President Donald Trump laid out several punitive measures against China on Friday, which includes eliminating special status for the semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong. The U.S. has treated Hong Kong separately from mainland China. The U.S. exports about $4 billion in agricultural commodities to Hong Kong.
Miles between farms can be a plus when weather isn't cooperating. DTN's View From the Cab farmers aren't afraid to spread out, but it doesn't mean the logistics are always easy.
The Cattle on Feed reports aren't something that many producers sit down at night to study, but seeing that the last two COF reports have differed upwards of 22% to 23% compared to placements in 2019, the recap of the reports may hold tangible information about the upcoming fall feeder cattle market.
Agricultural sales are rising and trade officials reiterate that China is making progress on the phase-one agreement, but sales lag far behind the prospect of reaching figures promised in the trade deal signed in January.
Retail fertilizer prices remained flat this planting season, with none of the eight major fertilizers tracked by DTN showing a price change of more than 5% for the past seven weeks.
A federal appeals court denied EPA's motion to dismiss an appeal by an Idaho property owner who has fought an alleged Clean Water Act violation for years.
Nearly everywhere we turn, U.S. ag markets are suffering from a lack of demand flow. Where coronavirus is to blame, there is not much we can do; but in the case of soybeans, couldn't there be a better way?
Enrollment for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program begins on Tuesday, but some cattle producers on a Facebook event over the weekend still had questions about how USDA is implementing the program and how losses are being determined. The program pays mainly for livestock and crops sold from Jan. 15 through April 15.
The Renewable Fuels Association says FDA has created confusion with questions about the purity of alcohol from ethanol plants, hindering the industry's ability to help produce hand sanitizer even as the country begins to open up and demand for such products could soar. Meanwhile, the industry is just starting to see recovery in fuel markets as the nation begins driving more again.
Some Midwest farmers are hiring a robotic farming company this spring to custom plant soybeans to solve labor issues and get seed in the ground quickly.