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Noble Group Sells U.S. Based Ethanol Production

Embattled Hong Kong based commodities trader Noble Group has announced its selling it's U.S. based ethanol production to Michigan based Zeeland Farm Service.  The move is part of Noble's ongoing effort to raise capital...

Deere & Co Posts Fifth Highest Earnings In History

Deere & Co stocks are soaring higher on Wednesday after the company shocked analysts with unexpectedly high earnings.  The fourth quarter results were largely due to improving machinery demand, an area the company had...

Congress Ramps Up Pressure Over NAFTA Process

Congress is ramping up pressure on the Trump administration over the so far uneventful NAFTA negotiations.  As the fifth round of trade talks wrap up in Mexico City this week, there have been no...

China Bumps Canada, Mexico Out Of Top Spot As Buyer Of Ag Goods

New numbers out this week show that China is the new number one buyer of American agricultural goods.  Fiscal year 2017 numbers show that China bought $22 billion worth of agricultural products, which is...

USDA Now Accepting Applications For Trade Mission To Central America

U.S. companies have a unique opportunity to grow their food and agricultural exports to Central America’s Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras during a USDA  trade mission February 26-March 1, 2018. The mission...

North Dakota Among Hardest Hit States If NAFTA Dissolves

Border states like North Dakota would be among the hardest hit states economically if President Trump decides to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  That's according to report released by the...

Ag Groups Offer Mixed Reaction To Passage Of Tax Reform Bill

House Republicans passed their version of tax reform with  votes to spare (227-205), while Senate Republicans waged battle with Democrats in committee to advance their bill. Majority Republicans stayed largely unified amid solid Democratic opposition....

Price of Thanksgiving Dinner Lowest In Five Years

Thanksgiving is just under a week away and shoppers are hitting the grocery stores in full force. If those shoppers a looking for a deal, they're in luck, according to the American Farm Bureau. The...

Trade Talk 2017: Restoring Profitability Through Biofuels – A Visit With POET

Rusty Halvorson had a chance to visit with Matt Merritt, POET PR Director at the 74th Annual National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention in Kansas City.  Merritt says the very foundation of the company...

U.S. Meat Export Federation Works To Overcome Trade Uncertainties – AUDIO

Livestock producers know: There's no shortage of red meat in the U.S. right now. The U.S. Meat Export Federation is looking at a busy year trying to get that meat out into different markets....

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