Ag Trade: China Continues to Buy U.S. Soybeans Jun 16, 2020

🕔Jun 16, 2020
Bloomberg writer Isis Almeida reported on Wednesday that, “China continues to buy American soybeans despite worsening rhetoric from President Donald Trump over Hong Kong. “State-run and private buyers have purchased at least 10 […]

Soybean Exports Remain Disappointingly Low Jun 8, 2020

🕔Jun 8, 2020
Reuters columnist Karen Braun indicated on Friday that, “U.S. soybean exports had a dismal April performance and possibly an even worse showing in May as shipments to China remain historically low, but corn exports hit a […]

Ag Trade: Phase One Deal Progress – USTR Feels “Very Good” Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Earlier this week, Bloomberg News reported that, “American soybean exporters sold several cargoes to Chinese state-run buyers, according to people familiar with the matter, showing that some transactions are still going through even after […]

Ag Trade: Trump Launches Punitive Measures Against China – DTN Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday again pushed to place more sanctions on China by declaring that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous, and the United States will eliminate special trade […]

DTN Grain Closing: Soybeans Higher with Export Sale Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
July soybean oil and July soybeans were the leading percentage gainers in Tuesday’s grain trade, helped by news of a new-crop soybean export sale to China. July corn was a […]

Ag Trade: Phase One Purchases Behind Schedule, China Halts Some U.S. Farm Imports Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
David J. Lynch and Emily Rauhala reported on the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Trump on Friday leveled an extraordinary broadside at the Chinese government, accusing it of a […]

Ag Sales to China Tick Upward – DTN May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
China is increasing its purchases of key U.S. agricultural commodities even as political rhetoric between the two countries ramps up, but China isn’t projected right now to come close to […]

Grain Markets: How Are We Weathering COVID-19? – DTN May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
This week’s big news was USDA’s explanation of how it would distribute funds to farmers through its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). I won’t rehash it here, but the short […]

Ag Trade: China Reiterates Pledge to Implement Phase One Agreement May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
Bloomberg News reported yesterday that, “China reiterated a pledge to implement the first phase of its trade deal with the U.S. despite setbacks from the coronavirus outbreak, and as tensions escalate between the world’s two […]

Ag Trade: Amid Phase One Frustration, China Asks Food Companies To Boost Commodity Supplies May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
David J. Lynch reported on the front page of Saturday’s Washington Post that, “President Trump on Friday linked China’s handling of the initial coronavirus outbreak with his irritation over slow progress toward implementing the trade deal he […]

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