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For rally prospects, consider weather or USDA

For rally prospects, consider weather or USDA

New-crop corn futures have traded within a dime of $3.50 for most of the past month, and may need a weather scare to spark a rally. For soybeans, South America’s weather could boost prices.

September 20, 2017 10:39 am(0)

Bioengineered food disclosure is not a safety issue

The Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food … was actively engaged in support of the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, which calls for the establishment of a uniform national disclosure standard for bioengineered food and prevents a patchwork of state-by-state or other governmental subdivision …

September 16, 2017 8:00 am(0)
Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

Corn and soybean futures dropped this morning after USDA increased its crop estimates from last month.

September 12, 2017 2:54 pm(0)

Don’t confirm Clovis: Organic, enviro groups

The undersigned farming, food, consumer and environmental organizations and businesses strongly oppose the nomination of Sam Clovis — a climate change denier with no background in food or agriculture — as the Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics (REE) at the USDA.

September 02, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Confirm Clovis for USDA post: Ag groups

We, the undersigned organizations, write in support of Dr. Sam Clovis to be the USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics.  We encourage swift action by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to confirm his nomination.

September 02, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Track U.S. food aid priorities more closely

The in-kind food aid that the United States provides through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and USDA benefits millions of people around the world. However, the need for food aid exceeds the amount of funding available and, therefore, proper stewardship of limited resou…

August 26, 2017 8:15 am(0)

USDA projections jolt crop size ideas

Near-trend U.S. corn yields and above-trend U.S. soybean yields defied expectations for the USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand report issued Aug. 10.

August 16, 2017 10:00 am(0)
Beyond crop estimates, demand looks positive

Beyond crop estimates, demand looks positive

The much-anticipated USDA August crop estimates might have short-lived market impact.

August 09, 2017 10:36 am(0)
Farm bill possibilities top talk during Perdue tour

Farm bill possibilities top talk during Perdue tour

CHENOA, Ill. — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told those attending a tour of the Evergreen FS plant in central Illinois that he wished the public could see the plant and hear first-hand about the environmental and safety standards.

August 08, 2017 8:37 am(0)
Trade, help for new farmers get top billing at Iowa Ag Summit

Trade, help for new farmers get top billing at Iowa Ag Summit

DES MOINES — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke to an Iowa crowd last weekend and told them he was focused on reducing unnecessary regulations.

August 08, 2017 8:32 am(0)

Note to Trump: It’s time to fill the USDA team

As you approach the 200-day mark of your administration, we write to encourage you to move quickly to fill key appointments within the USDA.

July 08, 2017 8:00 am(0)
Leader in African ag movement wins World Food Prize

Leader in African ag movement wins World Food Prize

Akinwumi Adesina

July 03, 2017 6:00 am(0)

Farm groups urge change to proposed biotech rules

The proposed revisions to USDA biotechnology regulations, published at the end of the previous administration, … send clear, positive signals about the need to foster innovation by ensuring such regulatory oversight is proportional to actual risk — a message we strongly support. …

July 01, 2017 8:00 am(0)
Soybean, pasture ratings weaken

Soybean, pasture ratings weaken

The condition of the U.S. soybean crop declined slightly in the week ended June 25, according to USDA's June 26 Crop Progress report.

June 27, 2017 7:54 am Related (0)

Country needs USDA Rural Development

We write to express our opposition to the USDA Fiscal Year 2018 budget for Rural Development. This budget, if enacted, along with the ill-advised recommendation to eliminate the position of Under Secretary for Rural Development, will substantially diminish resources dedicated to improving ru…

June 17, 2017 8:00 am(0)
Pork profits beat expectations

Pork profits beat expectations

DES MOINES — It looks like a profitable year for pork producers.

June 15, 2017 8:30 am(0)

Senate ag committee examines the farm economy

Editor’s note: The following was compiled by Keith Good, social media manager for the Farmdoc project at University of Illinois, for the university’s Farm Policy News website.

June 09, 2017 2:00 pm(0)
Timing shapes crop condition reports’ predictive power

Timing shapes crop condition reports’ predictive power

Editor’s note: The following was written by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economists, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.

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USDA responds to prevented planting questions

USDA responds to prevented planting questions

Editor’s note: The USDA Risk Management Agency posted this list of frequently asked questions May 23.

June 03, 2017 5:00 am(0)

Illinois prevented planting: RMA Q&A

Editor's note: The USDA Risk Management Agency posted this list of frequently asked questions May 23. The original document is here.

May 23, 2017 4:32 pm(0)