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 […]

Moving Grain: Pacific Northwest Grain Inspections Rebound Apr 27, 2018

🕔Apr 27, 2018
FMC to Investigate Ocean Carriers Making Unilateral Changes to Service Contracts According to an April 23 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) news release, U.S. cargo owners forwarded complaints to FMC claiming […]

Global Markets: Grains – Rising Russian Supplies Drive Record Exports Jan 12, 2018

🕔Jan 12, 2018
With bumper supplies, Russian grain exports overall are forecast to reach record levels in 2017/18. The expansion is primarily driven by record wheat exports, set to exceed both the United […]

Grain Markets: Is Global Demand Waking Up? – DTN Nov 8, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
I realize corn’s bearish woes are well known by now, so pardon me for repeating the main points. USDA is estimating 2.43 billion bushels of U.S. ending corn stocks for […]

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