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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to stay at NAFTA table as talks slow

May 18, 2018 - 11:58am
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.
Categories: Farm News

Farm Bill blocked in House after immigration-vote deal collapses

May 18, 2018 - 11:48am
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.
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Disease concerns in Illinois wheat

May 18, 2018 - 11:00am
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.
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New foundation brings Missouri soy innovation full circle

May 18, 2018 - 9:15am
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.
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Black cutworm moth flight underway in Illinois

May 18, 2018 - 9:01am
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.
Categories: Farm News

Iowa students learn about life, death on farm

May 18, 2018 - 9:00am
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.
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Old, new sow buildings have filtration options

May 18, 2018 - 8:00am
Filtration systems in sow buildings are becoming more popular as producers seek solutions to keep PRRS out of their herds.
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Deal or no deal: Can China shrink U.S. deficit by $200 billion?

May 18, 2018 - 6:57am
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…
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China scraps probe into near $1 billion U.S. sorghum imports

May 18, 2018 - 6:37am
China scrapped an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into U.S. sorghum imports as the two countries seek to resolve a trade dispute.
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Iowa’s beginning farmer tax credit on hold until 2019

May 18, 2018 - 6:00am
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.
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NAFTA countries to hold high-level talks over pact's future

May 17, 2018 - 5:29pm
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.
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Effects on bale quality, dry matter vary by storage

May 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Providing the best nutrition for a herd means caring for the hay as well as the animals.
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Late start to spring creates challenges for Missouri's hay, pastures

May 17, 2018 - 2:09am
The cold start to spring caused a number of delays for farmers, including the growth in pastures and hay fields across the state.
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‘Good year’ for ag during long-running Iowa legislative session

May 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
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.
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‘Start selling so dollars come in,’ Argentine soybean farmers are told

May 16, 2018 - 7:17am
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.
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First quarter of 2018 good start for beef exports

May 16, 2018 - 6:30am
Beef exports continued to grow in the first quarter.
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Trump said to mull ways to boost biofuel market transparency

May 15, 2018 - 3:11pm
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.
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Contentious farm bill sparks bipartisan demands for revisions

May 15, 2018 - 8:03am
Farm legislation usually has enough incentives to satisfy everyone across the partisan divide in Congress. Not this year.
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Farmers treat most soybean acres with herbicides

May 14, 2018 - 5:02pm
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.
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Production may push cattle prices lower

May 14, 2018 - 4:22pm
Beef production, in particular, could provide substantial year-over-year increases in meat supplies.
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