"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
In its first look at the 2017 major crops, USDA projects corn production to decline 7% and soybean production to decline 3% in 2017. USDA bumped up price estimates for both crops about a dime a bushel.
Memos handed down by the Department of Homeland Security earlier this week make it easier for a person in the U.S. illegally to be deported. Tighter enforcement could hurt farmers who rely heavily on undocumented labor.
In its first look at the 2017 major crops, USDA projects corn
production to decline 7% and soybean production to decline 3% in 2017. USDA
bumped up price estimates for both crops about a dime a bushel.
See . FUSDA Sees Lower Production...
Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, spoke
Thursday night at the USDA Outlook Forum about the opportunity President Donald
Trump's election provides for farmers. But he also said the potential changes
to regulatory issues, tax reform, immigration, farm policy and trade require
farmers to remain "engaged" even though the election is over.
See DTN Ag News. :^Opportunity Needs Engagement...
High and growing production levels will likely continue the trend of
declining prices. Increased exports might result, but a strong U.S. dollar
remains as a headwind there.
See DTN Ag News. BLivestock and Poultry Outlook...
Bringing independent voices into family business decisions can be
See DTN Ag News. 4^Family Business Matters...
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday, requiring
federal agencies to form task forces designed to cut back regulations that hurt
See DTN Ag News. C^Regulation Order Signed...
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If recent warm weather across the country continues, the grain shipping season on U.S. waterways could see an early start this year. The warm weather also may be a temptation for farmers to start spring field work early.