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U.S.-China Dispute Harming Canadian Soybean Growers

Soybean farmers in Canada are an unexpected casualty of the U.S.-China trade war. CNBC reports that while Canadian soybean farmers could see an increased market share from importing nations, experts say the current soybean market plays a much more significant

Ag Shipper Says Trade War Costly

The leadre of one agricultural sghipper says trade disruptions are threatening to undermine an otherwise robust economy. Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz told the Omaha World-Herald that the current trade disruption, especially the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation effort, “affects

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field on Regulatory Issues

The National Pork Producers Council says pork producers now face a “regulatory land grab” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation, NPPC called on the Department of Agriculture to assert its “proper oversight”

USDA Investing in Upgrading Rural Water Systems

The Department of Agriculture is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects across the nation to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities. Announced by Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett on Monday, the program makes

Soybean Varieties from a Crop Management Perspective


It’s more than crop yield that soybean growers consider when selecting which varieties to plant each year. Rod Bain reports.

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: SC Farm Link

As the average age of farmers increases, preservation of farmland is becoming a very important topic. Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to tell us more about what steps SCDA is taking to address this problem: Here at the South Carolina

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Look Out for Longhorned Tick

A new species of tick has been found in North Carolina, raising the need for greater awareness of its presence and tick prevention options for humans, pets and livestock. The Longhorned tick was found on a possum in Polk County.

Economist Mike Walden: Tariff Wars

I’m Mary Walden, with economist MW, welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at tariff wars.  Mike, one of the major disputes in the world this year has been over tariffs.   The U.S has argued foreign countries charge

Pre-Conference Committee Farm Bill Discussions Get Heated in House

The U.S. House could take a step forward on moving farm bill talks ahead by voting to send the bill to conference. However, Politico says Thursday was the latest indicator that the bad blood between House Ag leaders is one

Chinese Trade Surplus with U.S. Hits High Amid Tariff Concerns

The Chinese trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record number in June as its exports grew at a solid pace, something that could possibly make a trade dispute with Washington, D.C., that much worse. However, a Nasdaq Dot Com