Mississippi’s Agriculture Remains a $7B Industry

🕔Dec 19, 2017Agriculture continues to do its part to boost Mississippi’s economy as it remains a $7 billion industry in 2017. Agricultural economists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service released year-end […]

Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

🕔Dec 15, 2017The U.S. is woefully unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks are caused intentionally or otherwise, experts told the Senate Agriculture […]

USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

🕔Nov 30, 2017After 3 consecutive years of decline, farm sector profits are forecast to be relatively stable in 2017. Net farm income, a broader measure of profits, is forecast to increase $1.7 […]

Ag Trade: Reviewing the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

🕔Nov 16, 2017While overshadowed by concerns about North Korea, trade discussions loomed large in President Trump’s recent trip to Asia. Earlier statements from the Administration have raised concerns about the bilateral free […]

NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

🕔Nov 10, 2017House Agriculture Committee leaders and a group of prominent farm lobbyists on Tuesday called on the Trump administration not to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and to […]

Kansas: Community Backlash Has Tyson Foods $320Mln Poultry Complex in the Air

🕔Nov 1, 2017Recent news that Tyson Foods, Inc., is interested in building a $320 million poultry complex in Kansas is bringing a range of reactions from community members where the plant might […]

Livestock Market: China’s Meat and Poultry Import Forecast, 2018

🕔Oct 16, 2017On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)  released its biannual “Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade” report.  Published in April and October, the report is “designed to give […]

NAFTA Talks Move to Canada – DTN

🕔Sep 26, 2017As the third round of renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement start Saturday in Ottawa, Canada, it’s unclear how much trade negotiators have delved into the battle […]

Ag Trade: USDA Export Data and Stakeholder Issues

🕔Sep 19, 2017Today’s update highlights recent information on U.S. agricultural exports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and also explores agricultural related trade issues that have been identified in recent news articles. […]

FAPRI Baseline Update: A More Nuanced Outlook for Ag Markets

🕔Sep 11, 2017Last month, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its latest baseline update for U.S. agricultural markets. Recall that in its March baseline report, FAPRI indicated that, […]

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