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More than 500 sugar traders, growers, brokers, millers, exporters and fund managers descended on New York for Sugar Week — and it was hard to find a bull among them.
Trade negotiators meet their target dates about as often as meteorologists accurately predict the weather. But the Trump administration will soon bump against a deadline that will determine the fate of its NAFTA plans.
Editor’s note: The following was written by James Mintert, David Widmar and Michael Langemeier for the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer April monthly report.
ANKENY, Iowa — By now the candidates for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture know each other well.
A weather pattern known as La Niña that has worsened drought conditions across the U.S. Great Plains has faded, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center. But it could be replaced late this year by one called El Niño, which…
Paul Ryan says he needs notice of a NAFTA deal by May 17 if the current Congress is going to be able to vote on it, suggesting talks are pushing up against the constraints of American trade law.
China’s food giant Cofco International is positioning itself to increase soybean purchases from Brazil as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and the Asian nation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
While he is still optimistic the Trump administration will approve year-round E15 fuel blends, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley doesn’t think it will happen in time to put the product on the market this summer.
A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck at the White House would allow year-round sales of higher-ethanol gasoline in exchange for possible policy changes to rein in compliance costs for refiners.
It’s the end of era at Monsanto Co. after executives including Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant and the seed giant’s scientific leader, Robb Fraley, announced plans to depart after the company’s takeover by Germany’s Bayer AG.
Two days of U.S.-China trade discussions ended in Beijing on Friday with an agreement to keep on talking, and little else.
The U.S. and China issued long lists of demands at talks in Beijing this week to resolve the simmering trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies.
Chinese finance officials had high expectations entering the first major meeting with new American counterparts last summer. President Donald Trump had feted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort a few months earlier, suggesting the two nations would enjoy…
The world’s biggest oilseed processor just confirmed one of the soybean market’s biggest fears: China has essentially stopped buying U.S. supplies amid the brewing trade war.
Tyson Foods Inc., the largest meatpacker in the U.S., is co-leading a $2.2 million seed investment in an Israeli startup that aims to affordably produce meat from animal cells, without the need to raise or harvest livestock.
AMES, Iowa – New technology developed by an interdisciplinary team of scientists at Iowa State University could allow anyone with a smartphone to see crops much the same way trained plant breeders and scientists do.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he wants to reach a deal in coming weeks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, adding a sense of urgency to trilateral negotiations that have run for over eight months.
Europe’s grain farmers may have to focus on quality over quantity to better tackle fierce competition from the likes of Russia.
President Donald Trump says his trade actions may cause "a little pain” in the short term, and a new study shows U.S. agricultural workers could be hurt the most.
More than 90 traders, farmers and other interested parties will head out into the plains of Kansas on Tuesday with the aim of finding out just how tough it’s really been for this season’s hard red winter wheat crop.