Ag Trade: Phase-Two Deal With China Unlikely; U.S. Corn Exports Continue Jul 13, 2020

🕔Jul 13, 2020
Josh Zumbrun and Catherine Lucey reported on the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump damped expectations for a promised phase-two trade pact with China on Friday, saying […]

Farmer Sentiment Index Pushes to All-Time High – Ag Barometer Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer rose slightly compared to a month earlier, with a reading of 168 in February, just one point higher than in January. The one-point rise in the […]

Ag Trade: USMCA Signed – What Did We Get? Jan 30, 2020

🕔Jan 30, 2020
New York Times writers Ana Swanson and Emily Cochrane reported on Wednesday that, “President Trump signed the revised North American Free Trade Agreement into law on Wednesday, fulfilling a key campaign […]

Ag Trade: Trump Signs USMCA – Waiting on Canada – DTN Jan 29, 2020

🕔Jan 29, 2020
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at a White House ceremony, allowing the president to highlight his trade successes and the overall strength of the U.S. […]

Ag Trade: China, the EU, and India – Where Do We Stand? Jan 27, 2020

🕔Jan 27, 2020
Background A recent Congressional Research Service report explained that, “U.S. agricultural exports have been a major contributor to farm income, especially since 2005. As a result, the financial success of the U.S. […]

Farmers End 2019 with Renewed Optimism – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
A long, drawn-out crop year and ongoing trade battles didn’t dampen farmers’ moods, as they ended 2019 with new optimism and were solid in their support for the Trump administration. […]

Trade Aid: Last Payment “Assured and Imminent” – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Monday the third tranche of Market Facilitation Program payments is “assured” and the payment is “imminent” but he did not have a specific date when […]

Hubbs on Grain: 2 Trade Deals and a Price Drop Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
The signing of the Phase 1 trade deal with China and approval in the Senate of the USMCA last week saw two positive developments on the trade front. Despite some […]

Ag Trade: Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Taking another step to completing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 on Tuesday to advance the trade deal to the full Senate. USMCA has been a priority […]

USMCA Moving Forward, Timeline Uncertain Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
William Mauldin reported in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal that, “A Senate committee approved a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite criticism from some lawmakers that it lacks sufficient […]

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