Canada – Trade Deal Wins, Losses Depend on Perspective – DTN

🕔Oct 5, 2018The Canadian response to this week’s announcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal (USMCA) seems as varied as the weather pattern currently seen across the country. While Prime Minister Justin […]

Farm Trade Aid: Signup Starts – 5 States Expected to Get 45% Share – DTN

🕔Sep 5, 2018Farmers officially can start applying Tuesday for the Trump administration’s trade-aid package at their local Farm Service Agency offices.   As rolled out last week by USDA, farmers can expect to […]

Trade Damage: Details of USDA Short-term Relief Strategy Released

🕔Aug 27, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the USDA will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations.   The […]

Cotton Picking by Robots? It’s in the Works – DTN

🕔Jul 31, 2018Scientists predict the world’s population — now 7.6 billion — will exceed 10 billion by 2050. That’s going to require a lot of food, and artificial intelligence is going to […]

Ag Tariff Damage: Farmers Get $12Bln Package of Programs from USDA

🕔Jul 25, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Tuesday, July 25 that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed […]

Farm Policy: Federal Risk Management Tools for Ag Producers

🕔Jun 19, 2018Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a timely report regarding farm policy titled, “Federal Risk Management Tools for Agricultural Producers: An Overview.”  Today’s post […]

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Approved 5-Year Farm Bill – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2018The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a five-year farm bill. The bipartisan vote was 20-1 with only Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, opposed to the bill until he gets a […]

Trump’s Canadian Dairy Problem – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018President Donald Trump’s tirade on Twitter over the weekend aimed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has elevated dairy trade between the two countries to the top political issue in […]

2018 Farm Bill Draft: Maybe Not as Bad as You Expected – DTN

🕔Apr 13, 2018Congressmen have been quick to point out 2018 farm income is projected to be less than half of what it was five years ago, but the farm bill draft rolled […]

New Farm Bill May Get Pushed Through This Year, Says Expert

🕔Mar 9, 2018Ask the man who has completed six farm bill cycles when a new bill will be pushed through and Dr. Joe Outlaw will tell you this year. Outlaw, Texas A&M […]

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