Ag Trade: New NAFTA Signed, China to Buy More U.S. Ag Products

🕔Dec 3, 2018This weekend in Buenos Aires, President Trump took important trade policy action that could impact U.S. agricultural markets.  After signing the USMCA, the president indicated that he would quickly withdraw from NAFTA, in an effort […]

Shurley on Cotton: A View of the Boll Game at this Point

🕔Nov 21, 2018Nearby, new crop March futures now stands at 77 and change. There is clear resistance around 81 cents. What does that mean in everyday language? It means 81 to 82 […]

Ag Trade: What to Expect from the New NAFTA

🕔Nov 16, 2018After more than a year of talks, the US, Canada, and Mexico struck a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The agreement […]

“High Yield” Farming – More “Eco-Friendly,” International Study Indicates

🕔Nov 6, 2018Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than “high-yield” farming that uses less land, a new […]

Ag Trade Tariffs Overwhelm Gains from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – DTN

🕔Nov 2, 2018The new North American free trade agreement, once ratified, will provide a bump in U.S. agricultural exports. But an analysis released Wednesday by the Farm Foundation shows those trade gains […]

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 […]

Soybeans: Current Market, Poor Quality Impacting Producers

🕔Oct 24, 2018In the article posted last week discussing the soybean quality problem being seen by producers in Arkansas (Poor Soybean Seed Quality Seen for a Second Year), several factors were discussed […]

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 […]

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