wheat

Egypt Downplaying Wheat Cargo Denials

Dan General

The world’s largest wheat buyer is backing away from recent comments regarding poppy seeds found in wheat shipments. Egypt has rejected two cargoes of wheat for import after testing found the shipments were contaminated with poppy seeds that Egypt called “drug-producing.” However, the poppy seeds were found to be of non-opium producing kinds, and Egypt now calls them “not very …

vietnam

U.S. Moving Forward with WTO China Grains Case

Dan Industry News Release

The United States is moving forward with a World Trade Organization case against China regarding tariff-rate quotas for agricultural products. The WTO said this week that the U.S. is requesting that the WTO set up a panel to investigate the tariff-rate quotas, a move that Reuters says sets up a showdown between the two largest economies in the world. The …

vietnam

U.S. DDGS Exports Up 16 Percent To Southeast Asia

Dan Corn, Wheat

U.S. exports of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). The Southeast Asian region – which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – currently represents the …

wasde

USDA Releases July WASDE, Crop Production Reports

Dan Industry News Release

The recent World Agriculture Supply and Demand (WASDE) report by the Department of Agriculture projects corn and soybean farmers will grow more crop than previously anticipated. USDA on Wednesday increased 2017-18 corn production to an estimated 14.255 billion bushels and soybean production to 4.26 billion bushels. Corn production came in slightly above the highest pre-report estimates while soybean production came …

wheat acres

Rabobank Issues Report on Declining Wheat Acres

Dan Industry News Release

Rabobank issued a report this week saying U.S. wheat acres have been on the decline for 35 years. This growing season, wheat acres are at their lowest point in 100 years. Those lower acres over a long period of time are going to have some ripple effects. RaboResearch Grains and Oilseed Analyst Stephen Nicholson found that the decreasing number of …

nafta

Wheat Industry Looks for New NAFTA Opportunities, But Priority Remains Do No Harm

Dan Industry News Release, Trade, Wheat

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) urge caution as the Trump Administration officially submitted to Congress its notice of intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The U.S. wheat industry welcomes the opportunity for improving the framework for cross border wheat trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, but would …

cotton

USDA Approves Modifications to Margin Protection Plan of Insurance for Crops

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency this week announced greater crop insurance options for farmers against unexpected decreases in their operating margin. Offered through the federal crop insurance program, margin protection insurance for corn, wheat, rice and soybeans will be available in more states and have updates designed to better clarify the real input costs covered beginning in …