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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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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