Trade Agreements: Not Sufficient for Gains to Outweigh Losses – Commentary Jan 5, 2017

🕔Jan 5, 2017One of the surprise issues of the 2016 election was trade policy. For decades Republicans and some Democrats have supported a succession of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements including the […]

Texas: Corn Exports Add $604M to State’s Economy May 27, 2016

🕔May 27, 2016U.S. corn exports generate $74.7 billion in annual economic output with benefits that extend well beyond the nation’s farmlands, according to a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics IEG. The […]

Good on Grain: Export Progress for Corn, Ethanol, and Distillers’ Grains May 9, 2016

🕔May 9, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast Last week, the Census Bureau released the corn export estimate for March. Exports for the month totaled 171 million bushels, 16 million bushels larger than exports […]

Good on Grain: Corn Market Waiting for Summer Weather Apr 11, 2016

🕔Apr 11, 2016From the daily high on March 30 to the daily low on April 1, May 2016 futures prices declined by $0.20. The decline reflected the larger than expected planting intentions […]

Feed Outlook: Record Global Coarse Grains Stocks Inch Higher Feb 12, 2016

🕔Feb 12, 2016Projected U.S. 2015/16 corn exports are lowered 50 million bushels to 1,650 million this month due to increased competition from South America. Argentina’s and Brazil’s corn production and exports are […]

World Grain Markets: South American Competition Limits U.S. Corn Exports Feb 9, 2016

🕔Feb 9, 2016Combined corn exports for Brazil and Argentina are forecast at a record in 2015/16. In addition to large supplies, both countries have depreciating currencies, making their exports more competitive relative […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: U.S. Corn Imports Increased, Exports Decreased Feb 9, 2016

🕔Feb 9, 2016U.S. feed grain ending stocks for 2015/16 are projected higher this month with corn imports raised and exports lowered. Corn imports are projected 10 million bushels higher based on recent […]

Feed Grain Outlook: U.S. Corn Production, Exports Down This Month Jan 14, 2016

🕔Jan 14, 2016Corn production for 2015/16 is estimated at 13.6 billion bushels, down 52 million from last month’s forecast. Partly offsetting are higher projected imports, raised 10 million bushels. Corn use for […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: U.S. Corn Production Declines Jan 12, 2016

🕔Jan 12, 2016U.S. feed grain supplies for 2015/16 are lowered as small increases in corn and sorghum imports and sorghum production are more than offset by a reduction in corn production. Harvested […]

Good on Grain: Weak Export Demand and Low Corn Prices Jan 11, 2016

🕔Jan 11, 2016The monthly average price of corn received by U.S. farmers exceeded $4.00 per bushel for 46 consecutive months from September 2010 through July 2014. The simple average of those monthly […]

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