Ag Trade: Is China Buying More U.S. Farm Goods or Not?

🕔Jul 15, 2019Recent news reports have noted that U.S., China trade negotiations have been revived, but that China has yet to move forward with large U.S. agricultural purchases, as promised by President […]

Grain, Soy Outlook: Global Demand to Increase 15% Over Next Decade

🕔Jul 12, 2019A news release on Monday from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations stated that, “Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over […]

Prevent Plant Acres, Trade Aid – A Discussion with USDA Under Secretary

🕔Jul 10, 2019Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams.  Today’s update highlights the parts of […]

Corn, Soy Production Concerns; Chinese Tariffs Enter 2nd Year

🕔Jul 9, 2019The challenges presented by the extraordinarily bad weather this spring, which have already clouded the production outlook for 2019, continue to plague many farmers as the summer growing season unfolds across […]

Corn Belt Farmland Values – Declines Continue, Modest Rises Expected

🕔Jul 2, 2019Today’s update highlights recent news items that discuss the value of farmland in Iowa, Nebraska, and more broadly in the Corn Belt. Iowa An update last month from Iowa State […]

Soybean Trade: Interdependence of China, U.S., Brazil – ERS

🕔Jul 1, 2019Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“Interdependence of China, United States, and Brazil in Soybean Trade,” by Fred Gale, Constanza Valdes, and Mark Ash) […]

Corn: Supply Concerns Impacting Corn, Trade Worries Persist

🕔Jun 28, 2019Recent news items discuss the ongoing impacts of the unprecedented adverse weather that unfolded in the Corn Belt this spring.  Corn prices have increased as supply uncertainty persists.  Meanwhile, commodity […]

Corn, Soybean Production – Persistent Adverse Conditions Disrupt Outlook

🕔Jun 24, 2019The most recent crop forecast from the U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed that unprecedented spring weather has already negatively impacted production prospects for corn. Meanwhile, recent news items highlight the […]

Stable Ag Land Values Settle Farm Balance Sheets, For Now

🕔Jun 21, 2019Financial Times writers Gregory Meyer and Robert Armstrong reported earlier this month that, “Despite a half-decade of falling grain prices, Midwestern farmland has held much of its value, and has […]

Ag Economy: Widespread Weakening Conditions – Federal Reserve

🕔Jun 19, 2019Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

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