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Xi to counter Trump blow for blow in unwanted trade war

Iowa Farmer Today - 7 hours 11 min ago
The first punches have been thrown in a potential trade war and now Xi Jinping is poised to match Donald Trump blow for blow.
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Trade-war battle lines drawn as U.S., China set tariff lists

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2018 - 5:21pm
The U.S. and China moved to the brink of a trade war on Friday after the Trump administration announced tariffs on Chinese imports would take effect in three weeks and pledged additional investment restrictions, prompting an immediate vow of retaliation…
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Trump's China tariffs met with retaliation vow from Beijing

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2018 - 10:19am
The Trump administration moved the U.S. to the edge of a trade war with China by announcing tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and pledging additional investment restrictions, which Beijing immediately vowed to retaliate against.
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China may end up paying more for soybeans amid U.S. trade spat

Iowa Farmer Today - June 15, 2018 - 6:55am
China’s threats of tariffs against imports of U.S. soybeans may end up being a costly move for the Asian country if the trade spat heats up.
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Get ready, commodities traders: El Niño may be back by winter

Iowa Farmer Today - June 14, 2018 - 11:41am
It’s time to start watching natural gas, coffee and cocoa markets again — because a weather-changing El Niño could be arriving just in time for winter.
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How to thrive amid a stock market meltdown: Sell soybeans

Iowa Farmer Today - June 13, 2018 - 2:53pm
While Brazil’s stock market and currency are suffering through a drought, one farming company is proving to be a bumper crop for investors.
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Cargill warns trade has become `villainized' and misunderstood

Iowa Farmer Today - June 13, 2018 - 7:02am
The largest agricultural merchant is worried about the state of global trade.
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U.S. sees rosy outlook for pork, grain exports amid trade tumult

Iowa Farmer Today - June 13, 2018 - 6:57am
The outlook for U.S. exports of pork, dairy products and grain is rosy, the Department of Agriculture said, defying trade discord with countries from Mexico to China.
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Kansas net farm income climbs, but still far below three years ago

Iowa Farmer Today - June 12, 2018 - 9:13am
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas net farm income rose in 2017 for the second straight year, thanks in part to stronger livestock prices, but was still less than half what it was just three years earlier.
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Russia's bad weather mix is sinking the country's wheat crop

Iowa Farmer Today - June 12, 2018 - 7:08am
Russia’s wheat crop is looking even bleaker by the day.
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How Canada's sacred cows and 270% tariffssSet Trump off at G-7

Iowa Farmer Today - June 12, 2018 - 6:54am
The Group of Seven ended with an explosion — Donald Trump unloaded on Justin Trudeau and washed his hands of the summit.
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Ted Cruz says imperiled biofuel overhaul plan is not dead

Iowa Farmer Today - June 7, 2018 - 1:08pm
A day after a tentative agreement to overhaul U.S. biofuel policy appeared to collapse amid farm-state concerns, EPA chief Scott Pruitt met to discuss the issue with the lead senator pushing for the changes: Ted Cruz.
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Cattlemen’s Ball draws 4,500 to fight cancer

Iowa Farmer Today - June 7, 2018 - 8:00am
HEBRON, Neb. – When you decide to throw a party for 4,500 people, a bit of planning is required. In the case of the 2018 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska it took more than two years of preparation, involved more than…
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Biofuel policy revision is said to be on verge of collapse

Iowa Farmer Today - June 6, 2018 - 7:03am
A tentative deal to revamp U.S. biofuel policy appeared to collapse Tuesday when the White House indefinitely delayed an expected announcement of the planned changes, according to three people familiar with the move.
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International visitors hope trade talk settles soon

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2018 - 4:22pm
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. — Trade tensions between the United States and other countries are something everyone is talking about, according to international visitors touring Illinois en route to World Pork Expo in Iowa.
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Mexico strikes back levying tariffs on U.S. pork, steel, whiskey

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2018 - 2:05pm
Mexico will begin to tax a range of U.S. products in retaliation for tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum that President Donald Trump announced last week.
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Trump wants bilateral NAFTA talks but he won't quit accord

Iowa Farmer Today - June 5, 2018 - 1:47pm
President Donald Trump is seriously considering separate trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico but he doesn’t plan to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.
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Trump support wavering in farm country over ethanol, trade moves

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2018 - 5:32pm
Even as Donald Trump tweets his support for U.S. agriculture, farmer loyalty for the president looks like it’s starting to shake over moves that may undermine corn-based ethanol and escalate trade disputes with countries that import American crops.
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Bayer plans Monsanto close amid $30 billion share, bond sale

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2018 - 7:02am
Bayer AG is days away from a transformation into the world’s biggest maker of seeds and agricultural chemicals, saying it plans to close its purchase of Monsanto Co. this week.
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White House is said to announce compromise on biofuel changes

Iowa Farmer Today - June 4, 2018 - 6:52am
The Trump administration is slated to unveil biofuel policy changes, including efforts to tamp down costs for refiners while broadening the market for ethanol, according to people familiar with the action.
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