Trump Plan To Fund Infrastructure Gets Mixed Reviews – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018Farm leaders largely had praise Monday for the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years, including a special $50 billion pot […]

Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018The White House will release its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure […]

Rural Areas Have High Expectations for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2018President Donald Trump set out an agenda during the State of Union address on Tuesday that includes a plan to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure.   However, the president provided few details […]

South Dakota: Wheat Production Declines – Why?

🕔Jan 30, 2018Recent USDA data shows that during the past 3 years acres devoted to wheat production continue declining in both South Dakota and North Dakota. As indicated in Table 1, South […]

Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour

🕔Nov 21, 2017Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour at Richard and Neal Fontenot’s R&N Farms in the Evangeline Parish community […]

Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

🕔Nov 8, 2017An October study commissioned by the National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) was released on Nov. 1 “highlighting the economic benefits associated with reliable inland navigation.” The study […]

Arkansas: Hurricanes Push Demand and Prices for Fuel, Nitrogen, Lumber

🕔Sep 15, 2017The damage and disruption caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have long effects, rippling into slowed exports, higher fertilizer and diesel prices and a likely rise in demand for Arkansas […]

U.S. Infrastructure: Remembering the I-35W Bridge Collapse – DTN

🕔Aug 1, 2017At approximately 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2007, the unthinkable happened in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I had worked late that day in downtown Minneapolis and was heading to my car when […]

Moving Grain: House Ag Committee Examines State of Rural Infrastructure

🕔Jul 20, 2017House Agriculture Committee Examines “State of Infrastructure in Rural America” On July 19, the House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing on the state of infrastructure in rural America, […]

Moving Grain: Lock Delays on Ohio, Illinois Rivers Expected For Early July

🕔Jul 6, 2017STB Updates Regulations on the Publication of Agricultural and Fertilizer Tariffs On June 30, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) adopted final rules amending regulations on the publication of rate and […]

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