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Sec. of Ag Confirmation Hearing: Gov. Perdue is Pro Cuban Trade

Sec. of Ag Confirmation Hearing: Gov. Perdue is Pro Cuban Trade

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice Daily 🕔Mar 23, 2017

This morning the agriculture industry anxiously watched as former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was questioned for more than two hours by Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry seeking his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department

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Farmers and Ag Lenders: You Can’t Afford NOT to Read This – DTN

Farmers and Ag Lenders: You Can’t Afford NOT to Read This – DTN

👤By Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Mar 22, 2017

I recently attended a Farm Credit Director Development program in Charleston, South Carolina, where Dave Kohl presented an agricultural economic update. I thought his presentation was exceptional.  He described agricultural producers as fitting into one of 3 categories: still profitable

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Wheat: USDA’s 10-Year Projections and Production Losses – Policy Pennings

Wheat: USDA’s 10-Year Projections and Production Losses – Policy Pennings

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Mar 21, 2017

The recently released “USDA Baseline Projections to 2026” augmented by fixed costs that are not included in the baseline shows a ten-year (2017-2026) loss for corn producers of $699 per planted acre. For soybean producers, the total loss for that

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Rose on Cotton: Expect Planted Cotton Acres to Push 12 Million in 2017

Rose on Cotton: Expect Planted Cotton Acres to Push 12 Million in 2017

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The ICE May contract picked up 107 points this week, settling at 78.36. Dec futures picked up 34 points on the week at 75.63 with the July – Dec spread (straddle) finishing the week at a 273 point inversion. The

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Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture would take a $4.7 billion cut in discretionary programs next year under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, or about a 21% cut from 2017 spending levels.  The budget blueprint released Thursday by the White House

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Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 16, 2017

USA Rice joined 16 other agriculture groups in a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Committees on Budget and Appropriations yesterday to express their concerns over budget cuts to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the need

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Soybean Economics – More Losses Ahead? – Policy Pennings

Soybean Economics – More Losses Ahead? – Policy Pennings

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Last week our examination of the recently released “USDA Agricultural Projections to 2026” reported that the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) showed an 8.5-million-acre (9.8 percent) reduction in the planted area for corn between 2016 and 2026. Despite a

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Livestock: USDA Change is Reminder of Louis Dinklage, Industry Legend – DTN

Livestock: USDA Change is Reminder of Louis Dinklage, Industry Legend – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Some called him the King of Wisner. Admirers with less of a dramatic flair referred to him as the master of two-way cattle. But most in his wide circle of friends within Cumming County, Nebraska, and the beef industry at

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Corn: USDA Paints A Dismal Outlook Into 2026 – Policy Pennings

Corn: USDA Paints A Dismal Outlook Into 2026 – Policy Pennings

👤by. Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray 🕔Mar 7, 2017

Each year in preparation for the Agricultural Outlook Forum at the end of February, the USDA releases a report providing projections for the agricultural sector for the next ten years. The projections cover production and utilization of agricultural commodities including

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Kansas: Ag Workers Urged to Participate in Health-Care Survey

Kansas: Ag Workers Urged to Participate in Health-Care Survey

👤By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 1, 2017

Kansas farmers, ranchers and their employees are being asked to participate in a nationwide survey about health-care choices in the agriculture industry. “This survey is a chance for farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard about their experiences with

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