Chinese officials have begun preparing to restart imports of U.S. soybeans and liquefied natural gas, the first sign confirming the claims of President Donald Trump and the White House that China had agreed to start buying some U.S. products "immediately."
President Donald Trump’s dinner with Chinese leader Xi Jinping yielded a cease-fire in the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies, though the details are proving less than satisfying to those hungering for a lasting truce.
U.S. farmers are pleased that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to a trade truce, but they’re not rejoicing just yet. That won’t come until they see ships full of their soybeans headed to China.
The U.S. and China emphasized different results from Sunday’s high-stakes meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, with the split highlighting how much of a gap needs to be overcome over the next three months.
DES MOINES — Justin Glisan is the new kid on the climatological block. Glisan, 36, is the third person to hold the title of state climatologist in Iowa.
For a soybean farmer in Iowa or Illinois, it may be premature to celebrate the ceasefire in the trade war between the U.S. and China.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm and ag business management field specialist, for the university’s Ag Decision Maker November 2018 newsletter.
Soybeans weren’t on the menu, but it looks like President Donald Trump’s dinner date in Buenos Aires with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping may give the market the jolt it’s been desperately looking for.
Many farmers are hoping for more “normal” weather next year.
Every year, Rolland Schnell dedicates some of his Newton, Iowa, farmland to participating in field trials. What he gains is invaluable to him.
Editor’s note: The following was written by David B. Oppedahl, Fedaral Reserve Bank of Chicago senior business economist, for the bank’s November 2018 AgLetter.
If you know cash flow is already going to be a problem, communicate early with your creditors.
Where some people see challenges, Mike Downey sees an opportunity for farmers and landlords to work together this winter.
Whatever happens in Buenos Aires when President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping dine on Saturday night, the trade wars are set to be with us well into 2019 and possibly beyond.
The Trump administration ordered oil companies to blend more renewable fuel into gasoline and diesel next year — but it could be the last increase for years to come, as the government starts to make sweeping changes to the U.S.…
They have floppy ears, waggy tails and inquisitive, wet noses — and they are trying to protect a $23.4 billion industry from a deadly infection.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture is coming back to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo., this winter for its 48th celebration of agriculture. The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the conference dates have been set…
With harvest wrapping up across the Midwest, the Iowa Crop Improvement Association has released its annual results for corn and soybean variety trials.
After more than a year of talks, the U.S., Canada and Mexico struck a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Lee Schulz, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist, for the university’s Iowa Farm Outlook November 2018 newsletter.