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U.S.-China Talks Resume Next Week

AFBF

The U.S. and China will resume trade talks next week. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will…

Ag Seeks Swift Agreement in U.S.-Japan Trade Talks

AFBF

A large coalition of agriculture groups is urging for swift action in the negotiation and implementation…

USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock and Dairy Insurance Programs

National AG News

The Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency Monday announced several enhancements to the Dairy…

Rain gauge for 4-23

by Jim Dewey

Just a narrow band of very light rain passed through the area on Monday with Palmyra, Quincy and Keokuk…

Missouri Crop Progress For Week Ending 4-21

Missouri Crop Progress For Week Ending 4-21

NASS

Temperatures last week averaged 57.4 degrees, 0.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.93 inches…

Illinois Crop Progress for Week Ending 4/21

Illinois Crop Progress for Week Ending 4/21

NASS

There were 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 21, 2019. Statewide, the average…

Rain Gauge 4-18-19

by Jim Dewey

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U.S. Agriculture Disappointed in EU Trade Talks Without Ag

AFBF

U.S. agriculture is disappointed in the European Union’s failure to include agriculture in trade talks…

U.S. Talking Trade with Japan This Week

National AG News

Trade talks are underway between Japan and the United States this week as Trade Representative Robert…

Illinois Crop Pprogress for Week Ending 4/7

Illinois Crop Pprogress for Week Ending 4/7

NASS

There were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 14, 2019. Statewide, the average…

Missouri Crop Progress for Week Ending 4/7

Missouri Crop Progress for Week Ending 4/7

by Jim Dewey

Temperatures for the week were above average with below average precipitation statewide, though fields…

Trump, Senators Meet Regarding Stalled Disaster Aid

American Farm Bureau Federation

Senators from states that are still recovering from natural disasters met with President Trump at the…

New Census of Agriculture Data Released

AFBF

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census…

Bomb Cyclone Take Two Expected This Week

AFBF

Farmers appears set for a familiar weather event this week as forecasters say another bomb cyclone, or…

Trump Backs Off Threat to Close Southern Border

American Farm Bureau Federation

President Donald Trump backed away from a recent threat to close the southern border with Mexico after…

CoBank: Three Drivers Impacting Farm Supply Outlook

AFBF

A new report from CoBank shows three threats to the agriculture supply sector for 2019. Poor weather…

Leaders in Congress Warn Against Border Closing

AFBF

Leaders of the House and Senate are warning against any border shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch…

Disaster Aid Comes Up Short in the Senate

Disaster Aid Comes Up Short in the Senate

by Jim Dewey

The Senate rejected disaster-relief proposals from both Democrats and Republicans on Monday. Politico…

Flooding Impact: More than One Million Acres of Farmland Damaged

AFBF

More than one million acres of farmland are reported to be damaged from historic flooding so far this…

USDA Eyes New ERS, NIFA Locations by May

AFBF

The Department of Agriculture will release it’s shortlist of potential spots for relocating the Economic…

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