soybeans

China to Purchase More U.S. Soybeans

Dan Soybeans

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced during White House meetings, the Chinese government committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans. In a tweet, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue wrote: “Hats off to the President (@POTUS) for bringing China to the table. Strategy is working. Show of good faith by the Chinese. Also indications …

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USDA Expects Exports to Fall In 2019

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The Department of Agriculture is projecting a $1.9 billion drop in exports this year, led by a decline in trade with China. While talks remain ongoing between China and the United States, USDA during its 95th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum Thursday predicted 2019 fiscal year exports at $141.5 billion. USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson told attendees China is expected to …

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USDA Releases Shutdown-delayed Reports

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The Department of Agriculture’s backlog of reports delayed from the government shutdown overall provided a neutral outlook. USDA reported 2018 corn production at 14.4 billion bushels with a national average yield of 176 bushels per acre. Meanwhile, USDA says farmers harvested a record 4.5 billion bushels of soybeans, up three percent from last year, with a national average yield of …

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Soybean Growers Want Resolution with 90-Day Negotiation Period Waning

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

Soybean growers urge Congress to press Administration to end tariffs Talks are good, purchases are good, but lifting the tariff that China imposed last July on soybean imports from the United States is the only way for U.S. soybean farmers to regain commercial access to the significant Chinese market. “It is heartening that the Administration is keeping soybeans in the …

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China Buys U.S. Soybeans Following Trade Meeting

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans

China continues to purchase U.S. soybeans with a more than one million metric ton buy on Friday, and another 600,000 metric ton purchase reported Monday. Following a round of trade talks last week, China pledged to purchase another five million metric tons of U.S. soybeans. Friday’s purchases by state-owned firms were believed to be destined for China’s state reserves, and …

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Despite Trade Turmoil, U.S. Soybean Exports Set Record

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The United States exported a record-breaking 2.6 billion bushels of U.S. soy and soy products, valued at more than $28 billion last market year, ending in September. The U.S. also set a record high in combined volume of the whole soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil exported in 2017/2018, with soybean meal exports accounting for the greatest growth. The records …

farm futures

Farm Futures Survey Shows Planting Intentions

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

A survey by Farm Futures finds growers said they want to boost corn and cotton acreage, while cutting back on crops affected by China’s import tariffs on soybeans and sorghum. Farm Futures surveyed 626 farmers in December and January and reported soybean planting intentions of 84.6 million acres, down 5.5 percent from 2018, but more than the 82.5 million projected …