Sunday, November 17, 2019

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U.S., China Negotiations still Working through Sticky Subjects

The U.S. and China are still trying to put the final touches on a limited trade agreement that will involve Chinese purchases of U.S. ag commodities. The question appears to be just how much...

Emergency Funds Secured to Dredge Mississippi River

Wisconsin Representative Ron Kind, along with Minnesota Representatives Angie Craig and Betty McCollum, announced they have secured emergency funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The funds will help the Corps to address...

USDA Offering Flexibility on Crop Insurance Premiums

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency says it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers hit hard by extreme weather. More specifically, USDA will defer the...

Trump: Trade War is “Good for Business”

President Donald Trump defended his tariff policies during a speech on Tuesday at the Economic Club of New York. Politico says he denied that his erratic trade policies are causing uncertainty for U.S. businesses....

Trump Pressuring Pelosi for USMCA Vote

While the House impeachment hearings got started on Wednesday, Republicans are trying to make the case that the issue is making it difficult to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. Speaking Tuesday in New York,...

Farmers Turning to Riskier Loans to Stay in Business

Weather challenges, trade tensions, and long-term financial struggles continue to make life difficult in the U.S. agricultural sector. The Wall Street Journal says those headwinds are forcing an increasing number of farmers and ranchers...

Ag Lender Survey Shows Lower Profitability and Higher Concerns

The American Bankers Association teamed up with Farmer Mac for their Fall 2019 Ag Lender Survey. The biggest takeaway from the report is that the agricultural economy and farm income remain under stress, with...
Debbie Stabenow

Senate Democrats Report Says Trump Trade Policies Pick Winners and Losers

Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer led a group of fellow Democrats in releasing a report on the Trump Administration’s trade policies. The report says the administration’s...

New Tractors Presented to Farmer Veteran Coalition Members

In partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition, Kubota presented five farmer veterans with new tractors as a part of its “Geared to Give” program. In observance of Veterans’ Day, each farmer received the keys...

Harsh Weather Brings More Harvest Delays

This week an arctic blast will delay harvest and transportation across the Central and Eastern Midwest. DTN Meteorologist Bryce Anderson says it is not unusual for November to see this kind of weather.  To complicate...

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