Markets http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Grain farmers can expect lower net incomes this year http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/grain-farmers-can-expect-lower-net-incomes-year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as prices for corn, soybeans, and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).</p> <p>The latest Agricultural Prices report released by USDA&rsquo;s National Agricultural Statistics Service indicated the index of prices received for crop production was down 11 percentage points from the same time last year.</p> <p>The prices-paid index was unchanged.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/grain-farmers-can-expect-lower-net-incomes-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/grain-farmers-can-expect-lower-net-incomes-year#comments Markets Corn Wheat Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:43:00 +0000 160571 at http://westernfarmpress.com Working to reopen Tulare County citrus exports to China http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/working-reopen-tulare-county-citrus-exports-china <div class="field-deck"> Brown rot at the center of trade dispute; other export markets unaffected at this time </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Officials work to reopen Tulare County citrus exports to China</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/working-reopen-tulare-county-citrus-exports-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/working-reopen-tulare-county-citrus-exports-china#comments Markets Citrus Fri, 22 May 2015 17:52:00 +0000 158791 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>From left, John Loyd, USDA trade specialist; Jim Adaskaveg, UC Riverside plant pathologist (holding&nbsp;oranges infected by brown rot); and, James Cranney, president, California Citrus Quality Council. These men are working with citrus growers and packers on protocols to help reopen Tulare County exports to China.</p> RBA achieves $1,900 for 2014 Zante Currant raisin crop http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/rba-achieves-1900-2014-zante-currant-raisin-crop <div class="node-body article-body">California raisin growers to get $1,900 per ton for 2014 Zante Currant crop</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/rba-achieves-1900-2014-zante-currant-raisin-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/rba-achieves-1900-2014-zante-currant-raisin-crop#comments Markets Grapes Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:53:00 +0000 156851 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California Zante&nbsp;Currant raisins will command $1,900 per ton, according to Raisin Bargaining Association.</p> US wheat industry renews call to end Cuban embargo http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/us-wheat-industry-renews-call-end-cuban-embargo <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. wheat industry calls on Congress to end the Cuban trade embargo</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/us-wheat-industry-renews-call-end-cuban-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/us-wheat-industry-renews-call-end-cuban-embargo#comments Markets Wheat Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 156771 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>U.S. wheat industry officials say the trade embargo with Cuba hurts the U.S. economy more than it harms Cuba because they can still import from other countries.</p> Union dockworkers return to work at West Coast ports http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/union-dockworkers-return-work-west-coast-ports <div class="field-deck"> Ports backlog could take three months to clear </div> <div class="node-body article-body">West Coast dockworkers return to work after tentative agreement is reached with Pacific Maritime Association</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/union-dockworkers-return-work-west-coast-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/union-dockworkers-return-work-west-coast-ports#comments Markets Import and Export Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:01:00 +0000 156361 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">Container ships sit idle along the U.S. West Coast during a work slowdown by union dockworkers.&nbsp;</span></p> Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Labor union action harms economy, national security http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/labor-union-action-harms-economy-national-security <div class="node-body blog-body">West Coast ports work stoppage is harming economy and national security</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/labor-union-action-harms-economy-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/labor-union-action-harms-economy-national-security#comments Markets Import and Export Farm Press Blog Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:39:00 +0000 156201 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Container ships at the Port of Oakland go unloaded tied to the union dockworker work slowdown. <em>Photo by Getty Images.</em></p> West Coast ports stoppage ripples inland with layoffs http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/west-coast-ports-stoppage-ripples-inland-layoffs <div class="node-body blog-body">West Coast ports shutdown forces California food processors to close shop until stoppage is over</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/west-coast-ports-stoppage-ripples-inland-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/west-coast-ports-stoppage-ripples-inland-layoffs#comments Markets Business Farm Press Blog Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:04:00 +0000 155931 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Container ships sit idle at the Port of Oakland because of a dockworker strike. <em>Photo by Getty Images</em></p> Will drought, ports sour California citrus exports? http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/will-drought-ports-sour-california-citrus-exports <div class="node-body article-body">California farmers impacted by drought and port slowdown</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/will-drought-ports-sour-california-citrus-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/will-drought-ports-sour-california-citrus-exports#comments Markets Crops Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:10:00 +0000 155881 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Drought and water delivery issues were not the only thing to impact California&#39;s fresh citrus market in the 2014-15 growing season. Now a slow down of activities at West Coast ports is threatening to hamper citrus exports, which last year were estimated at $500 million.</p> Hoyt predicts lower 2015 western alfalfa hay prices http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/hoyt-predicts-lower-2015-western-alfalfa-hay-prices <div class="node-body article-body">Western alfalfa growers will likely see lower prices in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/hoyt-predicts-lower-2015-western-alfalfa-hay-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/hoyt-predicts-lower-2015-western-alfalfa-hay-prices#comments Markets Alfalfa Corn Grasses Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:33:00 +0000 155561 at http://westernfarmpress.com SETH HOYT, right, veteran California hay market specialist, answers a question following his presentation at the 2014 California Alfalfa-Grains Symposium in Long Beach, Calif. in December. Many wheat growers could benefit from U.S-Cuba trade – except Desert Durum http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/many-wheat-growers-could-benefit-us-cuba-trade-except-desert-durum <div class="node-body article-body">Desert Durum wheat growers in California and Arizona unlikely to benefit from an adopted U.S.-Cuba trade accord - in the short run.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/many-wheat-growers-could-benefit-us-cuba-trade-except-desert-durum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/markets/many-wheat-growers-could-benefit-us-cuba-trade-except-desert-durum#comments Markets Wheat Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:05:00 +0000 154801 at http://westernfarmpress.com Desert Durum wheat harvest in central Arizona.