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Kansas City Fed: Robust Corn, Soybean Production Make Exports Increasingly Important

Kansas City Fed: Robust Corn, Soybean Production Make Exports Increasingly Important

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Cortney Cowley, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in an update last week (“As Winter Looms, Key Risks Keep Ag Outlook Cool“) that, “Following steep declines for three consecutive years, farm income was expected to stabilize in 2017 and

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Ag Trade: Soybean, Grain Trade Data Updated by USDA

Ag Trade: Soybean, Grain Trade Data Updated by USDA

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, with particular focus on soybeans and grains. Earlier this month, USDA’s Economic Research Service updated its agricultural export data set, which included complete numbers for the first two months of Fiscal

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Farm Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

Farm Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Farm Bill: Disaster Assistance Amid Crowded Agenda An update posted on Tuesday at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) blog indicated that, “Less than two weeks into the new year, and Congress already has an incredibly full plate. Both the

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Farm Policy: Trump Delivers Remarks to Farm Bureau Members

Farm Policy: Trump Delivers Remarks to Farm Bureau Members

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 9, 2018

President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday.  The President touched on a variety of issues, including tax reform, regulations, rural broadband, the Farm Bill, crop insurance, and trade.   This post

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Ag Trade: Trump Addresses Farm Bureau on NAFTA Developments

Ag Trade: Trump Addresses Farm Bureau on NAFTA Developments

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 8, 2018

President Donald Trump will be in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th Annual Convention.  The AFBF noted recently that, “After three consecutive years of decline in farm sector profits, President Trump will speak to

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Fed Reserve Bank of Dallas: Crop Loans Down; Renewals and Extensions Up

Fed Reserve Bank of Dallas: Crop Loans Down; Renewals and Extensions Up

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Credit Survey for the fourth quarter of 2017. The Fed update indicated that, “Bankers responding to the fourth quarter survey noted conditions had turned dry again across a number of regions.

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Farm Economy In The Midwest: Still A Balancing Act

Farm Economy In The Midwest: Still A Balancing Act

👤By Keith Good, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 22, 2017

The Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University recently released its annual outlook report that contained 12 specific articles looking at various aspects of the U.S. agricultural economy.  This post highlights key points from the Purdue report relating to cash rents, farmland values, and the price outlook

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Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

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

The 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey was released on Tuesday, and showed that farmland values climbed 2% this year.  The survey was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and

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Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, and also looks at recent news items regarding the NAFTA renegotiation, with particular focus on perspective from some farm state Senators. Background- USDA Data Update The U.S. Department

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Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news items discussing the Farm Bill, with specific focus on the potential timing of when Congress may take up the legislation.  Lawmaker perspectives on provisions in the bill, including CRP issues, payment limits, and SNAP,

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