Thompson On Cotton: Don’t Try To Catch A Falling Knife

🕔May 15, 2019I’m reminded of one of my mother’s pearls of wisdom: “If you don’t have anything good to say about somebody or something, it’s best to say nothing at all.” I’d […]

Corn Price Decline: It’s Not About Trade. Here’s the Real Answer. – DTN

🕔May 14, 2019While the U.S.-China trade negotiations are soaking up all the headlines, we might be ignoring the main driver behind the price declines in corn and soybeans, which is increasing production. […]

Ag Trade: Trump Offers Aid to Farmers – Chinese Talks at Impasse

🕔May 13, 2019Last week, the United States made good on a threat to increase trade tariffs on China.  Some agricultural markets roiled on the news, and President Trump offered policy assistance to […]

Hubbs on Grain: Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

🕔May 13, 2019The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn during the current marketing year and the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn price fell on a forecast […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Record World Consumption Helps Lower Stocks

🕔May 10, 2019USDA’s first detailed forecast for the 2019/20 marketing year shows world ending stocks forecast down for the sixth consecutive year. However, stocks outside of China will grow after declining in […]

Soybean Prices: What Happens if There is No Chinese Trade Agreement? – DTN

🕔May 10, 2019It’s not a pretty sight, but let’s consider what soybean prices might look like, should there be no trade agreement with China. You may find this hard to believe, but […]

Ag Economy: Financial Pressure Mounting on Farmers Across the Country

🕔May 10, 2019On Thursday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing titled, “Reviewing the State of the Farm Economy.” Today’s updates provides a brief recap […]

WTO Report on Chinese Administration of Ag Tariff Rate Quotas

🕔May 9, 2019A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel circulated its report on April 18, 2019 concerning U.S. claims that China’s administration of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for corn, rice and wheat […]

Farmer Commentary: The Importance Of Taking The Long View on Tariff Fight

🕔May 7, 2019Criticism of President Trump’s tariff negotiations has gone far enough. He’s trying to clean up a mess that’s been 30-plus years in the making. China has beaten us bloody at […]

Ag Economy: Farmer Sentiment Plummets in April – Ag Barometer

🕔May 7, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in April, declining to a reading of 115, an 18-point decline compared to March when the sentiment index stood at 133. The 18-point decline in […]

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