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). […]

Kansas City Wins – USDA Will Relocate ERS and NIFA – $300Mln Savings Jun 13, 2019

🕔Jun 13, 2019
USDA will relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Kansas City Region. “The Kansas City Region has proven itself to be […]

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 […]

Farm Bill Draft, 2020: $1.802Bln for Farm Programs – $32.1Mln More than 2019 May 23, 2019

🕔May 23, 2019
The 2020 ag-funding bill that came out of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee this week, addresses a broad sweep of the rural landscape. The legislation, which is under consideration by […]

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, […]

Crop Market Explorations: USDA Crop Baseline Projections – ERS Oct 30, 2018

🕔Oct 30, 2018
On Monday, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “An Exploration of Crop Markets: A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections,” which discussed the February 2018 […]

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 […]

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