Perdue Concerned The Impact Europe Policies Could Have On Farm Economy

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue is concerned. He’s concerned about Europe’s new Farm to Fork strategy which calls for more locally grown agriculture. “If I were a European farmer, based on the farm-to-fork strategies I would be literally concerned because if you make me anti-competitive my only hope is protectionism. That’s not going to be good […]

USDA To Release Updated Wheat Numbers Thursday

The USDA will release its next round of monthly reports and forecasts Thursday, and we should learn a lot about the wheat crop. USDA’s Board Outlook Chairman, Mark Jekanowski, said first, the USDA will update the winter wheat forecast. Now in the early in stages of harvest he says his analysts will then be  forecasting […]

USMEF: April Exports Solid Despite Ongoing Challenges

According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, April was a solid month for both beef and pork exports. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said numbers were fairly resilient given supply chain disruptions as well as the ongoing pandemic. He noted beef exports slipped a bit in April. “We were down 6% year-on-year.  The bright […]