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U.S., Mexico Said to near NAFTA framework, but obstacles remain

August 22, 2018 - 7:05am
The U.S. and Mexico moved closer toward a consensus on how to forge a new North American Free Trade Agreement even though key hurdles remain, according to several people familiar with the matter on both sides of the talks.
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Cattle herds risk liquidation as Canada hay costs double

August 22, 2018 - 6:59am
The drought that’s singed Canada’s crops is also taking a bite out of its cattle sector.
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Net return prospects for cattle finishing in the second half of 2018

August 21, 2018 - 4:15pm
Current fed cattle price projections suggest cattle finishing losses of approximately $95/head in the third quarter and approximately $40/head in the fourth quarter.
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China reports third case of African swine fever among hogs

August 20, 2018 - 3:56pm
China reported a third case of the highly infectious African swine fever among hogs on Sunday, raising concerns that the authorities may step up inspection of meat imports.
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U.S., Mexico bridge differences on NAFTA farm goods

August 20, 2018 - 3:48pm
The U.S. and Mexico are resolving their differences on agricultural products covered under NAFTA after the Trump administration withdrew some of its sweeping demands, bringing the nations closer to an overall deal, according to five people familiar with the discussions.
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81-year-old farmer tries subsurface drip irrigation

August 19, 2018 - 3:02pm
BELLFLOWER, Mo. — You won’t find grass growing under 81-year-old Russel Winter’s feet. While many farmers his age are retired, Winter still likes to lead the way in trying new farming technology and methods.
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Deere Says Trade Anxiety Is Getting Overblown in the Farm World

August 18, 2018 - 7:04pm
If Deere & Co. has anything to say about it, the hand-wringing over global trade tensions has gotten overblown — at least as far as the farm economy is concerned.
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Past FFA president brings values to careers in teaching, farming

August 18, 2018 - 6:38am
The one-time president of the Iowa FFA is now the proud father of an FFA member. In fact, he’s the father of a district officer.
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Illinois bike tour unites urban and rural riders

August 18, 2018 - 5:59am
PRINCETON, Ill. — A family that pedals together, stays together, especially if they are all on one bike.
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St. Louis Fed: Income, land values down

August 17, 2018 - 3:22pm
ST. LOUIS — The latest Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis ag survey shows the majority of agricultural bankers expect farm income to decline next quarter, just as it did in this second quarter report.
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Farmers ready to give up the driver’s seat

August 17, 2018 - 3:21pm
MORTON, Ill. — Jake Aupperle, a Pontiac, Ill., crop farmer, says the new driverless tractors are “exciting technology,” but he doesn’t expect to be seeing one on his fields — at least for another few years.
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Winds knock over corn in northeast Missouri

August 17, 2018 - 3:14pm
LADDONIA, Mo. — In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 7, strong winds flattened cornstalks in a swath of northeast Missouri.
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Robotics seen as the future of agriculture

August 17, 2018 - 2:21pm
LOVINGTON, Ill. — Lowell Catlett has a message for those in agriculture who wonder how far automation on the farm will go.
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Ag leaders talk trade issues at the fair

August 17, 2018 - 8:37am
SEDALIA, Mo. — Missouri agriculture leaders and the Farmers for Free Trade group held an event at the 116th Missouri State Fair in Sedalia to talk about trade issues and the impact for farmers.
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Scorching heat fries canola crop in Canada’s heartland

August 16, 2018 - 6:57am
Canada’s canola fields are getting burnt to a crisp.
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Struggling, dry pastures still challenge state’s cattle producers

August 15, 2018 - 3:14pm
Craig Roberts says his hay and pasture updates throughout this summer have unfortunately been very consistent. Roberts, a University of Missouri Extension agronomist, says it has been a challenging year for the forage situation, even with a few rains moving…
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Midwest custom harvesters push against limits of efficiency

August 15, 2018 - 2:36pm
Finding the best ways to generate efficiency is important for any farmer, but what happens when that efficiency has reached a peak?
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In Monsanto, Bayer Investors Inherit Hard-to-Predict Risk

August 14, 2018 - 8:11pm
Bayer AG investors can take heart that a $289 million verdict against its newly acquired Monsanto unit will be challenged on appeal, but they’re not wrong to dread thousands more lawsuits alleging that the company’s popular Roundup herbicide causes cancer.
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U.S. farm-export prices drop most since 2011 amid trade war

August 14, 2018 - 9:50am
Prices for U.S. farm exports dropped in July by the most in more than six years as a trade war with China heated up, Labor Department figures showed Tuesday.
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Top pork producer says China imports drop amid U.S. trade spat

August 14, 2018 - 6:53am
China’s pork imports are declining as a trade spat with the U.S. and a drop in domestic prices curb purchases of meat from overseas, according to WH Group Ltd.
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