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Kirsten Rall updates the markets, current as of 8/16/19 at 2:00 p.m. To end the week, the markets ending higher after losses that flooded both livestock and grain sectors early in the week. Nearby corn...

Trade War Escalation Prompts Recession Fears

Trade war worries sent Wall Street retreating Monday as some experts fear the rest of the U.S. could join agriculture in a depressed economy. Experts from Morgan Stanley predict a global recession if the...

Trade Group Claims Americans Have Paid $22 Billion in Tariffs Through Trade War

New data released by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland shows Americans have paid nearly $22 billion in additional tariffs since the trade war with China began. The data, which is broken down by individual tariff...

Chinese Grain Subsidies Are Too High

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), along with other commodity groups and the USDA, welcomed a ruling from the World Trade Organization dispute panel regarding Chinese grain subsidies. The WTO panel ruled that Chinese government payments...

U.S. Soy Responds to tariff Announcement

In response to the announcement regarding U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, the American Soybean Association (ASA), the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the United Soybean Board (USB) release the following statements. “Nobody is a...

USMEF: November Pork Export Value Highest Ever; Beef Exports Remain Strong

The latest USDA export data shows that U.S. pork exports recorded their highest-ever monthly value in November at $615.6 million. For January through November, pork export value increased 10 percent year-over-year to $5.9 billion. Pork variety...

Grain Dealers to Gather in Fargo for 106th Convention and Industry Show

The North Dakota Grain Dealers Association will hold its 106th Annual Convention & Industry Show at the Fargo Holiday Inn January 14-16, 2018.  Approximately 900 people are expected for the event, consisting of grain...

Pork Exports Support U.S. Hog Herd Expansion

The U.S. swine inventory on December 1, 2017 was 73.2 million head. This was up two percent from a year ago. The breeding herd inventory at 6.1 million head, was up one percent. The...

Look Ahead For Marketing Opportunties Says NCTC Instructor Jensen

Small grain growers from across North Dakota and Minnesota converged on Grand Forks, ND on Wednesday and Thursday to attend the annual Prairie Grains Conference.  The two day event, which was held at the...

Senate Ag Committee Hears Expert Testimony on Agro-Defense and Nation’s Food Supply

According to witness testimony at a Senate Ag Committee hearing on Wednesday, the U.S. is unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks are caused intentionally...

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