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U.S. farmers expected to get third and final tranche of trade aid

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he expected the federal government to pay farmers a third and final tranche of 2019 trade aid a day after an initial deal with China was signed, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Washington and Beijing signed the Phase One pact on Wednesday, setting trade tensions between […] Read more

Trump trade-war aid sows frustration in farm country

Reading Time: 4 minutes Rochester, Minnesota | Reuters — The U.S. government is paying Texas cotton farmer J. Walt Hagood US$145 an acre for losses related to U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. But Minnesota soybean farmer Betsy Jensen will get just US$35 an acre. Both farmers’ sales have taken heavy blows in Trump’s trade war with China. Neither […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Trade volatile ahead of USDA announcement

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The Chicago Board of Trade saw “a wild ride of volatility” on Wednesday, following rumours of a U.S. Department of Agriculture farm aid package that could top US$15 billion. The package would include payments of about $2 per bushel for soybeans and four cents per bushel for corn, according to Bloomberg. An official […] Read more

U.S. grains: Soybeans rebound in technical bounce, trade aid details awaited

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rebounded on Wednesday in a technical correction from the prior session’s drop as the market awaited details of a Trump administration farm aid package that could encourage farmers to plant more soybeans. Corn ended firm, although spillover support from higher soy and worries over rain-delayed U.S. planting were […] Read more

U.S. to favour soybeans in trade war aid for farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington/Chicago | Reuters — The Trump administration is considering direct payments to U.S. farmers of $2 per bushel for soybeans as part of an aid package to offset the trade war with China, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, an offer that could encourage more soy planting despite record supplies. China is the world’s top soybean importer, […] Read more

New Trump aid plan for U.S. farmers to rely on direct payments

Reading Time: 2 minutes Washington | Reuters — The Trump administration’s second package of aid for U.S. farmers hit by the trade war with China is expected to have a similar structure to last year’s program, using direct payments and commodity purchases, industry sources briefed on the plan said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is still finalizing the plan, […] Read more