U.S., Japan Sign Partial Trade Agreement, Lower Ag Tariffs Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019Wall Street Journal writers Vivian Salama and Josh Zumbrun reported yesterday that, “President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a trade-enhancement agreement that will lower agricultural tariffs in Japan, industrial tariffs in the […]

Ag Trade: Trump Uninterested in “Partial” Deal, Chinese Cancel U.S. Farm Visit Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Vivian Salama reported last week that, “President Trump said China has started to buy U.S. agricultural products, and signaled optimism that his administration will be able to sign a […]

Trade-Aid Payments Hinge On Budget Resolution – DTN Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019Farmers should not expect any delays in USDA programs such as the trade-aid payments coming from Commodity Credit Corporation funds, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee told DTN on […]

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 […]

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