Stable Forecast for U.S. Crop Prices Forecast

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Wheat

U.S. grain prices and crop demand for 2017-2018 will likely show no major changes, according to Dr. Keith Coble, former chief economist for Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans and the head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University. Coble spoke to workshop attendees during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show about global crop …

House Agriculture Committee Prepares for Farm Bill by Exploring Economic Outlook in Rural America

Dan Economy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the economic challenges facing rural America. Members heard from several witnesses who highlighted these factors, including low farm commodity prices, declining net farm income, tightening credit conditions, a strong dollar, and unfair trade practices by foreign competitors.