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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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Despite Monsanto trial verdict, world still needs pesticides

August 13, 2018 - 8:52pm
It may seem like Judgment Day has come for glyphosate, with a California jury slapping $289 million in damages on Monsanto Co. in a cancer trial, and a federal judge in Brazil halting use of the herbicide over health concerns…
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Monsanto loses $289 million verdict in Roundup cancer trial

August 12, 2018 - 5:05pm
Monsanto Co. was socked with $289 million in damages in the first trial over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
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Farmers find seasonal differences in strip till success

August 12, 2018 - 9:15am
CHATSWORTH, Ill. — When Irv Wilken started making plans to retire from the family farm in 2014, there were some things that were still on his “what’s next” list to suggest to his son, John. One of those was strip…
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Livestock producers will feel processing’s labor pains

August 11, 2018 - 11:45am
ST. LOUIS — Amid low unemployment rates, new facilities coming online and a shrinking pool of available labor, some meat processing facilities are struggling to keep doors open and conveyor belts moving.
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Farmers use precision soil sampling to improve fields

August 11, 2018 - 9:00am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Meagan Kaiser works for her family’s business, the Perry Agricultural Laboratory. The company, based in Bowling Green in northeast Missouri, has been soil testing since 1982.
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Variable-rate precision ag technology grows from top down

August 11, 2018 - 4:15am
ST. LOUIS — As with many advancements, the value of precision ag technology may be measured by its use.
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Iowa inventories conservation practices

August 10, 2018 - 8:40pm
DES MOINES — The value of public and private investment in six kinds of conservation practices in Iowa is $6.2 billion in today’s dollars, say coordinators of an effort — now complete — to map the practices.
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Questions guide aphid management decisions

August 10, 2018 - 3:18pm
Since 2010, aphids have been colonizing corn later in the summer and are building up to striking levels in Iowa.
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Data: New currency in agriculture

August 10, 2018 - 8:00am
CHICAGO, Ill. — Trying to keep up with agricultural technology today and prepare for future changes is like trying to catch a feather in the wind.
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Apps provide on-the-spot help with yields, forecasting

August 10, 2018 - 8:00am
ST. LOUIS — Need help on the farm? There’s an app for that.
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Amid tensions, farmers call for ‘market-driven demand’ again

August 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
With tariffs threatening grain markets, farmers have been feeling the effects.
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Illinois farmers tuned into changing trade environment

August 9, 2018 - 2:30pm
NORMAL, Ill. — Farmers are taking some of the brunt of retaliation for President Donald Trump’s tough trade policies now, but it will pay off, said Ken Isley, administrator for the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.
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Trade agreement with Japan crucial for U.S. beef

August 9, 2018 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Tina M. Johnson, University Of Tennessee Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, for the university’s Institute of Agriculture website.
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Near-record U.S. crops? Here’s what to watch in WASDE data

August 9, 2018 - 7:03am
Grain prices have been enjoying a rebound in the last several weeks, but the good times may not last for all crops as a U.S. government report Friday is projected to show near-record American harvests.
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Trade uncertainty puts dent in bottom line

August 9, 2018 - 5:00am
The roller-coaster ride that has come to represent U.S. trade likely will continue its carnival run for the foreseeable future.
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Questions outnumber answers in USDA’s tariff relief plans

August 9, 2018 - 3:30am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Along with producers across the heartland, agricultural economics experts have many questions about a world where tariffs threaten to upend the marketplace for crops and livestock.
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Soybean gall midge larvae eat into some fields

August 8, 2018 - 4:03pm
A little fly is causing a big problem for soybeans along the edges of some fields in western Iowa.
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Field day looks at cover crop termination, affect on SCN

August 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
CHATSWORTH, Ill. — It is easy to see different cover crop termination dates in John Wilken’s soybean fields in Livingston County. The fields of soybeans where the cereal rye was terminated latest are by far the shortest.
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Germany faces worst harvest in 24 years after extreme drought

August 8, 2018 - 10:37am
Germany is likely to harvest its smallest crop in 24 years, meaning that local supply will fall short of demand.
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