Trade Aid Delayed

White House officials are holding off approving the second round of Market Facilitation Payments "amid optimism China will soon resume buying U.S. soybeans," Reuters reported on Tuesday.


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Senate Passes Farm Bill

The Senate jumped ahead of the House on Tuesday and gave final approval to the 2018 farm bill with an 87-13 vote. A hearing on the bill before the House Rules Committee on Tuesday afternoon was delayed, which could push the final House vote back a day.


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USDA Reports Summary

USDA on Tuesday released its latest December Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.


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Cash Market Moves

The departure of Motor Vessel Thomas E. Erickson in late November signified the end of the 2018 shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River within the St. Paul District.


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Family Business Matters

An effective transition requires knowledge of both strengths and weaknesses.


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