Due to the trade war between the U.S. and China, the White House used the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to compensate farmers from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).  The compensation was justified based on farmers willing to be “true patriots” for the greater good of America’s decision to call out China on its trading practices…. Read More

It’s entirely possible that the United States Congress could ratify the U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA/CUSMA) before Christmas, says Jim Wiesemeyer,  Washington analyst for ProFarmer, as the votes are there — but will they? There is still work to be done in Congress ahead of the holidays, Wiesemeyer says, including passing a spending bill, so ratification before… Read More

In today’s episode of the show, you’ll hear: Top ag news with RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith; Lyndsey and Shaun challenge each other in a low-stakes, high-fun game of Buying or Selling; Javier Preciado Patiño with eFarmNews joins Shaun to talk about agriculture in Argentina; and Jim Wiesemeyer of Pro Farmer discusses what’s going on between U.S…. Read More

It’s no surprise to many that African swine fever (ASF) was one of the main topics discussed at the National Pork Management conference. The event, held at Nashville, TN., brought together a variety of industry stakeholders including producers, packers, chief financial officers, safety directors, and more. As it just wrapped up, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney caught… Read More

Every year in February, ag policy wonks, market followers, and politicians gather in Washington, D.C., for the USDA Outlook Forum. Not only does USDA release its forecasts for acres and production numbers, but the conversations also fill the hallways. Most years, the focus is on the fundamentals, but with so many trade patterns very cloudy… Read More

As the saying goes, what goes around comes around, and never has that been so true perhaps than with politics and current trade talks. Early in the NAFTA 2.0 negotiations the Team Canada approach was to penetrate the U.S. political system at all levels with its NAFTA lobbying. Whether it was governors, U.S. senators, or… Read More

Reaction continues to pour in from Mondays trade announcement between the U.S. and Mexico. Host, Shaun Haney, surveys what’s to come this week as Canada tries to secure a trilateral agreement. News lead, Jessika Guse, also discusses the reaction from the National Corn Growers Association to the USDA aid package. Other topics include: Canada has… Read More