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U.S. Remains Quiet on China Trade Front

The Trump administration is not speaking out ahead of talks with China next week, fueling concerns that concessions by China may not be enough to satisfy U.S. demands. Bloomberg News reports the measures by China to open its economy “mostly

Secretary Perdue to Address AFBF Convention

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will address the closing general session at the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. Perdue will give his remarks on January 14th in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of the centennial

NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday January 3

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK   The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for January 02, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of

New Congress Convenes as Shutdown Delays Farm Payments

As the government shutdown continues, the Department of Agriculture and other federal departments are reaching a “breaking point,” according to Politico, as many agencies are running out of carryover funding. Democrats who now control the House of Representatives were expected

Will the Soybean Market Rebound in 2019?

China, as well as other factors, greatly impacted the soybean market in 2018. What does this new year hold for the commodity? mike Davis reports.

Protecting the Pollinators

Advocates say pollinator-friendly solar farms benefit the environment and surrounding farms as they generate clean power for local communities. Antoinette Kerr reports.

U.S. Soybeans Making Big Progress in EU

On the 50th anniversary of the soybean industry’s development efforts in the European Union, the United States has outpaced Brazil as the number one supplier to the continent. The website U.S. Soy Dot Org says America is also the top

China Buys First-Ever U.S. Rice

For the first time in history, China has bought rice from the U.S. A report in the South China Morning Post says customs officials approved U.S. rice for import last week. U.S. rice officials don’t know just how much China

Trump, Xi Express Optimism on Upcoming January Trade Talks

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to talk about a recent phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The president noted that the two had what he called a “long and very good call,” saying that a possible deal between

Partial Government Shutdown Closes FSA County Offices

Farm Service Agency offices are officially shut down as of the close of business on Friday, December 28th. What does that mean for the second round of Market Facilitation Payments? A DTN report says producers who have already certified their