Cleveland on Cotton: Eating Crow; Trucker Rules Impact Delivery – DTN

🕔Feb 23, 2018Prices regrouped on the week with the nearby May trading to 81 cents and the July contract eased up to 82 cents. World cotton consumptions continues to expand it wings […]

Cotton: NCC Expects World Production to Exceed Demand in 2018

🕔Feb 10, 2018National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook. In recent months, cotton prices have maintained a stronger appearance […]

Global Markets: Rice – China Strengthens Its Importance in Global Trade

🕔Feb 9, 2018For several years, China has been the top rice importer, but now its exports are beginning to have a growing impact on trade patterns. Its current dual roles as top […]

Cleveland on Cotton: What Happens When Emotions Top Market Analysis?

🕔Feb 2, 2018Slice it, dice it or spice it, crow has a certain taste that only the few who have eaten it recognize its distinct flavor. I thought I had gotten the […]

NAFTA Talks Moving “Slowly,” President Floats TPP Consideration

🕔Jan 30, 2018Financial Times writer Shawn Donnan reported on Monday that, “Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are moving too slowly, Donald Trump’s trade tsar complained on Monday as he rejected […]

Wheat Market: Revised Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts U.S. Exports at Risk

🕔Jan 23, 2018U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are expressing concern that a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that excludes the United States puts overseas demand for […]

DDGS Exports Set New Record To Southeast Asia

🕔Jan 19, 2018Considerable concern surrounded the export potential for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) following an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam, a historic top buyer, in December 2016. Instead, […]

Rice: Arkansas Farmer Visits Southeast Asia, Views Crop from Field to Barge

🕔Jan 12, 2018My wife, Karen, and I are just back from a vacation, not a business trip, on a Mekong River cruise through Cambodia, plus a week in northern Viet Nam prior […]

Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh 2017 Imports at Near Record

🕔Jan 12, 2018Bangladesh’s smaller rice production in 2017 triggered a surge in rice imports at the end of the year, causing global rice exports to swell. With near-record imports, it became the […]

Global Markets: Rice – Record Trade with Diversifying Suppliers

🕔Nov 9, 2017In 2017, rice trade is set to hit a new record, with only a slight decline forecast for next year. Import demand is primarily supported by expanding consumption in Africa […]

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