The main takeaway is that USDA basically left old-crop demand for all three major grains largely unchanged, setting the stage for revisions to be made starting in May when world traders are focused on new-crop numbers.
President Trump cancelled his June 12 meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un on Thursday, potentially threatening the pending trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. In a letter to the North Korean leader, the president accused Kim of “tremendous anger and open hostility” toward the U.S. Read moreRead More »
(December 6, 2017) Agricultural authorities in China are speeding up the phaseout of highly toxic pesticides, announcing Dec. 5 that another 10 pesticides will be eliminated by the end of 2022. China will ban the production and use of aldicarb, phorate, and isocarbophos by the end of 2018; ethoprop, omethoate, methyl[…]Read More »