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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

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

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee yesterday at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Today’s update includes an overview of the testimony provided by the former GOP Governor of Georgia, as well as

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Farm Policy: Wall Street Journal Runs Special Section on Ag Issues

Farm Policy: Wall Street Journal Runs Special Section on Ag Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 16, 2017

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal included a special section on agricultural issues. The section included several articles that covered a variety of different topics ranging from urban farming, to creative new uses for crops, to export shipping issues.  Today’s update highlights articles

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Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look

Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look Updated

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 2017

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of this year.  Today’s update provides a brief overview of yesterday’s

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 9, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held its second Farm Bill hearing on Saturday in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) pointed out that, unlike when the last Farm Bill was drafted, the U.S. agricultural economy is struggling right now. At a

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 8, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited an Iowa farm on Friday and took questions from producers.  In his remarks, Secretary Perdue addressed a number of issues; today’s update focuses more narrowly on his comments relating to trade and biofuels.  Also,

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Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 4, 2017

Today’s update looks briefly at the U.S. agricultural economy from a variety of perspectives.  A recent news report has shown that some Corn Belt producers may be losing money from farming this year, while a survey of agricultural lenders this

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Intervenes on NAFTA – Trade Issues Persist

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Intervenes on NAFTA – Trade Issues Persist

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 1, 2017

During last week’s tumultuous developments on trade, news reports indicated that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was providing President Trump with data driven advice with respect to NAFTA and agriculture, and urged him not to trigger a U.S. withdrawal from

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Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 27, 2017

A recent article from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis discussed the downward economic trajectory that has impacted the U.S. farm economy in recent years. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in remarks this week to USDA employees, noted that trade is

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 25, 2017

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

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Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Economy – Kansas City Fed Reports; Ag Export Competitiveness

Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Economy – Kansas City Fed Reports; Ag Export Competitiveness

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 24, 2017

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

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