Emergency Payments for Farmers: Déjà vu All Over Again – Commentary

🕔Aug 16, 2018When we were planning to write a column using our six agricultural policy benchmarks  for evaluating emergency payments—distinct from ad-hoc disaster payments—we thought we would be confined to those adopted […]

USDA Trade Assistance: Still Waiting on the Details

🕔Aug 16, 2018U.S. farmers are anxious for details on the trade assistance package the administration announced in July.  Press reports indicate that program guidelines could be issued by August 24th.  Meanwhile, business news […]

Trade Issue: Sugar Market Not So Sweet – DTN

🕔Aug 15, 2018The U.S. sugar market has stabilized since the latest agreements with Mexico went into effect, but flat consumption patterns and a global glut of sugar pose problems for the future, […]

Farm Trucks: Senate’s 1-Year Extension – Electronic Logging for Livestock, Live Insects – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018The recent one-year extension to the electronic logging device (ELD) waiver for livestock haulers and live insect haulers recently passed by the Senate has caused mixed reactions throughout the trucking […]

AgFax Weekend: Dicamba Decision Looms | Chlorpyrifos Gone?

🕔Aug 10, 2018In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Dicamba Decision Looms | Chlorpyrifos Gone? | and more.

Court Orders Chlorpyrifos Use Canceled – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2018EPA has been ordered to cancel chlorpyrifos registrations within 60 days, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco ruled on Thursday the agency was […]

Farm Bill: Conference Negotiations Begin

🕔Aug 10, 2018Congress has completed the procedural steps necessary to begin conference negotiations on the two 2018 farm bills produced by the House and Senate.  Additionally, the Congressional Budget Office has updated […]

USDA Made a Blunder Cutting Media Early Access to Reports – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2018Perhaps circling the drain even faster than the likes of black rhinos, whooping cranes and snow leopards, small-town newspapers represent a particularly sad and endangered form of business. Some remain […]

Farmers Split on Trade Tariff Damage – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2018Ag leaders in the Trump administration may have thought the announcement a couple of weeks ago of a $12 billion aid package might quell some farmer voices of unrest, but […]

North Carolina: Gag Order on Hog Farmers – $473.5Mln Awarded to Plaintiffs – DTN

🕔Aug 9, 2018A federal judge’s gag order against hog farmers and others tied to nuisance lawsuits prevents those with the most knowledge of the farming practices from talking about the impact the […]

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