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Who will save the East Coast's oldest refiner after bankruptcy?

January 23, 2018 - 11:05am
Its owner says a 13-year-old government biofuels mandate brought the Philadelphia fixture to its knees.
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Russian wheat sales expand global reach with surge in Sudan

January 23, 2018 - 9:35am
Russian wheat exports are expanding further across the globe as the world’s biggest shipper edges out competitors.
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Trump riles Asian trade partners with tariffs on solar, washers

January 23, 2018 - 7:17am
President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, angering trade partners as he took his first major protectionist move a year into his term.
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Farmers factor research data into cropping decisions

January 23, 2018 - 2:00am
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Shifting tech, access to information will steer ag: Analyst

January 23, 2018 - 1:00am
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Sam Funk, a senior grains and oilseeds analyst at Rabo AgriFinance, said changes in the global grain market and how people get information about it have been enormous, holding up his smartphone at a recent St. Louis…
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When cleaning out farmhouse, focus on agreement

January 22, 2018 - 10:00pm
It’s a familiar tale: A beloved parent passes away leaving a house full of stuff the grown children must either collect or dispose of. Many relationships have been strained and backs have been nearly broken through this process.
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Beef Talk

January 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Managing feed resources is a big challenge when winter weather changes daily.
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Dreyfus teams with banks for first agriculture blockchain trade

January 22, 2018 - 9:23am
The blockchain is now part of the route from farm to table.
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ADM-Bunge deal would create Cargill-sized agribusiness giant

January 22, 2018 - 8:53am
The world of agricultural-commodity trading could be upended with the merger of two of its biggest names. Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. has sought deal talks with Bunge Ltd., a person briefed on the matter said at the weekend. That’s less than a…
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NAFTA `Danger Zone' nears as key talks begin amid Trump threats

January 22, 2018 - 7:08am
NAFTA talks are entering a pivotal moment as the U.S. turns up the pressure on Canada and Mexico to radically alter the trade pact in favor of American interests.
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Tick culprit in red-meat allergy

January 22, 2018 - 1:00am
Researchers have identified the cause of some patients’ repeated episodes of anaphylaxis, a red-meat allergy linked to a specific type of tick bite. The National Institutes of Health study suggests people who have repeated unexplained anaphylaxis should be tested for…
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Weed specialist analyzes dicamba — past, present and future

January 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Dicamba has been a popular herbicide in Iowa corn production for nearly 40 years. Farmers have learned how to manage dicamba in corn while minimizing risks associated with off-target injury. Postemergence use in dicamba-resistant soybean presents a much greater challenge.
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Perdue outlines USDA services in shutdown

January 20, 2018 - 8:03am
Editor's note: USDA issued this release the evening of Jan. 19.
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From tax refunds to restrooms, what the shutdown has shut down

January 20, 2018 - 7:08am
Visitors to national parks will be prevented from using the full-service restrooms. Tourists won’t be able to get into the National Air and Space Museum after Sunday. The Internal Revenue Service will stop issuing refunds, but it will also stop…
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Pivotal NAFTA talks said to start early, be longest round yet

January 19, 2018 - 10:18pm
The NAFTA talks that are set to begin in Montreal will start on Jan. 21, two days earlier than planned and last for nine days as teams from the U.S., Canada and Mexico push to deliver results for a cabinet…
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Selecting traits with an eye to the future

January 19, 2018 - 3:15pm
Farmers across the Midwest are keeping a close eye on herbicide-resistant weeds, insect pressures and long-term agronomics as they select corn and soybean traits for the 2018 growing season.
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Farmers use feed research to improve bottom line

January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
URBANA, Ill. — Hogs are profitable these days, but University of Illinois research is helping producers become even more efficient to improve their bottom line now and in the future.
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Producers learn H-2A hiring process

January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — For farmers who employ seasonal labor, paperwork, housing and other preparations are now being made for the upcoming growing season.
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Iowa State develops ‘crush margin’ app for cattle and hog producers

January 19, 2018 - 2:32pm
AMES, Iowa — Livestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs plus the feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on a significant amount of both input and output price risk.
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Three-month forecast looks chilly for much of the Corn Belt

January 19, 2018 - 2:11pm
The February-April weather outlook leans toward cooler than normal in much of the Corn Belt and wetter than normal in the eastern Corn Belt and northern Plains.
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