Amazon Deforestation and Ag-4Dec 19
Brazil's beef industry has reduced its impact on the Amazon rainforest, but its footprint remains. Policing plus intensive farming are the way to reduce the impact.
Global Fertilizer Outlook - 4Dec 18
Global demand for nitrogen fertilizers worldwide is increasing thanks to a growing population. Oversupply concerns, as well as geopolitical issues, threaten a fairly positive global outlook for nitrogen.
China Holds Grain Import Quotas SteadyDec 18
China may have kept its corn, wheat and rice quotas unchanged, but the volume of imports may be less than the quota in 2015 due to a revised application process that disqualifies some companies from buying imported grain.
Elections Won't Soften TPP IssuesDec 18
Rice, wheat and barley, sugar, dairy products, and beef and pork are items that could pose an obstacle for Japan to join the Trans-Pacific Partership.
The Market's Fine PrintDec 17
Understanding the Grinch's hostile motivation toward Christmas is as difficult as explaining why this year's great bull market in cattle has suddenly imploded in December.
Water-Quality Trading ToutedDec 17
Obama administration officials and Virginia's governor tout a nutrient-trading program to reduce phosphorus loads from farmers in the Chesapeake Bay. They hope the effort can be expanded elsewhere.
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