Fertilizer Price Update, and Iowa Crop Production Cost Estimates for 2022 Jan 21, 2022

🕔Jan 21, 2022
DTN writer Russ Quinn reported this week that, “Retail fertilizer prices continue to be mostly higher the second week of January 2022, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. However, for the […]

Ag Economy: Strong 2021, Smaller Loans Limit Ag Lending – Kansas City Fed Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, “Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending,” Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Smaller sized loans limited agricultural lending activity at the […]

China: Focus on Domestic Production, as 2021 Soy, Pork Imports Fell; Corn Imports Hit Record- Meat Production Surges Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
Wall Street Journal writer Lingling Wei reported last week that, “Beijing is trying to fortify the Chinese economy against a prolonged period of tension with the U.S. and other countries, stockpiling […]

Fertilizer Prices Fall, Diesel Prices Climb Jan 19, 2022

🕔Jan 19, 2022
Late last week, Bloomberg writers Elizabeth Elkin and Allison Smith reported that, “North American farmers could be looking at less expensive crop nutrients this year, potentially easing the pressure on food costs that […]

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Federal Reserve – Beige Book Jan 18, 2022

🕔Jan 18, 2022
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2022 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

Fertilizer Output in China Impacted by Air Pollution Curbs Jan 14, 2022

🕔Jan 14, 2022
Bloomberg News reported on Monday that, “China’s urea plants are getting caught up in Beijing’s drive to ensure blue skies for the Winter Olympics, which includes ordering factory shutdowns to curb air pollution. […]

Fertilizer Prices Rise, But Pace Slows Jan 7, 2022

🕔Jan 7, 2022
DTN writer Russ Quinn reported on Wednesday that, “Retail fertilizer prices continue to rise but at smaller percentages, according to prices for the last week of December 2021. “Only two fertilizers were up […]

Improved Conditions in 4th-Quarter Ag Survey; Input Costs a Concern for 2022 – Dallas Fed Jan 5, 2022

🕔Jan 5, 2022
Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Survey for the fourth quarter of 2021. The Survey pointed out that, “Bankers responding to the fourth-quarter survey reported improved conditions across most regions […]

Livestock: Biden Outlines Plans to Tackle Meat Prices in Virtual Meeting with Farmers Jan 5, 2022

🕔Jan 5, 2022
Reuters writer Leah Douglas reported this week that, “The United States will issue new rules and $1 billion in funding this year to support independent meat processors and ranchers as part of a plan to address […]

Ag Trade: China Missed Buying Targets, Creating Dilemma for Biden Administration Jan 4, 2022

🕔Jan 4, 2022
Wall Street Journal writer Josh Zumbrun reported last week that, “Beijing’s commitment to step up purchases of U.S. goods and services under a 2020 trade pact expires Friday [December 31st] with China expected to miss […]

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