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  1. Top Ag News
    USDA Announces Seven Trade Missions in 2020

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will sponsor seven agribusiness trade missions in 2020 to grow and diversify export opportunities around the […]

    December 6, 2019
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    Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020

    Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at the highest levels […]

    December 5, 2019
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    Opinions Differ on U.S.-China Trade Talk Delay

    American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said that delaying a trade deal between the U.S. and China will only exacerbate financial […]

    December 5, 2019
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    The Risks of Leaving Corn Standing in Fields Through Winter

    The ugly trifecta of 2019 — late planting, high-moisture corn and plentiful rain and snow — has left many farmers facing unharvested […]

    December 5, 2019
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    The Incidence of Financial Stress on Kansas Farms

    A recent farmdoc daily (November 1, 2019) article proposed using a negative operating profit margin ratio and a debt to asset ratio above 0.70 to […]

    December 5, 2019
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    USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP

    At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule to move more […]

    December 5, 2019
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    Farmer Sentiment Jumps Up in November as Harvest Winds Down

    The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when […]

    December 4, 2019
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    Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill

    Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield […]

    December 4, 2019
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    Trade War Percolates on Multiple Fronts, But President in No Rush on China Deal

    On Monday, Financial Times writers James Politi, Bryan Harris and Benedict Mander reported that, “Donald Trump will reimpose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Brazil […]

    December 4, 2019
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    Economists Predict Higher Milk Prices in 2020

    University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy economists Bob Cropp and Mark Stephenson say they are looking for good times ahead for dairy farmers. “2020 […]

    December 4, 2019