STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A glorious run in ag
Just one more proof (not that we need it) of how good the past few years have been in U.S. agriculture overall:
In 2009-2013, the value of U.S. ag exports totaled a whopping $230 billion more than in... Posted on 11/15/13 at 9:16 AM
TOKYO — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pressed Japan on Friday for quick action in planned talks on easing access to its beef market, saying he would put together a negotiating team as soon as he gets home to Washington.
TOKYO — Washington and Tokyo agreed Thursday to start talking again about American beef, a small but significant step toward relaxing import restrictions that have hindered access to the Japanese market.
DES MOINES, Iowa — When it comes to balance of trade, U.S. agricultural exports have been in the black for many years. A new report from the Agriculture Department predicts U.S. farmers will rise to the task again, putting $22 billion of black ink onto the spreadsheet in fiscal year 2010.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Telling the story of soybean exports in the last 30 years requires a little more work than for corn and wheat. The primary products of soybeans — soybean meal and soybean oil — play a much larger role in exports than do the corresponding products of corn and wheat. As a result, the U.S.Department of Agriculture tracks production and utilization data for soybean meal and soybean oil separately from unprocessed beans.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., made an impassioned case March 11 for a bill to ease U.S. agricultural sales to Cuba and end a ban on American travel to the island, but he got little support from fellow Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — There is a disconnect between agricultural export expectations in this country — particularly with regard to meats — and the stated intentions and market actions of China and Russia, which are the very countries being touted as U.S. agriculture’s export saviors.
WASHINGTON — USDA projects farm exports for fiscal year 2010 to rise to $100 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion from fiscal year 2009, Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Jim Miller told the Outlook Forum Feb. 18.
Minnesota food and agriculture companies are invited to discover new export opportunities in Mexican and Caribbean food markets at a seminar sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Food Export-Midwest.
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