- As last week came to a close, reports swirled that China was lifting some retaliatory tariffs on us pork and soybeans. The rhetoric was enough to provide a nice boost to the soybean and pork markets, Arlan Suderman told HAT Friday that China had put a waiver on those commodities along with other products going […]
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- A Chinese state news agency says the country will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork. Both China and the U.S. have made conciliatory gestures ahead of upcoming negotiations that will hopefully lead to an end to the trade war between the two nations. The Chicago Tribune says China will suspend tariff hikes […]
- By Gary Truitt It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. In front of an audience of over 100 people, a group of three farmers was openly discussing their journeys to bankruptcy and the loss of their operations. The presentation was unscripted and emotional. It was candid and from the heart. […]
- President Donald Trump says his administration has made progress on a biofuel reform package after meeting with key farm-state senators late last week. The meetings were part of an ongoing effort to boost ethanol demand to help hard-hit corn farmers. Trump is having a hard time trying to appease two key constituencies, Big Oil and […]
- Privately run Chinese firms bought at least ten boatloads of U.S. soybeans late last week. Reuters says that was the most significant Chinese purchase since June. The move comes ahead of high-level talks next month which both sides hope will end a trade war that’s gone on for over a year. The purchases totaled more […]
- Democrats are proposing at least a delay in Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers hit hard by ongoing trade wars with China and other countries. House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey is proposing to leave an extension of spending authority for tariff rescue, or Market Facilitation Program payments, out of a short-term spending bill to keep […]
- EPA, Army Repeals WOTUS, Proposes New Definition Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to review and rescind or revise the 2015 Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS rule. At a press conference on Thursday, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement to repeal WOTUS alongside Army Assistant Secretary for the Army […]
- Members of Indiana Farm Bureau’s Collegiate Farm Bureau chapters attended the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service September crop report lockup in Washington, D.C. today. “We always receive great feedback from members who attend the lockup event. It’s such a unique experience to get a behind-the-scenes look at how USDA prepares and […]
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- The National FFA Organization is answering the need for more highly skilled graduates to fill job openings in the field of agriculture, and nowhere is this more evident than in the organization’s growing membership. Today, the organization announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states […]
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- Scores of farm leaders from across the nation rallied on Capitol Hill to get the Mexico-Canada trade agreement across the Congressional finish line, before election season kicks into high gear. They came from across the Heartland, and from north and south, to hail USMCA for producers struggling with trade wars, disasters and years of low […]
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