Corn: Trade Over Aid – “A Penny Won’t Cut It” with Ongoing Chinese Dispute

🕔May 20, 2019Trade disruptions add uncertainty to the U.S. agricultural economy. President Trump’s recent announcement to increase the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods continues to chip away at an […]

Ag Trade Aid, Part II: Will Soy, Corn and Wheat Formula be the Same?

🕔May 17, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said late Wednesday that a second trade aid package for farmers may total $15 billion to $20 billion, the latter figure $5 billion higher than President […]

Ag Trade: U.S.-China Dispute Escalates; Some Aid Details Emerge

🕔May 16, 2019The U.S., China trade dispute escalated this week, weighing on some agricultural markets.   Meanwhile, news reports indicate that the executive branch is working on additional trade aid for farmers […]

Ag Trade Aid II: $15 Billion More for Farmers? – DTN

🕔May 15, 2019Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Tuesday he hopes that within “a week or so” the Trump administration will announce a program of trade aid to farmers […]

Kansas Net Farm Income Climbs, but with a Big Catch

🕔May 13, 2019Kansas net farm income rose last year despite weather extremes, trade disputes and depressed market prices, but the increase came with a catch. Average net farm income across the state […]

Trade Aid: USDA Extends Deadline for Certifying Crop Production

🕔Apr 29, 2019USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who […]

Illinois Ag Industry: Impacts from the Chinese Trade Conflict

🕔Apr 26, 2019Soybeans and other U.S. agricultural products have been a prime target for retaliatory tariffs throughout the ongoing trade conflict. As examined in Part I of this two-part series, implementation of […]

Trade Aid: May 1 Last Day to Certify Production Evidence

🕔Apr 23, 2019The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, hog, shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries producers who have been directly impacted by […]

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

🕔Mar 12, 2019USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

Reminder – Trade Aid Deadline is Feb. 14

🕔Feb 12, 2019Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can […]

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