Biofuel: Facing Challenges – Midwest, California, Mississippi – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2018Just a few blocks from the commotion and crowds at the Global Climate Action Summit, biofuel advocates gathered Thursday to champion more low-carbon fuel standards that could take the country’s […]

Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy- August 2018

🕔Sep 14, 2018On Thursday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade,” where lawmakers engaged in a discussion with Gregg Doud, the Chief Agricultural Negotiator with the Office of the […]

U.S. Farm Trade Damage Estimate Calculations – USDA Website

🕔Sep 14, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today released a detailed accounting of how USDA calculated estimated damage from trade disruptions.   USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist developed an estimate of […]

Ag, Ethanol Groups to Trump – We Need Relief Now, Not Later – DTN

🕔Sep 14, 2018Leaders of several agriculture and ethanol groups on Wednesday appealed to President Donald Trump to immediately approve year-round sales of E15 and to reallocate Renewable Fuel Standard small-refinery waivers to […]

U.S. Ag Exports Set July Record – Expect China Import Plunge in 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2018A radio update from USDA on Thursday indicated that U.S. agriculture exports set a record in July.  “It’s the best July that the U.S. has seen as far as agricultural exports […]

Ag Trade: Where Do Things Stand with Our Trade Partners?

🕔Aug 30, 2018The last month has produced a lot of news on the trade front, much of which has implications for US farmers and their markets.  All of the largest and most […]

Trade Aid for Farmers: Soy $1.65Bu – Corn $0.01Bu – Cotton $0.06Lb. – DTN

🕔Aug 29, 2018Commodity farmers can expect to collect a combined $4.7 billion in trade aid payments from USDA with soybean farmers receiving the bulk of those funds as USDA works to spread […]

Ag Trade: Farmers Tested by Tariffs; U.S., China Prepare For Trade Talks

🕔Aug 21, 2018Today’s update explores recent news articles that discuss the impacts of the U.S., China trade dispute, with a focus on how farmers are reacting to ongoing tariffs.  In addition, midlevel […]

Rice Market: Turkish Tariffs Add One More Barrier to Stable Trade

🕔Aug 20, 2018In the latest chapter of an escalating diplomatic and economic dispute, Turkey announced yet more retaliatory tariffs against the United States last week, targeting rice as well as other U.S. […]

Farm Bill: Lawmakers’ Perspective – SNAP and Conservation

🕔Aug 20, 2018As the work of the Farm Bill conference committee progresses, two issues, SNAP and conservation, have been singled out as key to the committee’s success.  Today’s update looks briefly at recent news items that contain […]

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