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 […]

Grain Market Volatility – No Magic Pill, Hold on to Your Hat – DTN

🕔Aug 6, 2018Part of my job as DTN’s grain market analyst is to keep track of price trends for various markets and let our readers know when those trends change. Most of […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Have Trade Negotiations Affected Prices?

🕔Aug 1, 2018Introduction China has become an increasingly important trading partner for U.S. agriculture, which makes the escalation of the conflict over tariffs and retaliation particularly troubling for American farmers.  In Illinois, […]

USDA Opposes EU Court Rule on Gene-Editing and GMO – DTN

🕔Jul 31, 2018The European Court of Justice (ECJ) — the European Union’s highest court — has ruled that gene-edited products should be treated like genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are subject to […]

Ag Trade: Soybean Issues – Surging Exports; EU Trade Talks

🕔Jul 30, 2018Agricultural trade issues continue to garner a substantial amount of media attention.  The Commerce Department noted on Friday that surging U.S. soybean exports, spurred by the anticipation of Chinese tariffs, contributed to strong second […]

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