Ag Barometer: Farmers less optimistic after export uncertainty

· April 4, 2018

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to 135 in March, and trade relations and U.S ag export uncertainty is to blame. The 5-point decline in sentiment comes as a result of producers’ less-optimistic perceptions of both current conditions and future expectations. The Index of Current Conditions fell 9 points in March to 134, […]

U.S. to export rice to China for first time ever

· July 20, 2017

For the first time ever, Chinese consumers will now be able to order a heaping bowl of U.S. rice. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the USDA has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China. “This is another […]

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