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GDP Shows Economy Slowing, As Exports And Imports Fall
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Round Two of NAFTA Talks Complete; Harvey Disrupts Wheat Exports

More NAFTA talks going on. Hurricane Harvey putting delays in wheat exports.

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SNAP & Farm Bill; Ag Bankers See Stabilization

Making cheeses with ultrafiltered milk. Farmland and income in a decline and trouble with Food Stamps.

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Meat Demand Is Up; Ag Employers to Invest in Employees

**The USDA’s latest cold storage report showed strong retail and export demand for meat.

Pork was down 10% on the year, despite record pork production during March, including a 68% drop in bellies, and beef supplies were 4% lower, even after a 7% year to year increase in production last month...

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Organic Grain Imports; Beginning Farmers

An economist says organic grain imports are limiting the ability of U.S. farmers to supply the domestic market.

CoBank’s Dan Kowalski tells Brownfield premiums for organic grain are becoming increasingly volatile as organic imports have surged in the last year...

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Wheat Execs Worry; Lease Not Buy

A recently elected member of the U.S. Wheat Associates Executive Board says the depressed ag economy continues to challenge U.S. wheat farmers...

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The Cost of Raising a Child and 2017 Farm Economy Outlook

If you’ve been blessed with starting a family in recent years, a fair warning that it’s going to cost you.

That's apparent from USDA's latest “Cost of Raising a Child” report, which estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income married couple will spend $233,610 (in 2015 dollars) on child-rearing expenses until the child turns 18...

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Global Markets Continue Last Week's Steep Decline
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Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Drops

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is starting work on two surveys this fall on vegetable’s and farm management resources...

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