What Is a Trade Deficit and How is it Measured?

🕔Apr 6, 2018As the potential for a trade war with China escalates, and the rhetoric about NAFTA continues to heat up, we thought we’d step back and talk a bit about the perception underlying […]

U.S. Agriculture Often Bears the Cost of Trade Disputes

🕔Oct 4, 2017Potential trade disputes are approaching from all directions with significant implications for American agriculture. To the north and south, the US government is renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement […]

Rice Market: Global Geopolitical Uncertainties Weigh Heavy on Prices

🕔May 3, 2017As “Global Geopolitical Uncertainties” intensify, global exporters, especially rice exporters, find themselves facing a historically, post-World War II, unpredictable global business environment, due to economic, social and political change. After […]

U.S. Challenges China’s Excessive $100bln Support of Rice, Wheat, Corn

🕔Sep 13, 2016Today, the Obama Administration has launched a new trade enforcement action against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning excessive government support provided for Chinese […]

Indiana: Purdue Ag Economists Take a Close Look at Brexit Impact

🕔Jun 28, 2016Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana’s economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say. Their […]

Global Oilseed Markets: China on Path to Become Major Peanut Importer

🕔Jun 14, 2016Over the last decade, the growing demand for peanuts in China, both for low-quality (crush) and premium quality, has led to a significant reduction in exports. At the same time, […]

Global Cotton Markets: China State Reserve Auctions Off to Strong Start

🕔Jun 14, 2016The long-anticipated sales from China’s State Reserve began on May 3rd. During the first month of sales demand has been strong with over 97 percent of the cotton being offered […]

Global Grain Markets: Middle East, North Africa Corn Imports Rise

🕔Jun 14, 2016Imports of feed grains (corn and barley) into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have expanded over the last decade.  This expansion has been driven by increases in […]

Wheat: Foreign Farm Support Disrupts World Trade, Hurts Farm Revenue

🕔Sep 14, 2015U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) unveiled the results of an econometric study showing that excessive farm support in several advanced developing countries could […]

World Grain Markets: Record Supplies Support Growing Global Consumption

🕔May 13, 2015Global corn production in 2015/16 is projected down from last year’s record, with lower forecasts for the United States, EU, Brazil, and Ukraine. Global corn consumption is expected to climb […]

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