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Foundational markets for U.S. pork export growth

The National Pork Board sees Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa as foundational markets for U.S. pork export growth. NPB vice president of international market development Courtney Knupp says Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and the Caribbean present a lot of opportunity. “One, they’re close... Read More.

Ohio Department of Agriculture reinstates their Trade and Export Program

The Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture says it is reinstating the Agricultural Trade and Export Program to strengthen relationships with agencies across the state. Brian Baldridge says the program helps expand Ohio’s international trade opportunities and benefits farmers. “As far as making sure... Read More.

Old crop soybean export sales up sharply on week

U.S. export sales were mixed during the week ending June 6th. The USDA says old crop soybean sales were up sharply thanks to renewed interest from China, but new crop sales remain to slow because of relatively high U.S. prices and a big... Read More.

Pork export sales hit marketing year high

Pork export sales surged to a marketing year high during the week ending March 21st. The USDA says pork sales were driven by strong demand from Mexico, which picked up most of the week’s total, followed by Japan and Australia. Beef, corn, wheat,... Read More.

Beef, wheat export sales fall to marketing year lows

The USDA says wheat and beef export sales have notched marketing year lows for a second consecutive week. Both of those commodities are seeing hefty competition on the global market from other exporters due to relatively high U.S. prices and the strength of... Read More.

NMPF says dairy export assistance program is under review

A farmer-funded dairy export assistance program might see some changes later this year.  Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation tells Brownfield a task force was formed in January to examine the Cooperatives Working Together program.   Galen says the NMPF board wants to... Read More.

Wheat export inspections up on week, year

The USDA says corn export inspections as of the week ending March 7th remain ahead of the pace needed to meet expectations for the current marketing year. The 2023/24 marketing year kicked off June 1st for wheat and September 1st for corn, sorghum,... Read More.

Soybean oil export sales hit marketing year high

U.S. export sales were mixed during the week ending February 29th. Global trade in most major commodities continues to be impacted by the strength of the dollar relative to the currencies of other major exporters, big crops out of South America and Russia,... Read More.

Sorghum export sales hit marketing year high

The USDA says the week ending February 22nd was another mixed week for U.S. export sales. Business continues to show the impact on trade from the strength of the dollar relative to other currencies, which limits U.S. competition on the global market. Sorghum... Read More.

Ukraine establishing new grain export route

An ag economist says Ukraine is seeking an alternative shipping route that could help boost its grain export volumes to pre-war levels. Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net tells Brownfield Ukraine is expected to utilize a new corridor along the Danube River. “This is a verified... Read More.

U.S. export inspections mixed on week, year

The USDA says corn export inspections as of the week ending February 22nd continue to move ahead of the pace needed to meet projections for the current marketing year. The 2023/24 marketing year started June 1st for wheat and September 1st for corn,... Read More.

Soybean, rice export sales at marketing year lows

U.S. soybean export sales hit a marketing year low during the week ending February 15th. The USDA says soybean sales were sharply below the previous week and the four-week average, following a big cancelation by unknown destinations. Rice also hit a marketing year... Read More.