Farmland Values Hold Steady Despite Weaker Economic Conditions Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Survey. In part, the quarterly report stated that, “Bankers responding to the second-quarter survey reported overall weaker conditions across most regions of […]

Ag Trade: China Buys U.S. Corn, Cotton, Pace Too Slow for Phase One Pledges Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey reported last week that, “While U.S. shippers sent sizable orders of wheat, corn, cotton, pork and other agriculture goods to China in May, China would […]

Livestock: China Expands Suspension of Meat Imports from Brazil Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
The suspension of meat imports by China so far affects five large Brazilian plants. On Saturday, the Asian country removed pig companies BRF in Lajeado and JBS in Três Passos, […]

Ethanol: Issues Over EPA Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Persist Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Rachel Frazin reported recently at The Hill Online that, “The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will not take up Douglas Benevento’s nomination for the No. 2 position at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Imports Not on Pace to Meet Phase One Targets Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Earlier this week, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s purchases of U.S. goods increased last month as the economy continued its recovery from the coronavirus shutdowns, but imports are still far behind the pace […]

Argentina Combats Locust Cloud, Brazil Stays on Alert Jun 30, 2020

🕔Jun 30, 2020
Last week, the advance of a locust cloud put the Brazil and Argentine authorities on alert. According to a bulletin released by the National Service for Health and Agrifood Quality (Senasa), […]

Ag Trade: China’s Restrictions on Food Imports Meet Resistance from Exporters Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Last week, Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported that, “U.S. health and agricultural authorities issued thinly veiled criticism of new demands from China for food-exporting companies to sign documents stating that they comply with safety standards to prevent transmission […]

Senate Ag Committee Hearing: Monetizing Voluntary Conservation Practices Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Legislative Hearing to Review S. 3894, The Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020. In his opening remarks, Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) stated that, “S. 3894 would assist […]

COVID-19 Ag Related Losses Mount; China Seeks Virus Documentation on Soybeans Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Tuesday’s Des Moines Register that, “The Trump administration has sent $4 billion in payments to U.S. farmers to help cover losses due to the coronavirus, part […]

Ag Trade: China to Accelerate U.S. Purchases; Foreign Concerns Over Farm Assistance Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
Bloomberg News reported on Friday that, “China plans to accelerate purchases of American farm goods to comply with the phase one trade deal with the U.S. following talks in Hawaii this week. “The world’s […]

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