Todd's Take
12/13/2019
USDA's case for a 13.66 billion bushel corn crop is not holding water.
Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-1
12/13/2019
Brett Arnusch is a 2020 Progressive Farmer America's Best Young Farmer whose data comprehension pays dividends for his family's farm. The Colorado farmer dissects his family farm's digital footprint to find hidden costs and profits.
DTN Field Roundup
12/13/2019
Farmers got a master class in stress management during 2019.
USMCA Announcement Hailed
12/12/2019
The fertilizer industry is urging swift passage of USMCA by the Canadian and U.S. governments. A recent fertilizer outlook conference also stressed that trade uncertainties are bearish for global fertilizer supply and demand. Both geopolitical and environmental policy issues can have an effect on the industry.
New Partnership Addresses Farmer Stress
12/12/2019
A new program will train people who work with farmers to identify the signs of stress.
House Passes Ag Labor Bill
12/12/2019
The House passed a bill late Wednesday that would overhaul the H-2A visa program, allowing guest workers to stay in the country longer, and would legalize hundreds of thousands of farm workers now in the country illegally. More than 300 agricultural groups endorsed the bill, but the American Farm Bureau opposes it, arguing it would drive up wages.
Deal Reached on USMCA
12/11/2019
A deal reached Tuesday on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will allow the House of Representatives to vote on the trade pact as early as next week. According to an International Trade Commission report last spring, USMCA would add about $68 billion in U.S. overall exports when implemented, including about $2.2 billion in additional agricultural exports.
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
12/11/2019
Retail fertilizer prices continued to move lower during the first week of December.
Ag Groups Challenge Calif. on Prop 12
12/11/2019
The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation filed a lawsuit attempting to stop California's Proposition 12.

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