Tag Archives: Farming

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Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary – Farmers & Credit Issues

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: November 5, 2019

While Washington (politics and baseball) dominates the headlines, the American farmer continues to be bludgeoned by the Peter Navarro-designed and Donald Trump-approved trade war. The last two years have seen a significant erosion in US agricultural exports, and farmers have been badly hurt. We have written many times about time lags in trade policy. It […]

Shutdown #6

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: February 12, 2019
Cumberland Advisors Market Commentary by David Kotok

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 -$1548 (yes, a negative $1548), a fifteen-year low, despite record farm productivity […]