Features posts- page 3

Agview features post

Amazon Supermarket Plan Seeks Price-Conscious Shoppers
Amazon Supermarket Plan Seeks Price-Conscious Shoppers Features | 03/05/2019

Amazon's plan to enter the brick-and-mortar supermarket business appears to be a move to target more price-conscious consumers compared to Amazon's Whole Foods chain.

Trump Asks China to Drop Ag Tariffs
Trump Asks China to Drop Ag Tariffs Features | 03/05/2019

President Donald Trump has asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on U.S. agricultural products because trade talks are going well between the two nations.

Will The WTO Decision Impact China-U.S. negotiations?
Will The WTO Decision Impact China-U.S. negotiations? Features | 03/04/2019

The World Trade Organization found that China exceeded its agreed-on limits for government subsidies on multiple crops.

NFU Kicks Off 117th Anniversary Convention in Bellevue, WA
NFU Kicks Off 117th Anniversary Convention in Bellevue, WA Features | 03/03/2019

National Farmers Union (NFU) officially convened its 117th Anniversary Convention this afternoon in Bellevue, Washington, to celebrate American farm families and set the organization’s policy for the coming year.

Mid-America Manufacturing Advances Again: Half of Supply Managers Report Tariffs Making Purchasing More Difficult
Mid-America Manufacturing Advances Again: Half of Supply Managers Report Tariffs Making Purchasing More Difficult Features | 03/02/2019

The February Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota to Arkansas, rose to its highest level since September of last year signaling solid growth for the region over the next...

Farm Debt Levels Equalling 1980s Farm Crisis
Farm Debt Levels Equalling 1980s Farm Crisis Features | 03/01/2019

The amount of farm debt has risen rapidly to $409 billion. That’s up from $385 billion in 2018. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says demand for loans remains “historically high.

Ag Labor Fix is Tough to Predict
Ag Labor Fix is Tough to Predict Features | 02/28/2019

Lawmakers and agriculture industry groups met face-to-face on Capitol Hill this week to discuss the serious labor shortage facing American farmers.

Perdue Reiterates Need to Restore Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life
Perdue Reiterates Need to Restore Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life Features | 02/28/2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today reiterated during a U.S. Senate hearing the need to restore the original intent of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is to be a second chance and not a way of life....

State Ag Departments Want Hemp Standards, USMCA Approval
State Ag Departments Want Hemp Standards, USMCA Approval Features | 02/27/2019

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture held its winter meeting this week in Virginia. The organization adopted new policies they’d like to see put in place.

USDA Expects Exports to Fall $1.9 Billion in 2019, Pending Trade Agreements
USDA Expects Exports to Fall $1.9 Billion in 2019, Pending Trade Agreements Features | 02/25/2019

The Department of Agriculture is projecting a $1.9 billion drop in exports this year, led by a decline in trade with China.