Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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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...

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...

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