U.S. government officials are publicly withholding judgment on China’s efforts to ease trade tensions ahead of talks next week, raising the prospect that Beijing’s latest economic-reform announcements won’t go far enough to satisfy President Donald Trump’s demands.
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Political changes, bumper crops and tighter profit margins marked the farm environment in Illinois in 2018. Here are a few highlights — and lowlights — of the year.
The potential for strong South American soybean export competition during the marketing year is the limiting factor in expanded U.S. soybean exports, despite the possible resolution of the China trade issue.
Whatever you want to say about 2018, there was no doubt that when it came to agriculture, it was one wild ride.
Most farmers will remember 2018 as a challenging year. A string of unusual weather events led to a very bad forage situation, a summer drought hurt corn and soybean crops, and already low prices dropped during trade disputes.
In recent weeks, U.S. farmers have witnessed a welcome sight on the trade front: China purchasing U.S. soybeans.