USDA Farm Loans – Online Tool Aids Decisions

🕔Jul 17, 2019A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm […]

Wheat: Got that Old Bearish Feeling Again – DTN

🕔Jul 15, 2019If you have been reading DTN’s grain market commentary since June 28 — or if you read Wednesday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) preview, “July WASDE: Mirage or […]

Trump Adm. Hiding USDA Climate Change Data – Commentary

🕔Jul 11, 2019During the spring and early summer of this year, we have seen what we can only characterize as the hostility of the administration toward the employees of the USDA. And, […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn, Soy Conditions Hold Steady – DTN

🕔Jul 2, 2019Corn and soybean conditions — for the portion of those crops that was planted and emerged — held steady last week, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report […]

Cotton: USDA, Texas Tech to Build On-Campus Classing Facility

🕔Jul 2, 2019USDA announced on Tuesday the establishment of a cooperative agreement between its Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program (C&T) and Texas Tech University to construct, own, and operate a […]

Soybean Trade: Interdependence of China, U.S., Brazil – ERS

🕔Jul 1, 2019Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“Interdependence of China, United States, and Brazil in Soybean Trade,” by Fred Gale, Constanza Valdes, and Mark Ash) […]

Arkansas Cotton, Soybeans Up for Recount Following Acreage Report

🕔Jun 28, 2019The strangeness of Arkansas’ rain-soaked planting season sloshed over into Friday’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Acreage report, with the agency saying it would be collecting additional information on the state’s […]

Livestock: Pork Group Wants Gene-Editing Moved to USDA Oversight – DTN

🕔Jun 28, 2019Arguing against regulations classifying livestock as drugs, the National Pork Producers Council wants the Food and Drug Administration to yield regulatory oversight to USDA for gene-edited animals raised for food. […]

USDA Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

🕔Jun 25, 2019Ninety-six percent of the corn that farmers intend to plant this year — on those acres that were still farmable following relentless rains and flooding this spring — was planted […]

USDA Plan to Re-Locate 2 Agencies Could Cost Taxpayers $37 to $128Mln

🕔Jun 21, 2019The proposed move of two USDA research agencies will cost taxpayers money and reduce America’s agricultural economic research and information infrastructure, according to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). […]

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