Anna-Lisa LacaOnline and Business Editor


Articles By Anna-Lisa Laca

Trump & Xi
May 06, 2019

Will China Retaliate?

If President Trump’s threat to increase tariffs on Chinese goods is realized, the Chinese government is likely to retaliate says John Newton, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation.
May 06, 2019

Trump Trade Tweets Attempt To Drown The Weather Market

As you might expect, markets dove lower on the news, but one analyst says we’re just one more week of delayed planting away from a bullish weather market.
May 03, 2019

Weather Worries Could Help Corn Break $4 Price

The weather scare is providing market volatility and with it, opportunity.
May 02, 2019

Expect More Rain Through Mid-May

Farmers can expect the rain to continue at least until the middle of May, according to Kyle Tapley from MDA Weather.
Apr 29, 2019

USDA Extends Market Facilitation Program Certification Deadline

Farmers now have until May 17 to supply paperwork for Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments.
Apr 24, 2019

Will EPA Again Issue Un-Warranted Small Refinery Exemption Waivers?

An ethanol group is alleging that the agency went against the Department of Energy’s recommendations in previous years.
Nebraska Flooding Damage Grain Bin Ice
Apr 24, 2019

USDA Will Quantify Flood Damaged Grain In June Grain Stocks Report

USDA officials this week said they would not be quantifying it until it’s reflected in the June Quarterly Grain Stocks Report.
Apr 22, 2019

Corn Planting Progress Paces 2018, Still Behind The Five-Year Average

In their April 22 Crop Progress Report, USDA noted farmers throughout most of the Corn Belt are in the field, at least prepping fields, if not planting.
US China Trade War
Apr 22, 2019

An Agreement with China Is The Beginning Of The Process, Not The End

While John Gilliland of Gilliland and McKinney International Counselors, agrees a completed agreement is likely to happen in May or June, he cautioned farmers that a finished deal is the beginning of the process, not the end.