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Looking For Some Certainty, Farmers Await Farm Bill Passage

Reuters writer Humeyra Pamuk reported last week that, “U.S. soybean farmer Mike Schlosser does not expect President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the single biggest headwind to his business, to end any time soon. But he is among many in…

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Farmers Seek Additional Markets for Soy, While Fears Grow for Lasting Trade Impacts

Reuters 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 fellow farmers in greeting some unlikely visitors.

USDA Reports and Recent News Articles Shed Light on U.S. Soybean Export Variables

Updated monthly data last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional insight into how the ongoing U.S. trade dispute with China is impacting the soybean market. Today’s update looks briefly at portions of the USDA data, as well…

Post Election: Farm Bill Perspective From House Ag Committee Chair-elect Collin Peterson

House Ag Committee Chair-elect Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest on Thursday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams. Today’s update includes perspective on the status of the Farm Bill legislation from Rep. Peterson, as well as other recent news…

U.S. Agricultural Exports Up From a Year Ago, But Chinese Tariffs Dim Soybean Prospects

In its latest quarterly forecast for U.S. agricultural trade, USDA indicated that, “For fiscal 2018, the [agricultural export] forecast of $144.0 billion is an increase of $1.5 billion from the previous forecast in May, largely due to higher corn, cotton,…

Effects of Ag Tariffs Ripple Beyond Exports

Recent news articles demonstrate that tariffs on U.S. agricultural commodities are having an impact not only on the quantity of U.S. goods exported to China, but also the flow of some agricultural products within the U.S., and 2019 acreage allocation decisions…

USDA Agricultural Projections Show Decreased Soybean Acres

On Friday, the USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) released selected tables prepared for the Department’s upcoming Agricultural Baseline Projections report.  In part, the tables demonstrated that, “USDA estimated 82.5 million acres of soybean plantings for the spring of 2019, down from…

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