Keith Good, Editor Of Farm Policy, Winds Down His News Service Apr 3, 2015

🕔Apr 3, 2015Keith Good wrapped up his Farm Policy web coverage this week. For the last 12-plus years he has kept the agricultural community informed about the latest developments in Washington and farm-related […]

Keith Good: Number of U.S. Farms Down by 18,000 – USDA Feb 19, 2015

🕔Feb 19, 2015On Thursday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its annual Farms and Land in Farms report for 2014. The report stated that, “The number of farms in the United […]

Keith Good: West Coast ‘lords of the docks’ Control Port Shipping. It’s Bad, Really. Feb 19, 2015

🕔Feb 19, 2015Tim Logan and Andrew Khouri reported on the front page of Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times that, “The dispute that has snarled West Coast shipping revolves around a rarity in American business […]

Keith Good: Port Delays vs. Ag Exports; Texas Judge Says No; Oh Canada – Rail Strike Feb 17, 2015

🕔Feb 17, 2015West Coast Port Delays Hit Ag Exports – $1.75B Loss Laura Stevens, Suzanne Kapner and Leslie Josephs reported on the front page of Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal that, “As employers at the […]

Keith Good Special: Net Farm Down 32% – Lowest Since 2009, ERS Forecast Feb 11, 2015

🕔Feb 11, 2015On Tuesday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released its 2015 Farm Sector Income Forecast, which stated that, “Net farm income is forecast to be $73.6 billion in 2015, down nearly […]

Keith Good: Ag Econ; Weather; Trade; Biotech; Farm Bill; Budget; Biofuels Feb 2, 2015

🕔Feb 2, 2015Ag Economy – Consumer’s Market Reuters indicated on Friday that, “Record harvests and falling oil prices have helped to push food prices to a four-year low, improving the affordability of food […]

Keith Good: China Approval of GMO Corn Greeted with Cautious Optimism Dec 23, 2014

🕔Dec 23, 2014Economic Issues Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported yesterday that, “U.S. corn futures on Monday touched a fresh five-month high on firm export demand, while wheat slumped on profit-taking and slow sales to foreign buyers.” […]

Keith Good: New Cuba Policy Could Open Huge Market for U.S. Wheat Dec 19, 2014

🕔Dec 19, 2014Cuba Policy Bloomberg writer Rudy Ruitenberg reported yesterday that, “The European Union stands to lose a $150-million wheat market in Cuba as the U.S. moves to normalize relations with the island nation […]

Ag Trade Should Benefit from Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations Dec 18, 2014

🕔Dec 18, 2014Cuba Policy Chris Clayton reported yesterday at DTN that, “U.S. agricultural exports should become one of the early economic winners under President Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with […]

Keith Good: Viptera Corn Ban Lifted by China; Wheat Prices Soaring Dec 18, 2014

🕔Dec 18, 2014China: Trade-Biotech Gregory Meyer reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “China has approved imports of biotech corn developed by Syngenta, a senior US official said on Wednesday, after blocking […]

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