Ag Trade: China Prepares Retaliatory Tariffs Targeting U.S. Ag

🕔Mar 22, 2018The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that, “China is preparing to hit back at trade offensives from Washington with tariffs aimed at President Donald Trump’s support base, including levies targeting […]

Farm Bill Stalls Over SNAP – What’s the Hold Up?

🕔Mar 19, 2018An article at Politico on Thursday indicated that bipartisan negotiations over the Farm Bill had stalled due to issues surrounding the nutrition title of the new measure.  More specifically, the Politico article stated that, […]

Farm Policy: Will the Farm Bill be Blocked by SNAP Politics?

🕔Mar 15, 2018Farm Bill issues related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP- food stamps) appear to be hampering progress on the measure this week.  Today’s update highlights recent news items that discuss the […]

Section 199 Tax Mess Getting Untangled, But Also Held Hostage

🕔Mar 14, 2018It looks like Congress has a possible fix to the Section 199A cooperative deduction in the recently passed tax bill.  However, the fix is being stalled in the Senate. The […]

Ethanol Plant Builder Steps Up with RIN Plan – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2018Jeff Broin, the founder of POET, a South Dakota company that builds and manages ethanol plants, plans to present the White House with a proposal to multiply the number of […]

Ag Trade: New U.S. Tariffs Ramp-Up Fear of Retaliation; Soybean Growers Especially Worried

🕔Mar 12, 2018On Thursday, President Trump implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum, an action that had been anticipated since last week.  Today’s update explores recent news items that highlight the potential negative impact the executive […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ethanol: The Grand Bargain? Trading an E15 RVP Waiver for a RINs Price Cap

🕔Mar 2, 2018Discussions about the future of the RFS reached a fever pitch this week. A high-level meeting at the White House was held, with President Trump presiding and Senators from Iowa […]

Commodity Classic: Ag Sec Perdue Voices Support of Ethanol and Corn Growers – DTN

🕔Mar 1, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defended his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard on Wednesday as he spoke to farmers at Commodity Classic, making it clear that President Donald Trump “unequivocally” […]

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