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U.S. Farms Paying Cost of Retaliatory Tariffs

U.S. farmers are taking the brunt of retaliatory tariffs, according to a recent CoBank report. The report confirms what the industry has pointed out over the course of the trade war, that China is targeting U.S. farm products in retaliation. …

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Amazon Fires Could Alter Global Soy Trade

Fires in the Amazon are likely to alter global soy trade in the future. Jim Bower of Bower Trading points out in his daily newsletter that many of the fires are started by humans to clear the land for crops. …

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NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday, August 26

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 23, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state …

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U.S.-Japan Reach Trade Agreement

The United States and Japan reached an agreement over the weekend on an agriculture-related trade deal. The agreement, according to President Trump, will lower tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods, although specific details have not been announced. President Trump during a …

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U.S. – Japan Trade Deal Reactions

Several agricultural commodity groups are excited about export prospects to a major market now that a trade agreement in principal has been reached between the U.S. and Japan:

Pro Farmer’s National Corn and Soybean Crop Estimates

Pro Farmer Friday released its crop estimates from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. For corn, Pro Farmer estimates a 13.2 to 14.4 billion bushel crop in 2019, with an average yield of 163.3 bushels per acre. For soybeans, Pro …

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China Purchases U.S. Soybeans Despite Boycott

The National Review Dot Com says China bought a small amount of U.S. soybeans last week. The purchase happened in spite of promising to boycott U.S. farm products because of deteriorating trade negotiations with the Trump Administration. Data from the …

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ASA Responds to Further Trade Dispute Escalation from China

China has officially announced it will impose an extra five percent tariff on U.S. soybeans starting on September 1. They’ll also add another 10 percent in duties on other major U.S. crops grown by many American soybean farmers. The latest …

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Soybean Farmers Fed Up with Tariffs

The American Soybean Association says U.S. farmers are frustrated by the lack of progress between the U.S. and China in bringing the trade war to a close. The dispute threatens soybean prices and farmers’ ability to even stay in business. …

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The Importance of 4H

Cathann Kress of Ohio State University explains why 4H was originally created and its importance in preparing the youth of America with agroscience information and education: