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 20, 2019

Date : 20th Dec 2019

In this issue, after initially reacting well to trade news, the grain and soy markets stalled. Cotton futures pushed to fresh five-month highs. USDA researchers took a big step toward finding an ASF vaccine. Numerous details of the U.S.-China trade deal were released this week.


Ag News Weekly December 13, 2019

Date : 13th Dec 2019

In this issue, news of a Phase 1 trade deal between the U.S. and China boosted the crop markets. Coffee is leading the softs markets higher. Monthly USDA reports were supportive of wheat and cotton futures. The USMCA passed the U.S. House this week.  


Ag News Weekly December 6, 2019

Date : 06th Dec 2019

In this issue, rebounding soy prices offered little spillover support for grains. The big fall cattle rally stalled this week. The latest CRP sign-up period begin next week. China reduced its soybean and pork tariffs in an effort to expedite a Phase 1 trade deal.


Ag News Weekly November 22, 2019

Date : 22nd Nov 2019

In this issue, concerns about U.S.-China trade talks weighed upon the crop markets this week. The crude oil market is threatening a bullish breakout. Tyson’s beef packing plant in Holcomb, Kansas will reopen in December. Congressional approval of the USMCA may not come until next year.  


Ag News Weekly November 15, 2019

Date : 15th Nov 2019

In this issue, poor demand continues weighing on corn, which is dragging on beans and wheat as well. The soft markets are showing signs of strength. Farm incomes are clearly suffering from low prices and the trade war. U.S.-China trade negotiations are ongoing. Progress seems slow.


Ag News Weekly November 8, 2019

Date : 08th Nov 2019

In this issue, weak demand undercut corn this week, while trade news supported soybeans. Copper seemed to follow the equity markets higher. China’s pork imports may not peak until 2022. The U.S. and China are apparently very close to a partial trade deal.


Ag News Weekly November 1, 2019

Date : 01st Nov 2019

In this issue, tightening basis levels enabled the corn and soybean markets to firm. Cattle continued rallying while the hog market remained seasonally weak. The Fed cut U.S. interest rates again Wednesday, which depressed the dollar. Chile cancelled the upcoming summit, complicating a Trump-Xi meeting on trade. 


Ag News Weekly October 25, 2019

Date : 25th Oct 2019

In this issue, corn and soybean prices stagnated while wheat futures set back this week. Slowing crush rates and improving biodiesel demand seem to be powering soyoil gains. The Cold Storage report implied extremely strong red meat demand in September. The U.S. and China still seem intent upon completing the partial trade deal.  


Ag News Weekly October 18, 2019

Date : 18th Oct 2019

In this issue, the crop markets went their own ways this week. The copper market may be set for a rally. The USDA will resurvey northern Plains acreage after last week’s winter storm. The U.S.-China partial trade deal is still being negotiated.


Ag News Weekly October 11, 2019

Date : 11th Oct 2019

In this issue, anticipated wintry weather boosted the crop markets, but the WASDE caused a setback. The winter storm could also distress northern Plains cattle. U.S. Senators want an investigation of JBS. U.S.-China trade negotiators seemed to make little progress this week. 


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