Ag Policy: U.S. Seeks Coalition for U.N. Food Summit – DTN Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Florence, Italy, on a recruiting mission to create a “coalition for productivity growth” — a group of agricultural export countries to stress the role […]

U.N. Direction on Food Security Is Wrong, Says Former U.S. Ag Ambassador – DTN Jul 26, 2021

🕔Jul 26, 2021
Although Indiana farmer Kip Tom left his post in January as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, he is keeping tabs this week as […]

U.S. vs. E.U. – Battle Over Ag, Food Systems – DTN Dec 11, 2020

🕔Dec 11, 2020
Kip Tom, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture (FAO), told farmers Wednesday they need to understand the growing debate between the U.S. and Europe […]

COVID Pandemic Exposes Food Insecurity – DTN Oct 20, 2020

🕔Oct 20, 2020
The COVID-19 economic shutdown that led to disruptions in the food supply chain may have hit hardest those Americans who already have challenges finding their next meals. In particular, many […]

Robust Soybean Export Forecast, While Countries “Bulk Up” Food Supplies Oct 19, 2020

🕔Oct 19, 2020
Mark Ash and Dana Golden explained in this month’s Oil Crops Outlook, from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), that, “Despite an unchanged yield, USDA pegs the 2020/21 U.S. soybean crop down by 45 million bushels […]

COVID-19 Created Disconnect Between Where Food Is Produced, Where It’s Needed May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
As perfect storm is currently hitting agriculture. An extended period of low farm product prices, Reduced need for corn-based ethanol due to reduced driving in response to sheltering in place, […]

Coronavirus: No Quick Fix for Pork Industry – DTN Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
The executive order signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump is expected to provide more federal resources to ensure packing plants have safety measures in place for their workers to continue […]

COVID-19 Could Almost Double Global Acute Hunger, Says UN Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
The Financial Times reported this week that, “Governments and international institutions are becoming increasingly worried about the growing constraints on access to food around the world as coronavirus disrupts economies and leaves workers without income […]

Coronavirus: Why Are Grocery Store Shelves Empty? Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
While all industries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agriculture have been among the hardest hit segments of the U.S. economy. The primary reason lies in […]

Rice: Coronavirus Upends World Trade Projections Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
The rice trade is no stranger to drama during any given year when you look at the impacts of extreme weather, geopolitics, or price fluctuation, however 2020 is proving to […]

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