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Outlook For U.S. Agricultural Trade

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According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service and Foreign Agricultural Service in their November trade report, U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2021 are projected at $152 billion, driven by higher soybean and corn export values. The projection for soybean exports is a record $26.3 billion due to higher unit values, strong demand from China and ... Read More »

That’s a big, big boat

Amanda Huber, Editor

Savannah, Georgia, is one of my favorite places to visit. Besides the city’s storied history and picturesque riverfront, the Savannah port has quietly become one of the largest on the Eastern Seaboard. According to the Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah now features 74.4 million square feet of industrial space covering 1,345 acres with 36 ship-to-shore cranes. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project ... Read More »

U.S. corn production could hit records in 2020, grower prices to remain flat

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With a whirlwind of trade activity as a backdrop, commodity market gyrations have made unsettling times for grain producers in Texas and across the nation, but there’s hope those are leveling, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “Trade is a powerful tool,” said Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain marketing economist, College Station. HIs comments came as ... Read More »

Corn, Sorghum Prices Rally On Crop Uncertainty

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Corn and sorghum prices have rallied in response to weather-related problems in the Corn Belt, but their future remains uncertain, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain economist, College Station, said Texas corn and sorghum growers are reporting better-than-average growing conditions amid higher prices. There is ongoing speculation U.S. corn acres have ... Read More »

Better Late Than Never

Amanda Huber, Editor

Just as I was about to wrap up this issue of Corn South, work on the Farm Bill began again in earnest. Within a couple of days, the Farm Bill had passed out of both the House and the Senate and was headed to the President’s desk for signing. “America’s farmers and ranchers are weathering the fifth year of severe ... Read More »

Need Strong Usage, Export Markets

Amanda Huber, Editor

This was another year of record crop production in corn. But as usual, a big crop means that producers can expect lower prices the next year. That is the message from ag economists across the country, including Clemson agricultural economists Nathan Smith and Scott Mickey. At the recent 2018 Ag Outlook Conference, Smith said, “Prices have dropped because of a ... Read More »