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Trump Escalates Trade War with Additional Talks of Tariffs

AFBF

President Donald Trump is taking the trade war with China to an unprecedented level that would impose…

Hot and Dry: Missouri Wheat Harvest Progresses

Hot and Dry: Missouri Wheat Harvest Progresses

NASS

Hot and dry conditions allowed wheat harvest to progress, but is starting to take a toll on pastures…

Illinois Gets Scattered Showers Throughout the Week

Illinois Gets Scattered Showers Throughout the Week

NASS

Scattered showers fell throughout the state last week. There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork during…

Farm Credit Outlook Shows Prices for Grains to Strengthen

AFBF

An outlook presented to the Farm Credit Administration shows corn and soybean prices are projected to…

Administration Approves $50 Billion in 301 Tariffs

American Farm Bureau Federation

Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director Brian Kuehl (Keel) says the Trump Administration’s approval…

House Farm Bill Prospects Improving

AFBF

House Republican leadership worked out a deal to bring up two different immigration bills for votes next…

Senate Ag Moves Farm Bill Forward

American Farm Bureau Federation

The Senate Agriculture Committee Wednesday passed its version of the farm bill, sending the legislation…

EPA Admin Visits Ethanol Plant, Says EPA Will Move on Year-Round E15

AFBF

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent part of a trip in Kansas at an ethanol…

House Farm Bill Still Uncertain

House Farm Bill Still Uncertain

by Jim Dewey

Uncertainty remains regarding the House version of the farm bill, as the Senate will markup its version…

71 Percent of Illinois Winter Wheat Good to Excellent

71 Percent of Illinois Winter Wheat Good to Excellent

NASS

Fieldwork continued over the past week with rains in some parts of the state. There were 5.3 days suitable…

Missouri Planting Progress Continues

Missouri Planting Progress Continues

NASS

Warmer temperatures for the week allowed planting to progress. Precipitation was below average across…

Senate Ag Plans Farm Bill Markup

AFBF

The Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday announced it will consider the Senate version of the farm bill…

More Tariffs From Mexico Planned

American Farm Bureau Federation

More tariffs are expected from Mexico after the nation announced its 20 percent tariff on U.S. pork earlier…

Mexico Retaliates with 20 Percent Tariff on U.S. Pork

AFBF

Mexico is retaliating against trade tariffs placed by the United States with tariff on U.S. pork. Mexico…

IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION FOR WEST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS

by Jim Dewey

– Residents of ten Illinois counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through…

Missouri Corn and Soybean Emergence Proceeding

Missouri Corn and Soybean Emergence Proceeding

by Jim Dewey

Warmer temperatures for the week allowed planting to progress. Precipitation was slightly above average,…

Much needed rain was reported throughout the state of Illinois.

Much needed rain was reported throughout the state of Illinois.

NASS

There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 3, 2018.Statewide, the average…

China Says U.S. Tariffs Will Negate Current Trade Talks

by Jim Dewey

China says any tariffs implemented on the nation by the United States will dampen the ongoing trade talks…

Crop Progress for Week Ending 5/27

Crop Progress for Week Ending 5/27

NASS

In Illinois Fieldwork continued over the past week with rain in some parts of the state. There were…

USDA-EPA Discuss Year-Round E15

by Jim Dewey

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials met today to discuss ways…

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