Coronavirus: Restricting Ag Exports – Importance of Keeping Supply Chains Open Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Joe Wallace reported this week that, “Consumers are loading up on pasta, rice and bread. Farm supply lines are disrupted. Countries are restricting agricultural exports. […]

COVID-19 Impacting Food Purchasing Dynamics, Ag Labor Concerns Persist Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Food Purchasing Dynamics Wall Street Journal writer Kirk Maltais reported this week that, “Consumers’ rush to buy groceries is fueling a rally in orange-juice prices, making the usually sedate asset the best-performing commodity in […]

Biofuels: COVID-19, Oil Prices Take Toll on Ethanol Plants Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida, Fabiana Batista, and Michael Hirtzer reported on Friday that, “The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never […]

Federal Stimulus Includes Ag; Suppliers Accelerate Planting Input Deliveries Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Siobhan Hughes and Natalie Andrews reported on Friday that, “President Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package into law, hours after House lawmakers hustled back to the Capitol […]

Food Security: Ample Global Supplies vs. “Food Nationalism,” Supply Chain Restrictions Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Earlier this week, Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida and Agnieszka de Sousa reported that, “It’s not just grocery shoppers who are hoarding pantry staples. Some governments are moving to secure domestic food supplies during […]

Ag Trade: Progress with China as COVID-19 Hurdles Impact Markets Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Reuters writers Andrea Shalal and David Lawder reported this week that, “The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of a Phase 1 trade deal that took effect on […]

Biofuels: Time Has Run Out for EPA to Appeal 10th Circuit Ruling Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
Reuters writer Richard Valdmanis reported on Wednesday that, “Time has run out for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to challenge a federal court ruling that would limit the agency’s use of waivers exempting small oil […]

Weather: Planting Delays Possible, Not Likely to Be as Severe as 2019 Mar 24, 2020

🕔Mar 24, 2020
Last week, New York Times writer John Schwartz reported that, “Brace for another flooded spring — but not one as bad as last year, forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned on Thursday. “‘Flooding […]

Corn Belt Economic Prospects “Dimmed” by Coronavirus Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Jacob Bunge, Kirk Maltais, and Jesse Newman reported on Saturday that, “The new coronavirus is dealing another blow to the struggling U.S. agricultural sector, driving down crop and […]

Coronavirus: Plenty of Food “In the System,” Guest Worker Concerns Persist Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Ryan McCrimmon and Catherine Boudreau reported on Wednesday at Politico that, “Don’t be fooled by the barren grocery store shelves: There’s plenty more food on the way. Meat, dairy and produce groups […]

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