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  1. Top Ag News
    Direct Farm Payments to Soar in 2020

    The USDA recently announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Like MFP, this is another ad hoc farm program that will send […]

    June 9, 2020
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    The 2020 Soybean Yield Guide

    Following-up on the 2020 Corn Yield Guide, this week’s post, the Soybean Yield Guide, considers historic soybean yield data and what 2020 might […]

    June 8, 2020
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    First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payments Issued

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments […]

    June 5, 2020
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    FSA Chief Addresses Concerns as Groups Seek Poultry, Wheat Aid in Program

    Farm groups and various officials continue to press USDA to broaden the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) as they highlight agricultural products […]

    June 5, 2020
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    COVID-19 Continues to Impact Farmer Sentiment

    Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May […]

    June 3, 2020
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    Federal Reserve-Observations on the Ag Economy- May 2020

    On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal […]

    June 2, 2020
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    President to Withdraw From WHO, Sanction China

    President Donald Trump on Friday again pushed to place more sanctions on China by declaring that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous, […]

    June 1, 2020
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    Wheat Scoops-Crop Prices and COVID-19

    To say that COVID-19 has not impacted crop prices would be a misstatement. To state how much impact could be misleading. At […]

    May 29, 2020
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    Contemporaneous Perspective on U.S. Federal Debt

    Congress has authorized $2.7 billion in spending to address health and economic issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic (Coppess, et al., farmdoc daily, April […]

    May 28, 2020
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    FSA Expands Set-aside Loan Provision

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of […]

    May 27, 2020