DES MOINES — When someone finally brought down the gavel on the 2018 session of the Iowa legislature and turned out the lights on the night of May 5, agricultural officials breathed a sigh.
Facing a sell-off of the peso, President Mauricio Macri was hoping Argentina’s biggest source of dollars would show up to return a favor. Instead, he got a slap in the face.
Beef exports continued to grow in the first quarter.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to ask for advice on whether — and how — to boost the transparency of an opaque $9 billion market in biofuel compliance credits amid allegations of manipulation, said two people familiar with the move.
Farm legislation usually has enough incentives to satisfy everyone across the partisan divide in Congress. Not this year.
Farmers in the 16 major soybean-producing states used herbicides on 95 percent of their planted soybean acres in 2017, down 1 percentage point from 2015 usage, USDA reported.
Beef production, in particular, could provide substantial year-over-year increases in meat supplies.
More than 500 sugar traders, growers, brokers, millers, exporters and fund managers descended on New York for Sugar Week — and it was hard to find a bull among them.
Trade negotiators meet their target dates about as often as meteorologists accurately predict the weather. But the Trump administration will soon bump against a deadline that will determine the fate of its NAFTA plans.
Editor’s note: The following was written by James Mintert, David Widmar and Michael Langemeier for the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer April monthly report.
ANKENY, Iowa — By now the candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture know each other well.
A weather pattern known as La Niña that has worsened drought conditions across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. But it could be replaced late this year by one called El Niño, which…
Paul Ryan says he needs notice of a NAFTA deal by May 17 if the current Congress is going to be able to vote on it, suggesting talks are pushing up against the constraints of American trade law.
China’s food giant Cofco International is positioning itself to increase soybean purchases from Brazil as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and the Asian nation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
While he is still optimistic the Trump administration will approve year-round E15 fuel blends, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley doesn’t think it will happen in time to put the product on the market this summer.
A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck at the White House would allow year-round sales of higher-ethanol gasoline in exchange for possible policy changes to rein in compliance costs for refiners.
It’s the end of era at Monsanto Co. after executives including Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant and the seed giant’s scientific leader, Robb Fraley, announced plans to depart after the company’s takeover by Germany’s Bayer AG.
Two days of U.S.-China trade discussions ended in Beijing on Friday with an agreement to keep on talking, and little else.
The U.S. and China issued long lists of demands at talks in Beijing this week to resolve the simmering trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies.
Chinese finance officials had high expectations entering the first major meeting with new American counterparts last summer. President Donald Trump had feted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort a few months earlier, suggesting the two nations would enjoy…