How Much Of What Will China Buy? They’re Not Sure. – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
While the U.S. celebrated the signing of the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal at the White House, Chinese commodity buyers are still confused about their role in how […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever Continues to Propel “Profound” Market Changes Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Last week, Financial Times writers Emiko Terazono, Andres Schipani and Jamie Smyth reported that, “China’s African swine fever epidemic has dramatically reshaped the global meat market and its trade patterns in the 18 months since the […]

2020 Hogs: More Supply, Profitable Prices? Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report indicates that producers continue to expand, with the December 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs coming in at 77.338 million head, a record for […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever – An “Unprecedented Impact” in the Year of the Pig Dec 20, 2019

🕔Dec 20, 2019
News articles continue to point to various market disruptions caused by the ongoing African Swine Fever [ASF] outbreak in Asia and beyond.  Today’s update looks at a few of these […]

Ag Groups Push Back On California’s Pork Production Requirements Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
Two agriculture groups last week filed a legal challenge to a California law that requires hog producers to abide by certain regulations in order to sell pork in California. The […]

Ag Trade: African Swine Fever Roils Markets, Food Price Concerns Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s hog population has stopped shrinking and is starting to rise, after months of decline because of African swine fever, and the recovery should […]

China’s Tariff Announcement: How Much To Read Into It? – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
In a sign that U.S. agriculture may start to see greater access to China, the Chinese Finance Ministry on Friday announced it would start excluding some soybeans, pork and other […]

Ag Trade: China Waives Tariffs on Some U.S. Soybeans, Pork; Purchases Still an Issue Dec 9, 2019

🕔Dec 9, 2019
Late last week, Wall Street Journal writers Grace Zhu, Eva Dou and Bob Davis reported that, “China’s trade negotiations with the U.S. remain on track, Beijing said, offering official reassurance after tensions flared […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever Continues to Impact U.S. Pork, World Protein Markets Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
Earlier this month, in its monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) explained that, “U.S. trade data through September indicate that in the first three quarters […]

Ag Trade Outlook – U.S. Export Forecast Increased for 2020 Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
On Monday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights […]

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