President’s Ag Budget Proposal Causes Some Hand-Wringing – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019Despite some lobbying last month by the crop-insurance industry, the Trump administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 again calls for reducing crop-insurance premiums, lowering income eligibility and reducing crop-insurance […]

Dossett on Rice: Weather Delays; U.S. Tariff on India, Turkey Boosted Futures

🕔Mar 8, 2019CASH MARKET Thai Rice has slipped $3 this week. The Thai National Assembly has backed away from passing the Rice Bill because of renewed farmer pressure.  India White 5% Broken […]

Biofuel: E15 Rule Sent to White House – DTN

🕔Mar 7, 2019The EPA has sent a rule proposing allowance of year-round E15 sales, as well as reforms to the biofuel credits market, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. […]

Pompeo To Iowa Farmers: “Sympathetic” Over Trade Plight But Offers Little On Progress – DTN

🕔Mar 5, 2019Iowa farmers noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo largely kept his cards close to his vest regarding trade talks with China, but they nonetheless appreciated Pompeo coming to the state […]

Ag Trade: Trump Asks China to Lift Tariffs

🕔Mar 5, 2019On Friday, Bloomberg writers Joshua Gallu and Millie Munshi reported that, “President Donald Trump said he has asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on U.S. agriculture, including beef and […]

Wheat, Rice: WTO Win for Farmers but No Guarantees – DTN

🕔Mar 1, 2019U.S. wheat and rice farmers got a big win over China announced Thursday by the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panel. But the victory could be short-lived because the Trump […]

China Ag Trade: Farmers and Biotech are Top Issues – DTN

🕔Mar 1, 2019U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of the House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday that trade talks with China had reached a point of agreeing on enforcement mechanisms […]

China Trade: U.S. Wants Broader Ag Commodities; Protection for U.S. Tech – DTN

🕔Feb 26, 2019The Trump administration wants China to promise to buy a broad range of agricultural commodities, not just soybeans, in the trade negotiation that is underway, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steve Censky […]

Trade Talk Deadline Expanded; China Commits to Buy More Soybeans

🕔Feb 25, 2019U.S., China trade talks resumed last week in Washington, D.C., and extended into the weekend.  As the negotiations unfolded, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue indicated that China committed to buy an additional 10 million metric […]

Infrastructure Promises: No Plan or Fix Yet – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2019During the signing of the tax overhaul bill on Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump said, “Infrastructure is by far the easiest,” according to a Washington Post article from Jan. […]

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