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EPA is said ready to propose biofuel quotas after backlash

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2018 - 7:07am
Oil industry opposition prompted Trump administration officials to at least temporarily abandon a proposal that would force larger refineries to use more biofuel to make up for exemptions granted to smaller facilities, according to two people familiar with the plans.
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Farm bill passes House as critics slam food-stamp work rules

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2018 - 5:24pm
Farm legislation that would impose new work restrictions to qualify for food stamps narrowly passed the U.S. House after an earlier attempt failed last month because of conservatives’ demands that an immigration vote be held first.
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There are signs China soy buyers are already reacting to tariffs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2018 - 11:03am
There are still more than two weeks before China imposes tariffs on imports on U.S. soybeans, but already there are signs of a shift in buying behavior.
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Deere suit sheds light on race for $240 billion farm tech market

Iowa Farmer Today - June 20, 2018 - 7:03am
An obscure-sounding legal battle between two of the biggest farm-machinery makers is highlighting a race to automate farm work.
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Commodities slide as U.S.-China spat hits soy to steelmakers

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2018 - 1:44pm
A rout in commodities deepened as the threat of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies intensified, hitting markets from steel to soybeans.
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Trudeau has billions of reasons to dig in against Trump on dairy

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2018 - 1:21pm
Justin Trudeau’s defense of Canadian dairy tariffs isn’t just about farmers and politics — it’s about debt, too.
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China vows to retaliate as Trump targets $200 billion in tariffs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2018 - 7:01am
Trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies intensified, with China vowing to retaliate "forcefully" against President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports.
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Xi to counter Trump blow for blow in unwanted trade war

Iowa Farmer Today - June 18, 2018 - 4:59am
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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