Ag Economy Barometer: Ag Trade Concerns Driving Sentiment Lower

🕔Apr 3, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped to 135 in March, down 5 points compared to February, but unchanged from January’s results (Figure 1). The decline in the sentiment index, […]

New Farm Bill May Get Pushed Through This Year, Says Expert

🕔Mar 9, 2018Ask the man who has completed six farm bill cycles when a new bill will be pushed through and Dr. Joe Outlaw will tell you this year. Outlaw, Texas A&M […]

Trump Tariff Push: Ag Sec. Perdue is Worried About Effect on Agriculture – DTN

🕔Mar 9, 2018Count Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as among those worried about the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs that President Donald Trump has said he is committed to implementing on imports.  […]

Indiana: Trump Metal Tariffs Could Mean Lost Sales, Lost Jobs

🕔Mar 7, 2018Some Indiana manufacturers might initially benefit if tariffs proposed last week by President Donald Trump are enacted, but the state’s overall economy could suffer because other Indiana industries use what […]

NAFTA: Trump Push for Metal Tariffs Complicates U.S. Ag’s Position

🕔Mar 7, 2018Concern about President Donald Trump’s planned worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has shifted from the impact on agriculture exports to China to disruptions of the trade relationships with […]

NAFTA – Trump Uses Steel, Aluminum Tariffs as Bargaining Chips

🕔Mar 6, 2018Wall Street Journal writer William Mauldin reported on Monday that, “President Donald Trump on Monday sought to use his threat to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as leverage […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Improves; Uncertainty About NAFTA Looms

🕔Mar 6, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer moved higher again in February. At 140 points, producer sentiment, which is based on monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, […]

Sugar: NAFTA Renegotiation and Issues Related to Sweetener Trade

🕔Feb 8, 2018The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was essentially a transition phase to free trade through the reduction of trade barriers among the U.S., Mexico and Canada during the 1994-2008 […]

Illinois: Ag Perspectives on Trade Matters

🕔Feb 8, 2018Concerns about agricultural trade continue to weigh heavily on farmers in Illinois and across the country as renegotiations over NAFTA finished up their sixth round in Montreal, Canada (Torry, Feb. 5, […]

Ag Trade: Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

🕔Feb 7, 2018Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday morning  at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Recall that back in May, shortly after […]

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