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  • Todd's Take

    The new trade agreement with China that was signed on Wednesday, Jan. 15, left a lot of questions unanswered and math equations unsolved.
  • Guardedly Optimistic on 2020

    One reason for optimism is recent progress on trade agreements, following a couple of years of tariffs and trade disputes. Further helping boost income, USDA will likely provide a third tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments from the 2019 program, a FCSA senior vice president told farmers.
  • Senate Passes USMCA

    Senate passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement marked the second day in a row that President Donald Trump has been able to notch a significant trade victory for his administration. Given that Mexico has already approved the trade deal, getting the pact into implementation will now fall to Canada's government to ratify the agreement.
  • Group Wants Lake Erie on Pollution Diet

    A lawsuit filed in federal court in Ohio that attempts to force the EPA to set a total maximum daily load, or TMDL, in western Lake Erie will be allowed to continue.
  • Kub's Den

    There was apparently no special accounting required for the corn still standing in northern snow-bound fields, with the expectation that the grain will arrive on the market eventually, or that supply adjustments can be made another year from now.
  • Trump Signs Phase-One Deal

    The phase-one trade agreement between the U.S. and China signed Wednesday calls for China to buy at least $40 billion in agricultural products each of the next two years, according to the administration. President Donald Trump gains a significant political victory with farmers by reaching the trade agreement.
  • Trump to Speak at AFBF Again

    The president of the United States will speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting for the third year in a row. The speech, set for Sunday, will likely serve as a victory lap for the president after he signs a trade deal later this week with China.
  • Revisiting Calculus

    DTN Contributing Analyst Alan Brugler shares his thoughts on the Jan. 10 USDA reports.
  • Cash Market Moves

    The recent spending bills signed by the president included money for U.S. waterways construction and maintenance. While that's good news, is it enough to fix and/or rebuild the aging lock and dam system?
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