When trade policy affects the farm

Nov 5, 2019
Bad weather, low prices, and a trade war — it's not looking bright for America's farmers.
Courtesy of Michelle Erickson Jones

Government aid is coming to U.S. farmers hit by tariff losses, but it probably won’t be enough

Aug 27, 2018
U.S. farmers who are caught up in the wider U.S., China and Mexico trade disputes are expected to get details today on a $12 billion aid package to help offset the effects of retaliatory tariffs. Farmers have been watching prices…
A farmer collects stray ears of corn while harvesting the crop in 2014 in Polk, Nebraska.
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What it means to say Kraft manipulated the wheat market

Apr 3, 2015
There's a fine line between "hedging" and "faking."

Chafing at the high price of U.S. wheat

Aug 8, 2013
American wheat growers are facing stiff competition this year from cheaper crops in Romania and the Ukraine.

Modified wheat creates more questions than answers for Northwest farmers

May 30, 2013
Wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest wait for more news on unapproved genetically engineered wheat discovered in Oregon.

Computers silence a Kansas City trading floor

Feb 6, 2013
The CME Group will move wheat trading from Kansas City to Chicago in June.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Fannie and Freddie, commercial real estate, Jordanian tourism

Feb 9, 2011
The Mortgage Bankers Association this morning reported that applications for home mortgages dropped 5.5 percent last week. And the Wall Street...

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MIDDAY UPDATE: Price spikes in agricultural commodities, Companies to watch in 2011

Jan 13, 2011
The price of agricultural commodities has spiked since last summer, according to a report from the U.S. Agriculture Department. Increasing demand...

MID-DAY UPDATE: GDP revised down

Aug 27, 2010
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stepped up to the podium to kick off a big central bankers' convention in Wyoming. We have one analyst's...

Job losses in July -- worse than expected...

Aug 6, 2010
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