Keith Good: Ag Exports Pegged to Fall in 2015, Imports to Grow — USDA Dec 4, 2014

    🕔Dec 4, 2014
    Economic News- Trade Issues USDA has released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: December 2014, which stated that, “Fiscal 2015 agricultural exports are forecast at $143.5 billion, $9.0 billion below fiscal […]

    Keith Good: Corn Futures Up 24% from Start of Year; China Imports Grow Apr 30, 2014

    🕔Apr 30, 2014
    Corn Prices The Associated Press reported yesterday that, “Wet weather and planting delays for this year’s crop are sending corn futures higher. “Corn for July delivery rose 8 cents to $5.22 […]

    Keith Good: Corn Planting Shows Signs of Progress, USDA Reports Apr 29, 2014

    🕔Apr 29, 2014
    Cheri Zagurski reported yesterday at DTN (link requires subscription) that, “Corn planting progress took its largest leap so far this growing season in the week ended April 27, logging in at 19%, according to USDA’s […]

    Keith Good: Cotton Losing Ground to Synthetic Fibers, Import Data Show Apr 28, 2014

    🕔Apr 28, 2014
    Cotton Alexandra Wexler reported on the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “You can stretch cotton only so far. Pushed by persistently steep prices for the fabric, apparel makers are weaving synthetic fibers into […]

    Keith Good: U.S. Corn Exports Surging Despite China’s GMO Rejections Apr 25, 2014

    🕔Apr 25, 2014
    Trade News Reuters writer Michael Hirtzer reported yesterday that, “U.S. exporters last week shipped the most corn in at least 24 years, government data showed on Thursday, despite another round of canceled […]

    Keith Good: Citrus Disease Bites Florida; USDA to Track All PEDv Cases Apr 21, 2014

    🕔Apr 21, 2014
    Agricultural Economy AFP writer Juliette Michel reported on Friday that, “A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida’s orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly […]

    Keith Good: China May Have Ulterior Motives in Rejecting U.S. GMO Corn Mar 18, 2014

    🕔Mar 18, 2014
    Biotech Henry I. Miller, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, indicated in a column in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “In November, China suddenly announced that it would block […]

    Keith Good: Hog Futures Hit All-Time High; Pork Prices Likely to Jump Mar 4, 2014

    🕔Mar 4, 2014
    Agricultural Economy Bloomberg writers Elizabeth Campbell and Megan Durisin reported yesterday that, “Hog futures extended a rally to an all-time high amid a spreading virus that kills piglets, leaving Americans poised to pay more […]

    Keith Good: Propane Shortage, Bitter Temps, Drought Plague Ag Industry Feb 10, 2014

    🕔Feb 10, 2014
    Agricultural Economy With respect to the cold weather, Alan Blinder and Clifford Krauss reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “In the midst of one of the great natural gas drilling booms […]

    Keith Good: Controversial California Drought-Relief Bill Proposed Jan 23, 2014

    🕔Jan 23, 2014
    Agricultural Economy AP writer Scott Smith reported today that, “House Speaker John Boehner visited a dusty California field on Wednesday, joining Central Valley Republicans to announce an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what is […]


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