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.
The president of the National Grain and Feed Association says the closure of a rail passage that connects the U.S. and Mexico is causing some backups for trains hauling exported grain and “there is no timeline for re-opening.” Mike Seyfert tells Brownfield there are... Read More.
An ag economist says tensions remain high in the Black Sea Region. Allendale chief strategist Rich Nelson says a recent report indicates Russia attacked a ship near a port in Ukraine’s Odesa region. “The trade did have a little spike up in terms of Wednesday’s... Read More.
An ag economist says shipments of ag goods have halted in the Black Sea Region. Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net tells Brownfield Ukraine has shut down its temporary export corridor due to recent military activity by Russia. “I’ve heard it has to do with mines... Read More.
A fertilizer expert says low water levels along the Mississippi River could have an impact on fertilizer shipments. Josh Linville with Stone X tells Brownfield, “It may not affect imports into the U.S., but it can affect the ability to move those imports from... Read More.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the biggest fallout from historically low Mississippi River levels could be the disruption to fertilizer shipments. Speaking with reporters this week, he said USDA is close to announcing a framework that would expand domestic supplies for the next crop... Read More.
A grain and oilseed specialist says the water levels in the Mississippi River are slowing down the export market significantly. Rabobank strategist Steve Nicholson tells Brownfield the impact is already being felt at the Gulf of Mexico ports with basis levels increasing above... Read More.
Agricultural shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway are up significantly for the first eight months of the year. Deputy Administrator Craig Middlebrook tells Brownfield grain movement has increased nearly 30 percent and potash has grown by almost 270 percent through August. “There’s a lot of... Read More.
The Fertilizer Institute says rail service disruptions of fertilizer shipments could threaten global food security. Justin Louchheim, senior director of government affairs, tells Brownfield nutrients may not be delivered if disruptions continue, causing impacts to crop production. “We recognize that there’s a rail service... Read More.