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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 25, 2017

After a two week break, lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C. this week to face a variety of issues, including a Senate confirmation vote for Sonny Perdue to be the new Secretary of Agriculture, as well as a looming federal budget deadline

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Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Economy – Kansas City Fed Reports; Ag Export Competitiveness

Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Economy – Kansas City Fed Reports; Ag Export Competitiveness

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

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

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Livestock: Iowa Sen. Talks with Cattle Producers About Trade Fears – DTN

Livestock: Iowa Sen. Talks with Cattle Producers About Trade Fears – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst told cattle producers she has her own concerns about the Trump administration’s trade agenda as producers highlighted topics they would like to see addressed in the next farm bill. Ernst, a first-term Republican, told DTN she

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Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 19, 2017

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.

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Farm Policy: Large Stocks Heighten the Importance of Ag Trade – Focus on China, Mexico

Farm Policy: Large Stocks Heighten the Importance of Ag Trade – Focus on China, Mexico

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 13, 2017

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

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Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Farm Income, and Ag Trade Issues with China

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Farm Income, and Ag Trade Issues with China

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

Today’s update summarizes recent news items relating to important components of the U.S. farm economy including farmland values, farm income and trade issues with China. Farmland Values Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Credit Survey

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Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Today’s update examines recent news articles that address issues associated with NAFTA and U.S. corn exports to Mexico.  As the future direction of executive branch trade policy continues to evolve, this uncertainty is potentially weighing on agricultural markets. Trade: NAFTA,

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Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 30, 2017

On Tuesday, the House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to explore farm policy issues in advance of the next Farm Bill.  And yesterday, the full Ag Committee hosted a hearing to review the

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U.S. Trade: Lighthizer Reiterates Importance of Agriculture for U.S. Trade

U.S. Trade: Lighthizer Reiterates Importance of Agriculture for U.S. Trade

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Committee on Finance held the confirmation hearing for Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee to the position of U.S. Trade Representative. Lighthizer spent more than an hour and a half under scrutiny by Members of

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Texas: Potential Trade Disruption Could Have Significant Economic Impact

Texas: Potential Trade Disruption Could Have Significant Economic Impact

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 27, 2017

The total economic impact of Texas agricultural export trade to Canada and Mexico totaled more than $3.3 billion in 2016 and supported 18,674 jobs, according to research conducted by the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University. Center

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