Saturday, September 19, 2020

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NOAA Forecasts Mild Winter

The U.S. can expect a mild winter,  The agency released its seasonal outlook this week that covers December 2018 through February 2019. The forecast expects mostly warmer-than-normal weather this winter for the western two-thirds...

Japan-EU Trade Deal to Increase Market Competition

Trade agreement between the European Union and Japan will increase competition for the United States. Japan's conclusion of the trade agreement, and efforts to complete the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership will increase competition...

EU Cleared to Start Talks on Increasing U.S. Beef Imports

The EU agreed to allow negotiations with the U.S. to increase imports of U.S. beef to the EU. The move could help ease some transatlantic trade tensions, according to Reuters. The EU says "finding...

Perdue Promises Five Percent Budget Cut as part of Trump Plan

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will help President Donald Trump reach his goal of reducing agency budgets by five percent next year. Perdue has promised to cut his budget five percent, as last week Trump...

Many Cities Interested in Hosting USDA Agencies

The Department of Agriculture says more than 130 cities have expressed interest in hosting USDA agencies that would move from Washington as part of a controversial reorganization plan. USDA says 136 entities in 35...

Federal Reserve: Farm Loan Volume Increasing

Large operating loans made by large agricultural banks led to a significant increase in farm lending in the third quarter of 2018, according to the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. The total volume of...

ASF Could Drastically Change China’s Pork Market

African swine fever could reshape the pork market in China. A Rabobank report says the disease could accelerate a shift in pork production and boost import needs for 2019. Local supply shortages are being...

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