Keith Good: Pacific Trade Pact Close to Completion, Official Testifies Jan 28, 2015

    🕔Jan 28, 2015
    Trade Reuters writer Krista Hughes reported yesterday that, “The top U.S. trade official told lawmakers on Tuesday an ambitious Pacific trade pact could be wrapped up within months as he urged Congress to back […]

    Keith Good: Pork Prices Drop as Hog Herd Recovers from PEDv Outbreak Jan 27, 2015

    🕔Jan 27, 2015
    Economic Matters Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Bacon lovers breathe easy: the hog shortage that sent prices to new highs is over. “In the futures […]

    Keith Good: World Grain Inventories Headed for Highest in 30 Years Jan 23, 2015

    🕔Jan 23, 2015
    Economic Matters Bloomberg writer Rudy Ruitenberg reported yesterday that, “World corn output will beat a November forecast, the International Grains Council said, lifting the estimate an eighth time on improved prospects for […]

    Keith Good: New Herbicide-Resistant Cotton, Soybean Seeds Approved Jan 16, 2015

    🕔Jan 16, 2015
    Regulations Jacob Bunge reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday approved soybean and cotton seeds engineered by Monsanto Co. to resist a broader range […]

    Keith Good: USDA Announces ‘Historic’ Change in Conservation Funding Jan 15, 2015

    🕔Jan 15, 2015
    Policy Issues Todd Neeley reported yesterday at DTN that, “USDA is changing the way it funds conservation. “Calling it a ‘historic moment’ in conservation, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Wednesday pointed to the way $372.5 million in […]

    Keith Good: Immigration Policy to be Challenged; Bad News for Biofuels Jan 12, 2015

    🕔Jan 12, 2015
    Immigration Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “House Republicans said Friday they would vote in the coming week on an expansive rollback of President Barack Obama’s immigration policy, subjecting more […]

    Keith Good: Frigid Weather Poses Test for Transportation Network Jan 9, 2015

    🕔Jan 9, 2015
    Policy Issues Reuters writer Karl Plume reported earlier this week that, “Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the […]

    Keith Good: Ag Equipment, Supply Companies May Feel Pinch in 2015 Jan 6, 2015

    🕔Jan 6, 2015
    Economic Matters Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Many U.S. farmers are expected to tighten their belts further in 2015 as they contend with another year of lower grain and […]

    Keith Good: Ethanol Production May Dip in 2015 as Profit Margins Fall Jan 5, 2015

    🕔Jan 5, 2015
    Biofuels Jacob Bunge and Jesse Newman reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Tumbling oil prices are bringing unwelcome tidings to one of the U.S. Farm Belt’s hottest industries. “Ethanol makers are […]

    DTN’s Top Ag Stories: Farm Bill Finally Becomes Law Dec 30, 2014

    🕔Dec 30, 2014
    The Agricultural Act of 2014 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation passed by Congress over the past year. The bill reflected turbulence in Washington as it stalled […]


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