Ag Trade: Pork, Soybean Markets Adjust to African Swine Fever

🕔Apr 22, 2019Recent news items have focused on the impacts that African Swine Fever (AFS) in China is having on pork and soybean markets.  Today’s update looks briefly at these issues in […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever – Market Impacts Persist

🕔Apr 15, 2019Articles last week documented some of the recent impacts that African swine fever is having on hog markets, including in the U.S.  Today’s update looks at key points from several […]

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 […]

World Pork Expo CANCELED – African Swine Fever Fears – DTN

🕔Apr 12, 2019As African swine fever continues to spread across the world — most recently showing up in South Africa — the National Pork Producers Council on Wednesday took the rare step […]

Trade Conflicts – Canada May Hit U.S. Ag with More Retaliatory Tariffs – DTN

🕔Apr 9, 2019Canada could announce a new list of retaliatory tariffs on more U.S. goods, including agricultural products, as early as next week. The tariffs would maintain parity with the U.S. over […]

CoBank Quarterly Economic Outlook – Ag Still Seeking Relief

🕔Mar 28, 2019U.S. agriculture will face challenges in 2019 as slowing domestic and global economic growth rates, trade talks continue and weather casts uncertainty in the short- and long-term markets. U.S. commodity […]

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 […]

Livestock: Low Hog Prices to Start the Year

🕔Mar 12, 2019Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the first time in over a decade. […]

Pork Industry: Some Recovery from Decade Low Prices

🕔Jan 7, 2019The U.S. pork industry has been expanding the breeding herd and growing since mid-2014. The rate of breeding herd expansion peaked in early 2018 at a 3.5 percent annual growth […]

Trade Aid: USDA Launches 2nd Round of Mitigation Payments

🕔Dec 17, 2018At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering […]

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