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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. and Japan on Wednesday signed a limited trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and expand market access on farm, industrial and digital products. But the deal does not address autos, a key sticking point during months of contentious negotiations, and President …

The Missouri State Fair has been built over the last 100 years on strong traditions. Traditions of eating Fair food on opening day, attending concerts, family fun and, for you, bringing agricultural exhibits that will be showcased throughout the Fair. Nearly 30,000 exhibits play an important…

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For area farmers, 2019 brought a year of historic rainfall leading to late planting, replanting, and even prevented planting in some cases. Combined with already low prices and ongoing trade concerns, it’s easy to see why the farm economy is struggling. On May 23, 2019, Agriculture Secretary…

Northeastern Oklahoma has the telltale signs of wine country — from the rolling hills providing elevation to the abundant water sources — locals have a longstanding tradition of producing high-quality spirits. Over the last decade, Oklahoma laws have made it easier and more profitable for Ok…

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan's longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales to the United States' top global beef market.

The Trump Administration recently announced plans to lift the 25 percent tariff on steel and the 10 percent duty on aluminum imports imposed last year on Canada and Mexico. Both countries subsequently retaliated against a host of U.S. products.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash the agriculture department’s budget by 15 percent left Oklahoma farmers “bewildered” by the administration’s mixed message to the financially-distressed industry it has long supported.

Infectious diseases represent significant animal welfare and export market concerns and the Kansas Department of Agriculture makes investigating disease reports a top priority. During the 2019 Women in Agriculture meeting in Parsons, Kansas, KDA assistant animal health commissioner Andy Hawk…

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The new farm bill, government shutdown and trade disputes have caused questions among farmers and economists about the future of agricultural markets.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices …

Evolving market dynamics make it easy to underestimate how the impacts and costs of trade issues will continue to grow in 2019. Many agricultural markets have been impacted thus far and the damage will grow and spread unless resolutions are forthcoming promptly. Trade issues will have accumu…

President Donald Trump signed a $867 billion farm bill on Thursday to reauthorize agriculture and conservation programs. The bill did not make cuts to the food stamp program, according to the Associated Press.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday, Dec. 11 as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to lift federal protections for thousands of waterways and wetlands nationwide.

TORONTO (AP) — Canada was back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico late Sunday after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.

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In 2007, the United States signed its first free trade agreement with a major Asian economy — eliminating 95 percent of tariffs between America and South Korea. At the helm of this treaty — the largest since the North American Free Trade Agreement — was Chief Agriculture Negotiator Richard C…

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WASHINGTON (AP) —The Republican-led House narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill Thursday that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

An omnibus bill, sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger,R-18, passed on Thursday, May 17 with a bipartisan 125-22 vote. The legislation, SB 627, carried in the House by Rep. Jay Houghton, R-43, contains several provisions including SB 977, sponsored by Sen. Sandy Crawford, R-28, which is identic…

With strong support and input from the National Pork Producers Council, the United States and Argentina this week finalized an export certificate that allows the U.S. pork industry to ship product to the South American country.

U.S. agricultural trade is being threatened by a storm of policy challenges and political rhetoric. As the political discussions continue, it’s important to not lose sight of the basic economic principles that are the foundation for all trade.

Due to the dynamic fire weather forecast for late this afternoon through Friday, citizens are requested to postpone all outdoor burning activities for the next few days. Fire weather conditions today are expected to be very high to extreme which will allow any wildfire that starts to be very…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers approved legislation Monday aimed at attracting large chicken-processing plants to their state, six months after opposition in one Kansas City-area town stymied a $320 million project.

Water and natural resource professionals from across the state met in Fredonia, Kansas to discuss the state of the Verdigris river area, including the four federal reservoirs at Fall River, Elk City, Big Hill and Toronto. The Kansas Water Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department…

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American farmers may have a higher rate of suicide than veterans. While comparing these numbers from two separately conducted studies from two different entities isn't conclusive, the trends that have emerged are alarming. According to the CDC, individuals in the farming, fishing and forestr…

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide.

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Candor and logic are atypical currency in an age of misinformation. However, Kansas State University professor emeritus Barry Flinchbaugh tackled tough topics facing farmers today with common sense and a little bit of humor. During the annual Kansas Commodity Classic in Manhattan, growers of…

Since the turn of the year, Congress and the Trump administration have been haggling over legislative priorities. Many issues are on the agenda, from health care to infrastructure, but there has been little mention of a key priority: The 2018 farm bill.

Across the Midwest, a lack of extreme heat helped boost the nation's corn yield to its highest level on record — slightly above 2016. The nation's soybean yield was down 6 percent from 2016, but production reached a record level due to record high acreage, according to the Crop Production 20…

U.S. corn production is on track to set another record, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture reports released recently, with 2017/18 forecasts indicating both record production and yields. Despite the increased production and ending stocks forecasts, prices are expected to remain in t…

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The crop revenue insurance program seen as vital to farmers will likely be a source of intense wrangling in the next farm bill debate, according to speakers at this year’s annual fall crop insurance workshop hosted jointly by Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, the University…

For the week ending Oct. 29, 2017, cool, dry conditions spread across the State, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Conditions allowed row crop harvest, wheat seeding, and fall calving to progress without interruption. There were 6.5 d…

Japan says “Whoa, go slow” on imports of frozen beef from the United States. To safeguard their own beef farmers, Japan raised tariffs on U.S. beef from 38.5 to 50 percent.

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Today’s cattle rustlers look incredibly similar to the outlaws of old, with a few key distinctions— their targets are worth more and easier to catch, transport and sell. Rustlers plague Plains ranchers now more than ever, with often devastating results.