U.S. Ag Trade: Twists and Turns – Gambling on Exports

🕔Jun 11, 2018The outlook for trade has darkened considerably in recent days; a gamble in the trade arena that holds substantial risk for American farmers. In May, President Trump initiated a trade […]

Farm Policy: Hard to Keep Score – Trade Tariff Volleys

🕔Jun 5, 2018Towards the end of May, positive news regarding U.S. trade policy began to emerge for U.S. farmers: China canceled its anti-dumping measure onU.S. sorghum imports; the U.S. issued a  joint statement indicating that […]

Bayer-Monsanto: Department of Justice says Divest $9Bln Assets – DTN

🕔May 30, 2018The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Bayer and Monsanto will have to divest of $9 billion in assets, largely to BASF, for the Trump Administration to approve of […]

Biofuel: U.S. Ethanol Exports Continue Upward Streak

🕔May 18, 2018Seven months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Production to Rise, Stocks to Fall

🕔May 11, 2018Global coarse grain production is projected to rise, driven by corn, barley, and sorghum. However, ending stocks are projected to fall. Global corn production is projected up with larger crops […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Production Down from Last Year’s Record

🕔May 11, 2018Global production is forecast at 748 million tons, down 11 million from the record set last year, and the third-largest on record. Production among the top exporting countries is projected […]

Wheat Market: Competing for Acres – 2018/19 Global Production to Fall

🕔Apr 19, 2018At first glance, the USDA April 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) held very few surprises for wheat. Most reviewers would consider this a bearish report with another […]

Wheat Market: Global Winter Wheat Conditions a Mixed Bag

🕔Mar 22, 2018The end of March heralds not only the beginning of spring — a crucial time for both winter and spring wheat production — but also the first round of winter […]

Bayer-Monsanto: European Comm. Gives Conditional Approval; More Spinoffs

🕔Mar 22, 2018The European Commission conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto on Wednesday. Bayer has now received approvals for the transaction from substantially more than half of the some 30 regulatory […]

U.S. Rice, Other Crops Hit by EU Tariffs Reacting to Trump Tariffs on Metals – DTN

🕔Mar 19, 2018U.S. rice, cranberries, sweet corn, orange juice, kidney beans, peanut butter, tobacco and whiskey are among the agricultural products listed by the European Union to face retaliatory tariffs in Europe […]

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