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USDA Sending Extra Financial Help to Farmers in Seven States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will start sending additional money to row crop farmers in 14 counties throughout seven states who are enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage program. The move... Read More

Broadband access helps farmers stay competitive

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kelly Forck works with the land. But for his business to succeed, he relies on the cloud. Forck and other farmers rely on internet access for up-to-date information on everything from crop prices to wind patterns. Data... Read More

U.S. urges Japan to eliminate import restrictions on U.S. beef

The United States has urged Japan to eliminate import restrictions on U.S. beef aimed at preventing the spread of mad cow disease, in the latest push from Washington to open up the Japanese market to U.S. farm imports, bilateral diplomatic sources sa... Read More

Corn Yield and Soybean Production Up in 2017, USDA Reports  Winter Wheat Seedings and Grain Stocks also reported

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2018 – Across the Midwest, a lack of extreme heat helped boost the nation’s corn yield to its highest level on record – slightly above 2016. The nation’s soybean yield was down 6 percent from 2016, but production rea... Read More

Statement of Chuck Conner, president & CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) and Randy Gordon, president & CEO, National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), on Section 199A Tax Provisions

Washington, D.C.  – “We are aware of questions and concerns raised about the potential marketplace effects of the new section 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as it relates to producers and agribusinesses.   Congress’s intent in including t... Read More

Mexico to Leave NAFTA if Trump Starts Withdraw Process

Be it a threat, or intention, if President Donald Trump starts the withdrawal process from the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico will drop the trade pact. If Trump decides to leave NAFTA, he would trigger a six-month process to withdraw ... Read More

Canada More Convinced Trump Will Withdraw from NAFTA

Canada is becoming more convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce U.S. intentions to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Trump told reporters at the AFBF annual convention earlier this week that he is ne... Read More

Lawmakers Target Bankruptcy Law

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- On Oct. 11, 2008, one of the nation's largest ethanol producers, VeraSun Energy, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The action left thousands of farmers who sold corn to the South Dakota company's ethanol plants at a loss... Read More

New Tax Law Could Give Cooperatives Advantage Over Private Grain Companies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (DTN) -- The law of unintended consequences has followed close on the heels of the new tax law, and it is coming down on private grain companies. Language added to the tax law in December to help boost farmer cooperatives could end ... Read More

Trump on NAFTA: Don’t Get Nervous

Following his address to the American Farm Bureau Federation earlier this week, President Donald Trump cautioned farmers and ranchers: “Don’t get nervous” regarding his efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He made ... Read More

Sugar Farmers Impressed by Trump’s Farm Bureau Speech

Sugar producers’ biggest concerns heading into 2018 revolve around the Farm Bill and trade – specifically keeping America’s no-cost sugar policy strong and making sure heavily subsidized foreign sugar industries don’t bankrupt U.S. farms and ... Read More