Global Trade

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Nebraska Dry Bean Growers Association President Dan Hinman (left) leads a raffle with help from Lesli Howell, NDBGA office manager/Bean Bag editor.

Bean Day Brings Pertinent Information to Growers

February 29, 2024
Attendees of the recent event heard from the Nebraska Department of Ag about ongoing initiatives to expand the dry bean export market, and learned more about the 2024 weather outlook.

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USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2033 report will be released in February 2024, and will feature full discussion of the commodity supply and use projections, and projections for farm income and global commodity trade.

USDA Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2033

November 3, 2023
The tables to be released on Nov. 7 will include 10-year projections for major U.S. crops and livestock products.

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All sessions of the 2024 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be livestreamed, and virtual attendance is free. See registration link below for more information.

Registration Now Open for USDA’s 100th Agricultural Outlook Forum

November 2, 2023
At the 2024 forum, more than 100 experts from government, industry and academia will share insights on commodity and food price outlooks, U.S. and global agricultural trade developments, ag innovations, climate change and the bioeconomy.

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Soybeans, corn, beef, dairy, cotton and tree nuts were the top commodities exported by the U.S. in 2022 and represented more than half of U.S. agricultural export value.

2022 Was Another Record Year for U.S. Farm Exports

March 2, 2023
According to USDA, U.S. agricultural exports in 2022 increased 11%, or $19.5 billion, from the previous record set in 2021.

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Free Livestream Planned for USDA’s 2023 Agricultural Outlook Forum

October 27, 2022
More than 100 government, industry and academic leaders will share insights on commodity and food price outlooks, U.S. and global agricultural trade developments, supply chain disruptions, and innovations to mitigate impacts of climate change.

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The Storm in World Fertilizer Markets Continues

September 29, 2022
An update on 2022 fertilizer prices following the substantial hikes in 2021 due to high demand, drought, high fossil energy prices, supply-chain disruptions and trade policies.

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Participants gather at the Greens Plains Inc. headquarters in Omaha on Aug. 26 for a trade issues conference cosponsored by the Yeutter Institute. (Photo by Jacy Thoman, Yeutter Institute)

Conference Explains Key Connections Between Agriculture, International Trade

September 29, 2022
A recent ag-focused conference in Omaha featured presentations by UNL faculty that explained the fundamentals of international trade.

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Trade School Workshop in Omaha Aug. 26

August 11, 2022
Topics of the workshop will include an overview of how trade policy was established, the impact of agricultural imports, how trade policy and market development work together to drive grain sales, and more.

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