February 12, 2019 - 4:11 PM EST
Shutdown #6

Shutdown #6

US agriculture was not well positioned to suffer a federal government shutdown in December and January. In an era of low commodity prices, many farms cannot afford trade-war shenanigans and cannot afford government shutdowns. Across the US, median farm income for 2018 was -$1,548 (yes, a negative $1,548), a fifteen-year low, despite record farm productivity. That data includes, of course, not only large corporate farms but also small farms where producers rely on off-farm jobs to make ends meet.

To top off the twin challenges of low prices and foreign markets evaporated by the

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Source: SeekingAlpha (February 12, 2019 - 4:11 PM EST)