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China to Make Countermeasures to U.S. Tariffs, Despite Announced Delay

China plans to retaliate against the latest round of U.S. tariffs, despite Trump's announced delay of implementation. Originally planned for September 1, the ten percent tariffs are delayed until December 15, to avoid impacting...

USDA Defers Interest on Insurance Premiums

USDA will defer the accrual of interest on spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable termination date or for two months, until November 30, for all policies with a...

Drought Expands to Half of Midwest I-States

Roughly half of the Midwest “I states" are experiencing some form of drought. The weekly Drought Monitor reports drought conditions in 44 percent of Illinois, 51 percent of Indiana and 52 percent of Iowa....

NCGA: Following Labels Remains Critical Through Entire Growing Season

As harvest season slowly begins, NCGA says it’s important to pay close attention to preharvest interval requirements. These requirements are designed to ensure that any potential traces of the product left behind are at...

Agricultural Retailers Association Supports Hours of Service Reforms

The Agricultural Retailers Association supports the proposed reform to hours of service published this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the proposed changes will improve...

Chinese International Relations Experts: Trade War Could lead to Cold War

Chinese experts on international relations claim the current U.S.-China trade war could lead to a cold war. The South China Morning Post reports one expert claims: “If ideological rivalry were to become a core...

Trump Asking Japan to Purchase U.S. Ag Products

President Trump is asking Japan to purchase U.S. farm products as the two nations seek a small trade deal including agriculture. Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy a “huge amount” of...

Record Number of Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

During the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Florida, a record 230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored...

New Trucking Hours of Service Rules Proposed

The Trump administration Wednesday proposed changes to hours of service rules for commercial vehicle drivers. The proposed rule would not increase driving time and would continue to prevent operators from driving for more than...

Bunge to Move H.Q. to St Louis

Bunge Limited announced this week the company will relocate its global headquarters from White Plains, New York, to St. Louis, Missouri. Bunge is a well-known agribusiness and food company focused on grain processing and...

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