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U.S. lawmakers urged the Trump administration not to walk away from talks on a new NAFTA a day after America’s top negotiator said the countries are still far from a deal.
A five-year $867 billion farm bill was rejected in the U.S. House after GOP leaders were unable to quell a rebellion by a group of conservatives who are demanding new restrictions on legal immigration.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Nathan Kleczewski, University of Illinois field crop plant pathologist, for the university's crop development Bulletin May 4.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s soybean farmers have been investing in innovation and research and partnerships supporting soybean production and markets. Another step forward is the Foundation for Soy Innovation.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Kelly Estes, coordinator of the Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey, for the University of Illinois pest management Bulletin April 23.
DES MOINES (AP) — Squeals and screams erupt as Ibby Rodgers and Zoie Wagner carry their new pigs into a barn on Des Moines’ south side.
Filtration systems in sow buildings are becoming more popular as producers seek solutions to keep PRRS out of their herds.
China’s reported offer to cut its annual trade surplus with the U.S. by $200 billion is no sure bet, and not just because state media and a Chinese official cast doubt over it on Friday. Economists have been running the…
China scrapped an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into U.S. sorghum imports as the two countries seek to resolve a trade dispute.
DES MOINES — Iowa’s Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program will continue to operate but will not be taking new applications until next year due to a lack of action by the Iowa legislature.
NAFTA partners will hold high-level meetings on Thursday and coming days to assess if a new trade agreement is within reach, as U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says there could be a week or two left to reach a deal.
Providing the best nutrition for a herd means caring for the hay as well as the animals.
The cold start to spring caused a number of delays for farmers, including the growth in pastures and hay fields across the state.
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.