At the USDA’s 93rd Agricultural Outlook Forum last week, the agency released outlooks for prices, acres, sentiment and more.
Mexico’s top trade negotiator doubled down on threats to break off talks to rework Nafta.
Yet the agency acknowledged this week that soybeans do hold an edge over corn, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group in Chicago.
Since Thanksgiving, commodity markets have experienced rallies that have boosted moods across farm country. One of the main questions on many farmers’ minds is how much longer will it last.
The fields in Mato Grosso, Brazil’s top soybean producing state, have been so muddy that sometimes it’s almost impossible to walk through the rows of brown plants ready for harvest.
Here's one way to unleash the economic potential of rural China: implement reforms that encourage farmers to take out mortgages.
Yet livestock prices remain firm thanks to strong export demand, says Jerry Gulke of the Gulke Group.
The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe, which represents the country’s major milling companies, said it wants the government to impose a 40 percent of tariffs on imports of corn and corn meal because its struggling to compete with cheaper South African corn grown from genetically modified seeds.
Kenya has approved the import of 5 million bags, or 450,000 metric tons, of yellow corn from Ukraine as a drought slashes its own output of the grain.
Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies.
Since 2005, Swedish-backed Black Earth Farming has emerged as a major landowner in southwest Russia, holding more than 600,000 acres (244,000 hectares) as of 2015. But yesterday, the company announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Russian operations, distribute the proceeds to its shareholders, and initiate a voluntary liquidation of the company.
In their story, “Plowed Under, The Next American Farm Bust Is Upon Us,” the Wall Street Journal reported on the tough times we’re facing in agriculture. They are tough. And, as a corn and soybean farmer, it’s painful to see. But farmers are nothing if not resilient. And we’ll survive this one too.
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Agribusiness announces energy trading exit, personnel changes.
Brazil’s agriculture minister expects that rising protectionism in the U.S. will create “many opportunities” for his country’s industry, including increased trade with Mexico.
Tariffs could make Argentine kernels cheaper than American.
The chicken industry in South Africa is protesting alleged dumping by the European Union.
Dispute over construction of a border wall is taking place just as technical signals in the corn market suggest downward price pressure is ahead, says Jerry Gulke of the Gulke Group from the 2017 Top Producer Seminar.