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    USTR Lighthizer Defends Phase One Trade Deal, Expects China to Fulfill Its Promise

    Ana Swanson reported in today’s New York Times that, “The Trump administration’s top trade negotiator defended the president’s economic agreement with China on […]

    June 18, 2020
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    USDA’s Livestock Risk Protection Deserves a Second Look

    USDA’s insurance products have proven successful for crop farmers. Often providing a lifeline after natural disasters. Yet, for all its successes there […]

    June 17, 2020
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    Improved Processing Capacity Could Mean Lower Beef Prices at Grocers

    Wholesale beef prices are dropping as the production logjam in processing plants created by COVID-19 continues to loosen and return to normal, […]

    June 17, 2020
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    Livestock Farmers Warned to Brace for Hard Times Ahead

    Economists say it will get worse before it gets better Mitigation measures to control the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted normal livestock […]

    June 15, 2020
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    USDA Releases June Crop Production, WASDE Reports

    USDA on Thursday released its June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. USDA dropped new-crop (2020-21) soybean […]

    June 11, 2020
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    USDA Announces Improvements to the Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program This Summer

    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced changes to the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance program for feeder cattle, fed cattle and […]

    June 10, 2020
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    FAPRI-Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets

    On Tuesday, the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) released its June Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets.   The update incorporates […]

    June 10, 2020
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    As Federal Antitrust Queries Ramp Up, Packers Seek to Get Civil Case Dropped

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday credited the Department of Justice for beginning “sweeping initiatives” against the country’s four largest meatpackers. Speaking […]

    June 10, 2020
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    Relief for Dairy Farmers with Revenue Protection

    We recently held our quarterly Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors meeting.  In my last blog, I talked about the […]

    June 4, 2020
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    Class III Milk Futures Price Shoots Above $17

    Milk price forecasts can change rather dramatically from one month to the next. This is the situation between the April price forecast […]

    June 1, 2020