Economist’s Angle

Economist’s Angle: A Rising Tide Doesn’t Lift All Barges: Limited Opportunities in The Market Rally

February 4, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist The recent rally in the soybean market has been a welcome change. The average farm price for soybeans for the past five years is 27% lower than the five ...


Economist’s Angle: The Pillars of Agricultural Sustainability

January 7, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist Sustainability in agriculture is receiving increased focus. Phrases such as “climate smart agriculture” and “regenerative agriculture” relating to this idea have become new terms in the industry. While there ...


Economist’s Angle: The Outlook for Growth in Chinese Soybean Demand

December 3, 2020

Last month’s Economist’s Angle took a deep dive into the Phase One trade agreement with China. It concluded that China’s recent strong export pace would not be large enough to meet the 2020 goal. Even ...


Economist’s Angle: Where Do Phase One Purchases Stand?

November 5, 2020

The United States and People’s Republic of China signed the Phase One economic and trade agreement Jan. 15, 2020. The two-year agreement covered a myriad of issues including intellectual property rights and currency rates. Two ...


Economist’s Angle: A Deep Dive into Soybean CFAP2 Payments

October 1, 2020

  By Scott Gerlt • ASA Economist   On Sept. 17, the administration announced the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2) to help the agricultural sector sustain losses from the pandemic. Without ...

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