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China reaches into Russia's far east in hunt for crop supplies

September 5, 2018 - 7:04am
JBA Holdings, a joint venture between companies including Heilongjiang Agriculture Co. and Joyvio Group, will invest $100 million over three years to build a soybean crusher and grain port in Russia amid a push by Chinese firms to diversify their…
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NAFTA talks restart as Trump, congressional clock boost pressure

September 5, 2018 - 12:11am
Talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement are set to resume as U.S. and Canadian negotiators push to strike a deal amid President Donald Trump’s threats to walk away.
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China has few places to shop for pork if fever disrupts output

September 4, 2018 - 8:35pm
As a deadly pig virus strikes China, the world’s biggest pork consumer won’t have many places to turn if it needs to boost imports.
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Trump faces fight with Canada on NAFTA as China duties near

September 4, 2018 - 9:24am
President Donald Trump’s effort to force Canada into signing on to a new NAFTA on his terms is facing new hurdles thanks to growing opposition at home to his threat to proceed without the U.S.’s northern neighbor.
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Past Missouri FFA president now helps students as advisor

September 4, 2018 - 9:00am
Editor’s note: This is part of a series on past state and national FFA presidents.
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Livestock groups prioritize WOTUS, trucking

September 3, 2018 - 10:15am
Rules involving livestock trucking and water management are at the forefront for the hog and cattle industries.
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Farmers install bioreactor to improve water quality

September 3, 2018 - 9:00am
WALTON, Ill. — Another step in the Ganschow family’s sustainability efforts on their Bureau County farm was introduced to the public Aug. 21, when woodchips were added to a bioreactor to improve water quality.
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Americans are grilling more steaks for Labor Day with the economy humming

September 2, 2018 - 4:22pm
When Americans feel like they’ve got more money, they like to treat themselves. That means there could be plenty of steaks on the grill this year for Labor Day.
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Trump Slams Canada's `decades of abuse' after NAFTA talks stall

September 2, 2018 - 4:01pm
President Donald Trump slammed what he termed “decades of abuse” by Canada with a new threat to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a day after talks with the U.S.’s northern neighbor stalled hours before a deadline.
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Timing manure application to avoid neighbor nuisances

September 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska livestock environmental engineer, for the university’s Crop Watch website.
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Cattle inventories larger; demand an unknown

September 2, 2018 - 10:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Lee Schulz, Iowa State University Extension livestock economist, for the university’s August Iowa Farm Outlook newsletter.
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Fall herbicides tackle tough weeds

September 1, 2018 - 1:00pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Aaron Hager, University of Illinois associate professor and Extension weed science specialist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website Aug. 22.
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States test voluntary vs. mandatory practices

September 1, 2018 - 12:15pm
WALNUT, Ill. — Michael Ganschow uses a number of conservation practices on his north central Illinois farm, including no-till, cover crops and now installing a bioreactor to improve water quality.
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Water and livestock regulatory issues blur state lines

September 1, 2018 - 12:15pm
Not all regulatory battles happen in Washington, D.C., but not all of those that happen at the state level see their impact end at the state line.
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Wheat yield projections missing mark

September 1, 2018 - 10:30am
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — Illinois isn’t alone in getting mixed wheat yield projections. The same thing happened in Kentucky this year.
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Cow-calf operation’s vaccine program pays off in premiums

September 1, 2018 - 9:15am
RICH HILL, Mo. — Good vaccination programs keep Pearson Land & Cattle profitable. The commercial cow-calf operation sits near river bottoms in southern Bates County, Mo.
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Farmers size up Illinois candidates at forum

September 1, 2018 - 8:30am
NORMAL, Ill. — At a central Illinois farm Aug. 22, candidates for two of the highest offices in the state told farmers why they should vote for them on Nov. 6.
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U.S. alerts Congress of Mexico deal, says Canada can join on

August 31, 2018 - 4:22pm
President Donald Trump said he plans to pursue a trade deal with Mexico and possibly Canada even as talks with the U.S.’s northern neighbor stalled just hours before a deadline, leaving the future of a revised NAFTA in doubt.
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Transcript of President Trump’s interview with Bloomberg News

August 31, 2018 - 1:45pm
President Donald Trump was interviewed in the Oval Office on Thursday by Bloomberg News Editor In Chief John Micklethwait and reporters Jennifer Jacobs and Margaret Talev. Below is a transcript of their conversation. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders…
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Lacking staff and upgrades, Iowa State closes soil lab

August 31, 2018 - 8:45am
The Soil and Plant Analysis lab at Iowa State University closed at the end of 2017 due to a shrinking staff and older equipment, but Iowa State Department of Agronomy chair Kendall Lamkey said he hopes to bring it back…
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