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Americans to Eat Record 1.4 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl

Americans are projected to consume a record-breaking 1.4 billion wings during the upcoming Super Bowl weekend, two percent more than in 2019. That translates into Americans eating 27 million more wings during this year’s big game weekend versus last year’s.

Farmers Optimistic Despite Challenging 2019

A new poll finds farmers are optimistic for 2020, despite a challenging 2019. The DTN/Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index rose to 164.1 in December 2019, significantly higher than the Index of 110.2 in March and the December 2018 level of

EPA to Issue A New Definition of WOTUS Today

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LAS VEGAS (Jan. 23, 2020) — Today, at an event at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James will announce a new, clear definition for

Farm Bureau Establishes 2020 Priorities

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention this week adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2020. After a year-long process to review ways to modernize Federal Milk Marketing Orders, AFBF’s delegates voted

China’s ASF Problem Remains Bleak for 2020; Vietnam Shows Glimmer of Hope

Despite 2019 having been China’s official “Year of the Pig,” things could not have been much worse for the nation’s swine herd, its farmers or the country’s 1.4 billion consumers who have a strong preference for pork as a protein.

China Trade Deal Leaves some Traders Underwhelmed

Market reaction to the U.S. and China signing a “Phase One” trade deal wasn’t as optimistic as some thought it might be. Mike Davis talks with market analyst Mike Zuzolo of of Global Commodity Analytics for reaction.

Many of us are Surprisingly Ignorant about Managing our Money

An expert says most of us are incredibly ignorant about managing our money. But in this case ignorance is not bliss. Gary Crawford has more.

Poll Shows Farmers in Trump’s Corner

A new poll shows farmers are still supporting President Trump. A MarketWatch.com article shows survey results that say 83 percent of people in the agriculture business approve of his job performance. That’s the highest level of support Trump has received

Perdue Confirms Third Round of Trade Assistance for Farmers

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has confirmed that U.S. farmers will receive a third round of trade assistance this year to help producers with their 2019 losses. Perdue did acknowledge the various challenges 2019 had on U.S. agriculture but thinks with

The Certainty of U.S. Ag Trade Resumption and Expansion

Certainly, certainty has been the chief desire of our nation’s ag sector after recent trade disruptions with major markets. Now with new agreements with these trading partners, plus continuing diversification of export markets, it appears U.S. farmers and ranchers could