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 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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.

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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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Ag News Weekly October 4, 2019

Date : 04th Oct 2019

In this issue, rains this week have not helped corn or soybean futures. Secretary of Agriculture states that small dairy farms are in trouble. The Argentine government published this week a new modification to the export license system. USDA and EPA announced a new agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard this morning.

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Ag News Weekly September 27, 2019

Date : 27th Sep 2019

In this issue, the threat of frost next weekend did little to boost the crop markets. Cotton’s exclusion from Chinese tariff forgiveness has the market testing support. U.S. ethanol production fell to three-year lows last week. Trade relations continue dominating U.S. ag policy news and developments.

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Ag News Weekly September 20, 2019

Date : 20th Sep 2019

In this issue, the crop markets stabilized this week. The rice market is responding to reduced production forecasts. The Fed cut interest rates Wednesday, but didn’t sound very dovish on monetary policy. The U.S. and China are seemingly serious about getting a trade deal done. Download

Ag News Weekly September 13, 2019

Date : 13th Sep 2019

In this issue, soybeans led the grain markets higher this week. The cattle and hog markets found their footing. Thursday’s USDA reports were construed as bullish by the markets. U.S.-Chinese relations improved as both sides backed away from recently harsh rhetoric.

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