Shurley On Cotton: Don’t Hold Out For Good News Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019Cotton growers, now in the midst of the harvest season, are waiting for the market to show some improvement before pricing any remaining portions of the crop. While the seesaw […]

1st Steps to Trade Deal? China to Buy $40-$50 Bln in U.S. Farm Goods Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019William Mauldin, Chao Deng and Vivian Salama reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “The U.S. and China took an initial step to cement a trade agreement that had been derailed, with Washington saying on Friday it […]

Ag Trade: China Offers to Increase Purchases as Talks Set to Resume Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019Tom Mitchell reported on Wednesday at The Financial Times Online that, “Chinese officials are offering to increase purchases of US agricultural products as they seek an interim agreement between Beijing and Washington that will stave […]

Chinese Purchases of U.S. Soybeans Continue, Range of Topics in Trade Talks Narrows Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Chinese companies bought U.S. soybeans after the Xi Jinping administration issued more waivers from its retaliatory import tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation. […]

Georgia Meeting Will Cover Trade Aid, Disaster Recovery Assistance Oct 5, 2019

🕔Oct 5, 2019The University of Georgia Extension and Georgia FSA are hosting producer education meetings throughout the state of Georgia, Oct. 8-11. Meetings will be held in Bainbridge, Tifton, Douglas, Reynolds, Waynesboro, […]

Farmer Sentiment on Current Conditions Slips in Sept. – Ag Barometer Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer dipped slightly in September to a reading of 121, down just 3 points from August, when the index stood at 124. Although the barometer’s decline was small, there […]

Ag Trade: China Buys U.S. Soybeans, Explores Soymeal from South America Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019Reuters writer Karl Plume reported last week that, “Chinese importers bought about 10 boatloads of U.S. soybeans on [Sept. 23rd] following deputy-level trade talks in Washington [Sept. 19th – 20th] that were overshadowed by the […]

Ag Trade: Trump Uninterested in “Partial” Deal, Chinese Cancel U.S. Farm Visit Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Vivian Salama reported last week that, “President Trump said China has started to buy U.S. agricultural products, and signaled optimism that his administration will be able to sign a […]

China’s Tariff Announcement Remains A Bit Murky, Pork-Wise – DTN Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019While Friday’s announcement from China that it would suspend additional tariffs on U.S. pork is a good sign, China should remove the 60% punitive tariff it has placed on U.S. […]

Trade Tensions Simmer; China Purchases U.S. Farm Goods Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019On Thursday, Wall Street Journal writers Lingling Wei, Chao Deng and Josh Zumbrun reported that, “China is looking to narrow the scope of its negotiations with the U.S. to only trade matters, seeking […]

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