News to Use

Each issue provides a useful summary of the month’s major developments. It’s divided into categories like crops, livestock or farm income, making it easy to scan and find exactly the information you need.

  • Includes “The View from Here,” a valuable column sharing Doane’s perspective that may reshape conclusions traders have drawn.
  • Cash price charts for key commodities
  • Forecasts for current year and the year ahead

News 2 Use August 2019

Date : 15th Aug 2019

In this issue, although the USDA’s August resurvey of corn plantings trimmed the June estimate, the result at 90.005 million still crushed expectations and sent prices diving.The USDA’s July Cattle Report stated the mid-year population at 103.7 million head, unchanged from mid-2018. The cattle cycle has apparently peaked. The U.S.-China trade war heated up in late July after President Trump said he would impose 10% duties on all untariffed Chinese goods on September 1. 


News2Use July 2019

Date : 17th Jul 2019

In this issue, the USDA June 28 Acreage and Grain Stocks Report was shocking for some in the industry. What does it mean now? China's still dealing with the ASF epidemic; while at the end of June, the USDA put out the Hogs and Pigs Report on this U.S. livestock sector.Presidents Trump and Xi did talk at the G-20 Summit, but things seem to be moving slower than a snail's pace, if at all, while movement is trying to be made on USMCA. And more!  


News2Use June 2019

Date : 18th Jun 2019

In this issue, The View From Here column discusses the record slow planting progress for soybeans and corn and how that will most likely affect yields. In farm policy news, trade issues with China and Mexico have created some problems for U.S. farmers and ag industry professionals. Crop news is full of issues with the heavy rains and flooding for U.S. farmers--both in the fields and transporting their goods. And for livestock farmers, the markets have been somewhat rough due to decreased demand for pork and discounted live cattle futures. 


News2Use May 2019

Date : 16th May 2019

China and U.S. trade negotiations fell apart in early May, with both countries adding more tariffs for the other. The 2019 planting season has been plagued with wet, cool weather, and corn, rice, cotton and soybean plantings have been lagging behind in many states. The BLT season will most likely be mediocre due to plentiful supplies and moderate grocer demand for bacon. There's a weak El Nino event present this year. 


News 2 Use April 2019

Date : 16th Apr 2019

In this issue, The View From Here is "An Update on the ASF Situation." The snowy winter and a mid-April storm boosted chances for late plantings this spring. A major global pork shortage and higher hog and pork prices are likely to develop in the coming months. U.S and Chinese negotiators are reportedly close to a trade agreement.


News2Use March 2019

Date : 13th Mar 2019

In this issue, The View From Here is "U.S. Farm Sector Income Seen Up 10% in 2019." Harsh winter weather kept a lid on early-2019 cattle and beef supplies, thereby offering sustained price support. It also signals spring planting problems in many areas. China and U.S. trade deal is still not settled. 


News 2 Use February 2019

Date : 01st Feb 2019

In this issue,  tightening Black Sea supplies and declining shipping rates improved U.S. wheat export prospects, but fresh U.S. dollar strength apparently curbed sales. Early-2019 hog slaughter averaged almost 6% over year-ago levels. The unexpectedly large supply truncated the usual early-year price rally. The USDA will soon release a timeline for implementing the 2018 Farm Bill. The early focus will be on farmer sign-ups for the PLC, ARC and dairy programs.


News2Use January 2019

Date : 02nd Jan 2019

In this issue, The U.S. Livestock Outlook for 2019, Business Implications of Recent Developments--January 2019, Farm Policy Outlook, Doane Forecast Summary--January 2019


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