Ag Trade: Soybeans Seek Additional Markets; Fears Grow for Lasting Impacts

🕔Nov 15, 2018Reuters writers P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume reported Wednesday that, “Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four […]

Corn, Soy Prices Down; Trade Gap Grows: Short on Optimism

🕔Nov 7, 2018Farmers rattled by the dip in value of their soybean crop likely will see prices for their corn go up next year, one of the few optimistic projections made at […]

Soybean Market: Brazil’s New Pres. May Be Asset to U.S.-China Trade Deal – DTN

🕔Nov 6, 2018Writing on Thursday evening, I have to pause and reflect on several significant market events that have already happened this week. First, Brazil elected 63 year old Jair Bolsonaro as […]

Trade Talks: U.S. Pushing for Agreements with Japan, EU, UK – DTN

🕔Oct 18, 2018The Trump administration on Wednesday announced ambitious plans to negotiate separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom. Coming off the completion of the new North […]

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 […]

Biofuels: Trump Opens Door to Increased Ethanol Use

🕔Oct 10, 2018On Tuesday, Bloomberg writers Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker reported that, “President Donald Trump is moving to clamp down on a scandal-plagued $2.25 billion market in biofuel compliance credits, embracing reforms that could block […]

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 […]

Ethanol Blends: President Tells EPA to Allow Year-Round Sales – DTN

🕔Oct 10, 2018Leading into President Donald Trump’s trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, a senior White House official said Tuesday that the president has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to create […]

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 […]

Farm Comes Before Party Affiliation; Health Care Big Worry – DTN

🕔Oct 2, 2018Rural America is widely credited with giving now-President Donald Trump his margin of victory over Hillary Clinton two years ago.  By the results of our newest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Zogby […]

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