The U.S. Department of Agriculture added to the bearish tone in grain markets with larger-than-expected yield, production and stocks estimates in a series of reports published on Friday. Both the headline corn and soybean yield numbers for 2023 were higher than all trade estimates prior to the report, with corn yield pegged at a record… Read More

Farmers and commodity traders alike have heard plenty of gloomy predictions from market analysts over the past few months. There are a lot of bearish feelings regarding grain markets, Chip Flory of AgriTalk says, but there are signs that commodity prices may be finding support. “The corn market is finding what it needs to do… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio with host Shaun Haney. Today’s episode we will hear from Chip Flory, host of AgriTalk, with a grain market update and full analysis of the week’s price moves. We will also hear from David Coletto, of Abacus Data, on union membership and leadership being… Read More

With California on an aggressive timeline to implement the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative — more commonly known as Prop 12 — requirements by July 1, 2023 the United States pork industry is still reeling with questions regarding the details of verification, logistics, and supply. Last week, we heard from the Canadian Pork Council on concerns… Read More

As farmers contemplate a multitude of variables heading into this growing season, crop prices are favourable, indeed. Favourable does not mean stress-free by any means. With commodity prices hovering high for numerous crops, many farmers have yet to pull the trigger on locking in prices with the optimism and hope that those numbers will continue… Read More

Whether it is the drop in oil prices due to a major spat between Russia and Saudi Arabia or the COVID-19 outbreak, the ethanol industry is dealing with massive challenges in the short term. Ethanol plants in Canada and the U.S. are reportedly scaling back production as a result, which is creating concern for corn… Read More

To the relief of farmers, China and the U.S. have agreed and signed Phase One of a “multi-phase” trade deal. It remains to be seen whether this is a truce, a pause, or an easing of tensions, but farmers are encouraged. The Phase One deal is being met with high amounts of bipartisan criticism due… Read More

With the United States’ exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the new administration says it’s focusing on bilateral agreements instead of multilateral deals in its attempted execution of an “America first” ideology on all things, including trade. Now that President Trump has formally notified Congress of his desire to renegotiate NAFTA, the countdown has started with… Read More

 

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