USDA Hosts Commodity Groups in Western Hemisphere Jun 14, 2023

    🕔Jun 14, 2023
    SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA — USA Rice participated in Cooperator Day, which took place on the final day of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Western […]

    Ag Policy: Warren’s Supply Management Program – Commentary Aug 28, 2019

    🕔Aug 28, 2019
    For the first time since at least 1980, we have presidential candidates who have designed their proposed agricultural policies based on the economic characteristics of the crop sector: the low […]

    Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package Jun 13, 2018

    🕔Jun 13, 2018
    Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

    The Market, 2017: Winners and Losers – DTN Dec 13, 2017

    🕔Dec 13, 2017
    Ready or not, 2017 is just a few weeks away from flipping the calendar. I always find it interesting to step back and take a look at the winners and […]

    Farm Programs: Making the Case for Mandatory Reduced Acreage – Commentary Dec 7, 2016

    🕔Dec 7, 2016
    One of the key elements of a supply management program is the ability to reduce production when the reserve supply of storable agricultural commodities–commodities that the government has taken off […]

    USDA Loans Available for Portable Storage and Equipment Apr 29, 2016

    🕔Apr 29, 2016
    USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer […]

    Illinois: Crop and Income Outlook Dec 23, 2015

    🕔Dec 23, 2015
    Net incomes on Illinois farms have decreased form an all-time high near $290,000 in 2012. In 2014, net income for Illinois grain farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm Management […]

    Rule Seeks to Prevent Market Disruptions from Automated Trading – DTN Nov 24, 2015

    🕔Nov 24, 2015
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is proposing a new rule to bring firms that specialize in algorithmic trading, which are responsible for an estimated 35% of futures trade, under its […]

    Trade: How Technology Changed Future Markets Nov 2, 2015

    🕔Nov 2, 2015
    During this month of October, we have read in the news several articles about trading in futures markets related to recent practices that are becoming increasingly prevalent. A US presidential […]

    Grain Price Time Machine: Market Feels a Lot Like 2001 – DTN Oct 6, 2015

    🕔Oct 6, 2015
    It is no secret that grain prices have not done well in 2015, but neither have most other commodities. A quick survey shows corn, wheat, and gold near their lowest […]


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