U.S. Farmers Cheered by Apparent Trade Truce, Hope Shipments to Follow
Oct 14, 2019
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers cheered the Trump administration’s announcement of a potentially dramatic increase in U.S. agricultural sales to China on Friday but warned they needed to see a follow-through of... Read more

LIVESTOCK-Hog Futures up 1% on U.S.-China Trade Progress, Firm Cash
Oct 11, 2019
U.S. lean hog futures rose more than 1% on Friday, following broad strength in commodities tied to hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal, along with firm cash values for hogs and pork,... Read more

Trump Ethanol Plan Fails to Cheer Biofuel Markets
Oct 8, 2019
Reforms are aimed at Midwestern states crucial to president’s re-election prospects The US ethanol industry sounded elated last week when the Trump administration unveiled long-sought reforms to shore up biofuel demand, but the... Read more

LIVESTOCK-CME Cattle Futures Decline as USDA Launches Probe into Beef Market
Aug 30, 2019
CHICAGO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S live cattle futures fell on Wednesday on large domestic supplies, analysts said, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture launched an investigation into the wide gap with... Read more

China Standstill Causing AG Economic Fallout
Aug 6, 2019
Negotiators urged to return to table to find a deal to restore prosperity for U.S. agriculture. Jacqui Fatka | Aug 06, 2019 Relations with China were bad in 2018 and could get even worse... Read more

By Raising Productivity, Agtech Boosts Value Of Farmland
Jan 4, 2019
By Donald Marvin, Jan 4, 2019 Against the backdrop of the partial shutdown of the federal government, U.S. farmers and ranchers are no doubt looking for a happier new year in 2019. The burgeoning... Read more

Trump Administration to Loosen Rules on Sales of Fuel Ethanol
Oct 9, 2018
Move on blends could boost demand for corn amid oversupply in grain markets Gregory Meyer in New York, 10-9-18, The Financial Times   The Trump administration intends to loosen rules inhibiting domestic sales... Read more

Rain in Plains Bolsters U.S. Winter-Wheat Outlook After Drought
Sep 6, 2018
By Megan Durisin 2018-09-06 19:06:24.258 GMT (Bloomberg) -- Farmland across Kansas, parched for months by drought, got a dose of favorable rain just as this season’s wheat crop is set to be sown.   Recent showers... Read more

Wheat Supply Tightens, but Prices Capped by US Inventories
Jul 31, 2018
Dry conditions curb output in Europe, Black Sea, Australia * Market tightens as world wheat surplus under pressure * Chicago prices seen capped at $6 on high U.S. inventories By Naveen Thukral   MELBOURNE, July 31 (Reuters)... Read more

Trump Pegs Soy Downturn on ‘Bad’ Trade When Weather’s to Blame
Jul 20, 2018
Prices have slumped since hitting a record in 2012 as weather turned favorable, boosting production and global stockpiles By Megan Durisin July 20, 2018, 10:34 AM CDT   President Donald Trump on Friday blamed a plunge in U.S. soybean... Read more

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