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Unrelenting drought means more suffering for Argentine soy

March 21, 2018 - 12:12pm
It was already looking bad for Argentina’s drought-stricken farmers. Now, it could get even worse, with the nation’s soybean crop at risk of plunging to its lowest in nine years.
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Deere is concerned about retaliation against U.S. agriculture

March 21, 2018 - 7:25am
Deere & Co., the world’s largest maker of agricultural equipment, is concerned that rising trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries could affect sales of its signature green-and-yellow machinery.
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Bayer clears EU hurdle for Monsanto deal with BASF sale

March 21, 2018 - 7:16am
Bayer AG cleared one big hurdle for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, winning European Union approval for the deal after agreeing to bolster BASF SE by selling it seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture technology.
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China newspaper calls for curbs against U.S. soybean `dumping'

March 21, 2018 - 7:03am
A newspaper affiliated with China’s ruling Communist Party urged “strong restrictive measures” against alleged U.S. soybean dumping, underscoring concern that trade disputes pressed by President Donald Trump could extend into other sectors.
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U.S. pork cited as `easy target' for China as trade fight looms

March 20, 2018 - 4:27pm
A boost in China’s sow herd means pork from the U.S. is an “easy target” amid escalating trade tensions between the nations.
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Researchers unlock key to weed resistance to glyphosate

March 20, 2018 - 7:09am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding that could have broad future implications in agriculture and many other industries.
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Better kernel fill may create wetter corn in storage

March 20, 2018 - 3:13am
AMES, Iowa — Due to beneficial weather conditions that increased kernel fill last fall, producers need to take precautions to mitigate corn spoilage this spring.
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Gene editing takes center stage at pork forum

March 19, 2018 - 7:03pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the recent pork industry forum with insights on gene editing.
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AEM launches anti-tariff ads

March 19, 2018 - 9:17am
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers said it launched a new television ad campaign today urging President Trump against following through with new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
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Dozens of U.S. business groups warn Trump against China tariffs

March 19, 2018 - 7:01am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 44 other associations are urging President Donald Trump not to impose sweeping tariffs in response to China’s trade practices, warning the action would “trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the U.S. economy.”
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Betting on the come in the fed cattle market

March 17, 2018 - 12:15pm
“Betting on the come” is derived from a gambling expression and means you don’t have what you want or need now, but you are betting, or hoping, you will get what you want or need when the time comes.
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Tactics seek to delay corn rootworm resistance

March 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Over the last few years, western corn rootworm populations with resistance to Cry3Bb1 and mCry3A (two commonly expressed toxins in Bt corn hybrids) have been documented in Illinois. Research published in 2016 on Iowa and Minnesota western corn rootworm populations…
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Near-normal spring wheat likely in western Corn Belt

March 17, 2018 - 9:54am
April-June temperatures in the western Corn Belt likely will run near normal to favoring a bit warmer, with precipitation near normal to possibly wetter than normal.
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Wet February a 'drought buster' for parts of Missouri

March 17, 2018 - 8:52am
"The unprecedented February wetness flipped winter precipitation departures from negative to positive," Missouri State Climatologist Pat Guinan said in a February weather review.
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Expect cold, wet late March, then wet: Illinois climatologist

March 17, 2018 - 8:36am
The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center sees an increased chance that the rest of March will be both colder and wetter than normal, the Illinois State Climatologist reported.
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Russia wheat stocks to rise to record in blow to European rivals

March 16, 2018 - 2:29pm
Russia’s wheat stockpiles are set to swell to the highest levels since at least Soviet times, keeping its prices low in a blow to European Union rivals hoping their exports will be able to compete against Black Sea grain in…
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Mine accident shows a potash market nervous about supply shocks

March 16, 2018 - 7:01am
The news, when it came late Friday night from a government ministry in Minsk, was grim: The ceiling of a potash mine in Belarus had collapsed more than half a kilometer underground, trapping two workers.
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Away from spotlight, Sonny Perdue remakes USDA in Trump’s image

March 16, 2018 - 6:44am
In a town where deregulation is king, Sonny Perdue rules. Rather quietly.
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Bayer is said to face U.S. antitrust hurdles over Monsanto

March 15, 2018 - 2:25pm
Bayer AG’s plan to win antitrust approval for its takeover of Monsanto Co. hasn’t satisfied U.S. officials who are worried the merger could hurt competition, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Monsanto judge calls experts shaky, imperiling Roundup trial

March 15, 2018 - 7:00am
A lawsuit claiming Monsanto Co.’s popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer was dealt a blow by a judge’s conclusions that the opinions of the experts testifying against it are "shaky," a potentially devastating development for the case getting to trial.
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