Ag Trade: Soybeans Seek Additional Markets; Fears Grow for Lasting Impacts

🕔Nov 15, 2018Reuters writers P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume reported Wednesday that, “Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four […]

Soybeans: Shedding Light on U.S. Export Variables

🕔Nov 13, 2018Updated monthly data last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional insight into how the ongoing U.S. trade dispute with China is impacting the soybean market.  Today’s update […]

Farm Bill Perspective – How Do Things Stand Following Elections?

🕔Nov 12, 2018House Ag Committee Chair-elect Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest on Thursday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams.  Today’s update includes perspective on the status of the Farm Bill legislation from Rep. Peterson, […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Exports Up From a Year Ago; Tariffs Dim Soybean Prospects

🕔Nov 8, 2018In its latest quarterly forecast for U.S. agricultural trade, USDA indicated that, “For fiscal 2018, the [agricultural export] forecast of $144.0 billion is an increase of $1.5 billion from the previous forecast in May, largely due […]

Ag Trade: Effects of Tariffs Ripple Beyond Exports

🕔Nov 6, 2018Recent news articles demonstrate that tariffs on U.S. agricultural commodities are having an impact not only on the quantity of U.S. goods exported to China, but also the flow of some agricultural products within the […]

Soybean Acres to Drop in 2019 Says USDA

🕔Nov 6, 2018On Friday, the USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) released selected tables prepared for the Department’s upcoming Agricultural Baseline Projections report.  In part, the tables demonstrated that, “USDA estimated 82.5 million acres of soybean plantings for […]

Ag Trade: Additional U.S. Tariffs Possible; Markets Absorb Impacts

🕔Nov 1, 2018Trade tensions between the U.S. and China persist, while Chinese tariffs on U.S. commodities continue to roil markets.  Despite a variety of impeding economic variables, a news article notes that […]

Crop Market Explorations: USDA Crop Baseline Projections – ERS

🕔Oct 30, 2018On Monday, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “An Exploration of Crop Markets: A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections,” which discussed the February 2018 […]

Ag Trade: Tariff Disruptions Persist, Talks with China Uncertain

🕔Oct 29, 2018Recent news items continue to discuss the impacts of trade tariffs on agricultural commodities, including soybeans, dairy products, and pork.  Meanwhile, separate articles have focused on executive branch trade policy […]

Fed Reserve: Farm Income, Trade Conflicts Major Concerns – Beige Book

🕔Oct 25, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its October 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

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