Agriculture and Exchange Rates: It’s Complicated

by David A. Widmar

Even though trade is important to U.S. agriculture, exchange rates are often overlooked. Currency exchange rates have been an important topic in recent years as the Dollar has trended stronger- or become more expensive – since 2012 (we’ve written about here and here). This week’s post is an updated look at exchange rates and how trends changed in 2016.  Continue reading

The 16 Questions Facing Production Agriculture in 2017

Production Agriculture in 2017. Ag Economic Insights. Ag Trends

by Brent Gloy and David Widmar

One of our most popular and favorite post to write is an annual look at the key questions facing production agriculture in the coming year. There are always a number of important issues to consider ahead of any year, but 2017 seems to have lots of unknowns.  More importantly, the questions facing production agriculture in 2017 seem to be more critical than years earlier.  With that said, here is our list of the 16 key questions facing production agriculture in 2017. Continue reading

The 2016 Agricultural Year in Review

Yes, believe it or not, tis the Season: The 2016 Agricultural Year in Review. We were surprised how active the year was when we put pen-to-paper and started making our list of the most notable stories in 2016. With that said, here is our top 20 list: Continue reading