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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: 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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Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

Pork Producers Voice Need for New Trade Deals – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Apr 10, 2017

The nation’s pork producers need more free-trade agreements, particularly with Japan, in order to export some of the pork that will be processed in five new plants that will begin production in the next few years. National Pork Producers Council

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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 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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U.S. Trade: Lighthizer Reiterates Importance of Agriculture for U.S. Trade

U.S. Trade: Lighthizer Reiterates Importance of Agriculture for U.S. Trade

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Committee on Finance held the confirmation hearing for Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee to the position of U.S. Trade Representative. Lighthizer spent more than an hour and a half under scrutiny by Members of

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Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

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

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be United States Trade Representative.  With respect to agricultural trade issues, China, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Japan were

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North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

North Dakota producers will have an opportunity to learn about farm policy and issues related to the anticipated 2018 U.S. farm bill during a daylong conference April 12 at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. Producers will be able to

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