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NAFTA trio meets as telecom said to be latest issue resolved

5 hours 8 min ago
NAFTA negotiators are said to have wrapped up another chapter of the deal as the three ministers leading talks meet again in Washington amid a push for a deal in principle within weeks.
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The 100th meridian, where the Great Plains begin, may be shifting

April 18, 2018 - 4:11pm
Scientists say the line will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the western plains into what we think of as the Midwest.
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China's dumping charge 'ludicrous': Perdue

April 18, 2018 - 3:30pm
"This is clearly a political decision by the Chinese and we reject their premise."
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NAFTA has `absolute support' of Mexican presidential frontrunner

April 18, 2018 - 7:03am
Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, pledges “absolute support” for the North American Free Trade Agreement, his pick for finance minister said, as negotiators edge closer to a deal to renew it.
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Audi joins French quest for biofuels that won't challenge food

April 17, 2018 - 9:13am
A German luxury carmaker and a French biotech company have joined forces to solve the two big problems that have been holding back biofuels.
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China hits $957 million U.S. sorghum trade with fresh duty

April 17, 2018 - 7:07am
China will impose temporary anti-dumping deposits on U.S. sorghum imports from Wednesday, adding to trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies. Soybean meal futures climbed on concerns the oilseed could be targeted next.
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Weather slows Corn Belt fieldwork -- before the storm

April 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Farmers across the Corn Belt didn’t get much time in the field last week, even before a weekend snowstorm dumped at least 6 inches and up to 2 feet of snow across much of Nebraska, South Dakota, northwest Iowa, southern…
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'Shockingly weak' cattle market means cheap burgers this summer

April 16, 2018 - 6:53am
When this seemingly never-ending winter finally gives way to warmer weather, here’s one more thing to look forward to: Beef is likely to be cheaper for summer grilling.
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EPA `secret' biofuel waivers undercut Trump's pledge to farmers

April 13, 2018 - 5:25pm
Even as President Donald Trump floats the idea of more ethanol sales, critics says moves by his Environmental Protection Agency would undercut the support to corn farmers.
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Trump weighs rejoining TPP as he tones down China trade threat

April 12, 2018 - 3:22pm
President Donald Trump told lawmakers he is considering rejoining the Asia-Pacific trade pact he withdrew from shortly after taking office as he expressed confidence the U.S. is headed toward resolving trade conflicts without economic disruption.
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Trump proposes higher ethanol sales, pledges help for refiners

April 12, 2018 - 2:42pm
President Donald Trump on Thursday outlined changes to U.S. biofuel laws that would allow more ethanol to be used, a nod to farmers caught in the crosshairs of a potential trade war with China, while also offering some relief to…
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What satellites can't see: U.S. crop forecasters walk and learn

April 12, 2018 - 7:02am
For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like Cargill Inc. to gain an edge in global grain markets.
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Top farm-state lawmakers skeptical of Trump making farmers whole

April 11, 2018 - 7:16am
Leading lawmakers on congressional agriculture committees said Tuesday they’re skeptical that the White House can fix any economic harm for farmers arising from a trade dispute with China by giving them temporary aid through the Agriculture Department.
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Before WASDE, Argentina news surprises market

April 10, 2018 - 3:37pm
Soybean futures jumped this morning on news of an Argentina purchase, but futures settled a few cents higher for soybeans and slightly lower for corn today.
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First-quarter U.S. tractor sales mixed

April 10, 2018 - 2:50pm
First-quarter 2018 sales were about flat from a year ago for new, smaller-size tractors and down about 5 percent for 100+ HP two-wheel-drive tractors.
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Trump ethanol moves could be worse for farmers than soy tariffs

April 10, 2018 - 6:59am
Based on his own back-of-the-envelope calculations, Minnesota farmer Kirby Hettver could lose tens of thousands of dollars of earnings because of President Donald Trump.
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Pre-emergence residual herbicides are the foundation of soybean weed control

April 9, 2018 - 9:27pm
Editor's note: This article is by Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska extension weed managemen specialist.
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Nitrogen prices, rates cuts, and 2018 fertilizer costs

April 9, 2018 - 9:14pm
Farmers who apply most of their nitrogen in spring likely will not have lower 2018 nitrogen fertilizer costs less than 2017 costs if they apply roughly the same rates in 2017 as in 2018.
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Trump vows farmers to be `better off' because of trade fight

April 9, 2018 - 5:32pm
President Donald Trump promised U.S. farmers that they will emerge from a trade dispute with China better off despite threats from Beijing to impose tariffs targeting American agricultural products.
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Cars, cows and a half-sunset: Here's how NAFTA 2.0 could look

April 9, 2018 - 6:59am
A stopgap NAFTA deal could be around the corner. What might it look like?
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