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NAFTA: Ag Coalition Stresses Importance of Trade to Trump Administration – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Coalition Stresses Importance of Trade to Trump Administration – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 18, 2018

Fearful about the prospect of seeing NAFTA derailed, more than 30 ag-related business groups have come together to create Americans for Farmers & Families, a coalition focused on stressing the importance of the free-trade agreement to President Donald Trump, his

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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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Rice: Mexico Broadens Choice of Rice Suppliers to Diversify Trade Choices

Rice: Mexico Broadens Choice of Rice Suppliers to Diversify Trade Choices

👤By Asiha Grigsby, USA Rice, The Daily 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Amidst tense renegotiations and rhetoric around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the government of Mexico (GOM) has announced a tariff rate quota (TRQ) for rice of 150,000 metric tons (MT) each for calendar year 2018 and calendar year

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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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NAFTA: Mexican Market Growing but Trade Negotiations Put U.S. on Shaky Ground

NAFTA: Mexican Market Growing but Trade Negotiations Put U.S. on Shaky Ground

👤 From U.S. Grains Council 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Increasing demand in Mexico could mean big business for U.S. agriculture, but U.S. farmers and agribusinesses may have to work harder to capture a share due to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexican customers and

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Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The final tax-reform package vaunted by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect farmers and small businesses for years to come.   Lawmakers 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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USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

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

In fiscal year 2017, U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion, representing the third-highest level on record.  In its quarterly export forecast in August, USDA indicated that fiscal year 2018 agricultural exports were projected at $139.0 billion.   However, in its latest quarterly forecast,

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Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 6, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports value totaled $135 billion in 2016 and experts anticipate future growth if production yields, trade agreements and borrowing power work in lockstep. “Trade is very, very important,”  Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in

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