Tree Nuts: China Imports Down – Almonds 15%; Walnuts 17%

🕔Oct 26, 2018Global almond production for 2018/19 is forecast 7 percent higher to a record 1.4 million metric tons (tons) shelled basis, driven primarily by record output in both the United States […]

Wheat Market: U.S. Exports Unchanged, Decreasing Global Production

🕔Oct 18, 2018USDA updated its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on Oct. 11, showing the United States to have the largest exportable supply of wheat in the world in […]

U.S. Trade Agenda Continues: Japan, EU, and U.K.

🕔Oct 18, 2018After recently signing a new KORUS (United States-Republic of Korea) Trade Agreement, and reaching an agreement on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office signaled this week that the U.S. will […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – U.S. Corn Exports Forecast to Tie Record

🕔Oct 12, 2018Strong foreign demand, a continued lack of competition, and abundant supplies are expected to brighten export prospects well into 2018/19 (Oct-Sep). U.S. exports are currently forecast at 62.5 million tons, […]

Global Markets: Corn – EU Imports to Rise Even Higher

🕔Sep 12, 2018EU corn imports are now forecast to reach another record in 2018/19 based on several factors. First, the supplies of key feed grains are limited in the domestic market. Wheat […]

Ag Trade: Where Do Things Stand with Our Trade Partners?

🕔Aug 30, 2018The last month has produced a lot of news on the trade front, much of which has implications for US farmers and their markets.  All of the largest and most […]

Ag Trade: European Drought Offers Potential Opportunities for U.S. Wheat

🕔Aug 24, 2018Reuters writer Gus Trompiz reported on Wednesday that, “European farmers are counting the cost of a summer heatwave that has shrunk cereal harvests and shriveled pastures, leaving some farms struggling […]

Wheat Production: Drought Takes Toll on EU and Australian Crops

🕔Aug 14, 2018In its August Grain: World Markets and Trade report on Friday, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) stated that, “Combined wheat production in the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine is forecast down […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Tightening Supplies Ripple Through Global Commodity Markets

🕔Aug 14, 2018Combined wheat production in the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine is forecast down 12 percent from last year to the lowest level in 5 years. The EU wheat crop is […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Soybean Meal Import Prospects Higher, Weather Damages EU Crops

🕔Aug 14, 2018The 2018/19 oilseeds production forecast for the European Union has been reduced significantly since USDA’s first projections published in May. Although prospects for sunflowerseed have improved, lower rapeseed yields are […]

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