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, […]

Arkansas Farmers, Ranchers Advised to Prepare for TS Cindy

🕔Jun 21, 2017Arkansas livestock producers are being advised to make preparations for the arrival of what will be left of Tropical Storm Cindy once it’s done with the gulf states. Cindy, the […]

Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN

🕔Jun 21, 2017When I traveled to Cuba last fall, I met American businessman Saul Berenthal. He’s a 70-something man with more energy than a 20-year-old and so much charm he stood out […]

Farmland Values Up; Income and Cash Rents Declined – St. Louis Fed, 1Q 2017 Report

🕔May 18, 2017Farm income declined in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier according to the latest survey of agricultural bankers in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Proportionately more bankers […]

U.S.- China: “Let’s Make A Deal” – U.S. Beef, China Cooked Poultry; U.S. Natural Gas – DTN

🕔May 15, 2017U.S. agriculture got some significant trade wins with China under a 100-day trade action plan that was rolled out late Thursday night in an announcement by the U.S. Commerce Department. […]

Livestock Markets: NAFTA Trade Is Important for Meat Industry

🕔May 1, 2017The 2016 election cycle created a lot of confusion about the importance and benefits of trade in general. In particular, a good bit of the election year rhetoric focused on […]

Livestock and Poultry: “Regulatory Freeze” Puts GIPSA Rules on Ice – Commentary

🕔Apr 12, 2017This past December the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) issued an “interim final rule; request for comments” titled, “Scope of Sections 202(a) and (b) of the Packers and […]

Alabama Poultry: 3 Avian Influenza Investigations in Northern Counties

🕔Mar 16, 2017The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries issued a stop movement order for certain poultry in the state because of three ongoing investigations of avian influenza in north Alabama. One […]

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