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RFS: Changes Needed to Address Market Speculation, says Perdue – DTN

RFS: Changes Needed to Address Market Speculation, says Perdue – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Leaders in the biofuels industry wrote President Donald Trump on Friday after learning Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had floated a proposal to the White House that would essentially cap prices for renewable identification number (RIN) credits at 10 cents apiece.

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U.S. Farm Exports Hit 3rd Highest Level on Record

U.S. Farm Exports Hit 3rd Highest Level on Record

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 20, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last week. As it has done for well

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NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 17, 2017

A group of 168 farm organizations and companies wrote all 50 governors on Tuesday seeking to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflecting that agricultural groups are more than just a little worried about the prospect of President Donald

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NAFTA Perspectives: Lawmakers, Ag Secretary, Farmers, and Mexico

NAFTA Perspectives: Lawmakers, Ag Secretary, Farmers, and Mexico

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

Today’s update takes a closer look at recent USDA agricultural trade export data for fiscal year 2017, and then proceeds to examine recent news items that provide perspective on NAFTA trade issues from lawmakers, the Secretary of Agriculture, farmers, and

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Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Nov 8, 2017

An October study commissioned by the National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) was released on Nov. 1 “highlighting the economic benefits associated with reliable inland navigation.” The study focused on four geographically different locks on the inland waterways

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USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Sam Clovis, the controversial nominee for USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics, was linked Monday as a top campaign supervisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year who encouraged another campaign staffer to take a trip to Moscow to

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Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Jacqui Fatka reported on Friday at Farm Futures Online that, “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said [on October 25th] that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has sped up its analysis of farm bill provisions that the committee is

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of

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GIPSA: Inner Workings of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adm. – DTN

GIPSA: Inner Workings of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adm. – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Sep 19, 2017

The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) is the “watchdog” that ensures all grain loaded onto ships or rail to be exported out of the United States grades according to standards established by the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and

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Idaho: Japan Resumes Imports of Chipping Potatoes after 11 Years

Idaho: Japan Resumes Imports of Chipping Potatoes after 11 Years

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that Japan is expanding market access for U.S. chipping potatoes, resuming imports from Idaho for the first time in 11 years. “The United States has a reputation around the globe for growing high-quality

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