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For farmers, trade and food policy are at play in U.S. midterms

Iowa Farmer Today - October 31, 2018 - 7:23am
A flip in either or both chambers of Congress with next week’s midterm elections may reverberate into pig farms and soybean fields.
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Weaker China adds to risks of a synchronized global slowdown

Iowa Farmer Today - October 31, 2018 - 7:08am
China’s manufacturing sector worsened in October as the trade war hit home, adding to risks the global economy may be edging toward a synchronized slowdown.
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Saying prairies get plowed for biofuels, Greens demand EPA act

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2018 - 7:43pm
More than a dozen environmental and conservation groups filed a petition Tuesday alleging that the EPA is illegally looking the other way as farmers plow over prairies and wetlands to grow corn needed to satisfy a U.S. biofuel mandate.
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Drought and tariffs awaken commodities in boon for top exchange

Iowa Farmer Today - October 30, 2018 - 5:17pm
First it was a drought in Russia, the biggest wheat exporter. Then dry spells struck European and Australian crops. And to spice up the mix, Donald Trump started a trade war with top soybean and pork buyer China.
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U.S. is said to plan more China tariffs if Xi meeting fails

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2018 - 4:33pm
The U.S. is preparing to announce by early December tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports if talks next month between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail to ease the trade war, three people familiar with the matter said.
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Farmers harvest 19 percent of soybeans in one week

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2018 - 4:08pm
Soybean harvest was still running 9 percentage points behind the 2013-17 average pace in the week ended Oct. 28, but corn harvest was right on the average.
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Harvest slowdown impacts Midwest infrastructure

Iowa Farmer Today - October 29, 2018 - 6:30am
TROY MILLS, Iowa — Combines were running in every field just south of Troy Mills, Iowa, on Oct. 18.
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Wheat's weather worries drag on, but grain bears are coming back

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2018 - 7:33pm
While it’s been a tumultuous few months for the world’s wheat producers, hedge funds are betting that supply fears are subsiding.
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Farmer sees seed business as valuable companion job

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
THOMPSONVILLE, Ill. — Leon McClerren is among those navigating both ends of the seed business.
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Cedar River Watershed

Iowa Farmer Today - October 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — There has been success in implementing flood prevention and water quality improvements in the Cedar River Watershed in the 10 years since the devastating 2008 floods, but much more must be done.
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