U.S. Farmers Wary of Tariffs’ Financial Toll; Income Down 50% Since 2013 – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2018Soybeans represent 41% of the value of U.S. products on China’s retaliatory tariff list, and for South Dakota farmer Brandon Wipf, the financial toll adds up fast.   “You’re probably looking […]

EPA: Pruitt is Out – Sigh of Relief from Farmers and Biofuel Producers – DTN

🕔Jul 6, 2018Scott Pruitt is out as EPA administrator after the embattled agency head tendered his resignation to President Donald Trump on Thursday.   Trump made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday afternoon: […]

Farm Policy: As Prices Flounder, Perdue Reiterates Promise to Stand with Farmers

🕔Jun 28, 2018News articles over the past several days have highlighted heightened U.S. trade policy risks and recent declines in the price of corn and soybeans. Farm state Senators expressed their concern regarding […]

Farm Policy: Trade War – Trump Promises to “Be There For the American Farmers”

🕔Jun 20, 2018In conjunction with positive early season crop condition ratings, an ongoing and escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China put negative pressure on corn and soybean prices Tuesday. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal indicated […]

Health Insurance Part of New Farm Bill? Maybe. – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2018The farm bill could be used next year to offer some relief for farmers from high healthcare insurance premiums they face. Association Health Plans (AHPs) have become an avenue touted […]

Biofuel Policy: Trump’s EPA Not Helping the Industry – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018While President Donald Trump continues to express his undying love for the ethanol industry, Trump’s EPA continues to march in a different direction. This seeming confusion on biofuel policy continues […]

Trump’s Canadian Dairy Problem – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018President Donald Trump’s tirade on Twitter over the weekend aimed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has elevated dairy trade between the two countries to the top political issue in […]

Farm Policy: Corn Belt Farmers Uneasy Over Potential Policy Impacts

🕔Jun 6, 2018Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Tuesday’s Des Moines Register that, “Iowa farmers, battling too much rain, cold — and even snow — this planting season, have a new crop of […]

Farm Trucking: Electronic Log Device – Non-Livestock Hauling – June 19 Enforcement – DTN

🕔Jun 5, 2018While the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 90-day electronic logging device (ELD) waiver for agriculture truckers expires June 18, one group has already been granted […]

Dear Mr. President: “Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” – DTN

🕔Jun 1, 2018Regardless whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or a card-carrying Mugwump, I think we can all agree that President Donald Trump is a man not afraid to change his mind. […]

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