White House proposes $46.54 billion in cuts to agriculture over ten years
President Donald Trump's biggest cut would come in the form of a $38 billion bite out of farm supports, including new limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments. The overall proposed budget cuts would eli
CF Industries announced in December 2016 that it had commissioned and started-up the new ammonia and granular urea plants at its Port Neal, IA, facility. It’s no secret that the global supply of nitrogen has been increasing significantly in recent ye
CF Industries sees demand for nitrogen in North America to be relatively strong during the spring application season for nitrogen-consuming crops. The company envisions 90 million acres of corn to be planted in the U.S. this year.
The excess global nitrogen supply continues to pressure marginal producers in China and other regions. CF Industries continues to expect 5–6 million metric tons of total urea exports from China this year, a decline of roughly 44% compared to 2016.
CF Industries also anticipates uneven nitrogen pricing environment to continue through 2017. While prices are likely to escalate in spring, the same may drop down to seasonally low levels in summer.
So, this is my take this qrt results. There are a number of glaring figures that jump out. First, yes sales were up. They sold more pounds but gate prices were down. This has been a bothersome trend for quite some time. Second, direct operating expenses were up 54%. This looks to be, for the most part, in the cost of natural gas. Being that they don't have a comparable qrtr to look at it's hard to tell where this stands. It seems that natural gas prices have been in an upward trend while pet coke prices decreased. Third, depreciation/amort increased just over 100%. Granted, this stems from the merger so I can live with this for now. We will see what these numbers look like going forward. Lastly and probably the biggest issue is interest expense...up over 800%. This makes me sick. And, while I feel the first qrtr is important the second qrt vital since it is the height of the planting season. Also, I think it was important to declare a distribution but it could have been higher if not for all the cash going out to pay interest.
Good luck to all
Very difficult to see UAN not making a big run north. Ive been struggling with this stock lately. Some of my other trades have been from a.awesomestocks which are working out pretty well.
On our way back to $4, enjoy the slide.
Restarting their dividend requires numerous legal filings and financial logistical system startups. This is now in place and behind them as they anticipate future regular dividend payments, albeit variable based on DCF. Dividends are never ever paid based on GAP earnings. Of course this is extremely old and very basic news.... you must know that !? Note: many banks kept a very small divy going during their crises for similar filing/logistical reasons, such as Citi.
First quater earnings is make or break for this year. No divi and this sucker keeps falling...
UAN DECLARES DIVY
"For the first quarter of 2017, consolidated average realized gate prices for UAN and ammonia were $160 per ton and $308 per ton, respectively. Average realized gate prices for UAN and ammonia for the Coffeyville facility were $209 per ton and $367 per ton, respectively, for the same period in 2016."
Res Ipsa Loquitur
I sold back around $24, but have just gone long again again. Currently UAN is trading below book value, is still cash flowing, and if they can keep from losing much more $$, then there is no reason not to buy at this price. This is a depressed market, but all cycles have a bottom, and as long as UAN can keep it together, this should turn into a great investment. But if you're just a short-term speculator, good luck. I don't believe anyone can be good enough to time the market perfectly.
Hilarious, lose 9 cents yet they give 2 cent dividend. They are desperate to prop up the price. Losing money in their strongest quarter means this year will ugly.
UAN RSI CVR Partners
Shares in Sugar Land, Texas-based CVR Partners L.P. finished 4.38% higher at $4.77. The stock recorded a trading volume of 267,925 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.14% in the last one month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 3.91%. Furthermore, shares of CVR Partners, which produces, distributes, and markets nitrogen fertilizer products in North America, have an RSI of 49.45.
Prez Trump to sign agriculture executive order, this news should help uan stock price
(CNN) - President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that looks to help the US agriculture business by establishing a task force to identify impediments to the business' growth.
Trump will sign the executive order after a meeting with 15 farmers from across the country, including Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau; Bill Northey, the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; and Lisa Johnson Billy, a farmer and former Oklahoma House member.
The executive order, according to Ray Starling, special assistant to the President for agriculture, will require the task force, led by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, to produce a report for the President in 180 days on the impediments to farming in the United States. The task force will be made up of White House and administration staff.
Among the issues the farmers want to discuss with the President: Immigration and trade.
"There is certainly language in the EO that talks about how do we ensure access to a reliable workforce. I suspect tomorrow that is something that a number of folks will bring up with the President," Starling said.
And on trade, Starling said the farmers want to make sure the President understands "how important that agriculture trade is," especially trade with Canada and Mexico.
All this comes as Trump tries to crack down on illegal immigration to the United States, an issue that could leave many farms short-staffed due to their reliance on foreign -- and sometimes, undocumented -- workers.
"That is a problem, a constant issue for agriculture that is not new," Starling said. "It is perhaps more pressing now."
The executive order also sunsets the White House Rural Council, an Obama-era project that was meant to focus federal programs serving rural areas.
Per executive order, I. Cahn is going to be the Secretary of the Stock Market.
good for UAN stock price
Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary
The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market.
more uan competition Agrium Successfully Completes Commissioning of New Urea Facility at Borger, TXFont size: A | A | A 7:30 AM ET 4/18/17 | Marketwired CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - April 18, 2017) - Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announced today that it has successfully commissioned its new urea plant with its first run of urea production at the Borger Nitrogen Operations facility in Texas. We continue to ramp up production and expect to reach full operational capacity by the end of the second quarter of 2017.
The new urea facility has a capacity of 610,000 tonnes of urea, of which 100,000 tonnes of urea equivalent will be Diesel Exhaust Fluid ("DEF").
"The successful completion of our first run of urea production from our Borger nitrogen expansion project continues to emphasize our commitment to operational excellence and creating shareholder value at Agrium. We look forward to bringing our reliable and high quality urea and DEF products to existing and new customers in this key agricultural region of the U.S.," commented Agrium's President & CEO, Chuck Magro.