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EPA `secret' biofuel waivers undercut Trump's pledge to farmers

April 13, 2018 - 5:25pm
Even as President Donald Trump floats the idea of more ethanol sales, critics says moves by his Environmental Protection Agency would undercut the support to corn farmers.
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Trump weighs rejoining TPP as he tones down China trade threat

April 12, 2018 - 3:22pm
President Donald Trump told lawmakers he is considering rejoining the Asia-Pacific trade pact he withdrew from shortly after taking office as he expressed confidence the U.S. is headed toward resolving trade conflicts without economic disruption.
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Trump proposes higher ethanol sales, pledges help for refiners

April 12, 2018 - 2:42pm
President Donald Trump on Thursday outlined changes to U.S. biofuel laws that would allow more ethanol to be used, a nod to farmers caught in the crosshairs of a potential trade war with China, while also offering some relief to…
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What satellites can't see: U.S. crop forecasters walk and learn

April 12, 2018 - 7:02am
For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like Cargill Inc. to gain an edge in global grain markets.
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Top farm-state lawmakers skeptical of Trump making farmers whole

April 11, 2018 - 7:16am
Leading lawmakers on congressional agriculture committees said Tuesday they’re skeptical that the White House can fix any economic harm for farmers arising from a trade dispute with China by giving them temporary aid through the Agriculture Department.
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Before WASDE, Argentina news surprises market

April 10, 2018 - 3:37pm
Soybean futures jumped this morning on news of an Argentina purchase, but futures settled a few cents higher for soybeans and slightly lower for corn today.
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First-quarter U.S. tractor sales mixed

April 10, 2018 - 2:50pm
First-quarter 2018 sales were about flat from a year ago for new, smaller-size tractors and down about 5 percent for 100+ HP two-wheel-drive tractors.
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Trump ethanol moves could be worse for farmers than soy tariffs

April 10, 2018 - 6:59am
Based on his own back-of-the-envelope calculations, Minnesota farmer Kirby Hettver could lose tens of thousands of dollars of earnings because of President Donald Trump.
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Pre-emergence residual herbicides are the foundation of soybean weed control

April 9, 2018 - 9:27pm
Editor's note: This article is by Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska extension weed managemen specialist.
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Nitrogen prices, rates cuts, and 2018 fertilizer costs

April 9, 2018 - 9:14pm
Farmers who apply most of their nitrogen in spring likely will not have lower 2018 nitrogen fertilizer costs less than 2017 costs if they apply roughly the same rates in 2017 as in 2018.
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Trump vows farmers to be `better off' because of trade fight

April 9, 2018 - 5:32pm
President Donald Trump promised U.S. farmers that they will emerge from a trade dispute with China better off despite threats from Beijing to impose tariffs targeting American agricultural products.
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Cars, cows and a half-sunset: Here's how NAFTA 2.0 could look

April 9, 2018 - 6:59am
A stopgap NAFTA deal could be around the corner. What might it look like?
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NAFTA talks enter `intensive' phase as White House sees progress

April 7, 2018 - 6:04am
NAFTA talks have entered a new, intensive phase of discussions and will continue in the coming days, Canada’s foreign minister said after meeting with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts in Washington.
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Commodity markets hit again as Trump calls for more China duties

April 6, 2018 - 7:03am
Donald Trump’s latest salvo against Chinese imports is hitting commodities again.
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Monsanto sales take a hit as farmers set to plant less corn

April 5, 2018 - 5:11pm
Monsanto Co. is feeling the effects of the shrinking U.S. corn crop.
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Farmers face crucial 60 days that may decide financial future

April 5, 2018 - 7:20am
Planting season, always a critical time for farmers, just became more nerve-wracking for U.S. growers of soybeans and corn.
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EPA waiving biofuel quotas spurs rebuke from ethanol supporters

April 5, 2018 - 7:01am
The Environmental Protection Agency has given more than two dozen small refiners permission to ignore the nation’s renewable fuel mandate, angering competitors as well as farm-state lawmakers who say the exceptions undermine the program.
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U.S. leaves door open to talks with China amid trade-war fears

April 4, 2018 - 12:42pm
The Trump administration indicated it’s willing to negotiate with China on escalating frictions between the world’s two biggest economies, helping to ease fears among investors of a tit-for-tat trade conflict.
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Chinese retaliation is no Longer a ‘what if’ for soybean farmers

April 4, 2018 - 11:50am
Editor's note: The American Soybean Association, representing U.S. soybean producers, issued this statement.
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Midwest farmers have Trump to thank for their latest export woes

April 4, 2018 - 11:39am
Thanks to President Donald Trump, China just dealt U.S. farmers their latest blow.
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