Weekly Insights

January 20, 2020

Is the World More Reliant on Meat Trade?

Last week’s post looked at the expanding impact of trade in U.S. meat, especially beef and pork. As a follow-up, this week’s post considers the trends in world trade of beef, chicken, and pork. Is the world more reliant on meat trade?

January 13, 2020

Trade and U.S. Meat

In earlier posts, we have looked at the growing role of trade in global and U.S. crop production. The trends are mixed at the crop-level, but across all major crops, global trade has clearly become more significant over the last decade. This left us wondering about the livestock sector. This week’s post considers the impact […]

January 6, 2020

11 Questions Facing Agriculture in 2020

by Brent Gloy and David Widmar For many of us, the new year is a time to reflect on the year (or decade) behind us and consider what may lie ahead of us. What will 2020 have in store? Well, that is a daunting – if not impossible – question to answer in January. However, […]

December 29, 2019

2010-2019: An Agricultural Decade In Review

by Brent Gloy and David Widmar “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.   While writing our recent 2019 Agricultural Year in Review, we realized that more than the year was coming to a close. The decade – at least how must of […]

December 23, 2019

Three U.S. Christmas Tree Production Facts

With the Christmas holiday just days away, this week’s post shares three facts about U.S. Christmas tree production.

December 16, 2019

The 2019 Agricultural Year in Review

By Brent Gloy and David Widmar With 2019 coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on the biggest stories in agriculture. It’s been a year full of uncertainty and never-ending breaking news, but here is our list of the year’s biggest ag stories.