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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.

Pork export sales, shipments up sharply on week

The week ending February 8th was a big week for pork export sales. The USDA says pork sales were up sharply on the week, with strong demand from two key trading partners – Mexico and China. Physical shipments of pork were also strong.... Read More.

Soybean export sales at marketing year low

The USDA says U.S. soybean export sales hit a marketing year low during the week ending January 25th. That’s due to the continued heavy competition from Brazil, which has seen prices move mostly lower in recent weeks as their harvest advances, even if... Read More.

Corn export inspections down, still ahead of needed pace

The USDA says that as of the week ending January 18th, 2024, U.S. corn export inspections remain ahead of the pace needed to meet projections for the current marketing year. The 2023/24 marketing year got underway June 1st for wheat and September 1st... Read More.

Rep. Mann, Colleagues Introduce Ag Export Promotion Act

Washington, D.C. - Wednesday, U.S. Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) and Representatives Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Jim Costa (CA-21), Ashley Hinson (IA-02), Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Brad Finstad (MN-01), Kim Schrier (WA-08), and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) introduced the Ag Export Promotion Act alongside Senators Angus King (I-ME),Joni... Read More.