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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
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–
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.
A year away from the expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, we don’t see a lot in the way of concrete comprehensive proposals for commodity programs. We have heard discussions coming out of the northern plains about a 3-4-year land
In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. When the agricultural
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
The nation’s pork producers need more free-trade agreements, particularly with Japan, in order to export some of the pork that will be processed in five new plants that will begin production in the next few years. National Pork Producers Council
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
The House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held its second policy related Farm Bill hearing on Tuesday, as lawmakers continue their examination of agricultural programs in advance of the next Farm Bill. Following a farm policy
In the push to draft the 2014 farm bill, leaders in the cotton industry agreed to pull cotton out of farm-bill commodity programs only to quickly discover that was a grave mistake for the industry. Increased stocks in countries such