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May 18, 2019 - 10:36 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Historic flooding has left parts of the Mississippi River closed for business. The river is a main conduit of shipping everything from agriculture products and construction material to petroleum and coal. Flooding also has affected shipping on the Missouri River and other...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2019, file photo John Deere Agricultural machinery made by Deere & Company sits staged for transport near cranes at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. Deere’s fiscal second-quarter earnings were a mixed bag and the agricultural equipment maker lowered its full-year outlook as the trade war between the U.S. and China intensifies and conditions in the agricultural sector soften. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 17, 2019 - 1:07 pm
Deere cut its profit and sales expectations for the year as a trade war between the U.S. and China escalates and farmers try to recover from a planting season besieged by heavy rains. Prices of soybeans targeted by Chinese tariffs last year fell to a 10-year low this week as the countries traded...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue says his agency is “in the throes of constructing” an aid package for farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, but he could not say when it would be ready. Perdue says his agency is seeking feedback from producers about the strengths and weaknesses of last year’s relief package, valued at nearly $12 billion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 15, 2019 - 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday his agency is still "in the throes of constructing" an aid package for farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs, but he is not prepared to say when it will be ready. Perdue said the Agriculture Department is reviewing feedback from...
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May 15, 2019 - 3:04 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A farmer says he had to cut off his own mangled leg with a pocket knife after it became trapped in a grain hopper in northeastern Nebraska. KETV reports that 63-year-old Kurt Kaser, of Pender, was unloading corn last month when he accidentally stepped on the opening of the hopper...
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Vice President Mike Pence, left, talks with Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., as they enter a Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 14, 2019 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies on Capitol Hill are scrambling to soften the blow from his trade war with China amid mounting anxiety from farm-state lawmakers that the protracted battle and escalating tariffs could irreparably damage their local economies. Vice President Mike...
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May 14, 2019 - 2:14 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is causing anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer says these are days of "a little bit of panic." Minnesota agriculture lender Kent Thiesse (TEE'-see) says most farmers were able to...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, cargo containers are staged near cranes at the Port of Tacoma, in Tacoma, Wash. China has announced tariff hikes on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's escalation of a fight over technology and other trade disputes. The Finance Ministry said Monday, May 13, the penalty duties of 5% to 25% on hundreds of U.S. products including batteries, spinach and coffee take effect June 1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 13, 2019 - 9:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese products. Duties of 5% to 25% will take effect on June 1 on about 5,200 American products, including...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo a container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Va. China has announced tariff hikes on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's escalation of a fight over technology and other trade disputes. The Finance Ministry said Monday, May 13, the penalty duties of 5% to 25% on hundreds of U.S. products including batteries, spinach and coffee take effect June 1. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 13, 2019 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tariffs battle between China and the United States (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's going to take further action to help the nation's farmers in the midst of an escalating trade war with China. Trump is telling reporters that China...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, cargo containers are staged near cranes at the Port of Tacoma, in Tacoma, Wash. China has announced tariff hikes on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's escalation of a fight over technology and other trade disputes. The Finance Ministry said Monday, May 13, the penalty duties of 5% to 25% on hundreds of U.S. products including batteries, spinach and coffee take effect June 1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
May 13, 2019 - 7:09 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — China's announcement Monday of higher tariffs on $60 billion of American exports — retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese goods — hit particularly hard in the farm belt. China's vast consumer market has been a vital source of revenue for...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017, courtesy of Quiet Pictures, Rene Reyes Ornelas, a 41 year-old Mexican farmworker, works picking grapes during his second harvest in Sonoma, Calif. "Harvest Season," a new PBS documentary scheduled to begin airing Monday, May 13, 2019, examines the contributions of Mexican Americans in the wine industry of California's Napa Valley. (Roberto "Bear" Guerra/Quiet Pictures via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 12:50 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila's family has worked in the wine industry of California's Napa Valley in some form. He went to college on a baseball scholarship but the passion of flowery aromas and crisp peach flavor remained in his soul and he eventually got...
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