Corn, Soybeans: World Market Conditions Suggest Set-Asides Not an Effective Farm Policy Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
As set-asides are discussed as a farm policy alternative, the changing global nature of agricultural production needs to be considered.  As world production of corn and soybeans has increased significantly […]

Senate Ag Committee Advances U.S. Grain Standards Act Extension – DTN Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
The Senate Agriculture Committee on June 24 advanced a bill, via a voice vote, reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (USGSRA) for another five years. The bill was widely […]

Grain Markets: Be Careful of Buying the Rumor – DTN Jun 9, 2020

🕔Jun 9, 2020
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Any of us can pick up a chart and say “oh, we should have bought here and sold there,” but few of us — maybe […]

Hubbs on Grain: 2 Trade Deals and a Price Drop Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
The signing of the Phase 1 trade deal with China and approval in the Senate of the USMCA last week saw two positive developments on the trade front. Despite some […]

Ag Economy: Yield Assessments Uncertain After ‘Planting Season from Hell’ Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019
Wall Street Journal writer Lauren Silva Laughlin reported earlier this month that, “Losses are popping up in farmers’ income statements and the pain can be seen in the share prices […]

Ag Trade: Growing Meat Demand, Feedstuffs Imports in Southeast Asia Apr 25, 2019

🕔Apr 25, 2019
Earlier this month, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published an article (“Southeast Asia’s Growing Meat Demand and Its Implications for Feedstuffs Imports,” by Tani Lee and James Hansen) which […]

Grain: U.S. Wins WTO Dispute – China’s Excessive Support to Producers Feb 28, 2019

🕔Feb 28, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has provided trade distorting domestic […]

Hubbs on Grain: Price Recovery Due to Several Factors Oct 9, 2018

🕔Oct 9, 2018
The USDA’s estimates of September 1 grains stocks pressured the price for both corn and soybeans on much higher than expected stocks.  Despite the higher ending stocks estimates for both […]

Grain Markets: Export Potential for Corn, Ethanol, and Distillers Grains May 29, 2018

🕔May 29, 2018
The prospect of substantial levels of corn, ethanol, and distillers’ grains exports bodes well for corn consumption this marketing year, but a lack of resolution to trade negotiations may provide […]

Grain Market History: When Did Politics Take Over? – DTN May 25, 2018

🕔May 25, 2018
Since early April, when a threat began to loom of retaliatory 25% tariffs on U.S. soybeans imported to China, the Chicago soybean futures market plummeted nearly 60 cents. It has […]

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