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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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Pork packing capacity faces delays to growth

Iowa Farmer Today - June 2, 2018 - 12:30pm
Growth in packing capacity continues for the hog industry, but additional space may be coming later than scheduled.
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Drainage key to problems caused by wetter springs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 2, 2018 - 9:01am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Kris Kohl, Iowa State University Extension agriculture engineering specialist, for the Extension Clippings column.
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Publications help farmers make crop decisions

Iowa Farmer Today - June 2, 2018 - 9:00am
AMES, Iowa — Four new publications are available from the Iowa State University Extension Crop Protection Network, representing the group’s first forays out of plant pathology by incorporating new disciplines into its available resources.
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Trump says `wouldn't mind' scrapping NAFTA for bilateral deals

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2018 - 5:17pm
President Donald Trump said Friday he “wouldn’t mind” pursuing separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico in lieu of the North America Free Trade Agreement.
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U.S. ethanol exports continue upward streak

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Seven months into the 2017-18 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly 1 billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year.
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DowDuPont CEO kills off R&D `moonshots' in bid for higher profit

Iowa Farmer Today - June 1, 2018 - 6:58am
DowDuPont Inc., created from the merger of the largest U.S. chemical companies, is learning from Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen that one way to make more money is to abandon more research.
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Pork producers face pain from Mexico tariff retaliation plan

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2018 - 5:19pm
Mexico’s plan for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products including some pork cuts is rattling the meat markets.
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U.S. tariffs hit Canada, Mexico as Ross laments NAFTA talks

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2018 - 2:40pm
The U.S. decision to proceed with steel and aluminum tariffs adds a new wrinkle to one of its other most pressing trade files: NAFTA talks with Canada and Mexico.
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Senators introduce livestock hauling bill

Iowa Farmer Today - May 31, 2018 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill May 23 to reform federal Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers.
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Soy arrives at port, poultry plants resume: Brazil strike update

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2018 - 6:56pm
Now in its 10th day, the national strike by Brazilian truck drivers has weakened as the army and Federal Police work to unblock roads. Trucks carrying soybeans regained access to Paranagua Port while poultry and pork slaughtering was restored at…
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Pigs fit in Iowa family’s diverse farm business

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2018 - 4:01pm
IRETON, Iowa — When Ben Johnson left for college, pursuing a career in agriculture was the plan.
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Planting switch something to watch for corn, beans

Iowa Farmer Today - May 30, 2018 - 6:45am
Karl Setzer isn’t completely convinced. Setzer, a market analyst with MaxYield Cooperative in West Bend, Iowa, isn’t quite convinced that there are going to be dramatic changes in planted acreage this year.
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Bayer wins U.S. approval for Monsanto after two-year quest

Iowa Farmer Today - May 29, 2018 - 5:25pm
Bayer AG won U.S. antitrust approval for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co., clearing the last major regulatory hurdle to forming the world’s biggest seed and agricultural-chemicals provider after a nearly two-year review.
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