FAS chief encourages patience on trade
Don't expect China's demand for soybeans to be made up all at once, Isley tells farmers at FIIC. 'We're going to hit a lot of singles.'
Published August 7, 2018 Source: | Tags: USDA Foreign Ag Service Administrator Ken Isley, USDA FAS, FIIC, farm income and innovations conference, FIIC 2018, 2018 FIIC, trade, China, Deana Stroisch
Trade, tariffs subject of Canadian consul visit
'If it was up to the two of us, we'd get this done fast,' Cruickshank says after meeting with IFB president.
Published August 6, 2018 Source: | Tags: llinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., Canadian Consul General John Cruickshank, IFB president, trade, tariffs, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada, Deana Stroisch
Working group recommends pursuing association health plan
Illinois Farm Bureau could explore partnerships with other state associations also seeking health care solutions for their members.
Published August 3, 2018 Source: | Tags: healthcare, Deana Stroisch, health care, health insurance, Department of Labor, AHP, association health plan
Tired of low commodity prices?
Organic, non-GMO options offer price premiums for farmers willing to take on some new management practices.
Published August 2, 2018 Source: | Tags: profit news, commodities, commodity prices, DeLoss Jahnke, FIIC, farm income and innovations conference, farm management
USSR grain embargo a guide for how much ag exports could shrink
Short-term demand reduction as a result of Trump trade policy still a possibility, but potential longer-term impacts more troubling, according to farmdoc analysis.
Published August 1, 2018 Source: | Tags: farmdoc daily, tariffs, trade, embargo
Plenty of IAA Foundation scholarships available, but more funding needed
Hear from some of this year's recipients during a visit to IFB headquarters to explore opportunities in agriculture.
Published July 31, 2018 Source: | Tags: IAA Foundation, donation, gift, Foundation, scholarships, Jim Taylor, Susan Moore
Beyond China: Meat-export group cultivates relationships with other customers
FIIC speaker says diversifying demand helps farmers survive market volatility.
Published July 26, 2018 Source: | Tags: FIIC, farm income and innovations conference, Jim Taylor, farm management, U.S. Meat Export Federation, USMEF