Ag Trade: Senate Ag Committee Discusses USMCA, China, MFP Payments

🕔Jun 17, 2019On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing titled, “Certainty in Global Markets for the U.S. Agriculture Sector.” Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and […]

Ag Trade: USMCA Approval “Vital” Amid Ongoing Trade Issues

🕔Jun 13, 2019On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing highlighting agricultural trade issues. Lawmakers discussed the USMCA, the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the impact that trade conflicts […]

Ag Trade: Positive News with Mexico Amid Awful Spring Planting

🕔Jun 11, 2019As a dreadful spring for planting limps into the second week of June, producers continue to assess the impacts of record Midwestern precipitation on corn and soybeans.  Meanwhile, a welcome […]

Farmer Sentiment Collapsing, Financial Conditions Continue Decline – Ag Barometer

🕔Jun 4, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer, an agricultural producer sentiment measure based upon a nationwide mid-month survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, dropped again in May. The May barometer reading of 101 […]

Ag Trade: Farmers Unsettled by Tariff Threats; USDA Projects Lower Exports

🕔Jun 4, 2019Recent news articles point to a feeling of unease among U.S. farmers regarding President Trump’s threat late last week to impose import tariffs on Mexican goods. Mexico is a top export […]

Indiana Farm Bureau Survey – Trade Situation Is Jeopardizing Farmers

🕔May 22, 2019Indiana Farm Bureau recently conducted an online survey of farmer members to gauge how the ongoing trade conflicts and increasing tariffs are impacting their operations. The survey received submissions from […]

Ag Trade: Some Good News, More Problems Remain

🕔May 20, 2019Executive branch policy action last week resulted in some very welcome good news for U.S. agriculture.  Metal import tariffs on Canada and Mexico were lifted, improving the outlook for the USMCA […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn, Soybean Exports – Where Do We Stand?

🕔Apr 9, 2019As the administration continues to negotiate a trade deal with China, the prospect of a resolution looms larger for corn and soybean export potential in 2019.  Corn exports weakened in […]

Rice: U.S. Complaint Against China’s Producer Subsidies Moves Forward

🕔Oct 17, 2018The second of two cases filed against China by the United States in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) legal system advanced this week and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings met […]

Ag Economy: Steady Farmland Values Help Insulate Struggling Ag Sector

🕔Oct 4, 2018Suzanne Jenkins, a senior policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Nathan Kauffman, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in a […]

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