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Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. This follows

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Wheat Market: Futures Tumble, While Protein Premiums Soar

Wheat Market: Futures Tumble, While Protein Premiums Soar

👤By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst 🕔Dec 14, 2017

As the Dec. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) confirms, global wheat supplies are at a record high this year. USDA increased its estimate for 2017/18 global wheat production to 755 million metric tons (MMT), up slightly from

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U.S. Farm Exports Hit 3rd Highest Level on Record

U.S. Farm Exports Hit 3rd Highest Level on Record

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 20, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last week. As it has done for well

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Ag Trade: U.S. Exports Remain Strong, But Global Share Declines

Ag Trade: U.S. Exports Remain Strong, But Global Share Declines

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 20, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2017 increased over $10 billion to the third-highest level on record.  Although the U.S. remains the second largest exporter of agricultural goods in the world, the share of U.S. agricultural exports has fallen from

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NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 17, 2017

A group of 168 farm organizations and companies wrote all 50 governors on Tuesday seeking to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflecting that agricultural groups are more than just a little worried about the prospect of President Donald

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NAFTA Perspectives: Lawmakers, Ag Secretary, Farmers, and Mexico

NAFTA Perspectives: Lawmakers, Ag Secretary, Farmers, and Mexico

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

Today’s update takes a closer look at recent USDA agricultural trade export data for fiscal year 2017, and then proceeds to examine recent news items that provide perspective on NAFTA trade issues from lawmakers, the Secretary of Agriculture, farmers, and

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NAFTA: What’s the Story Behind It?

NAFTA: What’s the Story Behind It?

👤By Steve Burak, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Nov 13, 2017

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been in the news for the last year-and-a-half; in the summer of 2016, Presidential candidate Trump vowed from the campaign trail, to renegotiate the “worst trade deal ever.” Candidate Trump also announced

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NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Nov 10, 2017

House Agriculture Committee leaders and a group of prominent farm lobbyists on Tuesday called on the Trump administration not to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and to finish the negotiations quickly to avoid a decline in U.S.

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U.S. Ag Exports: USDA Data Update, NAFTA Worries Persist

U.S. Ag Exports: USDA Data Update, NAFTA Worries Persist

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Last week, USDA updated portions of its monthly agricultural trade data.  Despite some positive indications, news reports demonstrate that concerns over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) persist in both Mexico and the U.S. agricultural sector.

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Livestock Markets: Cattle Feeding Returns Improving

Livestock Markets: Cattle Feeding Returns Improving

👤By Jim Mintert, Purdue University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Cattle feeding profitability has been on a roller coaster ride the last couple of years. Estimated cattle feeding returns calculated each month by Iowa State Extension provide insight into the situation Corn Belt feeders face. According to the Iowa State

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