USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable Nov 30, 2017

🕔Nov 30, 2017
After 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, 2017

🕔Nov 16, 2017
While 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, 2017

🕔Nov 10, 2017
House 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, 2017

🕔Nov 1, 2017
Recent 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, 2017

🕔Oct 16, 2017
On 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, 2017

🕔Sep 26, 2017
As 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, 2017

🕔Sep 19, 2017
Today’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, 2017

🕔Sep 11, 2017
Last 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, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017
Arkansas 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, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017
When 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 […]

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