Ag Trade: Tariff Disruptions Persist, Talks with China Uncertain

🕔Oct 29, 2018Recent news items continue to discuss the impacts of trade tariffs on agricultural commodities, including soybeans, dairy products, and pork.  Meanwhile, separate articles have focused on executive branch trade policy […]

Ag Trade: Trade War May Be More Than “Short-Term Hiccup”

🕔Oct 22, 2018Recent news articles continue to highlight the impact that the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is having on the agricultural economy.  Today’s update looks at news items […]

Tariff Conflict and Other Factors Affecting Farm Production Values

🕔Oct 17, 2018This article takes a step back from the headline of tariffs and agriculture to address a broader question, “How have estimates of the value of production changed since advent of […]

Livestock: Swine Feed Cost Projections for 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2018Corn and soybean prices have weakened considerably since late May.  Using USDA-NASS corn and soybean prices for Indiana, corn prices declined from $3.92 to $3.54 per bushel from May to […]

Canada – Trade Deal Wins, Losses Depend on Perspective – DTN

🕔Oct 5, 2018The Canadian response to this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA) seems as varied as the weather pattern currently seen across the country. While Prime Minister Justin […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Prospects Improve, But Losses Still Loom

🕔Oct 1, 2018The pork outlook looked bleak in August. Fear of large pork supplies and Mexican and Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork exports appeared disastrous to hog prices. At that time, my […]

U.S. Tariffs – China Responds; Trump Threatens More to Come – DTN

🕔Sep 19, 2018In the latest round of tariffs, China responded Tuesday to the U.S. by announcing new 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Donald Trump late […]

U.S. Ag Exports Set July Record – Expect China Import Plunge in 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2018A radio update from USDA on Thursday indicated that U.S. agriculture exports set a record in July.  “It’s the best July that the U.S. has seen as far as agricultural exports […]

Farm Trade Aid: Signup Starts – 5 States Expected to Get 45% Share – DTN

🕔Sep 5, 2018Farmers officially can start applying Tuesday for the Trump administration’s trade-aid package at their local Farm Service Agency offices.   As rolled out last week by USDA, farmers can expect to […]

Ag Tariffs: Expect Price Drop to Attract Buyers from Other Countries

🕔Aug 17, 2018USDA’s $12 billion program of assistance to U.S. farms to address economic loss from President Trump’s use of tariffs to impact trade policy consists of: approximately $7-$8 billion in cash […]

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