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China’s Evolving Ag Support Policies

China’s Evolving Ag Support Policies

👤By Mina Hejazi and Mary Marchant, CHOICES Magazine 🕔Jun 14, 2017

China’s agricultural imports—and policies affecting those agricultural products—have important implications for the United States because China has become the top agricultural export market for American goods (see Figure 1). Even though China’s agricultural imports from the United States decreased from

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U.S. Commodity Markets Respond to Changes in China’s Ag Policies

U.S. Commodity Markets Respond to Changes in China’s Ag Policies

👤By Mary Marchant, CHOICES Magazine 🕔Jun 14, 2017

International trade deficits have recently been reputed as “bad” for the economy; however, agriculture has posted a trade surplus since 1959. For U.S. agriculture, trade represents 20% of farmers’ income on average, and more for specific commodities—70% for cotton and

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Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Recent news articles have pointed to ongoing concerns with respect to President Trump’s budget proposals, specifically when it comes to proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program (food stamps).   Late last month, lawmakers on the House Ag

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Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 24, 2017

Reuters writer P.J. Huffstutter reported earlier this week that, “The White House budget on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years. “President Donald Trump’s biggest cut would come in

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Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president’s first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan proposes tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for

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Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 18, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee yesterday at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Today’s update includes an overview of the testimony provided by the former GOP Governor of Georgia, as well as

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 9, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held its second Farm Bill hearing on Saturday in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) pointed out that, unlike when the last Farm Bill was drafted, the U.S. agricultural economy is struggling right now. At a

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Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 8, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to Iowa farm leaders Friday morning, reassuring them he would take the lead in trade talks for farmers and defend renewable fuels production, which is critical to Midwest agriculture. Perdue has been on the job

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 8, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited an Iowa farm on Friday and took questions from producers.  In his remarks, Secretary Perdue addressed a number of issues; today’s update focuses more narrowly on his comments relating to trade and biofuels.  Also,

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