Soybeans and the Trade War – November 5, 2018

Soybeans

Trump’s trade war knocks soybeans out of running for top U.S. crop for a decade The neck-and-neck race between soybeans and corn for the title of No. 1 U.S. crop is over after one lap, with corn the victor and soybeans out of the running due to trade war with… Continue reading

House Negotiations on SANP – September 7, 2018

Democrats Take the House

Two SNAP proposals in the House could cut enrollment by 8 percent, say researchers A nonpartisan research group says that two of the lesser-known provisions at issue during Senate-House negotiations over the 2018 farm bill could reduce food stamp enrollment by 8 percent. Those affected would include large numbers of… Continue reading

Farm Income, Dairy, and Dicamba – August 31, 2018

Farm income stabilizes short-term

Farm income stabilizes a bit, but financial stress edges upward U.S. farm income is higher than expected this year and is regaining its footing after taking a tumble early this decade, said the Agriculture Department on Thursday. Nonetheless, net farm income will be the lowest since 2006, and the debt-to-asset… Continue reading

Canada, Trade War, and Dicamba – August 30, 2018

Canada and NAFTA

Trade war ends China’s role as top U.S. ag export customer Canada, runner-up for most of this decade, has replaced China as the top market for U.S. farm exports because of the high tariffs that have discouraged sales in the Sino-U.S. trade war, said the Agriculture Department on Wednesday. China… Continue reading

Bailout, Tariffs, Vegetable Prices – August 27, 2018

Washington, Tariffs, and Bailouts

Two sides of Washington: Trump bailout and China tariffs The Trump administration will hear hours of testimony about its proposed 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products on Monday, overlapping with the expected USDA announcement of up to $12 billion in aid for U.S. agriculture to offset the… Continue reading