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Family Farms versus Big Ag—Again

The next U.S. presidential election occurs in about 20 months, but the campaign season is already well underway. President Donald Trump is more than halfway through his first term. He has a solid political base of supporters and a firm grip on the Republican Party, and his nomination to seek a...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Marco Trends February Economic Data Points to Serious Weakness Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics indicates the country’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 49.2 percent last month, the lowest level since May 2017. It should be noted that a figure below 50 p...

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China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Climbs Again as Feed Demand Continues to Drop Despite a decline in soybean imports, China’s soymeal inventories continue to rise as domestic feed demand remains soft. Even with the central government’s efforts to inject new stimulus into the economy to off...

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China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends Lower Food Prices Push Inflation Down in January With China’s major holiday occurring just around the corner in February, the country typically experiences a run-up in consumer prices during January as a result of increased food expenditures. This is particularly true of fres...

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The Checkered Use of Tariffs

President Donald Trump, a self-declared “Tariff Man,” has made the threat and use of tariffs one of the chief operating mechanisms of his administration’s foreign and economic policies. He has said on numerous occasions that he “likes tariffs” and that they will he...

softs biofuel

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Cotton Imports to Surge on Lower Production; Prices Could Remain Depressed The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has now estimated cotton production in 2018/19 (October-September) at 33 million bales, down from last month’s estimate of 33.5 million bales as well as the government of India...

soy-oilseeds livestock feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomic Trends China’s Economic Slowdown Hits Food and Agricultural Sectors After increases in the cost of food exceeded 3 percent during September and October, food inflation in China retreated to 2.5 percent for both November and December. According to data from China’s Nati...

Plurilaterals for NTBs; Leaky Law; Big State Power

Plurilateral for NTBs Australia has launched an effort to address the nontariff trade barriers (NTBs) its exporters face. The Aussie beef industry says NTBs cost it A$3.4 billion per year and the nation’s grain growers curated a list of 54 such barriers across 15 markets. But there is no...

Trade War End or Beginning; Industry Makeover

Trade War End or Beginning Some analysts are saying that the downward pressure on both the U.S. and Chinese economies will force a close to the trade war. There are indications that progress is being made with China looking at western-proposed restrictions on government control of business data...

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Phoney Trade War; Stop the Phony War on Biotech; False Plan for Africa

Phoney Trade War In September 1939, Hitler’s army imposed the infamous blitzkrieg attack on Poland and, with the complicity of the Soviet Union, the nation was completely subdued in just over a month. Historically it is known as the start of WWII, but because a half-year passed before Hit...

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China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Trade War and Weather Made Brazil China’s Main 2018 Source Recently released data from China’s Customs Bureau show how much China came to rely on Brazil in 2018 for its imported soybeans. The sharp uptick in imported soybeans from the South American giant was due primarily...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends U.S. Agricultural Exports to China Down Nearly 50 Percent in 2018 U.S. agricultural exports to China during January-October were a paltry 14.52 MMT worth $8.32 billion versus 30.77 MMT valued at $14.27 billion during the same period of 2017. That volume was also 51.5 percent less t...

Family Farms versus Big Ag—Again

The next U.S. presidential election occurs in about 20 months, but the campaign season is already well underway. President Donald Trump is more than halfway through his first term. He has a solid political base of supporters and a firm grip on the Republican Party, and his nomination to seek a...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Marco Trends February Economic Data Points to Serious Weakness Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics indicates the country’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 49.2 percent last month, the lowest level since May 2017. It should be noted that a figure below 50 p...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Climbs Again as Feed Demand Continues to Drop Despite a decline in soybean imports, China’s soymeal inventories continue to rise as domestic feed demand remains soft. Even with the central government’s efforts to inject new stimulus into the economy to off...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends Lower Food Prices Push Inflation Down in January With China’s major holiday occurring just around the corner in February, the country typically experiences a run-up in consumer prices during January as a result of increased food expenditures. This is particularly true of fres...

soy-oilseeds

The Checkered Use of Tariffs

President Donald Trump, a self-declared “Tariff Man,” has made the threat and use of tariffs one of the chief operating mechanisms of his administration’s foreign and economic policies. He has said on numerous occasions that he “likes tariffs” and that they will he...

softs biofuel

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Cotton Imports to Surge on Lower Production; Prices Could Remain Depressed The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has now estimated cotton production in 2018/19 (October-September) at 33 million bales, down from last month’s estimate of 33.5 million bales as well as the government of India...

soy-oilseeds livestock feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomic Trends China’s Economic Slowdown Hits Food and Agricultural Sectors After increases in the cost of food exceeded 3 percent during September and October, food inflation in China retreated to 2.5 percent for both November and December. According to data from China’s Nati...

Plurilaterals for NTBs; Leaky Law; Big State Power

Plurilateral for NTBs Australia has launched an effort to address the nontariff trade barriers (NTBs) its exporters face. The Aussie beef industry says NTBs cost it A$3.4 billion per year and the nation’s grain growers curated a list of 54 such barriers across 15 markets. But there is no...

Trade War End or Beginning; Industry Makeover

Trade War End or Beginning Some analysts are saying that the downward pressure on both the U.S. and Chinese economies will force a close to the trade war. There are indications that progress is being made with China looking at western-proposed restrictions on government control of business data...

farm-inputs

Phoney Trade War; Stop the Phony War on Biotech; False Plan for Africa

Phoney Trade War In September 1939, Hitler’s army imposed the infamous blitzkrieg attack on Poland and, with the complicity of the Soviet Union, the nation was completely subdued in just over a month. Historically it is known as the start of WWII, but because a half-year passed before Hit...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds livestock

China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Trade War and Weather Made Brazil China’s Main 2018 Source Recently released data from China’s Customs Bureau show how much China came to rely on Brazil in 2018 for its imported soybeans. The sharp uptick in imported soybeans from the South American giant was due primarily...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends U.S. Agricultural Exports to China Down Nearly 50 Percent in 2018 U.S. agricultural exports to China during January-October were a paltry 14.52 MMT worth $8.32 billion versus 30.77 MMT valued at $14.27 billion during the same period of 2017. That volume was also 51.5 percent less t...

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