Germany said any escalation of U.S. tariffs on metal imports into a full-blown trade war could cause tangible damage to the global recovery, although the tariffs themselves should have only a limited effect.
Germany's swine herd numbers are reaching near 20-year lows, resulting in a decline in pig feed demand. This causes challenges for the U.S. as it’s currently the top exporter of commodity soybeans to Germany.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.