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RFS talks, trade spark debate at Commodity Classic

March 1, 2018 - 8:28am
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Farmers kicked off Commodity Classic Feb. 27 with a win: After a four-month wait, the U.S. Senate confirmed Bill Northey to a position at the USDA.
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NAFTA negotiators said to agree to regulatory best practices

March 1, 2018 - 6:56am
Negotiators from the U.S., Canada and Mexico finished work on regulatory best practices for NAFTA, the first official “chapter” completed in the latest talks in Mexico City, according to a person with knowledge of the process.
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Trump says U.S. to use all tools to pressure China on trade

March 1, 2018 - 6:21am
President Donald Trump is warning the U.S. will use “all available tools” to prevent China’s state-driven economic model from undermining global competition, the latest warning to Beijing as America readies a host of trade actions.
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Worst drought in 30 years adds to Argentina's economic woes

February 28, 2018 - 10:59am
Argentine President Mauricio Macri was banking on a near-record soybean crop to drive economic growth of 3.5 percent this year and extend the nation’s recovery.
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This African super grain could solve famine and drought (plus it’s gluten-free)

February 28, 2018 - 10:34am
Last July, a Whole Foods store in New York’s Harlem decided to stock bags of fonio, a West African grain similar to couscous. The first shipment sold out in three hours. Just last week, Los Angeles Lakers forward Luol Deng…
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Mexico is said to plan retaliation if U.S. imposes steel tariffs

February 28, 2018 - 7:07am
Mexico will place retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if President Donald Trump includes it on a list of nations that would face steel tariffs, according to a person close to the Latin American country’s position.
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Bayer CEO sees Monsanto approval as he weighs more asset sales

February 28, 2018 - 6:52am
Bayer AG Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann said he was confident of winning European Union approval for the company’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto Co. even as he weighed the sale of more businesses.
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With Northey approved for USDA, Iowa post open

February 27, 2018 - 4:05pm
The wait is over for Bill Northey. Months after he was nominated, the Spirit Lake farmer and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture was confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate as USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation.
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Trump's biofuel summit with senators ends without agreement

February 27, 2018 - 12:49pm
Donald Trump’s meeting with senators warring over the future of a program designed to boost biofuels ended without a breakthrough Tuesday, prolonging a clash that could undermine the president’s political appeal in Pennsylvania and Iowa.
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Senate confirms Northey to USDA post

February 27, 2018 - 10:40am
JOHNSTON, Iowa — The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to the position of USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation.
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Trump to convene White House summit in search of biofuel deal

February 27, 2018 - 8:59am
President Donald Trump is bringing together senators warring over the future of the U.S. biofuel mandate in hopes of brokering a compromise on an issue that could complicate his political future in Pennsylvania and Iowa.
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Ag groups to Trump: We cannot accept changes to RFS

February 26, 2018 - 8:40pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agricultural organizations including the National Corn Growers Association sent a letter to President Trump Feb. 26, calling on the President to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Icahn may save $49 million as Trump weighs biofuel policy change

February 26, 2018 - 2:30pm
Billionaire Carl Icahn’s oil refiner CVR Energy Inc. plans to spend almost $50 million less this year than it did in 2017 to comply with the U.S. biofuel mandate just as President Donald Trump’s direct intervention energizes prospects of regulatory…
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Funds turned positive on grains for first time since August

February 26, 2018 - 2:15pm
For the first time in six months, hedge funds are betting on a rally in the grain markets.
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