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Rice: Mexico Broadens Choice of Rice Suppliers to Diversify Trade Choices

Rice: Mexico Broadens Choice of Rice Suppliers to Diversify Trade Choices

👤By Asiha Grigsby, USA Rice, The Daily 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Amidst tense renegotiations and rhetoric around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the government of Mexico (GOM) has announced a tariff rate quota (TRQ) for rice of 150,000 metric tons (MT) each for calendar year 2018 and calendar year

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Texas: Farm Bill Discussed at 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference

Texas: Farm Bill Discussed at 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Texas’ No. 1 cash crop may receive loss protection it did not get in the last farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Joe Outlaw, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, told attendees at the

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Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Jan 15, 2018

At this juncture in the debate over the next farm bill, two of the most discussed issues are what to do with commodity policy for cotton and dairy. Key considerations are the costs associated with enhancing the dairy safety net

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AgFax Weekend: Land Values Up or Down – 7 Factors | Fertilizer Budget Tighter?

AgFax Weekend: Land Values Up or Down – 7 Factors | Fertilizer Budget Tighter?

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jan 12, 2018

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Land Values Up or Down – 7 Factors | Fertilizer Budget Tighter? | Anhydrous Price Jumps 12% | and more.

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Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Congress is attempting to reach an agreement on funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018; a short-term continuing resolution passed just before the holidays expires on January 19, 2018. Congress is also considering an emergency appropriations bill

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Proposed Senate Bill Would Limit Venue for Companies Filing Bankruptcy – DTN

Proposed Senate Bill Would Limit Venue for Companies Filing Bankruptcy – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 12, 2018

On Oct. 11, 2008, one of the nation’s largest ethanol producers, VeraSun Energy, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The action left thousands of farmers who sold corn to the South Dakota company’s ethanol plants at a loss.   What compounded

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Farm Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

Farm Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Farm Bill: Disaster Assistance Amid Crowded Agenda An update posted on Tuesday at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) blog indicated that, “Less than two weeks into the new year, and Congress already has an incredibly full plate. Both the

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Sen. Grassley Talks: USDA Nomination; RFS Solutions; Infrastructure Funding – DTN

Sen. Grassley Talks: USDA Nomination; RFS Solutions; Infrastructure Funding – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 10, 2018

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday the U.S. Senate needs to end a hold on the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to a key USDA post and also pushed ethanol and oil interests to work out their differences

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Land Values: 7 Factors That Could Push ‘Em Up Or Down

Land Values: 7 Factors That Could Push ‘Em Up Or Down

👤From a press release 🕔Jan 10, 2018

A number factors – both positive and negative – are at play in terms of land values and to what degree they might influence how much land comes on the market, says Randy Dickhut, senior VP of real estate operations

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Farm Policy: Trump Delivers Remarks to Farm Bureau Members

Farm Policy: Trump Delivers Remarks to Farm Bureau Members

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 9, 2018

President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday.  The President touched on a variety of issues, including tax reform, regulations, rural broadband, the Farm Bill, crop insurance, and trade.   This post

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