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07/21/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol plants are expected to sharply curtail production in the weeks ahead as steep Midwest corn prices and the U.S.-China trade war have led to weak margins and oversupply, industry sources said. Margins to produce ethanol in the Corn Belt - where most U.S. production takes place - have fallen…

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07/21/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - China made its biggest purchase of U.S. sorghum since April last week, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Thursday, as Washington and Beijing revive discussions to end their trade war. The world’s top sorghum importer bought 51,072 metric tons of the grain even though China imposed a 25% tariff…

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07/21/2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. – As the Kansas wheat harvest winds down, farmers likely are turning their attention to another bit of business in those same fields. “With all the moisture we’ve gotten in the state this spring and summer, the weeds have come on,â€� said Dallas Peterson, a weed management specialist with K-State Research and Extension.…

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07/21/2019

It could be three to four weeks before irrigation users in the Goshen and Gering-Ft. Laramie Irrigation Districts have water again. A natural disaster involving a tunnel collapse and canal wall washout on the Ft. Laramie Canal west of Lingle, Wyo., July 17, left 107,000 acres of crops without water. The irrigation boards spent the…

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07/20/2019

The White House's Office of Management and Budget recently completed its review of the second tranche of its trade relief package in response to trade retaliation against U.S. agriculture, indicating that the program specifics will likely be released shortly. USDA's trade retaliation relief program, announced by the administration in May, includes direct payments to qualifying…

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07/20/2019

Peanut Belt growers recognized for production yields, profitability and sustainability.

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Shelley E. Huguley

07/20/2019

Family values at core of peanut winner farms

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Ron Smith

07/20/2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (DTN) - Archer Daniels Midland Company Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ray Young said he's confident the U.S. will come to a trade agreement with China. “The issue is when we'll get towards a trade deal, and that's the uncertainty right now,” he said at the Kansas City Federal Reserve's annual…

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07/20/2019

United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.5 million head on July 1, 2019. The inventory was 2 percent above July 1, 2018. This is the highest July 1 inventory since…

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