Global Markets: Coarse Grains – U.S. Corn Exports Forecast to Tie Record

🕔Oct 12, 2018Strong foreign demand, a continued lack of competition, and abundant supplies are expected to brighten export prospects well into 2018/19 (Oct-Sep). U.S. exports are currently forecast at 62.5 million tons, […]

Soybeans: Export Variables, Storage Issues, Trade Policy Outlook

🕔Oct 10, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports that discuss variables associated with U.S. soybean exports.  In addition, news items that highlight concerns about crop storage issues, and the trade policy […]

Ag Trade: New NAFTA Announced – What’s in It?

🕔Oct 2, 2018Wall Street Journal writers Jacob M. Schlesinger, Kim Mackrael and Vivian Salama reported Monday that, “The U.S. and Canada reached a dramatic, last-minute deal late Sunday night on revising the North American […]

USDA’s Trade Aid Package, Potential Tariff Impacts

🕔Oct 1, 2018Recent news articles have discussed USDA’s trade aid package, as well as the potential impacts of ongoing trade tariffs on U.S. farm goods.  Today’s update provides an overview of several of […]

Ag Trade Aid: USDA’s Calculations for Crop Trade Damage – DTN

🕔Sep 14, 2018Following some criticism of its numbers for trade aid, USDA on Thursday released a six-page paper detailing how economists came up with the calculations for trade damages when creating the […]

U.S. Farm Trade Damage Estimate Calculations – USDA Website

🕔Sep 14, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today released a detailed accounting of how USDA calculated estimated damage from trade disruptions.   USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist developed an estimate of […]

U.S. Ag Exports Set July Record – Expect China Import Plunge in 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2018A radio update from USDA on Thursday indicated that U.S. agriculture exports set a record in July.  “It’s the best July that the U.S. has seen as far as agricultural exports […]

Ag Trade: Where Do Things Stand with Our Trade Partners?

🕔Aug 30, 2018The last month has produced a lot of news on the trade front, much of which has implications for US farmers and their markets.  All of the largest and most […]

Trade Pact With Mexico – No Remedy For S. Florida Growers – Florida FB

🕔Aug 29, 2018When it comes to trade with Mexico, the proposed pact to replace NAFTA still leaves Florida’s fruit and vegetable growers holding the short end of the stick. That’s the underlying […]

Ag Labor – Smaller Pool, Higher Costs, Says CoBank Study

🕔Aug 28, 2018As the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment dwindles, labor scarcity and wage inflation threaten the rural economy and put additional stress on profitability of the agriculture industry at […]

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