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Farmers continue to cut costs at stagnant crop prices

February 1, 2018 - 9:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website. It is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit.
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Seedstock pioneers prepare for farm’s next generation

February 1, 2018 - 5:15am
EL PASO, Ill. — Tree Lane Farms catches the eye of anyone driving by on U.S. Highway 24 near El Paso in central Illinois. Cattle are on pasture. The distinctive signage celebrates the farm’s history of breeding Angus since 1943,…
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Ag leaders react to Farm Bill roadmap

January 30, 2018 - 1:48pm
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Farmers Union urges increased funding

January 30, 2018 - 1:38pm
Given the persistent and ongoing economic challenges in farming and rural economies, the National Farmers Union is calling on Congress to increase funding for farm programs in the farm bill and pass the legislation as soon as possible. The National…
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U.S. exports see minor disruptions, remain strong

January 30, 2018 - 1:30pm
At a time when the U.S. agricultural sector is hoping to find the bottom of the economic downturn it is in, it is searching for growth in traditional markets and opening new markets to bring about a financial resurgence. With…
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Nebraska researchers explore economic potential for sweet sorghum ethanol

January 30, 2018 - 10:07am
Due to its high sugar content and stability during periods of drought, researchers have identified the crop as a potential ethanol feedstock crop on non-irrigated farmland in western Nebraska.
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Tyson seeks to boost food brands amid hunt for acquisitions

January 30, 2018 - 8:33am
Tyson Foods Inc. is hungry for more deals.
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Thanks to Trump, more U.S. milk will be coming from robot labor

January 30, 2018 - 7:03am
The robots are coming — this time, to a dairy farm near you.
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U.S. pushes for quick NAFTA breakthrough amid modest optimism

January 29, 2018 - 3:26pm
The U.S. is pushing for a breakthrough on its touchiest NAFTA proposals within a month, underscoring the fragility of the new mood of optimism after Canada and Mexico came forward with fresh ideas.
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Europe closes in on fresh trade deal with Mercosur

January 29, 2018 - 9:42am
Europe is approaching the next stop in its global market-opening drive aimed at countering U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist tilt.
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Goldman Sachs invests in pea milk beverage startup Ripple Foods

January 29, 2018 - 9:08am
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. participated in a $65 million investment in Ripple Foods Inc., a little-known beverage company that makes a milk-like drink from yellow peas.
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Be involved in agriculture's 'cover up'

January 29, 2018 - 1:00am
Farmers and crop researchers are in cahoots on a “cover up” going on in Wisconsin.
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Checkoff president hones leadership skills

January 28, 2018 - 1:00am
CLINTON, Wis. – Pat Mullooly, a sixth-generation farmer, is honing his leadership skills.
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When Trump puts America first, these commodities are at risk

January 26, 2018 - 11:00am
Commodities would be particularly exposed if U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on foreign solar panels and washing machines sparks a tit-for-tat trade war with nations around the world.
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Japanese beef lovers seen boosting imports to 17-year high

January 26, 2018 - 7:30am
Japan’s beef purchases are set to climb this year as growing demand for affordable meat counters the first rise in import duties in 14 years.
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Branstad boosts U.S. ag profile in China

January 25, 2018 - 1:45pm
Ever since Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was named as the Trump administration’s ambassador to China last year, farm organizations have talked about how useful it could be to have a Midwesterner and a person knowledgeable about agriculture as the U.S.…
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Canada, Mexico describe NAFTA `win-win-win' opportunity at Davos

January 25, 2018 - 1:18pm
Canadian and Mexican ministers leading NAFTA discussions struck an upbeat tone at the World Economic Forum, saying the trade deal can be modernized while warning against hasty negotiations.
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Nebraska brothers second in national corn yield contest

January 25, 2018 - 11:30am
The Wiles Brothers of Plattsmouth, Neb., are veterans of the National Corn Yield Contest. Marvin and Glen Wiles took second place in the 2017 contest with a yield of 351.2 bushels/acre in the No Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated Category.
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Kansas soybean yield contest boasts first 100-bushel entry

January 24, 2018 - 4:07pm
TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas has its first 100-bushel per acre entry in its annual Soybean Yield and Value Contests.
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Trump's trade policies raising concerns in GOP, Roberts says

January 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
The top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee said every GOP senator is concerned about the direction President Donald Trump is taking on trade, from slapping tariffs on solar panels to his threats to withdraw from the North American Free…
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