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More China Tariffs Hit US Ag

Again caught in the trade battle between the U.S. and China are soybeans, which will face a 5% higher tariff starting Sept. 1. That will put soybean tariffs at 30%. Pork and beef will face 10% higher tariffs as well on Sept. 1.

Anthrax Case Confirmed

Livestock producers are reminded to take action to protect their animals from anthrax, especially those in areas with a past history of the disease.

Calls to Investigate EPA

Iowa's ethanol industry and officials are pushing back on EPA's small-refinery waivers.

Harvest Weather Forecast Favorable

DTN Senior Meteorologist Bryce Anderson said the harvest forecast may be favorable for late-maturing crops in some regions.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

Average retail prices for all eight major fertilizers moved lower the second week of August 2019, marking the first time in almost two years that all prices have declined at the same time.

China Soybean Imports Down

In addition to African Swine Fever, tariffs and other trade questions continue to be unresolved.

View From the Cab

Our farm correspondents take a deep breath, and try to look ahead to fall and start planning for 2020.

POET Cuts Production After RFS Waivers

Following the EPA's approval of 31 new small-refinery waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard, Sioux Falls, South Dakota,-based POET announces company-wide cuts in rare public announcement.

Cash Market Moves

Flooding in 2019 has been cruel to the Mississippi River and has already cost the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers more money than usual for cleanup at locks and dams cluttered by flooding. Now, they are running out of money for dredging.