USDA To Lead First-Ever Ag Trade Mission to Brazil

Next week a USDA trade mission will be exploring American ag export opportunities in Brazil.  USDA will help American agribusinesses explore export possibilities.  This USDA ag trade mission to Brazil will include American organizations involved in specialty foods, lumber and ethanol. Stephanie Ho and FAS Deputy Administrator for Trade Programs, Mark Slupek.

New Additions to Top Ag Commodities Insured List; Analyzing Some Risk Management Trends

More diverse crop insurance offerings brought a change last year in the top farm commodities covered by insurance.  What are some of the ways crop insurance has grown in its offerings, coverages and importance as part of the farm risk management safety net? Rod Bain and Leiann Nelson of USDA’s Risk Management Agency.

Russian Wheat Production Record-U.S. Prices Headline USDA Wheat Outlook

The latest USDA estimates for wheat include an even bigger record crop in Russia and a change in the U.S. price forecast.
And more corn production and impacts on U.S. balance sheets.  A larger than expected production estimate for U.S. corn is not even the biggest adjustment on a global scale. Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer.

USDA Raises Production Estimates for Corn, Soybeans & Cotton

Here’s a quick look at Tuesday’s round of USDA crop reports with Gary Crawford.
How did the September crop production and yield numbers from USDA compare to what industry analysts were forecasting?  Rod Bain and Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

The Animal Issues of the Harvey Disaster

While first responders in the Houston area have been working to help people, others have been working on animal issues from Harvey.  Gary Crawford, Anne McCann with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, FEMA Administrator Brock Long.