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Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 21, 2017

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–

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Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 19, 2017

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.

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Farm Policy: Large Stocks Heighten the Importance of Ag Trade – Focus on China, Mexico

Farm Policy: Large Stocks Heighten the Importance of Ag Trade – Focus on China, Mexico

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

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

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Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Farm Income, and Ag Trade Issues with China

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Farm Income, and Ag Trade Issues with China

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 10, 2017

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

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Farm Bill: Cotton Issues a Significant Concern

Farm Bill: Cotton Issues a Significant Concern

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

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

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Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

Farm Policy: Unfolding U.S. Trade Policy Causes Corn Trade Concerns with Mexico

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

Today’s update examines recent news articles that address issues associated with NAFTA and U.S. corn exports to Mexico.  As the future direction of executive branch trade policy continues to evolve, this uncertainty is potentially weighing on agricultural markets. Trade: NAFTA,

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Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 3, 2017

Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to the U.S. farm economy, including variables associated with farmland values, agricultural prices, and farm income. Farmland Values An update on March 23rd from the Federal

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Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

Farm Bill Hearings Continue – Net Farm Income Down 50%

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 30, 2017

On Tuesday, the House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to explore farm policy issues in advance of the next Farm Bill.  And yesterday, the full Ag Committee hosted a hearing to review the

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Interviews USDA Nominee Sonny Perdue

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Interviews USDA Nominee Sonny Perdue

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

Yesterday, Thursday March 23, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture.  Issues associated with the Trump Administration’s proposed USDA budget cuts, trade policy, and labor were among the topics discussed

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Immigration Policy: Rural and Agricultural Concerns

Immigration Policy: Rural and Agricultural Concerns

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Wall Street Journal writer Justin Lahart reported last week that, “The first impact of President Donald Trump’s changes to U.S. immigration policy will fall on businesses that grow, process or sell food. Recent history shows that labor shortages could drive

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