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FFA Concludes National Convention, Names New Officers

American Farm Bureau Federation

Students from Montana, Virginia, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Oregon and Ohio have been elected by delegates…

Cancelation of APEC Meeting Doesn’t Change China Trade Talks

AFBF

Chile’s cancellation of the November APEC summit shouldn’t change the outlook for trade talks with China.…

Chinese Ag Purchases Becoming a Sticking Point in Negotiations

AFBF

U.S. President Donald Trump has said China will commit to buying up to $50 billion in U.S. agricultural…

China, U.S., on Track to Sign Phase One Agreement

AFBF

The U.S. and China are on track to sign the phase one trade agreement next month. President Donald Trump…

Farm Debt Repayment Stretching Terms

AFBF

Farmers need more time to pay off non-real estate loans, according to recent data. An analysis published…

75 Percent of Illinois Winter Wheat Planted Ahead of Average

75 Percent of Illinois Winter Wheat Planted Ahead of Average

by Jim Dewey

There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sunday. Statewide, the average temperature…

Missouri Rice Harvest Nearing Completion

Missouri Rice Harvest Nearing Completion

NASS

Temperatures last week averaged 50.3 degrees, 4.0 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.49 inches…

Chinese Importers Buy Even More U.S. Soybeans

American Farm Bureau Federation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that private exporters reported the sale of 264,000 tons of U.S.…

China First Year Phase One Agreement Ag Purchases aimed at $20 Billion

AFBF

The phase one agreement with China would boost U.S. ag exports to at least $20 billion in its first year.…

Coalition Challenges EPA on 2018 Refinery Waivers

by Jim Dewey

A coalition of renewable fuels and agricultural trade organizations filed a petition with the Washington,…

EPA Finalizes Rule to Repeal WOTUS

AFBF

The Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday published the final rule repealing the Waters of the U.S.…

Missouri Crop Progress for Week Ending 10-20

Missouri Crop Progress for Week Ending 10-20

NASS

Temperatures last week averaged 52.9 degrees, 3.2 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.17 inches…

Illinois Crop Progress for Week Ending 10-20

Illinois Crop Progress for Week Ending 10-20

NASS

Statewide, the average temperature was 50.9 degrees, 3.0 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged…

Mexico: USMCA Would Provide Certainty in Global Trade

AFBF

A government official from Mexico says global trade uncertainty is another reason the U.S. and Canada…

Next Round of Trade Aid Is Still “TBD”

American Farm Bureau Federation

The U.S. and China recently reached a partial trade deal that included the promise of large agricultural…

China Confirms Phase One Agreement Ag Purchases

AFBF

Chinese officials confirmed this week they are working on finalizing a “phase one” agreement with President…

EPA Biofuels Proposal Comes up Short for Ethanol Industry

AFBF

The Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday released its plan to change the Renewable Fuel Standard regarding…

President Trump Speaks to American Farmers.

by Jim Dewey

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting worked with officials from the White House last week to…

Trump: China Ag Purchases Already Underway

American Farm Bureau Federation

President Donald Trump says China will immediately start buying U.S. agricultural products. Via Twitter…

U.S. Implementing Tariffs on EU Products

AFBF

The U.S. will place tariffs on European Union food products. Following a World Trade Organization win,…

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