Global Markets: Rice – Brazil Reasserts Role as Top South American Exporter

🕔Oct 12, 2018Brazil is the top Western Hemisphere rice producer and consumer. It is also a significant import market, and in fact a net importer as recently as 2016 and 2017. However, […]

Soybean Market: Iran was Top U.S. Soybean Buyer in August, What Gives? – DTN

🕔Oct 9, 2018One month ago in this column, I explained how one of the surprises of China’s tariff on U.S. soybeans was that U.S. soybean exports actually increased in the month of […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Near-Record U.S. Corn Exports in 2017/18

🕔Jul 13, 2018Ample supplies, combined with a continued lack of competition and continued strong foreign demand, have brightened export prospects in the second-half of 2017/18 (October-September). This month, exports are forecast at […]

U.S. Farmers Wary of Tariffs’ Financial Toll; Income Down 50% Since 2013 – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2018Soybeans represent 41% of the value of U.S. products on China’s retaliatory tariff list, and for South Dakota farmer Brandon Wipf, the financial toll adds up fast.   “You’re probably looking […]

Global Markets: Rice – Record Production Forecast

🕔May 11, 2018Global rice production in 2018/19 is forecast at a record, up modestly from the prior year on greater area. The largest year-to-year increase is for Bangladesh, which is expected to […]

Ag Trade: Soybean, Grain Trade Data Updated by USDA

🕔Jan 16, 2018Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, with particular focus on soybeans and grains. Earlier this month, USDA’s Economic Research Service updated its agricultural export data set, which […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – China Key to Slow Pace of U.S. Soybean Exports

🕔Jan 12, 2018The pace of U.S. soybean exports continues to lag behind last year. Accumulated soybean exports through late December, as reported in the January 5 U.S. Export Sales report, show a […]

Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline

🕔Oct 27, 2017While global rice production and trade are shifting slightly, the 2017-2018 U.S. rice market will likely see declines in production, consumption, exports and stocks, according to the U.S. Department of […]

U.S. Pima Cotton Sales: India is the Lead Importer for 2016-17

🕔Nov 23, 2016There were 5,900 new net sales of U.S. pima reported for the week (November 17) versus 13,000 bales in sales the previous week. Currently registered export sales for the 2016/17 […]

World Oilseeds: U.S. Increasing Foothold on South Asia Soybean Meal Market

🕔Sep 14, 2016With 2015/16 soybean meal production expected to be at the lowest level since 2005, India’s exports of soybean meal have nearly evaporated. Once a major regional supplier, India’s soybean meal […]

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