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NAFTA 2.0: Renegotiations Begin

NAFTA 2.0: Renegotiations Begin

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

Background William Mauldin and Paul Vieira reported earlier this week at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The Trump administration launched the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement Wednesday by laying out a starkly different vision from that

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NAFTA Negotiations Set to Begin: Background – Pork, Corn Issues Noted

NAFTA Negotiations Set to Begin: Background – Pork, Corn Issues Noted

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news items that focus on the first round of NAFTA trade negotiations that are scheduled to start this week.  Along with some general background, the articles also highlight perspective from both Canada and Mexico, and

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USDA Updates Provide Snapshot of Farm Economy Variables

USDA Updates Provide Snapshot of Farm Economy Variables

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

Last week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released three important updates that provide current insight into the state of the U.S. agricultural economy.  The releases focused on land values, cash rents, and production expenditures. Meanwhile, USDA’s Economic Research Service

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Grain Markets: Strong Export Demand in 2016-17; Will It Last?

Grain Markets: Strong Export Demand in 2016-17; Will It Last?

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 7, 2017

While market observers focus on the changing outlook for corn and soybean yields brought on by the shift in weather patterns over the last few weeks, export markets continue to reveal consumption information relevant to price formation during the current

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Grain Shipping: Aging River Infrastructure Creates Costly Delays

Grain Shipping: Aging River Infrastructure Creates Costly Delays

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 3, 2017

In an update last week at The Wall Street Journal Online (“Disaster Looms on America’s Waterways“), Shane Shifflett reported that, “For American producers who rely on the nation’s waterways to export and distribute billions of tons of grains, coal and chemicals

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Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 2, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said today his committee will begin work on the next farm bill within the next eight weeks, noting that he wants to get it on the House floor this year. Conaway announced at the

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Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

👤By Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, and David Orden, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and details “farm bill issues” that likely will arise during negotiations.

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Grain Markets: Importance of Yield to Expanding U.S. Exports

Grain Markets: Importance of Yield to Expanding U.S. Exports

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Worldwide demand for agricultural products will likely grow as higher incomes change diets around the world, especially in developing countries. Much of the ensuing increase in production will come from current areas of large production, including the U.S., South America,

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Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Farm groups are cautioning the Trump administration not to open a “Pandora’s Box” by claiming restrictions on steel and aluminum are needed to protect “national security.” Eighteen agricultural groups wrote to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Tuesday, stressing that

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Farm Policy: Interesting Observations from USDA’s Ag Trade Data

Farm Policy: Interesting Observations from USDA’s Ag Trade Data

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated its monthly agricultural trade data.  The data contained some interesting information with respect to U.S. agricultural exports. The U.S. ran a small, but very rare monthly agricultural trade deficit in May; and,

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