South American Crop Consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his crop pegs unchanged this week, but has a neutral to slightly higher bias going forward.
Focus on USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum and the first Senate Agriculture Committee new farm bill field hearing in Manhattan, Kansas.
Altering NAFTA puts everything at risk—but a re-negotiation also presents the chance to make a good agreement better.
A panel of economists painted a dark picture of the U.S. farm sector during a House Agriculture Committee hearing, although they said indicators are not as dire as in the 1980s, when high interest rates, low commodity prices and a strong dollar combined to drive a wave of farm foreclosures.
Major news outlets and newspapers are sensing a "story with legs" regarding the U.S.-Russia connection relative to alleged Russia tampering of the U.S. presidential election.
Attention in Washington will continue to spread beyond President Donald Trump nominees though at least one key nomination hearing is on tap for Andrew Puzder to be Labor Secretary.
A public hearing on imposing potential 100 percent import tariffs on some 90 European products -- particularly targeting agricultural products from France, Germany and Italy -- will be held February 15 in Washington, DC by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).
Technology is about more than helping farmers, though. It can help ordinary people lead better lives.
The House next week will hold a general rural economic outlook hearing as part of its work on a new farm bill. The Senate later this month will hold its first field hearing. The farm bill debate has begun with a goal of inking a final bill and passed by Congress by early summer 2018, but no later than September 2018.
Net farm income to post fourth year of decline.
Net farm income is expected to hit its lowest level in inflation-adjusted terms since 2002.
As of Wednesday, February 22
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