Ag Trade: Diplomats Address Deepening Food Crisis; Egypt Trims Wheat Imports Jun 27, 2022

    🕔Jun 27, 2022
    Missy Ryan reported in Saturday’s Washington Post that, “Top diplomats urged swift global action on Friday in the face of a mounting food crisis, as the war in Ukraine worsens conditions that […]

    Kansas City Fed Examines Market Disruptions; Ukraine Grain Production Could Rise; Egypt Faces Wheat Strains May 24, 2022

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    🕔May 24, 2022
    Bloomberg writer Yvonne Yue Li reported yesterday that, “Farmers are still making money despite the higher costs for fuel and fertilizer, as crop prices have risen even more. “That’s the view of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas […]

    Wheat: USDA Reports Highlight U.S. Exports, South American Production Apr 14, 2022

    🕔Apr 14, 2022
    Egypt, Lebanon Wheat Supply Issues Bloomberg writers Megan Durisin, Abdel Latif Wahba, and Salma El Wardany reported yesterday that, “Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat buyer, is accelerating efforts to ensure the supplies needed to feed […]

    Global Markets: Wheat – Trade in Flux Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict Mar 11, 2022

    🕔Mar 11, 2022
    The conflict in the Black Sea has disrupted the flow of grains from the region and caused great uncertainty in global grain trade. Ukraine has suspended port operations for commercial […]

    Global Markets: Rice – Medium- and Short-Grain Trade Overview Feb 14, 2020

    🕔Feb 14, 2020
    Although the majority of rice traded internationally is long-grain rice, there is a smaller but significant quantity of medium- and short-grain rice. Typically, trade for these classes is relatively stable, […]

    More Trade Tariffs: Raising the Stakes – DTN Jul 9, 2019

    🕔Jul 9, 2019
    A year since the U.S. and China began a tit-for-tat of tariffs, talks and tweets, American farmers are seeing more diversified export routes while waiting for their largest customer to […]

    Global Markets: Rice – Brazil Reasserts Role as Top South American Exporter Oct 12, 2018

    🕔Oct 12, 2018
    Brazil 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, 2018

    🕔Oct 9, 2018
    One 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, 2018

    🕔Jul 13, 2018
    Ample 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, 2018

    🕔Jul 9, 2018
    Soybeans 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 […]


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