Ag News Weekly

A concise report divided into three primary sections:

  • Developments in the Markets: Key driving forces behind the week’s market action and our take on the week ahead.
  • Developments in the Ag Sector: The most important developments for agribusiness in geopolitics, agricultural trade, global weather and more.
  • Developments in Policy: The latest farm policy, trade agreements, tax code changes and other key government developments impacting agriculture.

Ag News Weekly December 21, 2018

Date : 21st Dec 2018

In this issue, "buy the rumor, sell the fact" trade action caused soybeans to lead grains lower. Cotton sank to fresh autumn lows. The USDA Hogs & Pigs Report indicated surprisingly modest herd expansion. President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill. 

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Ag News Weekly December 14, 2018

Date : 14th Dec 2018

In this issue, improved trade news boosted the grain and soybean markets. Vigorous demand is apparently powering cattle market gains. Syngenta will pay $1.51 billion to corn farmers over its Viptera problem. The 2018 Farm Bill has gone to President Trump for signing. 

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Ag News Weekly December 7, 2018

Date : 07th Dec 2018

In this issue, soybeans and corn firmed in the wake of the U.S./China trade "truce" but left many in the industry confused. Financial markets became quite volatile amidst the trade controversy. The October U.S. soybean crush set a fresh record. 

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Ag News Weekly November 30, 2018

Date : 30th Nov 2018

In this issue, fluctuating hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal affected crop markets this week. The energy markets remained under pressure. The chance of a winter 2018-19 El Niño has risen to 75%. The USMCA will likely be signed this weekend.

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Ag News Weekly November 16, 2018

Date : 16th Nov 2018

In this issue, soybean firmness suggests traders expect a U.S.-China trade deal. Crude and natural gas prices diverged dramatically this week. Look for a strong El Niño influence over U.S. weather this winter. Legislators are hoping to pass the 2018 Farm Bill in the lame duck session.

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Ag News Weekly November 9, 2018

Date : 09th Nov 2018

In this issue, the markets reacted modestly to Thursday’s monthly USDA reports. The equity markets surged in the wake of Tuesday’s midterm elections. China made massive revisions to its corn inventory estimates. The Fed refrained from raising U.S. interest rates Thursday.

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Ag News Weekly November 2, 2018

Date : 02nd Nov 2018

In this issue, hopes for improved U.S.-China trade relations sent markets higher late in the week. Shifts in the U.S. dollar were also affecting commodity markets. Australia was the latest nation to sign on to the former TPP trade pact. News of a constructive meeting of U.S.-China leaders raised trade hopes.

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Ag News Weekly October 26, 2018

Date : 26th Oct 2018

In this issue, weak demand news continued undermining crop markets this week. The equity markets remained under pressure. The IGC boosted its grain production outlook. The Trump administration is awaiting trade proposals from China.

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Ag News Weekly October 19, 2018

Date : 19th Oct 2018

In this issue, the crop markets set back on improved harvest weather prospects. Sugar futures reached their highest level since April. Several retailers seem set to install E15 pumps. A Congressional vote on the USMCA probably won’t happen until 2019.

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Ag News Weekly October 12, 2018

Date : 12th Oct 2018

In this issue, corn futures again led the late-week rebound in response to Thursday’s USDA data. Gold surged as the stock indexes dove in midweek trading. A California judge tentatively ordered a retrial on a glyphosate-cancer link. President Trump pushed the EPA to approve year-round E15 sales.

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