Business, Equipment

Deere Shares Fall; New CEO Adopts Cautious Outlook

John Deere equipment Nati Harnik/AP

Deere & Co. delivered a more cautious outlook than expected for the year ahead as simmering U.S.-China trade tensions and difficult growing conditions keep North American farmers from replacing large equipment.

Lydia Mulvany | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2019
Government, Business

US Chickens Headed to China After Beijing Lifts 5-Year Ban

Chickens in cages China bought more than $500 million worth of poultry products from the U.S. in 2013. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — China is lifting a five-year ban on U.S. poultry, a goodwill gesture at a time when the world’s two biggest economies are trying to finalize a tentative trade deal.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
November 14, 2019
Government, Business

Top Agriculture Commodity Traders Get Squeezed as Exports Falter

Soybeans Soybeans are loaded onto a bulk carrier ship at the Andersons Inc. grain trans-loading facility in Toledo, Ohio. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

With U.S. grain exports expected to fall more than 20% in the 2019 crop year, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Bunge Ltd. and Cargill Inc. are making less money buying and selling crops.

Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Truckers Advised to Watch for Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

spotted lanternfly Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Truckers doing business in counties under quarantine are playing an unwitting role in the spread of the spotted lanternfly.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 17, 2019

Agribusiness Giant Cargill Lifts Bet on Plant-Protein Craze

Cargill peas Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg News

Cargill Inc., one of the world’s biggest agricultural companies, plans to spend an additional $75 million to expand in pea protein in the U.S. as traditional meat producers continue a shift to alternatives.

Patrick McKiernan | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2019
Government, Business

China Ramps Up Brazil Soybean Imports, Rebuffing US Crops

Green field of soybeans oticki/Getty Images

China is stepping up its soybean buying in Brazil as growers in Argentina continue to hoard and the Asian nation avoids American oilseed after an escalation in trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.

August 16, 2019
Government, Business

Corn Heads Toward Worst Rout Since 2013 on Outlook for Acreage

Field of corn with sun shining in blue sky Getty Images/Alexlukin

Corn futures plunged by the exchange limit, heading for their worst day in at least six years, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported more of the grain was planted than analysts had estimated.

August 12, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Praises Deal to Increase US Beef Exports to Europe

Beef Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump on Aug. 2 praised a previously announced deal that will open up the European Union to more U.S. beef after the bloc carved out quotas previously granted to other nations.

August 2, 2019
Government, Business

Regulatory, Legal Guidance Could Soon Provide Clarity on the Transport of Hemp

Ladybug on hemp plant A ladybug sits on a leaf of a hemp plant at a research station in Aurora, Ore., that's part of Oregon State University's newly formed Global Hemp Innovation Center. (Gillian Flaccus/AP)

Potential solutions to some of the vexing problems that truckers and law enforcement are facing regarding the transportation of legal hemp across state lines could be coming soon.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 31, 2019
Government, Equipment

US to Roll Out $16 Billion in Farm Aid for China Trade War

Farmers Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to roll out an additional $16 billion in aid to farmers hurt by the Trump administration’s trade war with China, with payments to begin next month.

July 25, 2019