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NAFTA talks enter `intensive' phase as White House sees progress

Iowa Farmer Today - April 7, 2018 - 6:04am
NAFTA talks have entered a new, intensive phase of discussions and will continue in the coming days, Canada’s foreign minister said after meeting with her U.S. and Mexican counterparts in Washington.
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Commodity markets hit again as Trump calls for more China duties

Iowa Farmer Today - April 6, 2018 - 7:03am
Donald Trump’s latest salvo against Chinese imports is hitting commodities again.
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Monsanto sales take a hit as farmers set to plant less corn

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2018 - 5:11pm
Monsanto Co. is feeling the effects of the shrinking U.S. corn crop.
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Farmers face crucial 60 days that may decide financial future

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2018 - 7:20am
Planting season, always a critical time for farmers, just became more nerve-wracking for U.S. growers of soybeans and corn.
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EPA waiving biofuel quotas spurs rebuke from ethanol supporters

Iowa Farmer Today - April 5, 2018 - 7:01am
The Environmental Protection Agency has given more than two dozen small refiners permission to ignore the nation’s renewable fuel mandate, angering competitors as well as farm-state lawmakers who say the exceptions undermine the program.
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U.S. leaves door open to talks with China amid trade-war fears

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2018 - 12:42pm
The Trump administration indicated it’s willing to negotiate with China on escalating frictions between the world’s two biggest economies, helping to ease fears among investors of a tit-for-tat trade conflict.
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Chinese retaliation is no Longer a ‘what if’ for soybean farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2018 - 11:50am
Editor's note: The American Soybean Association, representing U.S. soybean producers, issued this statement.
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Midwest farmers have Trump to thank for their latest export woes

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2018 - 11:39am
Thanks to President Donald Trump, China just dealt U.S. farmers their latest blow.
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China’s response to new U.S. tariffs will hurt U.S. wheat farmers

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2018 - 11:31am
Editor's note: U.S. Wheat Associates, which focuses on developing international markets, and the National Association of Wheat Growers, representing growers in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with 20 state groups, issued this joint statement.
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China strikes at U.S. farming as soybeans enter trade war

Iowa Farmer Today - April 4, 2018 - 7:12am
Soybeans have finally entered the U.S.-China trade war.
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From flamethrowers to blood, U.S. tariffs have head scratchers

Iowa Farmer Today - April 3, 2018 - 9:04pm
When you export half a trillion bucks worth of stuff to the U.S., there’s bound to be some unusual items in the mix.
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Looming deadlines explain why Trump is hurrying for a NAFTA deal

Iowa Farmer Today - April 3, 2018 - 8:45pm
The Trump administration is hoping to pull off a quick win for NAFTA by aiming for a provisional pact as early as next week. A look at the political calendar explains why that’s all he’s likely to get.
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Parched soils hurt winter wheat condition

Iowa Farmer Today - April 3, 2018 - 1:26pm
Dry wheat fields in the southern Plains have been supporting Kansas City hard red winter wheat futures, and helping the Chicago and Minneapolis wheat contracts.
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Spring bursting with new life at Split Diamond Ranch

Iowa Farmer Today - April 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
WHITEHALL, Mont. – Split Diamond Ranch, nestled in the southwestern valleys with towering snow-topped mountains in the background, starts another year with lots of new life, little bulls and heifers, bountiful on the ranch.
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China urges more trade talks as tariffs on U.S. goods begin

Iowa Farmer Today - April 2, 2018 - 3:52pm
China urged trade talks with the U.S. to prevent greater damage to relations while saying that previously announced retaliatory measures on American imports took effect Monday.
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U.S. envoy says China retaliation on soybeans would backfire

Iowa Farmer Today - March 29, 2018 - 7:05am
U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad warned China against retaliatory measures aimed at imports of American soybeans, as the world’s two largest economies edged closer to a trade war.
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U.S. pushes for quick NAFTA accord but Canada needs details

Iowa Farmer Today - March 29, 2018 - 6:54am
Robert Lighthizer’s trial balloon of seeking a stopgap NAFTA deal has caught the attention of counterparts with Canada hailing recent progress, saying it remains ready to bargain while warning that gaps remain.
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Easter eggs get costlier as shoppers scramble to stock up

Iowa Farmer Today - March 28, 2018 - 6:54am
Egg prices in the U.S. have surged close to a record high, just in time for Easter.
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Local Iowa project aims to fight herbicide-resistant weeds

Iowa Farmer Today - March 27, 2018 - 7:08pm
AMES, Iowa — Harrison County, Iowa, is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University.
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Boom time for dairies in Canada as protections draw Trump's ire

Iowa Farmer Today - March 27, 2018 - 6:59am
David Wiens thought the 2,500-gallon (9,470-liter) stainless steel milk tank he purchased 20 years ago would provide more than enough storage for his dairy farm in Manitoba. These days he’s producing so much he’s had to order a new tank…
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