Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Farm and Food File

Farm and Food File

If the USDA's forecasts are right and the nation's politicians continue their feud, football players won't be the only ones on their knees in protest.
Soybeans

Donald Trump's trade policy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rising crop estimates are putting pressure on farmers and ranchers.

Even before he’s inaugurated though, Donald Trump will play a role in negotiating the not-yet-passed 2017 federal budget.

Columnist Alan Guebert says some of the more progressive farm programs of the last 25 years came into being under Ronald Reagan.
corn field partially harvested

Farmers are being challenged by climate change, retreating stock prices, large crop yields, an overdue farm bill, ongoing trade wars and more.

A sudden surge of spring-like warmth put a hint of green in my backyard just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Whether the lovely...
cotton

Alan Guebert believes the cotton gang sees the disaster relief bill as an opening to take another shot at a new payment scheme it has wanted for years.
Barn and American flag

According to Alan Guebert, the 2018 farm bill is a 2014 clone. That means market trends funded under the 2014 Farm Bill will get more fuel to grow.
Iowa

Of all the places you’d expect to see a fight between the hard face of ag economics and the warm heart of rural America, it wouldn't be the New York Times.
U.S. Capitol

Trump’s anti-trade tirades and Pence’s flip-flops on key farm and ranch issues such as the Farm Bill and renewable fuels could be bad for agriculture.
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