Trade War: U.S. Backtracks on Some Chinese Tariffs Until December

🕔Aug 14, 2019On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that some recently announced tariffs on Chinese imports would be postponed until December.  And a report this week indicated that the ongoing trade war […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

Trade War Escalates: China Halts Purchases of U.S. Ag Products

🕔Aug 6, 2019The U.S., China trade war escalated this week as news articles reported that China has halted its purchases of U.S. agricultural products. Background On Thursday, President Trump announced additional tariffs on […]

Trump Announces Additional Chinese Tariffs; Beijing Pledged to Respond

🕔Aug 2, 2019U.S. and Chinese officials held trade talks on Wednesday in China.  News reports noted that increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products were discussed, although no significant breakthroughs were announced at […]

Sluggish Soy Sales to China, Trade Talks Continue

🕔Jul 29, 2019As U.S., China trade negotiations continue this week in China, recent news articles have discussed Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans, as well as the prospect of additional Chinese purchases of […]

Ag Trade: China – Opportunities for Pork, Beef; Cotton Hurt by Tariffs

🕔Jul 24, 2019Despite Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork, dynamics associated with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak have created market opportunities for pork exports to China.  In addition, Chinese beef imports surged […]

Corn, Soy Production Concerns; Chinese Tariffs Enter 2nd Year

🕔Jul 9, 2019The challenges presented by the extraordinarily bad weather this spring, which have already clouded the production outlook for 2019, continue to plague many farmers as the summer growing season unfolds across […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves – Rise in Crop Prices; USDA Payments – Ag Barometer

🕔Jul 5, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in June to a reading of 126, 25 points higher than a month earlier. The barometer is based upon a nationwide monthly survey of 400 […]

CoBank – Trade Talks, Record Rains Upend Agriculture

🕔Jun 28, 2019The world economy continues to slow amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Hopes are for talks to resume soon between the U.S. and China, but confidence in the trade war […]

Corn: Supply Concerns Impacting Corn, Trade Worries Persist

🕔Jun 28, 2019Recent news items discuss the ongoing impacts of the unprecedented adverse weather that unfolded in the Corn Belt this spring.  Corn prices have increased as supply uncertainty persists.  Meanwhile, commodity […]

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