Ag Trade: Issues with China Escalate – Closer Look at Sorghum, Soybeans

🕔Apr 23, 2018China recently announced anti-dumping measures on U.S. sorghum.  Meanwhile, potential action by China on U.S. soybeans continues to concern farm state lawmakers and agricultural producers alike.  Today’s update looks at recent news articles that […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve April 2018 Beige Book Report

🕔Apr 20, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Farm Bill Passes House Ag Committee on Partisan Vote

🕔Apr 19, 2018On Wednesday, the House Ag Committee passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2) on a partisan 26-20 vote.  Democrat Members of the Committee expressed frustration over the bill, while Committee Chairman Mike […]

Far Bill: 1st Draft Markup to Focus on SNAP

🕔Apr 16, 2018On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee released its draft of the Farm Bill.  As expected, the nutrition title of the measure, which includes the SNAP program (food stamps) has garnered the most attention. […]

Farm Policy News: Federal Assistance for Farm Trade Impacts

🕔Apr 12, 2018On Monday, President Trump noted that ongoing trade turbulence with China could adversely impact U.S. agricultural producers already hampered by a sluggish U.S. farm economy.  The President has asked the […]

Ag Trade: Tariff Threats Continue, Trump Vows to Protect Farmers

🕔Apr 9, 2018Today’s update includes a brief explanation of recent trade tariff action taken by the U.S. and China.  The trade uncertainty unfolds as agricultural producers anticipate another year of stagnant farm income, […]

Ag Trade: China Targets U.S. Soybeans in Ongoing Dispute

🕔Apr 5, 2018Background- Prelude to Chinese Soybean Tariffs Since withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first working day in office, and formally opening the North American Free Trade Agreement to the renegotiation […]

Farm Economy: Land Values, Ag Credit, Lending, and Income

🕔Apr 3, 2018On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its quarterly Agricultural Credit Survey.  Also on Monday, the American Bankers Association highlighted several 2017 farm lending variables in its annual Farm […]

Trade Worries Taint Farm Economy Outlook

🕔Apr 2, 2018A recent report from CoBank pointed out that trade worries are clouding the economic outlook for U.S. farmers and ranchers.  And, a recent report from Purdue University demonstrates that potential trade retaliation measures on […]

Farm Bill: Chairman Conaway Highlights SNAP Concepts

🕔Mar 29, 2018On Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on the Adams on Agriculture radio program where he discussed the Farm Bill and SNAP issues with […]

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