Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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USMCA, U.S.-China Deal Pushing Forward

Both the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and a phase one agreement of a deal between the U.S. and China appear to be slowly edging forward. The Hagstrom Report quotes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as saying, “We...

Farmers for Free Trade Launches New USMCA Ad Campaign

Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan coalition supported by America’s top ag and business groups, announced a new ad campaign promoting quick passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The ad campaign launched with a $300,000...

Farm Income Rising in Part Because of Aid

In spite of a challenging 2019, farm earnings are expected to rise this year by 10 percent. However, nearly one-third of producers’ net farm income is a result of crop insurance and direct government...

USDA Improves Crop Insurance for Sugar Beet Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it’s made changes to crop insurance for sugar beets in 2020. The Risk Management Agency made changes that will start in 2020 for some policies and 2021 for...

Hemp Innovation Challenge Coming to World Ag Expo in 2020

Something new is coming to the World Ag Expo. The Hemp Innovation Challenge is designed to kickstart the future of the hemp industry by supporting entrepreneurs, researchers, and students, who are launching some of...

No Final RFS Rule Friday

Friday is when historically the Environmental Protection Agency would release it’s final Renewable Fuel Standard proposal. However, thanks to other changes pending in the rule, the EPA said earlier this week that the agency...

Hoeven, Peterson, Meet with Sugar Growers Regarding Assistance

Lawmakers recently met with sugar producers to discuss needed relief efforts after a challenging growing season. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota and chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee,...

Committee to Vote on FDA Nominee Next Week

The Senate Health Committee will vote on Stephen Hahn’s nomination to serve as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration next week. Tuesday, the committee will consider the nomination, among three others. If approved,...

Deere Reports 2019 Sales Increase

Deere & Company reports worldwide net sales and revenues increased five percent in both the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 to $9.8 billion and $39.2 billion. Deere reported fourth-quarter net income of...

Happy Thanksgiving

From the fields and farms to the roads and railways, from the market shelves to the men and women at the stove, we are thankful on this day and every day for all that...

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