Ag Trade: 2020 Exports 2nd Highest on Record, Led by Soybeans, Corn, Pork to China Apr 8, 2021

🕔Apr 8, 2021
This week, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) released its 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook, a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports.  Today’s update includes highlights from the report, with […]

Livestock: How Has COVID Changed the Industry? – DTN Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
Lee Reichmuth, who runs a cattle feedyard near Lindsay, Nebraska, recalls a year ago seeing “records broken” in cattle markets, such as boxed beef price moving from a little more […]

Ag Trade: A Look at China’s Hog Inventory, Implications for Corn Demand Mar 24, 2021

🕔Mar 24, 2021
Writing recently in the CARD (Center for Agricultural and Rural Development) Agricultural Policy Review, from Iowa State University (“Is China’s Hog Rebuilding Complete? Reconciling Inventory and Price Data“), Dermot Hayes, Xi He, and Wendong […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever in China Continues to Impact Markets Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
Earlier this month, Bloomberg News reported that, “African swine fever is re-emerging in Asia, threatening to upend efforts to replenish national herds after the virus killed tens of millions of pigs in […]

Livestock: Prop 12 Disrupts Hog Supply, Says Rabobank – DTN Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
The pork supply chain in the United States would face “significant disruption” in 2022 when California’s Proposition 12 takes effect, a new report from Rabobank said. As of Jan. 1, […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Export Variables and China Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
Earlier this month, in its Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) stated that, “Driven by higher estimates for pork, the China total meat import forecasts for both 2020 and 2021 are […]

California: Department of Justice Sides With Ag on Prop 12 – DTN Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice and the North American Meat Institute asked a federal appeals court for a full hearing on a requested injunction to halt implementation of California’s Proposition […]

Ag Trade: Thailand Loses Preferred Status, Triggered By Pork Restrictions – DTN Nov 4, 2020

🕔Nov 4, 2020
In an attempt to level pork trade with Thailand, the Trump administration this week suspended about $817 million in trade preferences for Thailand that were causing billions of dollars in […]

Ag Trade: China Purchased 71% of Phase One Target, Could Issue More Corn Import Permits Oct 27, 2020

🕔Oct 27, 2020
A news release from USDA on Friday stated that, “The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and [USDA] today issued a report highlighting the progress made to date in implementing the agricultural provisions in the U.S.-China […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever in Germany Continues to Impact Pork Markets Oct 8, 2020

🕔Oct 8, 2020
Reuters News reported this week that, “One more case of African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed in a wild boar in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, Germany’s federal agriculture […]

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