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China imports of U.S. ethanol surge ahead of tariff threat

Iowa Farmer Today - March 26, 2018 - 5:10pm
China’s purchases of ethanol from the U.S. climbed, with imports in coming months dependent on the Asian country’s plan to impose extra import duties that could wipe out the margin that’s seen buying surge this year.
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U.S. actively engaged with China on trade dispute, Navarro says

Iowa Farmer Today - March 26, 2018 - 9:11am
The Trump administration is “actively” involved in talks with China to resolve trade tensions, and the U.S. has no intention of starting a trade war, a senior White House adviser said.
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U.S. settles South Korea trade spats as Kim Jong Un summits loom

Iowa Farmer Today - March 26, 2018 - 5:08am
The U.S. agreed to revise its trade deal with South Korea and spare the country from President Donald Trump’s steel tariff, as the allies sought to resolve disputes before planned meetings with Kim Jong Un.
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China's hitting the U.S. where it hurts: In the pork belly

Iowa Farmer Today - March 23, 2018 - 7:25am
China struck back at U.S. import tariffs with its own set of reciprocal ones targeting, among other products, pork.
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Trump Country in greatest peril as China tariffs risk trade war

Iowa Farmer Today - March 23, 2018 - 7:18am
Trump Country looks to be hit hardest as China strikes back against new tariffs the U.S. president announced Thursday.
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Industry growth fuels building boom for cattle, hog producers

Iowa Farmer Today - March 23, 2018 - 2:53am
SILVER CITY, Iowa — Brent Burgoin and Susan Rech-Burgoin purchased six older bred cows about eight years ago and brought them home to Mills County, Iowa.
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Here are U.S. targets most vulnerable to China trade retaliation

Iowa Farmer Today - March 22, 2018 - 7:46am
China could hit back with measures against America’s $140 billion of annual exports to the Asian powerhouse if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs.
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Chinese users tell Iowans they hope soybeans escape politics

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2018 - 1:13pm
While their governments yelled back and forth, Iowa soybean farmers and their customers in China spent this week reaffirming their relationships and their shared values.
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Unrelenting drought means more suffering for Argentine soy

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2018 - 12:12pm
It was already looking bad for Argentina’s drought-stricken farmers. Now, it could get even worse, with the nation’s soybean crop at risk of plunging to its lowest in nine years.
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Deere is concerned about retaliation against U.S. agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2018 - 7:25am
Deere & Co., the world’s largest maker of agricultural equipment, is concerned that rising trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries could affect sales of its signature green-and-yellow machinery.
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Bayer clears EU hurdle for Monsanto deal with BASF sale

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2018 - 7:16am
Bayer AG cleared one big hurdle for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto, winning European Union approval for the deal after agreeing to bolster BASF SE by selling it seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture technology.
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China newspaper calls for curbs against U.S. soybean `dumping'

Iowa Farmer Today - March 21, 2018 - 7:03am
A newspaper affiliated with China’s ruling Communist Party urged “strong restrictive measures” against alleged U.S. soybean dumping, underscoring concern that trade disputes pressed by President Donald Trump could extend into other sectors.
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U.S. pork cited as `easy target' for China as trade fight looms

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2018 - 4:27pm
A boost in China’s sow herd means pork from the U.S. is an “easy target” amid escalating trade tensions between the nations.
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Researchers unlock key to weed resistance to glyphosate

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2018 - 7:09am
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding that could have broad future implications in agriculture and many other industries.
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Better kernel fill may create wetter corn in storage

Iowa Farmer Today - March 20, 2018 - 3:13am
AMES, Iowa — Due to beneficial weather conditions that increased kernel fill last fall, producers need to take precautions to mitigate corn spoilage this spring.
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Gene editing takes center stage at pork forum

Iowa Farmer Today - March 19, 2018 - 7:03pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the recent pork industry forum with insights on gene editing.
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AEM launches anti-tariff ads

Iowa Farmer Today - March 19, 2018 - 9:17am
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers said it launched a new television ad campaign today urging President Trump against following through with new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
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Dozens of U.S. business groups warn Trump against China tariffs

Iowa Farmer Today - March 19, 2018 - 7:01am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 44 other associations are urging President Donald Trump not to impose sweeping tariffs in response to China’s trade practices, warning the action would “trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the U.S. economy.”
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Betting on the come in the fed cattle market

Iowa Farmer Today - March 17, 2018 - 12:15pm
“Betting on the come” is derived from a gambling expression and means you don’t have what you want or need now, but you are betting, or hoping, you will get what you want or need when the time comes.
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Tactics seek to delay corn rootworm resistance

Iowa Farmer Today - March 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Over the last few years, western corn rootworm populations with resistance to Cry3Bb1 and mCry3A (two commonly expressed toxins in Bt corn hybrids) have been documented in Illinois. Research published in 2016 on Iowa and Minnesota western corn rootworm populations…
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