Farm Policy: Chinese Tariffs Take Toll on Soybean Markets

🕔Jul 16, 2018As the impacts of the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute continue to unfold, a report last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided some insight into how the Chinese tariffs […]

U.S. Ag Trade: USDA, FAO Reports Offer Additional Perspective

🕔Jul 11, 2018The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently published its biannual Food Outlook report that provides short-term forecasts for commodity production, trade and prices.  Also this week, […]

Farm Policy: Trade War Begins, as U.S. Soybean Exports Surged in 2nd Quarter

🕔Jul 9, 2018Don Lee reported on the front page of Saturday’s Los Angeles Times that, “The tariffs that the United States and China slapped on each other’s exports Friday intensified a trade battle […]

Ag Economy: Price Turmoil; ERS Looks at Ag’s Financial Health

🕔Jul 5, 2018Financial Times writer Gregory Meyer reported on Monday that, “US soyabean futures have tumbled to the lowest price in nine years as the market succumbs to healthy growing conditions and fears over imminent tariffs from China.”   Amid this […]

Ag Economy: Land Values and Farm Income Considerations

🕔Jul 3, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln that shed light on trends in farmland values.  Also, […]

Farm Policy: As Prices Flounder, Perdue Reiterates Promise to Stand with Farmers

🕔Jun 28, 2018News articles over the past several days have highlighted heightened U.S. trade policy risks and recent declines in the price of corn and soybeans. Farm state Senators expressed their concern regarding […]

Farm Policy: Chairman Conaway Provides Perspective on Farm Bill

🕔Jun 25, 2018House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio program with Mike Adams.   After failing to pass on the House floor last month, the measure succeeded on Thursday […]

Farm Policy: House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill

🕔Jun 22, 2018Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman, Heather Haddon and Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also […]

Farm Policy: Trade War – Trump Promises to “Be There For the American Farmers”

🕔Jun 20, 2018In conjunction with positive early season crop condition ratings, an ongoing and escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China put negative pressure on corn and soybean prices Tuesday. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal indicated […]

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 […]

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