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K-State chooses new leader for department of animal sciences and industry
K-State chooses new leader for department of animal sciences and industry Features | 05/23/2019

Michael L. Day has been selected to lead Kansas State University’s department of animal sciences and industry beginning Aug. 11.

Optimism Renewed on Capitol Hill Around USMCA
Optimism Renewed on Capitol Hill Around USMCA Features | 05/23/2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had kind words for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after they met this week to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Aid Package Announcement Coming Soon
Aid Package Announcement Coming Soon Features | 05/23/2019

The announcement could come as soon as Thursday. People familiar with the plan say it could exceed $15 billion.

Rural Mainstreet Index Slumps Below Growth Neutral: Farm Loan Defaults Expected to Double from 2017 Rates
Rural Mainstreet Index Slumps Below Growth Neutral: Farm Loan Defaults Expected to Double from 2017 Rates Features | 05/22/2019

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) for May slumped below growth neutral for the month. According to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy, the RMI for May...

China Says There is No Rush to Restart Trade Talks
China Says There is No Rush to Restart Trade Talks Features | 05/22/2019

Beijing says it’s in “no rush” to get talks going again between the U.S. and China. That’s from the South China Morning Post.

Deere Slowing Production of Farm Equipment
Deere Slowing Production of Farm Equipment Features | 05/21/2019

John Deere says it will slow production output at certain facilities by as much as 20 percent year-over-year during the second half of 2019.

After Tariffs are Removed, What’s Next For USMCA?
After Tariffs are Removed, What’s Next For USMCA? Features | 05/21/2019

The tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum imports are history, removing a key barrier to ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Trump Administration Lifting Section 232 Tariffs
Trump Administration Lifting Section 232 Tariffs Features | 05/18/2019

The United States has reached a deal to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed on imports from Canada and Mexico.

Pork Checkoff Studies How Dining has Changed in Recent Years
Pork Checkoff Studies How Dining has Changed in Recent Years Features | 05/17/2019

The dining landscape has shifted in recent years and multicultural cuisine trends are on the rise in the U.S. The Pork Board set out to understand the needs, considerations, and motivations that impacted where diners go when they head out...

Tariffs on Mexico, Canada, May Be Lifted Soon
Tariffs on Mexico, Canada, May Be Lifted Soon Features | 05/17/2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration is close to “an understanding with Mexico and Canada” to remove tariffs that have been in place for almost a year and have heavily impacted U.S. agriculture.