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Canada watching farm bill discussions “closely”

A major U.S. trading partner is paying attention to farm bill negotiations. USDA Undersecretary for Trade Alexis Taylor is on a trade mission to Canada and spoke to Brownfield from Vancouver Wednesday. “In Canada they watch closely the discussion around the farm bill. From... Read More.

Live cattle close higher watching direct business develop

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle were up, and feeders were mixed watching direct business develop.  August live cattle closed $1.17 higher at $179.50 and October lives closed $.65 higher at $181.70.  August feeders closed $.10 lower at $257.47 and September feeders closed... Read More.

IFCA watching numerous bills in IL General Assembly

The head of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) is keeping a close eye on bills being debated in the statehouse. Kevin Johnson, president of IFCA, says there are several proposals targeting pesticides… “There’s a dicamba ban,” he says, “There’s a 2-4-D ester ban.... Read More.