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The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released two interesting reports this month that provide timely insights into the U.S. agricultural economy. The first report took a closer look at crop inventories and agricultural finance, while the second update included
Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S. agriculture.
As global commodity markets cope with abundant stocks of corn, soybeans and wheat, export competitiveness has become increasingly important for U.S. farmers. Today’s update takes a closer look at these issues with particular focus on trade developments with China and
As if one more example of our interconnected world was needed – the depletion of an aquifer 8,000 miles away is likely to impact on alfalfa growers in Seeley, CA or Pasco, Washington. Seeley and Pasco (the Imperial Valley of
Following three months of strong gains, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer shifted course during February, declining to a reading of 134 compared to 153 a month earlier. Although the Barometer–a measure of producer sentiment based on a monthly survey
Fiscal year 2017 agricultural exports are projected at $136.0 billion, up $2.0 billion from the November forecast, largely due to expected increases in livestock, poultry, and dairy exports. Strong foreign demand and higher prices help boost livestock, poultry, and dairy
Britain’s departure from the European Union would have little direct effect on U.S. agricultural trade but could slow Indiana’s economic growth tied to manufacturing, Purdue University agricultural economists say. Their greatest concerns are whether the current shakeup in the financial
China has become the object of affection for U.S. agricultural exporters over the past decade, but the affair is on shaky ground because there are cheaper dates out there right now than U.S. commodities. Still, American agriculture wants to protect
Winter Floods Impacting Mouth of Mississippi River Unusual winter flooding has caused sediment build-up at the mouth of the Mississippi River and has reduced maximum draft allowances for vessels transiting the area of the Southwest Pass, the main navigation channel
The gloom overhanging commodity prices isn’t expected to lift anytime soon, if forecasts from USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum released Thursday hold true. In fact, barring unforeseen production failures somewhere on the globe or a sudden reversal in exchange rates, U.S.