CoBank: India’s Rice Export Ban: Short-Term Benefit, Long-Term Challenge For U.S. Rice Aug 18, 2023

    🕔Aug 18, 2023
    DENVER –U.S. rice producers and exporters stand to benefit from India’s recent decision to ban exports of white rice, as global demand for U.S. rice is expected to rise. Increased […]

    Ag Economy: Forces That Will Shape 2020 – CoBank Dec 13, 2019

    🕔Dec 13, 2019
    The U.S. rural economy will continue to face headwinds in 2020 and is expected to underperform relative to the economy of urban America. Since 2014, GDP growth in rural counties […]

    Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020 Dec 4, 2019

    🕔Dec 4, 2019
    Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at the highest levels seen in years. Basis for all three of […]

    California Almonds: Oversupply Risk Tied to Shifts in Weather, Acreage Nov 25, 2019

    🕔Nov 25, 2019
    The almond industry has enjoyed over 20 years of robust growth and generally favorable economic returns. Yet, over the past five years weather-related challenges such as frosts and droughts have […]

    Poultry: Increased Demand for Dark Chicken Meat Creating New Opportunities Oct 30, 2019

    🕔Oct 30, 2019
    Evolving U.S. demographics are shifting consumer preferences from white meat chicken to dark meat, presenting the chicken industry with an opportunity to diversify its profit centers. Advances in mechanical deboning […]

    Hemp: CoBank Sees Potential Risks And Rewards Oct 23, 2019

    🕔Oct 23, 2019
    Since the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, the agriculture industry has been inundated with interest in and information about industrial hemp. Some of the information […]

    Ag Trade: Volatility Continues to Roil U.S. Markets – CoBank Oct 2, 2019

    🕔Oct 2, 2019
    Uncertainty over trade policy, weather and African Swine Fever dominated agricultural markets last quarter, causing greater volatility across the industry that’s affecting producers, supply chains and end users, according to […]

    Grain Elevators Face Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty Aug 30, 2019

    🕔Aug 30, 2019
    Grain elevators and end users are navigating heightened market volatility caused by uncertainty over the size of this fall’s corn harvest. After U.S. corn farmers suffered historic planting delays from […]

    Ethanol Plants – Tough Road Ahead, says CoBank Report – DTN Jul 5, 2019

    🕔Jul 5, 2019
    Even though ethanol margins have shown some improvement in the past month, a new report from CoBank shows many producers will continue to see negative margins for the remainder of […]

    Ethanol Outlook Weak Amid Sluggish Demand Jul 2, 2019

    🕔Jul 2, 2019
    Operating margins for ethanol producers will likely remain weak for the remainder of 2019 under the weight of abundant production. Declining corn production this year will also squeeze margins and […]


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