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Trump & Xi
12:16PM Aug 19, 2019

Trump Says U.S. Is Talking With China but Not Ready for a Deal

Bloomberg
Wire Service
President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” but suggested he wasn’t ready to sign a trade deal.
15:02PM Aug 16, 2019

Jerry Gulke: Will Pro Farmer Crop Tour Validate or Invalidate USDA?

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer
The big round of reports USDA released on Aug. 12 created a lot more questions than answers. They also sent the markets lower.
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14:58PM Aug 16, 2019

Truck rates stable in mid-August

Tom Karst
AgWeb Contributor
Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply.
14:57PM Aug 16, 2019

Signal to Noise: Trump Takes Heat from Ethanol, Wheat Groups

John Herath
AgWeb Contributor
Ethanol and wheat groups talked of betrayal by President Donald Trump this week.
12:46PM Aug 16, 2019

NASS Crops Chief to Attend Pro Farmer’s Midwest Crop Tour

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
USDA National Ag Statistics Service crops branch chief Lance Honig will attend Pro Farmer’s Midwest Crop Tour next week.
10:21AM Aug 16, 2019

Trump’s New Farm Tariffs No Match for China’s Retaliatory Duties

Bloomberg
Wire Service
President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese agricultural products are likely to hurt the Asian nation a lot less than the retaliatory duties Beijing already imposes on the U.S.
09:01AM Aug 16, 2019

Trade War Stifles the Rural Economy

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer
The rural economy is struggling, according to the latest Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI).