Trade Talks Continue, China Buys Some U.S. Farm Products Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
Phase One Talks Continue, Amid Chinese Purchases of U.S. Farm Products Last week, Financial Times writer James Politi reported that, “President Donald Trump threatened a new escalation of the trade war with […]

Midwest: 2019 Weather Woes Could Impact 2020 Planting Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019
Grace Zaplatynsky reported on Friday at the Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Online that, “This year has not been the greatest year for farmers with the soaked spring and now […]

Trade Talks: Roll Back of Tariffs Stymie Phase One Deal Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019
Josh Zumbrun, William Mauldin and Chao Deng reported on the front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Beijing’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. and China have mutually agreed to roll […]

Farmer Sentiment on Trade, Economy Improves with Harvest – Ag Barometer Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 136 in October, up 15 points compared to September, which pushed the barometer back to the same level observed in October […]

Ag Trade: China’s Import Capacity Considered as Phase One Talks Continue Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Reuters writers Heather Timmons and Hallie Gu reported last week that, “U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand that Beijing commit to big purchases of American farm products has become a major […]

China Trade Deal Progress? Purchase of Some U.S. Soybeans. Oct 28, 2019

🕔Oct 28, 2019
Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Tatiana Freitas reported last week that, “China is clearing the way for more purchases of American soybeans in an apparent boon for U.S. farmers. There’s just one thing getting in the […]

Ag Trade: Progress on Chinese Deal, Soy Processors See Additional Tariff Waivers Oct 22, 2019

🕔Oct 22, 2019
Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported last week that, “China is still a long way from forking out $50 billion for farm goods from the United States, agriculture industry analysts said […]

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

🕔Oct 15, 2019
Cotton 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, 2019
William 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, 2019
Tom 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 […]

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