served primarily by exports from Australia and the United States […]

Global Markets: Soybeans – Brazil Premiums an Effective Barometer For U.S.-China Trade Tensions Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019In the ebb and flow of United States and China trade negotiations, price premiums for Brazil’s soybeans appears to be an accurate barometer for the degree of tension surrounding the […]

Trade Talks to Resume; Ag Export Markets Continue to Adjust Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey reported last week that, “The trade war between the U.S. and China continues to surprise agricultural markets, even delivering an unexpected reprieve for […]

Cargill Faces Fire Over Amazon – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019One of the areas feeling an impact from fires across the Amazon rainforest is the headquarters for Cargill Inc., just outside Minneapolis. The agricultural giant — the largest private company […]

Trade War Tied to Fires in Brazil? – Commentary Sep 5, 2019

🕔Sep 5, 2019An escalating global trade war is unarguably bad news for American farmers and ranchers, who have already collectively lost billions of dollars. Long-term damage to important trading relationships will likely cost […]

Farm Show: “We still need trade, not aid. – DTN Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019While farmers admire the latest agriculture machinery this week, leaders of national commodity groups at the Farm Progress Show are talking about demand and looking for the upside in pending […]

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