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

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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