Ag Trade: Chinese Domestic Corn Prices Fall, U.S. Corn Exports Hit Record Volume Oct 19, 2021

🕔Oct 19, 2021
Reuters writers Hallie Gu and Gavin Maguire reported late last week that, “For the first time in a year, corn prices in China’s key Shandong hub this week have fallen to the same levels […]

Illinois: Implications of Higher Fertilizer Prices Oct 19, 2021

🕔Oct 19, 2021
On Thursday, Bloomberg writers Tatiana Freitas and Fabiana Batista reported that, “Brazilian farmer Antonio Carlos Jacobsen usually buys fertilizer a few weeks before planting his corn fields. Soaring fertilizer prices are pushing him to move […]

Livestock: Promising Vaccine Candidate for African Swine Fever Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported last week that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has potentially found a vaccine to combat African Swine Fever [ASF], a disease that devastated hog herds in China and was […]

Ag Economy: Higher Crop Income Boosts U.S. Outlook, Energy Crunch Poses Ongoing Concerns Oct 12, 2021

🕔Oct 12, 2021
Crop Profits Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Kim Chipman reported this week that, “It turns out that 2021 was a pretty good year to be an American farmer. “After struggling through extreme weather, a […]

Fertilizer Fever: Soaring Costs Could Impact Farmers, Food Prices Oct 11, 2021

🕔Oct 11, 2021
Bloomberg writer Elizabeth Elkin reported on Friday that, “A gauge of North American fertilizer prices soared to a record high, driving up costs for farmers and threatening to worsen food inflation. “The Green Markets North […]

Ag Trade: Biden, China Plan Virtual Summit by Year’s End Oct 7, 2021

🕔Oct 7, 2021
Financial Times writers Demetri Sevastopulo and Ryan McMorrow reported on Thursday that, “Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to hold a virtual summit this year, in the first sign of improving relations between […]

Ag Trade: USDA Update from Beijing Highlights Corn Import Variables Oct 6, 2021

🕔Oct 6, 2021
A recent report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) post in Beijing (“China: Grain and Feed Update“) stated that, “Post’s MY 2021/22 corn import forecast is 20 MMT, 6 MMTs below USDA’s official forecast. […]

Higher Fertilizer Prices Could Impact U.S. Acreage Allocation Oct 5, 2021

🕔Oct 5, 2021
Bloomberg writer Kim Chipman reported this week that, “Corn and wheat rebounded in Chicago as ripple effects from soaring fertilizer prices threatens to squeeze already tight grain supplies. “Higher crop-nutrient costs worldwide — spurred by energy crises in […]

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 […]

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