Trade Issues May Have Lasting Effects on Wheat
High Plains Journal – 01/30/2019
Current trade negotiations and retaliations could very well wind up having lasting effects on the future wheat trade, cautioned Frayne Olson, director of the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives at North Dakota State University…“For the last several months, when I’ve been talking about trade and tariffs and crop marketing, the focus has been on soybeans since they’re most directly impacted by this tariff stuff,” Olson said. “But as to trade issues with wheat, there are some immediate things that may happen in the next few months that will impact wheat markets. But most are longer term issues that will unfold over the next few years.”
U.S. China Trade War Timeline: What’s Happened and What’s Next
Bloomberg – 01/30/2019
Talks resume in Washington this week between the U.S. and China over the trade dispute. With a previous round of discussions ending on an optimistic note and about four weeks before the U.S.-imposed deadline for a deal, all eyes are on what they can hammer our over the next two days. Here’s what the two sides are looking for, and here’s the timeline of what’s happened this past year, in reverse chronological order
US Ag Says UK Must Break European Shackles
Agri-Pulse – 01/30/2019
America’s farmers and ranchers are eager for a U.S. free trade agreement with the U.K., but only if the British are willing to eventually make a clean break from the European Union and all of its restrictions that hamper or block U.S. farm commodities. That was the predominant message Tuesday from representatives of the U.S. ag sector to a panel of Trump administration officials as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative prepares to begin negotiations with their British counterparts.
Milling Model for a New Century
World-Grain – 01/29/2019
Like many U.S. flour milling companies, Panhandle Milling LLC was established with the acquisition of a single flour mill. Also like many milling companies, Panhandle has expanded into numerous related categories that complement the core milling business. While at most companies such diversification took place over many years, Panhandle has moved at lightning speed to create a business model the company’s executive team believes ideally situates the company for the rapidly evolving market for grain-based products in the early 21st century.
IAOM, KSU Host Flour Milling Training
World-Grain – 01/30/2019
Looking into the entire flour milling process from start to finish, the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) and Kansas State University (KSU) partnered to host the IAOM-KSU Introduction to Flour Milling course on Jan. 14-18. The course hosted six participants from California, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Dakota and Michigan.
Source: U.S. Wheat Associates