South Carolina: Ag Outlook Strong; Weather, Trade Affecting Cotton, Soybeans

🕔Dec 14, 2018With a focus on economic development, the South Carolina agricultural industry is poised for positive productivity in 2019. This was the message Clemson experts gave during the recent third annual […]

Trade Aid: Deadline for Signup Is Jan. 15

🕔Nov 28, 2018The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides partial compensation to farmers and share-rent landowners for losses occurring because of trade disputes. This program is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) […]

Trade War – Ag Market Disruptions Persist

🕔Nov 26, 2018As policy observers anticipate a meeting later this month between President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, recent news items continue to […]

“High Yield” Farming – More “Eco-Friendly,” International Study Indicates

🕔Nov 6, 2018Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than “high-yield” farming that uses less land, a new […]

Ag Trade Tariffs Overwhelm Gains from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – DTN

🕔Nov 2, 2018The new North American free trade agreement, once ratified, will provide a bump in U.S. agricultural exports. But an analysis released Wednesday by the Farm Foundation shows those trade gains […]

Ag Trade: Tariff Disruptions Persist, Talks with China Uncertain

🕔Oct 29, 2018Recent news items continue to discuss the impacts of trade tariffs on agricultural commodities, including soybeans, dairy products, and pork.  Meanwhile, separate articles have focused on executive branch trade policy […]

Tariff Conflict and Other Factors Affecting Farm Production Values

🕔Oct 17, 2018This article takes a step back from the headline of tariffs and agriculture to address a broader question, “How have estimates of the value of production changed since advent of […]

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 […]

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