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Articles of Interest- Friday, December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019

U.S. Wheat Growers Welcome Japan’s Passing of Trade Agreement Capital Press – 12/05/2019 Japan’s parliament Dec. 4 approved the new agricultural trade agreement with the U.S., a move that was welcomed by American wheat farmers, who say the deal will put them on a level playing field with competitors in Canada and Australia. “It keeps…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, December 5, 2019

December 6, 2019

House Ag Committee to Hold Farm Bill Implementation Hearing On December 10, 2019, the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture is scheduled to hold a hearing titled “The Implementation of Farm Bill International Food Assistance and Development Programs.” The hearing will begin at 10:00am and stream live. Witnesses have not been…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

Trump Injects New Uncertainty Over Prolonged China Trade War Agri-Pulse– 12/04/2019 President Donald Trump’s latest claim that he might push back a trade pact with China until after the 2020 elections has unleashed a new wave of uncertainty for America’s farmers who had been counting on promises that a resolution to the trade war was…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Welcomes Japan’s OK of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

December 5, 2019

A Statement from Vince Peterson, President, U.S. Wheat Associates: “Approval of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement is one of the most important trade policy victories in many years for U.S. wheat farmers and their customers in Japan. U.S. Wheat Associates appreciates the swift consideration of the agreement by Japan’s National Diet and offers its thanks again…

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Can precision agriculture help growers with nutrient management?

December 4, 2019

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, the group discusses precision agriculture and nutrient management. What is the current state of precision agriculture? Which areas can growers benefit the most from incorporating precision ag technologies into current farming systems? Is precision agriculture part of the answer for reducing nutrient loss to ground and surface…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019

West Australian Drought Boosts Wheat Crop Protein Level, Narrows APW-ASW Spread S&P Global – 12/03/2019 Just 12% of the 3.8 million mt of wheat harvested to date this season in Western Australia is Australian Standard White or ASW, down sharply from 39% of the total harvest last year, traders said Tuesday. Prolonged dryness in the…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December 3, 2019

Trump’s South American Tariff Threat Looms Over New Brazil Ties Agri-Pulse – 12/02/2019 President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. will be restoring tariffs on Brazilian and Argentine steel and aluminum, potentially disrupting the recently improving U.S. trade relationships with Brazil. Trump, who said he was reacting to Brazilian and Argentine efforts to devalue their…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019

Wet Autmun to Cut Wheat Area in France, UK in Setback for Next Harvest Reuters – 11/29/2019 Heavy autumn rain is expected to lead to a fall in wheat sowings in France and Britain, raising early doubts over prospects for next year’s harvest in Europe, analysts said. After drought hampered drilling of rapeseed in late…

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MDA Announces State-Specific Restriction on Use of Dicamba Herbicide for 2020

November 27, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) today announced a state-specific restriction for the use of the herbicide dicamba in Minnesota for the 2020 growing season. Dicamba used on dicamba-tolerant soybeans will have a cut-off use date of June 20, 2020. The 2020 Minnesota restriction is in addition to those established by…

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Articles of Interest- Wednesday, November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019

North Dakota Wheat Commission Represented on International Crop Quality Seminars North Dakota Wheat Commission-  11/26/2019 North Dakota Wheat Commission representatives have been taking part in international crop marketing seminars hosted by U.S. Wheat Associates. Led by a variety of experts including USW and state wheat commission staff, the seminars help educate U.S. wheat customers on…

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Articles of Interest- Tuesday, November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019

Russian Wheat Prices Rise After Major Egyptian Purchase Hellenic Shipping News – 11/26/2019 Russian wheat prices rose last week as Egypt, the largest buyer of grain from the country, made a major purchase, industry analysts said on Monday, adding that Siberian local prices saw an unusual spike due to demand from Kazakhstan. Egypt’s state grain…

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Articles of Interest- Monday, November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019

Japan Advances Trade Deal, Opening Up Billions in Ag Export Opportunities AgWeek – 11/22/2019 U.S. trade officials are still negotiating with China, with U.S. lawmakers on the U.S. Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. But it appears they are gaining ground on one major trade agreement, opening up new opportunities for U.S. ag exports. The lower house of…

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