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U.S. Farm Exports Hit 3rd Highest Level on Record

U.S. Farm Exports Hit 3rd Highest Level on Record

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 20, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last week. As it has done for well

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NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Nov 10, 2017

House Agriculture Committee leaders and a group of prominent farm lobbyists on Tuesday called on the Trump administration not to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and to finish the negotiations quickly to avoid a decline in U.S.

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Global Markets: Wheat – Sub-Saharan Consumption Outpacing Production; Pushes Imports Higher

Global Markets: Wheat – Sub-Saharan Consumption Outpacing Production; Pushes Imports Higher

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Demand for wheat in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has expanded dramatically in recent years. In addition to rapid population growth, per capita consumption is also trending higher, driven by urbanization, changing tastes, and rising incomes. In countries such as Nigeria and

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Wheat Growers Call for New Trade Agreements

Wheat Growers Call for New Trade Agreements

👤From U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Oct 6, 2017

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) strongly urge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to pivot from re-negotiating existing free trade agreements (FTAs) to negotiating new deals, as repeatedly promised by President

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Global Markets: Oilseeds – Recovering EU Rapeseed Production Offsetting Lower Imports

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Recovering EU Rapeseed Production Offsetting Lower Imports

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 11, 2017

In 2017/18, EU rapeseed production is forecast to recover to 22.0 million tons. This is expected to diminish the need for extensive imports in the coming year while allowing processors to maintain crush at high levels – similar to 2016/17.

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UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns

UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns

👤From the University of Sussex 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Severe problems with the UK food system are likely unless issues are addressed, according to latest expert report The retail industry is predicting price rises of up to 22 per cent in imported goods, if the UK opts for a

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Western Corn Rootworm: Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade Gets China’s Approval – DTN

Western Corn Rootworm: Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade Gets China’s Approval – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Syngenta’s rootworm trait, Agrisure Duracade, is one step closer to full commercialization after receiving import approval from China Monday morning.   However, the trait is still awaiting approval from the European Union (EU), which will limit the company’s ability to

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Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

Ag Groups Fear Trump Plan to Limit Steel Imports Will Backfire on Trade – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Farm groups are cautioning the Trump administration not to open a “Pandora’s Box” by claiming restrictions on steel and aluminum are needed to protect “national security.” Eighteen agricultural groups wrote to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Tuesday, stressing that

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Soybean Production: South America is on Top but Don’t Overlook Black Sea Countries

Soybean Production: South America is on Top but Don’t Overlook Black Sea Countries

👤By Carl Zulauf and Allan Lines, Ohio State University; and Natalia Pryshliak, Vinnytsia National Agrarian University, Ukraine 🕔Jun 5, 2017

South America dominates the U.S. view of agricultural production in the rest of the world, in part because it has supplanted the U.S. as the leading producer of soybeans. Such a view is myopic, thus missing important storylines. One of

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ChemChina’s Syngenta Buyout Approved but 3 Pesticides Booked to Go – DTN

ChemChina’s Syngenta Buyout Approved but 3 Pesticides Booked to Go – DTN

🕔Apr 7, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission told ChemChina on Tuesday that the agency approves ChemChina’s $43 billion purchase of Syngenta AG, but will require ChemChina to sell the assets and licensing of 3 specific pesticides.   After the FTC approved the deal on

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