Chinese Trade Talks Resume in Washington This Week

🕔Feb 18, 2019After continuing last week in Beijing, U.S., China trade talks will resume again this week in Washington, D.C.  In addition, recent news items continue to highlight impacts of the ongoing trade dispute on the farm economy. […]

Farm Income, Global Commodity Trade – USDA Projections to 2028

🕔Feb 15, 2019On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the complete set of tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which is scheduled to be released on March […]

U.S. Cotton Outlook, 2019: Trade Tensions are the Wild Card – NCC Report

🕔Feb 9, 2019National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2019 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with […]

Arkansas Growers’ Biggest Concern for 2019? Money.

🕔Feb 8, 2019Informal surveys of Arkansas growers’ top concerns at the beginning of each planting season typically yield a variety of answers, from the best use of available acreage to marketing strategies […]

Ag Trade Issues: EU and China

🕔Jan 21, 2019As the U.S. and European Union trade negotiations unfold, the two sides have competing perspectives over what will be discussed:  The U.S. has included agriculture in its Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives, while […]

U.S. Grain “Could Lose” China Even If Tariffs Go Away, Farm Bureau Delegates Told

🕔Jan 14, 2019American Farm Bureau Federation policy experts gave an overview of the issues expected to affect farmers and ranchers in 2019 in a workshop at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. David […]

China Purchases U.S. Soybeans, and U.S.-China Trade Talks Conclude

🕔Jan 11, 2019As trade talks between the U.S. and China kicked off this week in Beijing, news reports pointed out that China “made their third large U.S. soybean purchase in the past month on […]

Soybean Prices Climb as U.S.-China Trade Developments Unfold

🕔Jan 7, 2019A U.S. government delegation will travel to Beijing this week to discuss the ongoing trade war between the two countries.  A recent news article noted that optimism associated with the talks has […]

Illinois Grains: Prudent Approach – Plan For Low 2019 Incomes

🕔Jan 2, 2019Editor’s Note: This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and […]

California: Retaliatory Tariffs Continue Hobbling State’s Exports

🕔Dec 28, 2018As the U.S. Department of Agriculture begins making payments on the second round of trade-aid funding to farmers hurt by ongoing trade disputes, California agricultural exporters and marketers assess the […]

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