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 February 7, 2020

Date : 07th Feb 2020

In this issue, the crop markets traded mostly sideways as coronavirus fears remained dominant. The equity indexes hit record highs despite coronavirus concerns. The coronavirus apparently remains uncontrolled in China. China is set to cut tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods as part of the Phase 1 accord.


Ag News Weekly January 31, 2020

Date : 31st Jan 2020

In this issue, fear of the coronavirus and its impact on Chinese imports sank the crop markets. Other negative factors helped sink hog futures. WHO declared an international public health emergency over the coronavirus. President Trump signed the USMCA.  


Ag News Weekly January 24, 2020

Date : 24th Jan 2020

In this issue, export ideas were the main drivers of moves in the grain and soybean markets this week. Cattle futures may have begun a major breakdown Thursday. The spread of the deadly coronavirus within and outside China flummoxed markets. The EPA released its new “WOTUS” rules. 


Ag News Weekly January 17, 2020

Date : 17th Jan 2020

In this issue, doubts about Chinese buying strength sank the crop markets this week. Equities continued climbing. Recent data suggest USDA’s estimate of domestic corn usage is understated. The U.S. and China signed the Phase 1 trade deal Wednesday.  


Ag News Weekly January 10, 2020

Date : 10th Jan 2020

In this issue, grain and soy traders were positioning themselves for today’s USDA data this week. Premiums in hog futures made them vulnerable to a big setback. Farmland price remained firm in 2019. The U.S. and China will sign the Phase 1 trade agreement next week.


Ag News Weekly January 3 2020

Date : 03rd Jan 2020

In this issue, the crop markets continued edging higher as the trade deal approaches completion. U.S. dollar weakness seemingly triggered a gold breakout. Weak transport demand is hurting big firms overinvested in railcars. The U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal will be signed January 15.  


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