FarmPolicy

March 29, 2017

Farm Bill; Trade; Budget; Regulations; Biofuels; and, Immigration

Farm Bill

Tony C Dreibus reported on Tuesday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Corn futures fell on the last trading day of 2013, bringing this year’s loss to 40% and making the grain the worst performer on the S&P GSCI Index of 24 commodities. Soybeans also declined while wheat rose.

Corn prices plunged this year as production in the U.S., the world’s biggest grower and exporter of the grain, surged to a record 13.989 billion bushels. Farmers gathered 160.4 bushels an acre from U.S. corn fields, a 30% increase from last year’s drought-ravaged crop, according to the Agriculture Department.”

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