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Iowa Farmers Send NAFTA Letter to Trump

Commodity groups and Farm Bureau ask Trump administration to continue strong trade relationships within North America. Editor’s note: Several Iowa farm groups recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump and his administration asking officials to maintain and expand upon the ag sector gains achieved in the North American market, […]

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Pigford Documentary: USDA Discrimination Against African-American Farmers, Pigford v. Glickman

USDA Discrimination Against African-American Farmers Pigford v. Glickman Documentary   “With pressure on small family farms through the 20th century, both whites and African American farmers were struggling to survive in the South. The USDA made its loans dependent on applicants’ credit, but African Americans were discriminated against and had […]

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DHS Weighed National Guard for Immigration Roundups

The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration’s internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration. Administration officials said the proposal, […]

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John Deere Results Pressured by Soft Conditions in Farm and Construction

John Deere’s first quarter net income was down from a year earlier, but key agricultural markets show signs of stabilization. Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $193.8 million, or $0.61 per share, for the first quarter ended January 29, 2017, compared with $254.4 million, or $0.80 per share, […]

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Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis

MEXICO CITY — On bad days, you can smell the stench from a mile away, drifting over a nowhere sprawl of highways and office parks. When the Grand Canal was completed, at the end of the 1800s, it was Mexico City’s Brooklyn Bridge, a major feat of engineering and a […]

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Land O’Lakes Creates a Prize to Help Make Drones More Useful to Farmers

The allure of drones crisscrossing farm country to gather useful information you can put to use easily is still in the works. There are more players every day in the aerial imagery business, but there are also only pockets of success. Land O’Lakes, the big Minnesota cooperative that also owns […]

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Mexico Minister Plans South America Trip Amid U.S. Corn Uncertainty

Mexico’s agriculture minister said on Thursday he will lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn, part of a drive to lessen Mexico’s U.S. dependence given uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s trade policies. The trip will happen within the next 20 days, Agriculture Secretary Jose […]

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Iowa Farmers Getting Squeezed out by Land Preservation Tax Credits, Farm Bureau Says

WESTFIELD, Ia. — Sliding backward a third time down the snow- and ice-covered hill, Scott Moats decided the only way to see some of the 160 bison that roam Broken Kettle Grassland Preserve was on a four-wheeler. The massive animals, weighing up to 1,400 pounds, have a job to do on […]

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North Dakota Governor Issues Emergency Evacuation Order for Protest Camps

According to a report from the Dickinson Press, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered the mandatory evacuation of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stressing the dangers of spring flooding and the need to avoid environmental damage. The report followed an official release from the Governor’s Office, and a release from Sen. […]

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Congressman John Faso Weighs in on New President

The thrill of being a new Congressman led John Faso having exciting times in Washington. Maybe too exciting, sometimes. Having taken office in January to represent New York’s 19th Congressional District, Mr. Faso is pleased with his committee assignments and enjoys working at the federal level. How Congressman Faso feels […]