Latest Soybean farming News

The Latest: Trump tells farmers that wall won't hurt them

Jan. 14, 2019 2:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is seeking to assure farmers that they will still be able to get the help they need if he builds a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has used most of his speech Monday at the American Farm Bureau...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

Jan. 13, 2019 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California's San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a...

Trade war's wounded: Companies improvise to dodge cost hikes

Jan. 13, 2019 2:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump's import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California's San Joaquin Valley, the CEO of a...

Federal judge orders settlement talks in soybean seed suit

Jan. 3, 2019 3:21 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield soybean seeds because of their race. During a court hearing in Memphis, U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes told the...

Agriculture Department cautions famers on herbicide rules

Dec. 31, 2018 4:55 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Agriculture Department is advising soybean and cotton farmers to follow new federal guidelines when applying a weed killer blamed for drifting and damaging crops in neighboring fields. In a news release, the department says dicamba should only be applied by certified...

Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans

Dec. 14, 2018 4:00 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The resumption of soybean sales to China this week is encouraging to American farmers who have seen the value of their crop plummet amid a trade war with the world's second-largest economy, but producers see it only as a small step and say they need more federal aid. Private exporters...

AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

Dec. 12, 2018 11:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff wars, but he cautioned Democrats from spending too much time attacking the president as the party tries to win back heartland voters ahead of the 2020...

White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal

Dec. 4, 2018 7:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration raised doubts Tuesday about the substance of a U.S.-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge and intensifying fears of a global economic slowdown.  Investors had initially welcomed the truce that the administration said was reached...

US farmers store record soybean crop as China dispute weighs

Nov. 27, 2018 12:08 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — American farmers still working to get out their remaining soybeans after a weather-plagued harvest season are struggling to figure out what to do with a record crop now their traditionally dominant export market is largely closed. Usually by this point in the year, 100-car trains...