Trump Signs Phase-One Deal – DTN Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
In one of the biggest political victories of his presidency, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a phase-one deal with China that is expected to drive significantly higher agricultural exports […]

Is the U.S.-China Trade Deal Unrealistic? Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
A new trade deal reached between the United States and China might significantly increase China’s imports of American agricultural products, including soybeans. A pause in the ongoing trade war between […]

Ag Purchases Included in Signing of Phase One Trade Deal Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
Financial Times writer James Politi reported on Wednesday that, “The US and China have signed an agreement to pause the trade war that has weighed on the global economy for […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever Continues to Propel “Profound” Market Changes Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Last week, Financial Times writers Emiko Terazono, Andres Schipani and Jamie Smyth reported that, “China’s African swine fever epidemic has dramatically reshaped the global meat market and its trade patterns in the 18 months since the […]

Hubbs on Grain: Waiting for the Trade Deal Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
The highly anticipated release of USDA’s crop production and ending stocks reports last Friday created a somewhat negative tone in corn and soybean markets. Despite the slightly bearish tilt, prices […]

Ag Trade: “Dimmed” Hopes China Can Double U.S. Farm Purchases In 2020 Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Lingling Wei reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Chinese President Xi Jinping’s chief trade negotiator will travel to Washington early next week to sign a phase-one trade deal with the U.S., China’s […]

Ag Trade: Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Taking another step to completing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 on Tuesday to advance the trade deal to the full Senate. USMCA has been a priority […]

Rice: U.S. Exports Up in 2019, Likely to Increase Again in 2020 Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Trade policy in 2019 felt like a roller coaster, but the numbers show that U.S. rice exports coasted to an increase over 2018 sales. While 2019 census data is one […]

Farmers Optimistic About Future, Perception of Current Conditions Drops – Ag Barometer Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective […]

Soybeans: Brazil’s Big Export Gain Due To Tariff Dec 23, 2019

🕔Dec 23, 2019
The United States and Brazil have accounted for most of the growth in world soybean exports, while China has been the world’s largest importer. In the 1990s, the United States […]

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