Soybean Basis: Already Tanked — Ripple Effect, Dim Outlook – DTN

🕔Aug 13, 2019For the current 2018-19 crop year — which is soon to expire on Aug. 30 — soybean basis has been pathetic. Much of that can be attributed to the trade […]

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 […]

Ag Economy: Producer Confidence Soars; Large Prevented Plantings Confirmed – Ag Barometer

🕔Aug 6, 2019Farmer sentiment improved again in July as the Ag Economy Barometer jumped to a reading of 153, an increase of 27 points compared to June. July was the second month […]

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 […]

Cotton Prices Point to More Corn for 2020 – DTN

🕔Jul 29, 2019It doesn’t seem that long ago Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August, followed by Hurricane Irma in September. That was in 2017, and in both cases cotton production was lost. […]

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 […]

China Plans Purchase of U.S. Farm Products, According to Reports

🕔Jul 23, 2019Since U.S., China trade negotiations resumed late last month, conflicting perspectives have emerged with respect to China’s promise to purchase large amounts of U.S. farm products.  Today’s update highlights recent news reports that discuss […]

Weather-Based Price Premiums Will Be Limited Help – Commentary

🕔Jul 18, 2019We want to examine some of the financial issues facing farmers in a year with widespread flooding, fields that won’t dry out, and prevented planting, all taking place in the […]

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