Ag Trade: Weaker Chinese Corn Buying Unfolds Oct 5, 2021

🕔Oct 5, 2021
Bloomberg News reported this week that, “China’s power-hungry commodities producers are in Beijing’s firing line, but the government’s efforts to stave off a full-blown energy crisis are also fueling rallies in everything from fertilizer to silicon. […]

Ag Trade: Gulf Export Inspections Make Comeback, Hog Production Variables in China Evolve Oct 4, 2021

🕔Oct 4, 2021
Reuters writer Karl Plume reported this week that, “U.S. soybean exports jumped last week to a six-month peak, while corn shipments were the highest in a month as Louisiana Gulf Coast terminals […]

Ag Economy: “Revival” in the Farm Belt, But Things Can Turn Quickly Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in Monday’s paper that, “A revival in the U.S. Farm Belt is in full swing, boosting markets for land and equipment and raising […]

Global Corn Production Higher, Farmers Face Input Supply Disruptions Sep 30, 2021

🕔Sep 30, 2021
Reuters writer Nigel Hunt reported last week that, “The International Grains Council (IGC) on Thursday raised its forecast for the 2021/22 global corn crop, predominately reflecting improved outlooks for the United States and Ukraine. “In its monthly update, the […]

Biofuels: Biden Administration Considers Blending Cuts Sep 29, 2021

🕔Sep 29, 2021
Reuters writers Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw reported this week that, “The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is considering big cuts to the nation’s biofuel blending requirements, according to a document […]

Ag Trade: Ports in the Gulf Show Signs of Life Post-Ida, Export Volumes Still Below Normal Sep 24, 2021

🕔Sep 24, 2021
Reuters writer Julie Ingwersen reported earlier this week that, “U.S. grain exports increased last week as shippers along the Louisiana Gulf Coast recovered from flooding and widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Ida’s Aug. 29 […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Beef Exports Increase, Reflecting Large Shipments to China Sep 24, 2021

🕔Sep 24, 2021
In its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) stated that, “In July, U.S. beef exports totaled 297 million pounds, exceeding last July’s exports by 17.9 percent or 45 million pounds. The rise […]

Ag Economy Strong in 1st Half of Fiscal Year – Kansas City Fed Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
In an update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City earlier this month (“Financing of Ag Production Loans Eases Further”), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm debt at commercial banks continued […]

Ag Trade: A Look at U.S. and EU Pork Exports, and Chinese Pork Demand Sep 20, 2021

🕔Sep 20, 2021
U.S. Pork Exports In its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) stated that, “Pork exports in July were 508 million pounds, 8.5 percent lower than those of […]

Ag Trade: Ida Slows Soybean Export Pace, China Looks to Brazil for Soy Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
Earlier this week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service noted in its monthly Oil Crops Outlook report that, “Hurricane Ida’s emergence in the Gulf of Mexico slowed the pace of exports near the end of August which is expected […]

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