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Wheat Farmers Welcome New Export Opportunity from Trump Administration Agreement with Brazil

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome today’s announcement by President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that Brazil has agreed to implement a duty-free tariff rate quota...

Crop Insurance Industry/NFU Respond to President’s Budget Proposal

Several organizations within the crop insurance industry were not happy with President Trump’s proposed budget announcement this week. The budget included steep spending reductions at the Department of Agriculture and the federal crop insurance...

Trump Budget Includes Crop Insurance Cuts

The fiscal year 2020 budget submitted by President Donald Trump includes a couple of points sure to ignite debate in the budgetary process. The proposal includes imposing work requirements on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

Winterkill Likely Across Parts of Midwest Wheat Belt

The brutally cold conditions this week have been hard on farmers, their families, and all of their livestock. However, it’s also likely to be a rough go for southern parts of the Midwest wheat...

China to Begin U.S. Soy Purchases Soon

China will soon announce the first purchases of U.S. soybeans under an agreement between the U.S. and China at the G20 Summit. Following the conversation, President Trump announced the purchases as the two nations...

Southwest Minnesota Farmer Named ASA Vice President

Bill Gordon, an American Soybean Association (ASA) director and Minnesota farmer, was elected ASA Vice President Thursday during the organization's December board meeting in St. Louis. Gordon, who farms in Worthington, Minn., is no stranger...

USDA Planning Trade Aid Round Two Distribution

The Department of Agriculture is readying round-two of trade mitigation payments for farmers. The payments are the second half of the $12 billion program by the Trump administration to compensate farmers for losses stemming...

NMPF Calls Out Plant-Based Beverage Industry Misinformation, Citing New Consumer Data

Citing data that shows consumers are being misled about the nutritional merits of cow’s milk versus plant-based imitators, NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

China Wants to Stop Buying U.S. Soybeans

Farm news brought to you by Cargill. The biggest move by China against the U.S. in the tit-for-tat trade war could be a movement towards abandoning U.S. soybeans. China is purchasing from other suppliers and proposing...

U.S. Now has 6.5 Million Acres of Organic Certified Land

An organic industry data service says the U.S. now has 6.5 million acres of organic certified land. A report from Mercaris reveals that, as of August 2018, there are 17,648 U.S. farms certified as...

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