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Army Corps of Engineers Catches Heat at Hearing

The Army Corps of Engineers caught some heat from lawmakers and several witnesses at a field hearing held in Glenwood, Iowa. The hearing was called because of concerns over how the Corps manages floodwaters...

Fed Report Shows Tough Conditions in Ag Country

The latest outlook from the Federal Reserve regional surveys shows low prices, severe weather, and trade tensions continue to weigh heavily on large segments of the agricultural economy. Politico says the Fed gathers information...

China Guilty of Violating World Trade Organization Responsibilities

A WTO dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its tariff-rate quotas for wheat, corn, and rice, inconsistently with its WTO commitments. The way China runs its TRQ administration isn’t transparent, not predictable,...

EU Targets U.S. Ag in Proposed Tariff List

The EU revealed a list of $12 billion in potential tariffs on imports. The announcement came out in response to the U.S. not removing subsidies on Boeing aircraft. That move comes a week after...

Trump Signs Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans

President Donald Trump this week signed a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River. Supported by all 14 Senators in impacted states, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act implements a water sharing...

Senators Seek USDA-Wide Water Quality Initiative for Conservation Measures

A bipartisan group of Senators is seeking a USDA-wide National Water Quality Initiative to prioritize conservation measures in the 2018 Farm Bill to address water quality. In a letter, the Senators point out that...

China Could Lift Poultry Ban in Trade Agreement, But No Ractopamine Ban

China may remove bans on U.S. poultry imports, but not on ractopamine-treated pork. As the U.S. and China seek to conclude trade negotiations, and African swine fever consumes China's hog production, the U.S. has...

U.S., Japan to Accelerate Trade Talks Towards Agreement

The U.S. and Japan this week agreed to accelerate trade talks to advance a trade agreement. The first round of talks focused on agriculture and cars, according to Bloomberg News. Japan’s Economic Revitalization Minister...

Trump Responds to No Ag in EU Talks, Threatens Tariffs

President Donald Trump is threatening tariffs against the European Union if the EU doesn’t bring agriculture to the trade negotiation table. Trump has threatened tariffs on European cars and auto parts imports, a move...

Farmland, Flooded Fields, At Risk of Value Declines

Farmland damaged by spring flooding is at risk of declining values, according to Farmers National Company, a farm management, real estate and auction service. The company says there will be short and long term...

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