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USDA Weekly Crop Progress – Corn Belt and Plains – DTN

USDA Weekly Crop Progress – Corn Belt and Plains – DTN

👤By Anthony Greder DTN Managing Editor 🕔May 25, 2017

Planting and emergence were running close to the average pace for both corn and soybeans last week, while winter wheat conditions saw a slight boost from the previous week, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report released Monday.   USDA

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Border Adjustment Tax: Will it Help U.S. Compete? ADM Exec. Says Yes – DTN

Border Adjustment Tax: Will it Help U.S. Compete? ADM Exec. Says Yes – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 25, 2017

A border adjustment tax would help make American farmers and exporters more competitive globally, the top executive for Archer Daniels Midland told lawmakers Tuesday. Juan Luciano, president and CEO for agribusiness giant ADM, told members of the House Ways and

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2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s 10-year budget proposal for USDA handed down Tuesday essentially serves as the White House’s marker, calling for roughly $240 billion in cuts in the next farm bill.   The Trump administration wants to lower federal spending over

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Cotton: NCC Says Proposed 2018 Budget Works Against Its Farmers

Cotton: NCC Says Proposed 2018 Budget Works Against Its Farmers

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 24, 2017

In a statement today, the National Cotton Council (NCC) said that the Trump Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget includes a number of “extremely concerning program reductions and eliminations that… would severely compromise policies that are critical to America’s cotton

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Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax

Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax

🕔May 24, 2017

Panhandle, Kansas and southwestern Oklahoma farmers are dealing with planting delays where temps in the 40s and damp weather are not cooperating with good intentions. The South Plains could use a rain.

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U.S. Wheat Associates: Trump Cuts – ‘Wrong Proposals at Wrong Time’

U.S. Wheat Associates: Trump Cuts – ‘Wrong Proposals at Wrong Time’

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 24, 2017

U.S. Wheat Associates is very disappointed that the Administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget eliminates funding for the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program and severely cuts funding for food aid programs. These

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Limit Your Expectations: Perdue’s New Foreign Ag Trade Office – Policy Pennings

Limit Your Expectations: Perdue’s New Foreign Ag Trade Office – Policy Pennings

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔May 24, 2017

The new Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, released a Report to Congress (RTC) “On the proposed 2017 reorganization of the Department of Agriculture to establish an Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs” on May 11, 2017.   The

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Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

Tennessee: Don Tyler, Soil Scientist and No-Till Pioneer, Dies at 66

👤By Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications 🕔May 23, 2017

Don Tyler, professor emeritus with the University of Tennessee Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science (BESS), passed away at his home on Sunday, May 7. He was 66. Tyler had retired in June 2016 following a nearly 40-year career

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Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 22, 2017

Commodity groups largely stressed a “do no harm” approach after learning the White House had started the official clock for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.   The White House notified the House Ways and Means Committee and the

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AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

👤AgFax Staff 🕔May 19, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global; Brazil’s Scandal Hits Soybean Market; and more.

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