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Florida Orange Crop Bouncing Back Post-Hurricane

Florida orange growers appear to be catching a break this year, following last year’s devastating hurricane season and declines due to citrus greening. The state may harvest 70 million boxes of oranges this year,...

Acting EPA Administrator to Visit Iowa State Fair

Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to visit the Iowa State Fair. Few details regarding scheduling are available, but Wheeler’s visit is in response to a request by Iowa’s congressional delegation....

Next Round of Tariffs Set

The U.S. says it will begin imposing tariffs of 25 percent on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports further escalating the trade war between the two countries. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office says...

Producer Sentiment Plummets in July

Concerns over agricultural trade weighed heavily on producers’ current and future expectations of the agricultural economy. As a result, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer tumbled in July, dropping 26 points to a reading...

Farm Bureau Denounces North Carolina Gag Order Against Farmers

A judge’s order forbids farmers and their neighbors from discussing the recent run of abusive and predatory lawsuits against pork farmers in North Carolina. Lawyers for the American Farm Bureau Federation and the North...

Canada Happily on NAFTA Sidelines, for Now

Canada may be sitting out on the North America Free Trade Agreement talks, for now. However, Canadian officials say they are "perfectly happy" doing so, because "they have a number of issues to discuss...

Senate Approves Ag Appropriations Bill

The Senate earlier this week approved a number of appropriation bills, including the 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill, before heading off to a two-week long recess. The Senate voted 92-6 to pass a bill that...

U.S., China Reportedly Trying to Re-engage in Trade Talks

The U.S. and China are trying to restart trade talks as the two nations square off in a trade war. The attempt comes as the Trump administration readies a new round of tariffs against...

ACE Commends Senators for Confronting Acting EPA Administrator on Ethanol Euring EPW Hearing

Today, Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings commended a handful of bipartisan Senators...

U.S. Crop Protection Market Sees Sales Increase

A new report shows industry consolidation, investments in precision agriculture, and new product introductions propelled a five percent growth in sales for the crop protection industry in 2017. The Kline Group this week released...

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