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 […]

The Future of Chlorpyrifos (aka Lorsban) Continues To Dangle – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
EPA on Tuesday released its draft risk assessment of the insecticide chlorpyrifos, finding dietary risks in adults and children, as well as to professional handlers of the chemical. The agency’s […]

A Farm Policy Dilemma: Base Acres, Planted Acres, and Ad Hoc Payments Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Farm safety net payments that mitigate low farm income can encourage more production and thus more payments.  Since the 1996 farm bill, this fundamental farm safety net dilemma has been […]

It’s Time To Reconnect Ag Support With Market Realities – Commentary Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
When we explain the concept of major-crop supply management that includes a loan rate that is marginally below the full cost of production, we are often met with one or […]

Trump vs. Biden: Ag and Rural Issues Raised – DTN Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
Responding to questions from the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Donald Trump’s campaign points to the administration’s support for farmers and agriculture in regulations, trade and labor, while former Vice […]

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