The U.S. Trade Conflict – One Year Later

🕔Apr 12, 2019Just over a year ago, on March 1, 2018, President Trump announced that he was using existing authorities to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. This was the […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Rising Production in Mexico Reduces U.S. Exports

🕔Apr 10, 2019Cotton production in Mexico in 2017/18 and 2018/19 jumped to levels not seen since the late 1970’s and the recent GAIN (FAS attaché) report from Mexico forecasts that production in […]

Texas Ag Trade: Uncertainty, Low Commodity Prices Weigh on Outlook

🕔Mar 21, 2019It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – U.S. Sorghum Ending Stocks Highest Since 2005/06

🕔Mar 8, 2019The build-up in forecast ending stocks is mainly due to diminished export prospects and an abundance of corn, the major competing feed grain. Corn is generally considered to be of […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Policy Flux Hurting Farmers – DTN

🕔Mar 6, 2019Backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an ongoing trade battle with China and resulting retaliatory tariffs against the United […]

Pompeo To Iowa Farmers: “Sympathetic” Over Trade Plight But Offers Little On Progress – DTN

🕔Mar 5, 2019Iowa farmers noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo largely kept his cards close to his vest regarding trade talks with China, but they nonetheless appreciated Pompeo coming to the state […]

Net Farm Income Down Almost 50% – Ag. Sec. Perdue Tells House Ag

🕔Feb 28, 2019Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified on Wednesday before the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing titled, “The State of the Rural Economy.”  Lawmakers explored a variety of issues in […]

Louisiana: Row Rice Gains Interest in Northeast Parishes

🕔Feb 19, 2019Rice farmers in northeast Louisiana heard advice from LSU AgCenter scientists about growing their 2019 crop at a meeting in Rayville on Feb. 14. They also heard some potentially good […]

U.S. Cotton Outlook, 2019: Trade Tensions are the Wild Card – NCC Report

🕔Feb 9, 2019National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2019 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with […]

USA Rice Promotes Quality to Mexican Buyers

🕔Jan 28, 2019Last week, USA Rice’s Dr. Steve Linscombe and Asiha Grigsby along with USA Rice consultant Marvin Lehrer met with the top wholesalers, millers, and packers in Mexico to provide samples […]

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