Ag Trade: African Swine Fever Continues to Disrupt Markets

🕔May 21, 2019Recent news articles and government reports show that African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to have a disrupting impact on soybean and pork markets.  Today’s update highlights key points from several […]

2020 Political Rhetoric and 5 Years of Falling Crop Prices – Commentary

🕔May 15, 2019Though the 2018 mid-term elections are still in the rearview mirror, the 2020 presidential election campaign is in full swing. President Trump is holding campaign-style rallies while more than 20 […]

Farm Bill: Funding Shifts; CRP Payment Limit Possible

🕔Feb 13, 2019On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published an overview of the Conservation Title of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Today’s update looks at a couple key points […]

Mississippi: How Will the Farm Bill Benefit the State’s Ag? – Podcast

🕔Feb 13, 2019Justin Ferguson of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation sat down with Jason and Bobby during the Tri State Soybean Forum in January to discuss the function of Farm Bureau and […]

USDA To Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Sessions

🕔Feb 12, 2019USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public […]

Farm Bill in Shadow of Possible Shutdown #2 – DTN

🕔Feb 6, 2019USDA is moving forward with implementing the 2018 farm bill even as another government shutdown remains a possibility come Feb. 15, the No. 2 official at USDA said during a […]

Georgia: State’s Crop Outlook Clouded By Trade, Storm

🕔Jan 31, 2019The 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast Series underscored a variety of challenges facing Georgia’s farmers as they move into the 2019 crop year, including the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Michael and […]

Webinar: A First Look at the Farm Bill, Jan. 31

🕔Jan 29, 2019Join us on Thursday, January 31st at 8 a.m. CST for a webinar presentation by Keith Coble, MSU ag economist. He will focus on the provisions of the new Agricultural […]

Are Large Farms Less Risky to Insure than Small Farms?

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Jan 23, 2019Crop insurance has become the backbone of risk management protection afforded to crop farmers by the U.S, Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is evidenced by decreases in Title I of […]

Ag Research: Questionable Changes in Land-Grant University Funding

🕔Dec 27, 2018While funding for agricultural commodity programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program captured most of the attention during the development of and wrangling over the budget for the farm bill, […]

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