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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 Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

Farm Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 27, 2017

If for some reason a new farm bill isn’t completed in 2017, leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees said on Tuesday they’re hopeful they can at least help farm-bill programs for dairy and cotton through the current budget

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Trump to Form Ag Task Force – DTN

Trump to Form Ag Task Force – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 26, 2017

The White House is using Sonny Perdue’s swearing in on Tuesday as agriculture secretary as a backdrop to help show President Donald Trump is focused on the interests of farmers and agriculture. To mark Perdue’s confirmation vote and first official

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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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Corn-Based Ethanol Group Pressures EPA to Stay on Track – DTN

Corn-Based Ethanol Group Pressures EPA to Stay on Track – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Citing federal data that shows ethanol cracked through the blend wall in 2016, the Renewable Fuels Association on Monday asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard on track for corn-based ethanol in 2018.

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Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 25, 2017

The rain didn’t deter the thousands of protesters who streamed into the nation’s capital on Saturday, April 22, to join the March for Science. They wrapped their signs in plastic, donned ponchos and marched on as the clouds alternated between

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AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending; First New U.S. Fertilizer Plant in 25 Years; and more.

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Iowa: Funding Cuts to Eliminate Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – DTN

Iowa: Funding Cuts to Eliminate Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Just three weeks ago, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University was celebrating its 30th anniversary with guest lecturers, including some of the former state legislators who helped create the center. But in a surprise move last

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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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Agriculture’s Guest-Worker Program NOT Included in Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order – DTN

Agriculture’s Guest-Worker Program NOT Included in Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 19, 2017

As President Donald Trump champions a “hire American, buy American” executive order meant to crack down on foreign guest workers at high-tech companies, he will leave agriculture’s guest-worker program untouched in the process. Senior administration officials outlined the latest executive

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