Livestock Markets: Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers

🕔Jul 9, 2018The pork industry appears to be headed for a period of large losses in which excess pork supplies force prices below costs of production. In addition, demand will likely be […]

U.S. Farmers Wary of Tariffs’ Financial Toll; Income Down 50% Since 2013 – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2018Soybeans represent 41% of the value of U.S. products on China’s retaliatory tariff list, and for South Dakota farmer Brandon Wipf, the financial toll adds up fast.   “You’re probably looking […]

Farm Policy: China Targets U.S. Corn, Soybeans in Tariff Retaliation

🕔Jun 18, 2018Bloomberg News reported on Friday that, “Trade tensions between the U.S. and China ratcheted higher after the Asian nation said it will follow through on plans to levy tariffs on a range […]

Farm Policy: Hard to Keep Score – Trade Tariff Volleys

🕔Jun 5, 2018Towards the end of May, positive news regarding U.S. trade policy began to emerge for U.S. farmers: China canceled its anti-dumping measure onU.S. sorghum imports; the U.S. issued a  joint statement indicating that […]

Livestock: Pork Industry – Future Not Looking Good

🕔Jun 4, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast Large pork supplies, rising costs, and potential trade retaliation from both Mexico and China continue to cast a shadow over the pork industry. Losses are expected […]

Soybeans and U.S. Policy: A Game of Whack-a-Mole – Commentary

🕔May 24, 2018What impact will the US imposition of tariffs on Chinese products have on US agricultural exports? When we were kids, a question like that was called a $64,000 question, named […]

Georgia Pecans: Chinese Tariffs And Economic Effect If They Go Into Effect

🕔May 11, 2018Georgia agriculture produces many of the items targeted by Chinese tariffs. That includes nuts, fruits, soybean, corn, wheat, sorghum, cotton, pork, beef and tobacco. The Chinese retaliatory trade tariff on […]

Livestock: Increasing Meat Production Likely to Push Cattle Prices Lower

🕔Apr 30, 2018Meat production in the U.S. during the January-March quarter was up over 2% compared to a year earlier. The increase in meat production took place virtually across the board as […]

Ag Trade: Issues with China Escalate – Closer Look at Sorghum, Soybeans

🕔Apr 23, 2018China recently announced anti-dumping measures on U.S. sorghum.  Meanwhile, potential action by China on U.S. soybeans continues to concern farm state lawmakers and agricultural producers alike.  Today’s update looks at recent news articles that […]

Looming Trade War – An Illinois Ag Perspective

🕔Apr 19, 2018China and the threat of a possible U.S. trade war with the nation have dominated global headlines in recent months. Concerns are that if the world’s two largest economies come […]

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