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 June 14, 2019

Date : 14th Jun 2019

In this issue, the WASDE Report sparked a fresh grain and soy market advance. The livestock markets are trying to stabilize. China’s swine population continues dropping. The U.S.-Mexico deal on illegal immigration brought fresh controversy.


Ag News Weekly June 7, 2019

Date : 07th Jun 2019

In this issue, the crop markets firmed after suffering early-week losses. Ocean freight rates have been climbing recently, suggesting commodity strength. The USDA is trying to be flexible as it deals with the current unsettled ag situation. Unplanted acreage is unlikely to qualify for MFP payments.


Ag News Weekly May 31, 2019

Date : 31st May 2019

In this issue, President Trump’s call for tariffs on Mexican goods capped weekly crop market gains. The livestock markets came under renewed pressure. Iowa cropland rents declined 3% in 2019. Short-term prospects for U.S.-China trade talks are poor.


Ag News Weekly May 24, 2019

Date : 24th May 2019

In this issue, growing spring planting delays continued boosting corn prices this week. Concerns about the global economy apparently triggered broader market losses. Extremely late plantings suggest reduced acreage and yields this year. No new trade talks between the U.S. and China are scheduled at this point.


Ag News Weekly May 17, 2019

Date : 17th May 2019

In this issue, diminished trade war activity and weather concerns boosted the grains and soybeans. The U.S. dollar looks set to test recent highs. The May 10 WASDE report proved generally bearish for the crop markets. U.S.-China trade negotiations will probably restart in the weeks just ahead.


Ag News Weekly May 10, 2019

Date : 11th May 2019

In this issue, Chinese backtracking and fresh U.S. import tariffs undercut the ag markets this week. Crude oil prices slipped below pivotal support. Farmer attitudes have declined along with prices. The Trump administration boosted tariffs on Chinese imports early Friday morning.


Ag News Weekly May 3, 2019

Date : 03rd May 2019

In this issue, the grain markets firmed while soybean continued declining this week. Falling gold prices highlight the lack of inflationary pressures. The Fed elected to stick with the status quo on monetary policy. One report indicated a U.S.-China trade deal might be reached next week.


Ag News Weekly April 26, 2019

Date : 26th Apr 2019

In this issue, grain and soybean prices bounced from depressed levels. The livestock markets fell sharply. China is still trying to gain control of African swine fever. Chinese leader Xi could come to the U.S. to sign a trade agreement in June.


Ag News Weekly April 18, 2019

Date : 18th Apr 2019

In this issue, rising South American production totals exerted fresh pressure on crop prices. Natural gas prices are testing three-year lows. Condition ratings for the HRW and SRW crops have diverged lately. A U.S.-China trade deal seems imminent.


Ag News Weekly April 12, 2019

Date : 12th Apr 2019

In this issue, the crop markets were mixed to lower this week. The commodity sector may have broken out to the upside. China’s huge pork purchases confirm the seriousness of its ASF situation. The U.S. and China are trying to hammer out final trade agreement details.


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