Soybean Trade: Interdependence of China, U.S., Brazil – ERS Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“Interdependence of China, United States, and Brazil in Soybean Trade,” by Fred Gale, Constanza Valdes, and Mark Ash) […]

USDA Plan to Re-Locate 2 Agencies Could Cost Taxpayers $37 to $128Mln Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
The proposed move of two USDA research agencies will cost taxpayers money and reduce America’s agricultural economic research and information infrastructure, according to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). […]

USDA’s Economic Research Service Employees Unionize May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019
When you don’t want to move, you don’t want to move.  That’s the message being sent to Secretary Perdue and the leadership of the USDA by employees of the USDA Economic […]

USDA Advances Ill-Advised Plan to Relocate Research Divisions May 6, 2019

🕔May 6, 2019
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement last week of its short list of finalists to host the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) underscores […]

USDA Wants a New Home – 35 States Step Up – Top 4 Picked May 6, 2019

🕔May 6, 2019
USDA is looking for a new home. And there’s no shortage of contenders. Thirty-five states have stepped up with invitations to the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute […]

USDA Reorganization: Ag Leaders Call Proposal a ‘Major Disruption of Research’ Nov 29, 2018

🕔Nov 29, 2018
Two former USDA chief scientists and undersecretaries of agriculture have joined 19 other ag leaders in voicing concern over planned relocation of 2 USDA research agencies outside Washington, DC. On November 27, […]

ERS Report: Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the U.S. Sep 28, 2018

🕔Sep 28, 2018
On Wednesday, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the United States,” which discussed regional and crop conservation tillage practices, as […]

Farm Income: Will It Really Drop to a 12-Year Low in 2018? Feb 22, 2018

🕔Feb 22, 2018
On February 7, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released their initial 2018 farm income forecasts. ERS forecasts a number of farm financial measures. The two most commonly reported measures are net […]

Mid-Size Family Farm – Is it Quietly Disappearing? – USDA Report Nov 8, 2016

🕔Nov 8, 2016
What Is the Issue? Midsize farms–defined as those with gross cash farm income (GCFI) between $350,000 and $1 million–represent an important link in the U.S. chain of family farms; many […]

U.S. Rice Exports: How Politics Altered the Lucrative Cuban Market – What’s Next? Jun 22, 2015

🕔Jun 22, 2015
Over the past 6 months, the U.S. and Cuba have taken several small steps toward normalizing their economic relationship. In December 2014, the United States announced that it would begin […]

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