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US criticizes EU for moving too slowly in trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday criticized the European Union for moving too slowly in trade talks and warned that President Donald Trump's patience with the Euro... Read More

Trudeau Says USMCA Keeps China Trade Door Open

Canada’s Prime Minister says the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement allows Canada to move forward with trade talks with China. Despite a provision in the text of the agreement that allows the U.S. to opt-out of the deal if Canada or Mexico engages wi... Read More

Do We Really Need a Reminder to Vote?

Thomas Jefferson, one of the leading architects of our republic, is often quoted as Election Day nears. His words serve as a reminder that every American has a responsibility to participate in the election process and vote for legislators and a gover... Read More

Hernias In Calves

Question: We had a big calf born during the night with intestines exposed. It was dead when I found it. I assume this was a herniation of some sort, as it was near the umbilical cord. Was this just a fluke of nature or some sort of inherited disorde... Read More

The Science Behind Shattered Soybeans

Most people recall the heat of the 2012 drought. Jessie Alt remembers the sound. "In 2012, when soybeans were shattering due to dry conditions, the pod can really burst open and the seed can literally spread itself out and you can hear it happening... Read More

Trade News Has Pork Producers Feeling Optimistic

News on the trade front is getting better for U.S. pork producers as the Trump administration today announced it wants to negotiate trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom. The National Pork Producers Council commended ... Read More

More Than 65,000 Expected in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27 for 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018/National FFA Organization) – Next week, the city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the ninety-first time. This time-honored tra... Read More

Panel Calls for Congress to Pass Senate Version of the Farm Bill

A panel formed by Food Policy Action says Congress should pass the Senate version of the farm bill. The organization took aim at the House version of the farm bill that includes work requirements for food stamp recipients. During an event this wee... Read More

Survey Shows Rural Support for Republican Candidates, Trump and His Trade Policies

Rural America is widely credited with giving now-President Donald Trump his margin of victory over Hillary Clinton two years ago. By the results of our newest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Zogby Analytics poll, rural America does not regret the decision... Read More

Organic Field Crop Acreage Grows While Non-GMO Acreage Declines

Acreage planted to organic field crops is on the rise while land planted to non-GMO corn and soybeans declined, according to a new report from Mercaris, a market data and trading platform for the identity-preserved grain industry. The number of farm... Read More

Oklahoma's Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi

Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were lat... Read More