Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

More Trade Tariffs: Raising the Stakes – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2019A year since the U.S. and China began a tit-for-tat of tariffs, talks and tweets, American farmers are seeing more diversified export routes while waiting for their largest customer to […]

CoBank – Trade Talks, Record Rains Upend Agriculture

🕔Jun 28, 2019The world economy continues to slow amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Hopes are for talks to resume soon between the U.S. and China, but confidence in the trade war […]

Corn: Supply Concerns Impacting Corn, Trade Worries Persist

🕔Jun 28, 2019Recent news items discuss the ongoing impacts of the unprecedented adverse weather that unfolded in the Corn Belt this spring.  Corn prices have increased as supply uncertainty persists.  Meanwhile, commodity […]

U.S. Trade Rep: Farmers Hit By Japanese Agreements with Other Countries – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told senators Tuesday it will take more time working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the Trump administration can submit the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement […]

Ag Trade: Senate Ag Committee Discusses USMCA, China, MFP Payments

🕔Jun 17, 2019On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing titled, “Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector.” Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and […]

Ag Trade: USMCA Approval “Vital” Amid Ongoing Trade Issues

🕔Jun 13, 2019On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing highlighting agricultural trade issues. Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the impact that trade conflicts […]

Global Markets: Rice – Chinese Imports Decline as Exports Soar

🕔Jun 12, 2019The convergence of China’s rice import and export quantities is shifting global rice trade dynamics. Only 10 years ago, China played a minor role in rice trade, largely self-sufficient as […]

Ag Trade: Positive News with Mexico Amid Awful Spring Planting

🕔Jun 11, 2019As a dreadful spring for planting limps into the second week of June, producers continue to assess the impacts of record Midwestern precipitation on corn and soybeans.  Meanwhile, a welcome […]

Corn Prices: Beware of High Expectations – DTN

🕔Jun 10, 2019One week ago (May 31) in this column, I walked through two possible scenarios for this year’s corn market. I was not claiming any inside information on what production would […]

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