Ag Trade: New NAFTA Signed, China to Buy More U.S. Ag Products

🕔Dec 3, 2018This weekend in Buenos Aires, President Trump took important trade policy action that could impact U.S. agricultural markets.  After signing the USMCA, the president indicated that he would quickly withdraw from NAFTA, in an effort […]

USDA Lowers Ag Export Forecast; Trade Aid Payments Begin

🕔Nov 30, 2018In its latest quarterly forecast for U.S. agricultural trade on Thursday, USDA reduced its fiscal year (October/September) 2019 export projections, “largely due to decreases in soybeans and cotton.” And news […]

Trade War – Ag Market Disruptions Persist

🕔Nov 26, 2018As policy observers anticipate a meeting later this month between President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, recent news items continue to […]

Hubbs on Grain: Selling the Soybean Rumor? Trade Negotiations and Prices

🕔Nov 19, 2018A recent rally in soybean prices rested on the potential for a trade deal between the U.S. and China.  A few rallies occurred since the escalation of trade issues between […]

Ag Trade: Soybeans Seek Additional Markets; Fears Grow for Lasting Impacts

🕔Nov 15, 2018Reuters writers P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume reported Wednesday that, “Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four […]

Soybeans: Shedding Light on U.S. Export Variables

🕔Nov 13, 2018Updated monthly data last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional insight into how the ongoing U.S. trade dispute with China is impacting the soybean market.  Today’s update […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Tariff Impact; Non-U.S. Cotton Products Still Coming

🕔Nov 9, 2018B B King again sounds out, The Thrill is Gone, the November supply demand report shoveled out enough new information to send the market limit up. Yet, two days after […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Exports Up From a Year Ago; Tariffs Dim Soybean Prospects

🕔Nov 8, 2018In its latest quarterly forecast for U.S. agricultural trade, USDA indicated that, “For fiscal 2018, the [agricultural export] forecast of $144.0 billion is an increase of $1.5 billion from the previous forecast in May, largely due […]

Ag Trade: Effects of Tariffs Ripple Beyond Exports

🕔Nov 6, 2018Recent news articles demonstrate that tariffs on U.S. agricultural commodities are having an impact not only on the quantity of U.S. goods exported to China, but also the flow of some agricultural products within the […]

Ag Trade: Additional U.S. Tariffs Possible; Markets Absorb Impacts

🕔Nov 1, 2018Trade tensions between the U.S. and China persist, while Chinese tariffs on U.S. commodities continue to roil markets.  Despite a variety of impeding economic variables, a news article notes that […]

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