Ag Trade: U.S., China Plan Nov. Talks, Soybean Trade Flows Adjust

🕔Oct 15, 2018News reports indicate that President Trump and Chinese Leader Xi Jinping plan to meet in November, in what could be an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss trade issues.  Meanwhile, a recent USDA […]

Soybeans: Export Variables, Storage Issues, Trade Policy Outlook

🕔Oct 10, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports that discuss variables associated with U.S. soybean exports.  In addition, news items that highlight concerns about crop storage issues, and the trade policy […]

Ag Trade: New NAFTA Announced – What’s in It?

🕔Oct 2, 2018Wall Street Journal writers Jacob M. Schlesinger, Kim Mackrael and Vivian Salama reported Monday that, “The U.S. and Canada reached a dramatic, last-minute deal late Sunday night on revising the North American […]

Soybean Market: How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Trade Long-Term?

🕔Sep 27, 2018The economic conflict with China is set to escalate as new US tariffs on as much as $200 billion of Chinese goods go into effect this week.  President Trump reportedly […]

Cuba – U.S. Ag Business Conference, Havana, Cuba, Nov. 8-10

🕔Sep 14, 2018This conference comes at a time when U.S. agriculture needs to expand into new markets, Cuba continues to depend on imports for 80 percent of its food supply, and Congress […]

Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy- August 2018

🕔Sep 14, 2018On Thursday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade,” where lawmakers engaged in a discussion with Gregg Doud, the Chief Agricultural Negotiator with the Office of the […]

U.S. Ag Exports Set July Record – Expect China Import Plunge in 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2018A radio update from USDA on Thursday indicated that U.S. agriculture exports set a record in July.  “It’s the best July that the U.S. has seen as far as agricultural exports […]

U.S. Crop Exports – Low Price Policies are a Fool’s Errand – Commentary

🕔Sep 5, 2018In the supply management program that we outlined in last week’s column (Link is at end of this column.), the loan rate was set at 95 percent of the full […]

Farm Policy: USDA Outlines Trade Assistance; Trump Touts Mexico Trade Deal

🕔Aug 28, 2018On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional details on its trade assistance package for farmers.  Meanwhile, President Trump indicated that the U.S. and Mexico had reached an agreement […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China Talks Flounder; USDA to Release Aid Program Details

🕔Aug 27, 2018Recent news reports suggest that trade talks between the U.S. and China last week yielded little progress towards resolution.  Some experts indicated that the ongoing trade conflict between the two […]

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