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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…

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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…

Additional U.S. Trade Tariffs Possible as Ag Markets Absorb Impacts

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China persist, while Chinese tariffs on U.S. commodities continue to roil markets.  Despite a variety of impeding economic variables, a news article notes that the current ag economy is sturdier than when the 1980s…

ERS Report- “An Exploration of Crop Markets: A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections.”

On Monday, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “An Exploration of Crop Markets: A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections,” which discussed the February 2018 USDA long-term crop projections in greater detail.  Today’s update…

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