Tom Vilsack Nominee to Return as Secretary of Agriculture – Commentary Jan 12, 2021

🕔Jan 12, 2021
The incoming Biden administration has announced that it will nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, a role he held for the 8 years of the Obama Administration. This announcement […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises with Income Prospects Improve, Policy Concerns Remain – Ag Barometer Jan 5, 2021

🕔Jan 5, 2021
Farmer sentiment improved modestly in December as the Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 174, up 7 points from November. December’s sentiment improvement still left the barometer 9 points lower […]

Webinar: Election Impacts on Ag Law, Policy – Jan. 13 Dec 18, 2020

🕔Dec 18, 2020
The results of the 2020 elections have led to changes that could be historically significant for U.S. agriculture. To give some clarity on what these changes could mean, the National […]

Livestock: Undue Packer Rule Redo – DTN Dec 11, 2020

🕔Dec 11, 2020
While livestock producers might be seeing tight margins and packer profits remain strong, USDA on Thursday issued a final rule in a long-standing political fight over how to define unfair […]

Key Ag Groups Building Bridges With Biden Team – DTN Dec 8, 2020

🕔Dec 8, 2020
Leaders from several major farm organizations that had put together a white paper on agricultural issues before the election are talking about some of those challenges with the incoming Biden […]

Farmer Sentiment Pulls Back Post-Election – Ag Barometer Dec 1, 2020

🕔Dec 1, 2020
U.S. farmers sentiment weakened following the November 2020 elections, as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell 16 points from a month earlier to a reading of 167. Although this month’s […]

Ag’s Role In Climate Change: Small Steps Taken Nov 25, 2020

🕔Nov 25, 2020
We recently wrote a couple of columns identifying issues that we believe Congress should consider, such as antitrust legislation that addresses the concentration farmers face on both the input and […]

Election: Time For Ag To Look At The Bigger Picture, Industry Observers Contend – DTN Nov 11, 2020

🕔Nov 11, 2020
While President Donald Trump and Republicans continue to look for legal avenues to challenge the election, more attention also turns toward what a Biden administration may mean for agriculture or […]

Minnesota: Fall Nitrogen Limits Protect Drinking Water – DTN Oct 20, 2020

🕔Oct 20, 2020
Nitrogen fertilizer application restrictions on crop ground went into effect in certain areas of Minnesota on Sept. 1. The Groundwater Protection Rule prohibits farmers from applying most forms of commercial […]

Commodity Reserves – How About Taking A Multi-Nation Approach? Oct 20, 2020

🕔Oct 20, 2020
This last week, we were contacted by a European colleague who wanted to talk about agricultural policy and the need for reserve stocks that would protect the world’s most vulnerable […]

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