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The Economic Perspective: “December Job Losses”

Mary: This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective. Today’s program looks at December job losses. Mike, after having job gains for every month after April, that trend changed in December. In December, the nation

Grain Exports End 2020 on High Note

The newest grain export sales report from the USDA for the week ending on December 24 shows that 2020 is ending on a positive note. Soybean export sales for the 2020-2021 crop surpassed analyst expectations. The trade was looking for

Farmland Prices May Rise in 2021

After years of stability, farmland prices may be set to rise in 2021. Farm Journal’s Ag Web Dot Com says factors are coming together that may be about to send the price of land higher. Some of the key factors

Grain Prices Should Improve in 2021

Global grain stocks will likely be about 1.5 percent higher than last year, reversing the downward trend over the prior few years. Despite the rise in global supplies, USDA forecasts higher corn, wheat, and barley prices than in the 2019-2020

Corn Export Inspections Rise While Soybeans and Wheat Drop

Inspections of corn for export improved week-to-week, while soybeans and wheat assessments declined. The USDA says the government inspected 993,710 metric tons of corn for overseas delivery in the week ending on December 24. That’s up from the 770,000 metric

Corn Export Inspections Rise While Soybeans and Wheat Drop

Inspections of corn for export improved week-to-week, while soybeans and wheat assessments declined. The USDA says the government inspected 993,710 metric tons of corn for overseas delivery in the week ending on December 24. That’s up from the 770,000 metric

Grain Prices Should Improve in 2021

Global grain stocks will likely be about 1.5 percent higher than last year, reversing the downward trend over the prior few years. Despite the rise in global supplies, USDA forecasts higher corn, wheat, and barley prices than in the 2019-2020

Ag Export Destinations Shift Over Previous 25 Years

The U.S. is the world’s second-largest agricultural trader after the European Union. U.S. agricultural exports grew significantly over the last 25 years, from $46.1 billion in 1994 to $126.7 billion in 2019. It’s no surprise that Canada and Mexico are

NMPF: More Aid Needed For Dairy Producers

Current federal aid programs available to dairy farmers are considered good first steps in helping them navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related demand issues, but more will be needed, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. Last week, Congress

New Funding Option Could Boost Conservation Innovation

USDA is rolling out a new way to pay for conservation projects and to carry them out. Gary Crawford has this report.