Ethanol Net Margins Improving – DTN

🕔May 23, 2018Though ethanol margins continue to erode in the third week of May, one certified public accountant who works with a group of ethanol plants in Kansas said there are signs […]

Ag Trade: U.S., China Reach Tariff Ceasefire; China Agrees to Purchase More U.S. Goods

🕔May 22, 2018Late last week China canceled its anti-dumping measure on U.S. sorghum imports. Meanwhile, after two days of trade talks in Washington, D.C., China and the U.S. issued a vague joint […]

Ag Trade: Amidst Chinese Uncertainties, Rice Sees Possibilities

🕔May 22, 2018U.S. trade with China returned to the headlines this week after a weekend of talks between the U.S. and Chinese governments.  U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the looming trade […]

Ag Export Tariffs: China Talks ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ – DTN

🕔May 21, 2018The Trump administration on Monday pumped up the prospects of increased agricultural exports to China while expecting to see announcements on Chinese tariffs against U.S. agricultural products lifted following a […]

Ag Trade: NAFTA and China – Where Do We Stand?

🕔May 16, 2018North American Free Trade Agreement- NAFTA Anthony Harrup, Robbie Whelan and Paul Vieira reported on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Donald Trump’s plans to rewrite the North […]

Lower Mississippi River: High Water Levels for 60 Days; Old Locks, Dams Deteriorate- DTN

🕔May 16, 2018Above-average precipitation in the south and the Ohio River Valley have kept the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) at high water levels for an unprecedented period of over 60 days. Tom […]

Crop Insurance: Premium Subsidy and Insured U.S. Acres – Impact by Crop

🕔May 15, 2018Cost of Federal Crop Insurance is an on-going farm policy issue. In his Fiscal Year 2019 budget, President Trump proposed a 14 percentage point reduction in the insurance program subsidy. […]

Ag Trade: U.S.-China Talks Set to Continue as Trade Row Persists

🕔May 14, 2018The United States and China are set to continue discussions this week over their ongoing trade disputes.  Meanwhile, China has increased inspections of U.S. pork imports while Chinese buyers continue to cancel U.S. […]

Biofuel: Trump Approves E15 Year-Round and Wants EPA Waivers Fix – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018The White House is ready to allow year-round E15 fuel sales and plans to reallocate ethanol gallons lost as a result of small refinery waivers granted by EPA in recent […]

Ag Trade: USDA Updates Trade Data; China Dispute Weighs on Exports

🕔May 7, 2018Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released updated agricultural trade data for the first half of this fiscal year (October – March). Meanwhile, President Trump sent members of his senior […]

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