A marketing expert says the rising value of the dollar is influencing agricultural exports. Bryan Doherty with Total Farm Marketing tells Brownfield a rising dollar is not conducive to strong U.S. exports, and the dollar has been in a textbook up trend. “It costs about 16% more just on the value of the dollar rising for someone to import say a bushel of corn. Couple that with rising corn prices and you should see it gets really challenging to aggressively buy, and that’s why you often see countries buy only as needed.”
Doherty says as the dollar has risen, exports have slowed.