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2017 was third-warmest year on record for Earth

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2018 - 11:33am
The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces during 2017 was 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit (0.84 degrees Celsius) above the twentieth-century average, says a government report.
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Farm Bureau delegates set 2018 policy agenda

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2018 - 11:00am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention unanimously re-elected AFBF President Zippy Duvall Jan. 9.
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Fed calls ag conditions mixed; ‘challenging’ or ‘weak’ in some districts

Iowa Farmer Today - January 19, 2018 - 10:05am
The general economy expanded from late November through the end of 2017, but reports on agricultural economic conditions and commodity prices were mixed, Federal Reserve banks reported in the Jan. 17 Beige Book.
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Trump sees NAFTA benefits as talks heat up, USDA's Perdue says

Iowa Farmer Today - January 18, 2018 - 10:45am
President Donald Trump has come to see that NAFTA has some benefits to the U.S., particularly for farming, even as he stays firm in his demand for a new deal, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.
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Russia taking wheat crown recalls communist-era market dominance

Iowa Farmer Today - January 18, 2018 - 7:11am
Russia’s emergence as the world’s leading exporter of wheat, a shift that’s reorienting global trade in the grain around the Black Sea region, recalls the Soviet Union’s previous dominance of production — albeit under markedly different conditions.
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SoftBankbBacked agri-tech firm to build indoor farms in China

Iowa Farmer Today - January 17, 2018 - 4:20am
Vertical farming startup Plenty Inc. plans to build 300 indoor farms in or near major Chinese cities to meet rising demand from the country’s middle-class who are willing to pay more for safer food.
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Studies: U.S. soybean quality best

Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
ST. LOUIS — When it comes to soybean quality, the U.S. soybean industry wants to be sure its customers are armed with the right information. The U.S. Soybean Export Council, American Soybean Association and United Soybean Board promote numerous studies…
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The real NAFTA problem is Canada, not Mexico, Paul Ryan says

Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2018 - 8:02am
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the biggest problem with the North American Free Trade Agreement “comes from the North,” with Canadian dairy producers dumping low-cost products on the market to compete with Wisconsin farms.
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