Fertilizer: “Supply Disruptions Push Prices to New Highs” Nov 15, 2021

🕔Nov 15, 2021
Last week, DTN writer Katie Micik Dehlinger reported that, “The average retail price of anhydrous set a record this week at $1,113/ton after increasing 38% from last month. The seven other major fertilizers tracked by DTN for the first […]

Ag Trade: China’s Coarse Grain Imports for 2020/21 Double Previous Record Nov 12, 2021

🕔Nov 12, 2021
Earlier this week, in its Grain: Worlds Market and Trade report, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) stated that, “China coarse grain imports for 2020/21 are now complete. Based on China Customs’ data, […]

Ag Trade: Chinese Wheat Imports Soared Over the Past Year Nov 11, 2021

🕔Nov 11, 2021
Bloomberg writer Megan Durisin reported this week that, “Global wheat exports will reach an all-time high as Russia, the European Union, India and Ukraine are all shipping out more than expected. “That’s […]

Ag Trade: Signs of Easing Chinese Demand, a Variable in Soy, Corn Availability Nov 10, 2021

🕔Nov 10, 2021
Reuters News reported this week that, “China’s soybean imports in October fell 41.2% from a year earlier, hitting the lowest level since March 2020, customs data showed on Sunday, as poor […]

Fertilizer Prices: Another Week, Another Record; Corn-Soybean Ratio Still Relatively Strong Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
Late last week, Bloomberg writer Elizabeth Elkin reported that, “A gauge of North American fertilizer prices touched a new record high, driving up costs for farmers who are already experiencing tight margins […]

China’s Energy Crunch Disrupts Oilseed Trade; Slow Consolidation in China’s Pork Production Nov 5, 2021

🕔Nov 5, 2021
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated in its October Oil Crops Outlook report that, “Brazil planted 38.6 million hectares of soybeans in the 2020/21 marketing year. With yields reaching all-time highs of 3.55 tons per hectare, Brazil produced a total of […]

Input Costs Show No Signs of Subsiding – Implications for Producers Nov 4, 2021

🕔Nov 4, 2021
Earlier this week, Wall Street Journal writer Jinjoo Lee reported that, “High natural-gas prices today mean your electricity and heating bills will likely be expensive this winter. Next year, it could mean you […]

Ballooning Fertilizer Prices, Production Cost Considerations Gain Scrutiny Nov 2, 2021

🕔Nov 2, 2021
Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Elizabeth Elkin reported late last week that, “Skyrocketing fertilizer prices could lead U.S. corn profits to drop by about a quarter next year, potentially motivating farmers to shift millions of acres into less […]

Biofuels: Ethanol for Jet Fuel? ADM to Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Oct 29, 2021

🕔Oct 29, 2021
A news release on Monday from ADM indicated that, “ADM, a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, and Gevo, Inc., a pioneer in transforming renewable energy into low carbon, energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons, announced […]

Ag Economy: Generally Strong, Livestock Loan Demand Grew in 3rd Quarter – Kansas City Fed Oct 27, 2021

🕔Oct 27, 2021
In an update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City earlier this month (“Larger Livestock Loans Boost Farm Lending“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Demand for livestock loans […]

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