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 […]

Ag Economy: Signs of Strain as Chinese Trade Talks Continue

🕔Feb 13, 2019China purchased more U.S. soybeans last week as trade negotiations between the two countries are set to continue this week in Beijing.  Meanwhile, a front page article in the Wall […]

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 […]

China Trade Conflict Persists, Trump Addresses Farm Bureau Members

🕔Jan 15, 2019As he did last January in Nashville, President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention in New Orleans on Monday.  Today’s update highlights news reports surrounding the President’s appearance […]

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 […]

Government Shutdown: Impact on Soybean Exports, Trade Aid Payments

🕔Jan 3, 2019On the night of Friday, December 21st, the U.S. government began a partial government shutdown.  Today’s update points to recent news items that highlight how the shutdown may impact information related to U.S. […]

Tariff Aid: What’s the Impact on U.S. Soybean, Sorghum, and Corn Farmers?

🕔Dec 28, 2018The second quarter 2018 issue of Choices focused on the current trade war between the United States and China. The authors of this theme explained the state of the conflict […]

Ag Trade: How Were U.S. Exports in 2018?

🕔Dec 11, 2018Last week, USDA released U.S. agricultural export data that spanned the first ten months of 2018. Although the overall value of exports was higher for this time period compared to […]

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