Illinois Grain Farms Should Expected Negative Incomes in 2019

🕔Jan 16, 2019In 2018, many grain farms in Illinois will have incomes above $70,000 per farm, the average from 2013 to 2017. Incomes in 2019 could be negative on many farms. While […]

Government Shutdown Grinds On – DTN

🕔Jan 11, 2019As the president and congressional Democrats keep fighting over border wall funding, farmers are feeling the impacts of the partial federal government shutdown in different ways. Terry Detrick points to […]

USDA: Tariff Compensation Deadline Extended; Jan.11 Crop Reports Delayed – DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2019Farmers who had waited to enroll in the Market Facilitation Program will get a deadline extension once USDA Farm Service Agency offices are allowed to reopen. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue […]

Government Shutdown: Impact on Soybean Exports, Trade Aid Payments

🕔Jan 3, 2019On the night of Friday, December 21st, the U.S. government began a partial government shutdown.  Today’s update points to recent news items that highlight how the shutdown may impact information related to U.S. […]

Tariff Aid: What’s the Impact on U.S. Soybean, Sorghum, and Corn Farmers?

🕔Dec 28, 2018The second quarter 2018 issue of Choices focused on the current trade war between the United States and China. The authors of this theme explained the state of the conflict […]

Govt. Shutdown – FSA County Offices Open Through Friday, Dec. 28

🕔Dec 26, 2018During a government shutdown, agencies that have funds appropriated in prior years that are carried forward can continue to serve customers until that money is used up.  As a result, […]

Farm Bill Signed, SNAP Proposal Released, Trade Aid Payments Approved

🕔Dec 21, 2018President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law on Thursday, the same day the executive branch proposed a rule that could impact participation in the SNAP (food stamp) program.  And […]

Tariff Aid: Second Check Is in the Mail – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018The second check is in the mail. USDA announced Monday afternoon that “at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the second “and final round” of trade aid payments under […]

Trade Aid: USDA Launches 2nd Round of Mitigation Payments

🕔Dec 17, 2018At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering […]

Trade Aid: White House Delays 2nd Round of Payments – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2018The White House is delaying a second round of trade-aid payments to farmers that was initially expected to be announced last week, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Reuters initially reported, citing […]

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