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Food and Agriculture Groups Express Optimism and Confidence in Trans-Pacific Partnership AgreementOct 6, 2015 00:00:00 CDT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2015 – Leaders from across the U.S. agriculture and food sector have continued to express their optimism and confidence in the newly reached Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Yesterday, trade ministers from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam concluded negotiations for the TPP—one of the largest trade deals in recent history. For America’s food and agriculture sector, which has remained a bright spot in the country’s economy for the past seven years, TPP would create more American jobs and drive the nation’s rural economy. U.S. agricultural trade with the 11 TPP countries accounted for 42 percent of U.S. agricultural exports in 2014, contributing $63 billion to the U.S. economy.
Per Acre Net Cash Return to U.S. Corn and Soybeans since 1975: Part IWed, 07 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000
Yields become the talk at harvest, but net return determines who farms in 20 years. This article therefore examines the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS) data set on cost and return to production of U.S. corn and soybeans.