The trade battle between the U.S. and China continues, and fresh data from U.S. Department of Agriculture puts it into perspective, showing some states saw exports decrease more than 80 percent to China in 2018.
The cold, wet weather pattern won't seem to budge, but things could be turning around. Meteorologist Mike Hoffman says his 90-day forecast looks promising, especially for April, just in time for spring planting.
As the partial government shutdown enters day six, the majority of USDA isn't disrupted yet. If the standoff between the White House and Congress persists, it could impact the timing of the tariff aid relief from USDA.
As agriculture enters into its sixth year of the current recession in the sector, relationships with ag lenders are growing even more important. Three ag lenders answer: "How do you know it’s time to walk away?"
USDA announced details of a second tranche of MFP payments, but growers may want to talk with their tax specialist before rushing to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office according to a Farm Journal tax expert.
The cease-fire of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China is igniting hopes of a possible de-escalation drove markets to start of the week, despite retaliatory tariffs still being in place.
Despite the trade truce, Washington insiders believe the announcement will still come out this week. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue is speaking Monday in Chicago, so that news could hit as early as Monday.
Dwayne Faber's Twitter following climbed to over 30,000. Humor helped him gain traction. That daily dose of humor still exists, despite the many challenges he’s battling as a dairy farmer in Washington State.
As trade trumps most market news today, Andy Shissler of S&W Trading said juggling all these trade deals at once can be viewed as a game of dominos. China will be the last domino to fall, but it will take time.