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Budget & Financing

Budget & Financing

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Results of key economic reports: Week of October 16, 2017

Housing and manufacturing updates arrive this week with the key Existing Home Sales update closing out the week on Friday.

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FOMC Minutes: Still no unified view on Fed relative to December rate rise

Extensive discussions unfolded on why inflation has not been moving toward the Fed's goal and that, in turn, resulted in a mix of views on whether increasing the range on the Fed funds rate again this year was favored, according to minutes of the September 19-20 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting released today. Link to minutes.
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US financial market &news review: Dow record; Grassley on wind energy credits

Financial markets: US equities finished with small gains as consumer shares helped lead all three major indices higher.

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Macroeconomic Perspectives: The week ahead

There is a global and US focus on the economic front this week as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund hold their annual fall meeting, some key updates on the US economy are due and another batch of Fed speakers will offer their views on the US economic situation.
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Results of key economic reports: Week of October 9, 2017

Some key economic updates arrive this week, with much of the data clustered in the Thursday-Friday period. There are also a host of Fed speakers on tap and their take on the surprising jobs data for September will be one of the watch points.

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Macroeconomic Perspectives: What to watch in jobs data

The key Employment report will be watched for several areas with some extra focal points added in this time around by Mother Nature.

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Economy & Finance

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US financial market & news review: Record equities, Yellen & Japan trade

Financial markets: US equity markets notched fresh records to start the week.

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US day ahead - October 16, 2017: Trade in focus with NAFTA, US & Japan

The fourth round of NAFTA 2.0 talks continue, with dairy one of the key issues so far in the sessions. The US is seeking to update some trade issues with Japan and keep pushing for talks on a bilateral trade deal between the two nations.

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Results of key economic reports: Week of October 16, 2017

Housing and manufacturing updates arrive this week with the key Existing Home Sales update closing out the week on Friday.

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Calendar of key events and reports: October 16-22, 2017

The latest round of NAFTA 2.0 talks continue early this week with the Senate back in Washington while the House is out until the week of October 23. US-Japan economic discussions take place this week in Washington with the Commerce Department set to issue their preliminary take on antidumping duty investigations regarding biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia.

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US financial market & news review: Nasdaq record as earnings, inflation in focus

Financial markets: US equities ended higher as traders digested economic news, statements from the White House and upbeat earnings data.

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US day ahead - October 13, 2017: Iran nuclear deal, NAFTA 20 talks and more

President Donald Trump is expected to all but abandon the Iran nuclear deal, a potential move that is increasing market uncertainty. NAFTA 2.0 talks are at the midway point for the fourth round and there are plenty of tensions around provisions at play. Work continues on the next farm bill, though somewhat muted until the timeline and budget situation is sorted out.

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Tax Policy

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Trump says changes to tax plan coming in next few weeks

President Donald Trump said he plans to unveil changes to his administration's tax plan within the next few weeks, and also dismissed concerns that his public spat with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) would derail an overhaul, in comments to reporters yesterday.
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Macroeconomic Perspectives: World economic growth

World economic growth is now forecast at 3.6 percent in 2017 by the International Monetary Fund via their World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, up from a projection in July of 3.5 percent. For 2018, the IMF also upgraded their outlook to 3.7 percent for the world, up 0.1 percent from their July outlook.

US Agricultural Policy Economy and Finance

Macroeconomic Perspectives: Updated Informa Economics IEG forecasts

Seasons are changing. Fall is arriving in parts of the country and that has shifted thinking toward the year winding down. As we stand at the start of the final quarter of the year, there are still several questions facing the US economy, and most of those have answers that really do not shift our thinking on the US economy in general for 2017.
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Estate Taxes

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US day ahead - September 27, 2017: Tax reform concepts coming today

Attention will be on tax reform framework ideas that are coming from Republican lawmakers on the Hill and from President Donald Trump in an appearance in Indiana. Grain and soybean futures are lower as harvest-related pressure continues to build for corn and soybeans. A proposal to provide aid to cotton producers is moving through the process at USDA and environmental groups are pushing for more focus on conservation compliance.

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Governor to sign Delaware estate tax repeal

Governor to sign Delaware estate tax repeal

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Trump supports muni bond tax exemption: US mayors group

Trump supports muni bond tax exemption: US mayors group

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Land Prices

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USDA now sees rise in both net farm, net cash farm income for 2017

US net cash farm income is now forecast at $100.4 billion in 2017, up $11.2 billion (12.6 percent) compared to 2016 while net farm income is seen at $63.4 billion, up $1.9 billion (3.1 percent) compared to 2016, according to the Farm Sector Income Forecast from USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS).

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Some US Fed banks signal farmland value pressure continues

Farmland values still were reported to have declined in the second quarter of 2017 in two Federal Reserve Districts but a third reported a land-value increase for the period while all three banks – Kansas City, St Louis and Chicago –reported continued pressure on farm incomes and increased concern by bankers about the potential for additional stress for the US agricultural sector.

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AGgregator: July 13, 2017

AGgregator: July 13, 2017

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Compliance & Enforcement

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China suspends application of new health certificates on food imports

China has agreed to delay the implementation of controversial new food import rules by two years, following criticisms by its major trading partners that the rules were unfair and would disrupt trade.

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DOJ settles suit against California farmer

A $1.1 million settlement in the case involving California farmer John Duarte was announced by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) today, just as the matter was about to go to trial.

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USDA Radio Newsline: August 9, 2017

USDA radio items on conservation compliance, topsoil moisture and pasture and rangeland conditions.
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