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Trump administration stands behind ag producers

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue penned an op-ed which ran in the Omaha World Herald on Sunday titled: "Trump Administration Stands Behind Ag Producers."

Soybean planting roaring ahead, wheat condition improves slightly in Kansas

As of Sunday, 81% of U.S> corn has been planted, 56$ soybeans and 39% sorghum. Kansas winter wheat condition improves to 47% poor/very poor.

Syngenta Settlement Details Announced

Syngenta and plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the company have announced a $1.51 billion settlement to resolve class actions and individual cases regarding Agrisure Viptera.

Missouri Cattlemen's Fake Meat Bill Passes

A Missouri omnibus agriculture bill contacting provisions against so-called fake meat has passed the state legislature. The language prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that was not derived from harvested livestock.

Rural Mainstreet Index at Highest Level in Almost 5 Years

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index climbed above growth neutral in May for a fourth straight month, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs.

House fails to pass farm bill 198-213

The U.S. House of Representatives fails to pass the farm bill by a vote of 198-213. Speaker Paul Ryan has made a motion to reconsider. No time has been announced when that might happen.

China Drops Investigations, Top Market for U.S.Sorghum Reopens

The Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China announced today it has terminated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into U.S. sorghum and the temporary anti-dumping deposit collected will be returned in full.

Decline in Farm Income Slows but Persists

Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, reduced farm income contributed to intensifying c

USTR To Review Thailands GSP Trade Benefits

The USTR Office has agreed with a request from the NPPC to review Thailands eligibility for the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences program because of that countrys failure to provide access to its market for U.S. products, including pork.

Oklahoma Wildfire losses estimated at $26 million

The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension Service estimates cattle, feed and fencing losses at $26 million due to April wildfires in western Oklahoma. More than 348,000 acres and 2,100 miles of fence are estimated to have burned.

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