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USDA Increases Corn, Soybean Production Forecast

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The Department of Agriculture Thursday upped its predictions for larger corn and soybean crops this year. The USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report predicts corn production at 14.2 billion bushels and soybeans increasing to 4.3 billion bushels. The 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook includes larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and lower ending stocks. Increased 2017/18 exports …

japan

Japan TPP Ratification Brings Concerns for U.S. Wheat

Dan Industry News Release, Trade, Wheat

U.S. wheat farmers are concerned with the recent move by Japan to ratify the updated Trans-Pacific Partnership last week. U.S. Wheat Associates says implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States is “a time bomb” set to demolish more than 60 years of work to develop a “large and loyal market” for U.S. wheat in Japan. …

farm credit

Farm Credit Outlook Shows Prices for Grains to Strengthen

Dan Corn, Economy, Industry News Release, Wheat

An outlook presented to the Farm Credit Administration shows corn and soybean prices are projected to strengthen, boosting profit margins for crop farmers. The report shows profit margins are expected to decline for livestock producers though, as rising grain prices drive up feed costs, and Southwest pasture conditions deteriorate because of severe drought. The quarterly report also notes that uncertainties …

smaller corn

USDA Projects Smaller Corn, Soybean Crops

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the Department of Agriculture projects smaller corn and soybean crops this year. The corn crop is projected at 14.0 billion bushels, down from last year with a lower forecast area and yield. The yield projection of 174.0 bushels per acre is based on a weather-adjusted trend assuming normal planting progress and …

Congress

Wheat Growers Talk Farm Bill with Lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Wheat

Officers of the National Association of Wheat Growers are in Washington, D.C. this week meeting with members of Congress. The wheat growers are stressing the importance of passing a farm bill this year. NAWG President Jimmie Musick of Oklahoma says its “critical” to talk with lawmakers about completing the farm bill reauthorization before the current farm bill expires. Members of …

wto

First-Ever WTO Counter Notification Against India’s Market Price Support Issued by U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Wheat

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States submitted a counter notification in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Agriculture (COA) on India’s market price support (MPS) for wheat and rice. Filed on May 4, 2018, this is the first ever COA notification under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture regarding another …

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WASDE Report Predicts Record Soybean Crop for Brazil

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand (WASDE) Report from the Department of Agriculture shows Brazil is reaching a record soybean planting. USDA predicted a record Brazilian soybean crop in the report Tuesday of 115 million metric tons, or 4.2 billion bushels. Domestically, U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2017/18 include increased crush, lower seed and residual use, and …

tpp

Agri View: Bad Trade Deal for Agriculture

Dan Agri View, Trade, Wheat

Everett Griner talks about the United States leaving TTP hurting agriculture in today’s Agri View. Bad Trade Deal for Agriculture Well, all 12 nations that make up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have signed the agreement. All except one. That one is us. The United States. Our President has already announced that we are out. The country’s wheat farmers fear this …