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Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Jan 15, 2018

At this juncture in the debate over the next farm bill, two of the most discussed issues are what to do with commodity policy for cotton and dairy. Key considerations are the costs associated with enhancing the dairy safety net

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Cotton Growers May Benefit from Last Minute Disaster Package – DTN

Cotton Growers May Benefit from Last Minute Disaster Package – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Dec 20, 2017

It’s been a long battle, but cotton farmers will finally get the opportunity to sign up cottonseed in an emergency disaster bill Congress is expected to pass before leaving town for the holidays.   House Republican leaders on Tuesday released a

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USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 30, 2017

After 3 consecutive years of decline, farm sector profits are forecast to be relatively stable in 2017. Net farm income, a broader measure of profits, is forecast to increase $1.7 billion (2.7 percent) from 2016 to $63.2 billion in 2017

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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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Ag Trade: Reviewing the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Ag Trade: Reviewing the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

👤By Kathy Baylis, Jonathan Coppess, and Qianting Xie, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Nov 16, 2017

While overshadowed by concerns about North Korea, trade discussions loomed large in President Trump’s recent trip to Asia. Earlier statements from the Administration have raised concerns about the bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea. The South Korea-U.S. Free Trade

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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: 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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New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Ensuring workers are legally able to work in the U.S. and are properly documented is important for every agricultural business, whether it is a processing plant, a dairy or an orchard, said two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Dr.

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Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

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

Background Ana Swanson reported on Tuesday at The New York Times Online that, “Until Tuesday, the North American Free Trade Agreement looked like it might be headed for a quick demise. Now, it could be headed for a slow, painful

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NAFTA Talks Move to Canada – DTN

NAFTA Talks Move to Canada – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 26, 2017

As the third round of renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement start Saturday in Ottawa, Canada, it’s unclear how much trade negotiators have delved into the battle over Canada’s supply management system for dairy, poultry and eggs.

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