Friday, November 16, 2018

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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...

Participants from Five Countries Complete Food Grade Soybean Procurement for Importers Course

The Northern Crops Institute (NCI) and Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (NFGSA) hosted eight participants from China, India, Myanmar, South Korea and Thailand for the Food Grade Soybean Procurement Management For Importers course. The five-day...

Brazil Soybean Supplies Running Low

Soybean crushers in Brazil are running low on soybeans as they face tougher competition from Chinese buyers over the remaining 2017-2018 season supplies. A Bloomberg report says crushers in Brazil worked with negative margins...

South Dakota Soybean Growers Reiterate Importance of Trade, Not Aid With Long-Term Approach

Farmers from across the country anxiously awaited Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s detailed aid package earlier last week. For South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) the announcement was met with appreciation, yet caution. The $1.65 per...

U.S. Agriculture React to New Trade Deal with Canada and Mexico

Corn Farmers Praise New US-Mexico-Canada Agreement The National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp today released the following statement after an announcement that the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached an agreement in principle on...

U.S. Supplying More Than Half of the E.U. Soybeans

The European Commission released a report that says American farmers are now supplying more than half of the European Union’s soybeans. Over a 12-week period from July through mid-September, U.S. soy exports to the...

Soybean Prices Improve 15 Percent if Tariffs Resolved

If the U.S. can get its trade disputes resolved, one economist says soybean prices could jump as much as 15 percent higher. Farm Journal’s AgWeb.com quotes Jackson Takach of Farmer Mac as saying there’s...

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