Texas Field Reports: Uncertainty Surrounds Exports; Drought, Heat Continue

🕔Aug 15, 2018Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Trade Issue: Sugar Market Not So Sweet – DTN

🕔Aug 15, 2018The U.S. sugar market has stabilized since the latest agreements with Mexico went into effect, but flat consumption patterns and a global glut of sugar pose problems for the future, […]

Global Markets: Rice – Smallest Share of U.S. Imports into Mexico Since Pre-NAFTA

🕔Aug 14, 2018Year to date in 2018, the U.S. market share of Mexican rice imports is the lowest since 1992. NAFTA entered into force in 1994 and provided the advantage of duty-free […]

Alabama Soybeans: Tariffs Initiate Market Shift, Cause Concern

🕔Aug 9, 2018As Farm Bill discussions continue in Washington, D.C., producers wait for the direction a new bill will bring to the agricultural sector. Without a completed Farm Bill, producers are operating […]

Ag Trade: Dispute with China Continues to Escalate

🕔Aug 6, 2018Keith Bradsher and Cao Li reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “China threatened on Friday to tax an additional $60 billion a year worth of imports from the United States if […]

Dossett on Rice: September Futures Broke Through this Week

🕔Aug 3, 2018CASH MARKETS Thai rice prices are starting to firm up. The 5% White traded $399 this week, up $2 from last week. Vietnam is a little lower at $390. India prices […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Have Trade Negotiations Affected Prices?

🕔Aug 1, 2018Introduction China has become an increasingly important trading partner for U.S. agriculture, which makes the escalation of the conflict over tariffs and retaliation particularly troubling for American farmers.  In Illinois, […]

Ag Trade: Tariffs and Commodity Prices – Impacts and Reactions

🕔Jul 25, 2018Several recent news articles have discussed tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports and the impacts these policies are having on global commodity markets.  As the effects of trade policies ripple through […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Near-Record U.S. Corn Exports in 2017/18

🕔Jul 13, 2018Ample supplies, combined with a continued lack of competition and continued strong foreign demand, have brightened export prospects in the second-half of 2017/18 (October-September). This month, exports are forecast at […]

U.S. Ag Trade: USDA, FAO Reports Offer Additional Perspective

🕔Jul 11, 2018The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published its biannual Food Outlook report that provides short-term forecasts for commodity production, trade and prices.  Also this week, […]

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