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Ethanol and Oil: The Search for Common Ground – DTN

Ethanol and Oil: The Search for Common Ground – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 23, 2017

At a time when politics in Washington, D.C., has never been as divided, leaders of the ethanol and oil industries talked a good game in San Diego Tuesday on how the future requires both industries to find common ground. During

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Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and agriculture trade in particular, the leader of the nation’s largest ethanol interest group told an ethanol industry audience here Tuesday he’s confident President Donald

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Farm Business: No Mechanism to Handle Longterm Drop in Net Farm Income – Commentary

Farm Business: No Mechanism to Handle Longterm Drop in Net Farm Income – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Feb 22, 2017

On February 7, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its forecast of 2017 farm income and expenses. Net farm income for the current year is forecast to be $62.3 billion or $5.9 billion less than 2016. Notwithstanding

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Farm Policy: USDA Releases Ag Projections, Focus on Corn, Soybeans

Farm Policy: USDA Releases Ag Projections, Focus on Corn, Soybeans

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 21, 2017

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 10-year projections for the food and agriculture sector.  The report noted that, “Over the next several years, the agricultural sector continues to adjust to lower prices for most farm commodities. Although reduced

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Farm Policy: U.S. Corn Exports to Mexico – Will Tough Talk Turn to Action?

Farm Policy: U.S. Corn Exports to Mexico – Will Tough Talk Turn to Action?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 20, 2017

Tough Trade Rhetoric Regarding U.S. Corn Exports On Monday, February 13th, Patrick Gillespie reported at CNN Money Online that, “Mexico is one of the top buyers of American corn in the world today. And Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter, who leads

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AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Feb 17, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Advice – We got plenty; Ag Economists Expect Shortfalls, 2017; and more.

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USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

👤From USDA: National Agricultural Statistics Service 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2015. The average farm size for 2016 is 442 acres,

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Farm Bill History: Overproduction and the 1954 Farm Bill

Farm Bill History: Overproduction and the 1954 Farm Bill

👤By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The election of Donald Trump in conjunction with a Republican Majority in Congress opens a new chapter of farm bill history. While history may not repeat itself, it does seem to recycle, and it is that recycling that could offer

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Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Economists painted a gray outlook for the farm economy and called for a stronger federal safety during a congressional hearing meant to set the stage for drafting a new farm bill. Economists from USDA, the Kansas City Federal Reserve, Texas

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Farm Policy: Congress Starts Farm Bill Talk with Focus on Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Congress Starts Farm Bill Talk with Focus on Rural Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 16, 2017

The House Agriculture Committee of the 115th Congress began laying the ground work for the next Farm Bill yesterday by holding a hearing to “review the economic challenges facing rural America.”   Although the majority of federal agricultural appropriations are related

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