U.S. corn and soybean production will be smaller than the previous year based on fractionally lower planted acreage and trend yields, USDA said today in its first projections for major crops for the 2018-2019 crop year.
Many different political voices advocated for agriculture at this year's Iowa Land Investment Expo, held in Des Moines on Jan. 26, but it was hard to tell the Democrats from the Republicans on many issues.
U.S. and South Korean negotiators met all day last Friday in an effort to save the free trade agreement that unites the two countries. On the sidelines, the U.S. agriculture sector is desperately hoping the negotiators succeed so farmers and ranchers here can continue shipping more and more meat and grain to the Asian country.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has made it official: China will accept U.S. soybean shipments even if they contain more than 1 percent of foreign material, so long as those shipments are certified.
Chinese officials have agreed to continue to accept U.S. soybean shipments even if they contain more than the 1 percent limit China sets on unwanted foreign material, according to U.S. government and industry officials.