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U.S., China say they are open to talks amid escalating trade war

July 13, 2018 - 12:42pm
The U.S. and China signaled they were open to resuming negotiations over trade after days of exchanging retaliatory threats, though Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Beijing must commit to deeper economic reforms.
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Trump’s tariffs generate growing frustration among GOP lawmakers

July 13, 2018 - 12:16pm
There are signs of growing frustration among GOP lawmakers with Donald Trump as he moves forward with new trade tariffs, though they’re not ready to rein in the president’s power.
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Top Russian nutrient maker boosts U.S. sales as Mosaic shuts

July 13, 2018 - 11:03am
Europe’s biggest phosphate fertilizers maker is boosting sales to the U.S. after a rival shut an aging plant and the market swung to deficit.
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China to import less soy first time since 2004

July 13, 2018 - 7:02am
China has been gobbling up the world’s soybeans at breakneck speed over the past decade. But as the trade spat with the U.S. escalates, its imports of the oilseed are set to decline for the first time in 15 years.
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In Iowa, Pence promises farmers ‘will start winning again’

July 12, 2018 - 9:05am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — As Iowa farmers and manufacturers worry about the prospects of an extended trade war, Vice President Mike Pence offered assurances Wednesday that “our farmers will start winning again.”
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Flash Boys on the farm? Arms race is unleashed over crop data

July 12, 2018 - 5:04am
It’s the sort of edge any trader would covet — and one the authorities were actually hoping to prevent.
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Senate sends Trump message to slow down on tariff escalation

July 11, 2018 - 3:05pm
The U.S. Senate took President Donald Trump to task on trade but fell short of curtailing his power to impose tariffs.
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Duke Energy is betting on pig power to curb fossil fuels

July 11, 2018 - 1:49pm
As green groups pressure the natural gas industry to clean up its act, an alternative to the fossil fuel is emerging in some unlikely places: pig farms and sewers.
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USDA is killing rules that organic food makers want

July 11, 2018 - 10:28am
Regulation isn’t a dirty word to makers of organic food.
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Trump must meet Xi to stop trade war, top House Republican says

July 11, 2018 - 6:07am
President Donald Trump faced unusually blunt criticism from within his own party, as one of the U.S. House’s top lawmakers urged him to restart negotiations to stop a costly trade war with China.
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‘We will hit back’ at Trump disruption, EU business leaders warn

July 9, 2018 - 2:57pm
Political and business leaders gathering for an economic conference in southern France over the weekend called on the European Union to flex its muscles and save a world trade system disrupted by U.S. President Donald Trump as tariff wars escalate…
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China to reimburse tariffs for state reserve soybeans

July 9, 2018 - 7:08am
China will reimburse the buyer for the cost of the 25 percent tariff on soybean imports from the U.S. if the cargoes are for state reserves, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Trump eyes higher tariffs as China turns away soybeans

July 6, 2018 - 1:23pm
U.S. President Donald Trump fired the biggest shot yet in the global trade war by imposing tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports. China said its retaliatory tariffs are now in effect, and argued it had been forced to act.
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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid crush of ethics scandals

July 5, 2018 - 3:04pm
Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after a deluge of damaging revelations about his spending, travel and a condo rental that prompted Republican lawmakers to distance themselves and question his continued effectiveness.
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How trade fight risks upending global agriculture flows

July 5, 2018 - 11:00am
U.S. President Donald Trump could be about to reshape what global agricultural commodity trading will look like in the years to come.
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China to cancel more U.S. soy shipments as more tariffs loom

July 3, 2018 - 6:57am
Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S. in the year ending Aug. 31 once the extra tariff on U.S. imports takes effect from Friday.
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Parched Plains means cheap burgers for Fourth of July grilling

July 1, 2018 - 7:48pm
The parched fields at Pete Bonds’ Texas ranch show why burgers are getting so cheap.
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Farmers can be their own best researchers

July 1, 2018 - 11:00am
LEXINGTON, Ill. — The sandy soil that Eric Miller farmed in east central Minnesota was so challenging that he vowed to put every effort into maintaining healthy soil once he found the ideal farm. He’s done that since moving to…
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Scandals haven't beaten Pruitt. A policy fight over biofuel might

June 29, 2018 - 5:08pm
A deluge of political scandals hasn’t sunk EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. But a wonky debate over the nation’s biofuel policy just might.
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Weed management options still available

June 29, 2018 - 1:09pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jeffrey L. Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension weed science agronomist, for the university’s Minnesota Crop News website June 18.
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