Farm Policy: Trade Promotion Authority Bill Moves to Final Senate Vote – DTN Jun 23, 2015

🕔Jun 23, 2015
The Senate cleared another procedural vote Tuesday on a bill to provide trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama. Senators will follow up with a final vote on Wednesday on […]

House Passes Trade Promotion Authority. Again. – DTN Jun 18, 2015

🕔Jun 18, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed — for a second time — a bill to provide President Barack Obama with trade promotion authority. The vote on the bill […]

Keith Good: Farm Banks See Spike in Demand for Loans, Survey Finds Jan 29, 2015

🕔Jan 29, 2015
Economic Matters Reuters writer Christine Stebbins reported yesterday that, “U.S. grain farmers are boosting demand for loans from farm banks as five-year lows in crop prices squeeze operating budgets ahead of spring planting, according to a […]

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: U.S. Sorghum Demand Spikes as China Imports Increase Jan 22, 2015

🕔Jan 22, 2015
Economic Matters David Kesmodel reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “While many U.S. farmers grappled with lower grain prices last year, Mike Baker had an ace up his sleeve: sorghum. “The […]

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: 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 […]

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