A flip in either or both chambers of Congress with next week’s midterm elections may reverberate into pig farms and soybean fields.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TROY MILLS, Iowa — Combines were running in every field just south of Troy Mills, Iowa, on Oct. 18.
While it’s been a tumultuous few months for the world’s wheat producers, hedge funds are betting that supply fears are subsiding.
THOMPSONVILLE, Ill. — Leon McClerren is among those navigating both ends of the seed business.
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.