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Feed Demand After COVID

Feed Demand After COVID

"There are concerns for livestock feed producers down the road." Dr. James Mintert

Trade Specs - Phase One and Timothy

Trade Specs - Phase One and Timothy

April 15 marks the deadline for the US and China  to finalize export protocols for forage projects.

Timothy Heads to China

Timothy Heads to China

Trade Wins

The phase one deal between the US and China sets the stage for timothy export protocols. The Chinese have 30 days after the deal is finalized to establish the new protocol for timothy. There is still uncertainty around how strong demand will be, but the ability to ship to China is favorable for northwest timothy growers.

Chinese buyers tend to focus on "clean and green" alfalfa grades. If this turns out to be the trend with timothy, this news should provide some optimism to a market oversupplied in mid-grade timothy. How much timothy will...


China to Extend New Year Celebration - Delay Shipments

China to Extend New Year Celebration - Delay Shipments

October tallied the third highest alfalfa export total on record.