Ag Trade Outlook – U.S. Export Forecast Increased for 2020 Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019On Monday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights […]

Wisconsin: ‘App’-riculture – Making Smartphone Apps to Aid Farmers Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 2019Mike Cerny has been farming long enough to have a reliable intuition when it comes to decisions about applying chemical protection to his crops. So it came as a surprise to […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

More Trade Tariffs: Raising the Stakes – DTN Jul 9, 2019

🕔Jul 9, 2019A year since the U.S. and China began a tit-for-tat of tariffs, talks and tweets, American farmers are seeing more diversified export routes while waiting for their largest customer to […]

USDA Payment Details: MFP Won’t Help if You Can’t Plant and There’s More – DTN Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019Farmers who are not able to plant a crop this spring will not get a trade-aid payment and should not expect higher payment levels than normal under prevented-planting insurance, according […]

2019 MFP Payments as Collateral: What You and Your Lender Need to Know May 29, 2019

🕔May 29, 2019Last week USDA announced a second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to farmers would be forthcoming.  MFP is a support program in a long line of federal government […]

Trade Aid: Pres. Trump Allocates $16Bln to Farmers May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. […]

Cargill Feed Recall in 9 States Due to High Aflatoxin Levels May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. The affected products, which were manufactured and […]

Trade Aid: USDA Extends Deadline for Certifying Crop Production Apr 29, 2019

🕔Apr 29, 2019USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who […]

Trade Aid: May 1 Last Day to Certify Production Evidence Apr 23, 2019

🕔Apr 23, 2019The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, hog, shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries producers who have been directly impacted by […]

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