Monday, May 20, 2019

Farm News

Trump Administration Lifting Section 232 Tariffs

The United States has reached a deal to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on imports from Canada and Mexico. A CNBC report...

Will Trade Aid Affect Planting Decisions?

An agricultural economist from the University of Illinois says the next round of trade aid coming out of Washington, D.C. could impact planting in...

Senate Voting on Disaster Relief This Week

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on disaster relief next week, right before the lawmakers leave town for Memorial Day. He’s...

President Unveiling New Immigration Proposal

President Trump is putting a spotlight back on one of his signature issues as the 2020 presidential campaign picks up steam. The Hill Dot...

Indiana farmers’ crops being hindered by continual rainfall

TERRA HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Persistent rainfall this spring has put Indiana farmers well behind schedule in planting their crops. The Tribune-Star reports that U.S....

Soy Growers Are Fed Up with Tariffs

Farmers Suffering from Drawn Out Trade War Want Tariffs Gone and Trade Reopened U.S. soybean farmers remain frustrated by the lack of progress between the...

Tariffs raise questions for local farmers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): President Trump recently raised tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200-billion worth of Chinese goods, raising questions on how it...

Third Dairy Safety Net Payment

The Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency announced this week the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight. The level...

Ag Secretary Perdue Travels to Japan and South Korea

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to participate in the G-20 Agriculture Ministers' Meeting. The travel itinerary...

House Members Call to End Refiner Exemptions

A bipartisan coalition of 35 members of the House of Representatives says the Environmental Protection Agency should stop issuing small refiner exemptions to large...

Senators Want Better Communication from Army Corps

A group of Midwest Senators is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to communicate better with lawmakers and stakeholders during flood events. Senators Jody...

Midwest Flooding Expected to Continue

Record flooding continues on the Mississippi River as the Army Corps of Engineers also warns Missouri River Runoff will remain at near record levels....

Purdue Makes Short List for USDA Move

USDA is eying Purdue University, the Kansas City metro and Research Triangle Park to relocate two department agencies. USDA announced the three finalists Friday...

Grain Exports Worth Billion$ Beyond the Farm

A new study shows access to international export markets for U.S. grains supported nearly $38 billion in business sales in the U.S. economy during...

E15 Goes 6-Billion Miles

Growth Energy Monday announced that consumers have surpassed eight billion miles on E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable biofuel that is approved...

Pork Producers Call for Japan Trade Deal

The National Pork Producers Council is urging the Trump administration to “expeditiously complete and deliver” a trade deal with Japan. The announcement follows reports...

1.1 Million Farmland Acres Flooded

More than one million acres of farmland are reported to be damaged from historic flooding so far this year. Satellite data analyzed for Reuters...

Flood Losses Include Fields, Facilities and Stored Grains

Flood losses along the Missouri River include farm ground and farm facilities, along with stored grains and livestock. The flooding came quick for many,...

Unchanged Interest Rates in 2019 Better for Ag

With the Federal Reserve hinting at leaving interest rates unchanged in 2019, the farm economy has one less chance for deterioration. Low-interest rates have...

EPA Partial Biofuel Waivers for 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue partial waivers to some of the 39 refiners asking for a reprieve from the Renewable Fuel...

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