Ag Trade: Trump Cracks Down on Cuba Embargo Apr 23, 2019

    🕔Apr 23, 2019
    The Trump Administration announced last week a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba by allowing the activation of Titles III and IV of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity […]

    U.S. Has No Competitive Edge with Cuba While Other Countries Jump In – Commentary Oct 30, 2015

    🕔Oct 30, 2015
    U.S. agriculture is losing ground to competitor nations exporting to Cuba. U.S. market share of Cuban imports, 2009 – 2014, dropped from 42% to 16%. This year has reached the […]

    Farm Exports: Lifting Cuban Embargo Gets Bipartisan Congressional Push – DTN Feb 13, 2015

    🕔Feb 13, 2015
    U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Thursday led a bipartisan coalition to introduce a bill to lift the Cuba trade embargo. U.S. companies can already export food and farm equipment […]

    Keith Good: World Grain Inventories Headed for Highest in 30 Years Jan 23, 2015

    🕔Jan 23, 2015
    Economic Matters Bloomberg writer Rudy Ruitenberg reported yesterday that, “World corn output will beat a November forecast, the International Grains Council said, lifting the estimate an eighth time on improved prospects for […]

    Keith Good: U.S. Sorghum Demand Spikes as China Imports Increase Jan 22, 2015

    🕔Jan 22, 2015
    Economic Matters David Kesmodel reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “While many U.S. farmers grappled with lower grain prices last year, Mike Baker had an ace up his sleeve: sorghum. “The […]

    Keith Good: Midwest Grain Farmers Brace for Big Losses in 2015 Jan 21, 2015

    🕔Jan 21, 2015
    Economic Matters Marcia Zarley Taylor reported yesterday at DTN that, “Don’t expect much farmer economizing in production costs in 2015, but it’s not for lack of trying. Yes, growers can nickel-and-dime their […]

    Keith Good: Cotton Prices Softening; EPA Faces Water Rule Hurdles Jan 20, 2015

    🕔Jan 20, 2015
    Economic Matters Leslie Josephs and Alexandra Wexler reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Cotton prices are softening along with the global economic outlook. “Major institutions and recent economic […]

    Keith Good: New Herbicide-Resistant Cotton, Soybean Seeds Approved Jan 16, 2015

    🕔Jan 16, 2015
    Regulations Jacob Bunge reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday approved soybean and cotton seeds engineered by Monsanto Co. to resist a broader range […]

    Keith Good: USDA Announces ‘Historic’ Change in Conservation Funding Jan 15, 2015

    🕔Jan 15, 2015
    Policy Issues Todd Neeley reported yesterday at DTN that, “USDA is changing the way it funds conservation. “Calling it a ‘historic moment’ in conservation, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Wednesday pointed to the way $372.5 million in […]

    Keith Good: Frigid Weather Poses Test for Transportation Network Jan 9, 2015

    🕔Jan 9, 2015
    Policy Issues Reuters writer Karl Plume reported earlier this week that, “Armed with lessons learned from last year’s polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the […]


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