Latest Soybean farming News

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

Oct. 20, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the...

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

Oct. 20, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the...

Rainy harvest devastates Louisiana soybeans for 2nd year

Oct. 3, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The trade disputes with China are hurting Louisiana's soybean farmers at a time when rain during harvest season has also hit them badly, a Republican congressman from the state said, asking the federal government for help. Many soybean shipments are being sent down the Mississippi...

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Sep. 23, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough. And while...

US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?

Sep. 18, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers. Beijing has said it will swiftly retaliate against...

North Dakota's Heitkamp attacks Cramer in new ad on tariffs

Sep. 14, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp sharpened her attack Friday on Republican Kevin Cramer on trade, launching a new ad that blames her opponent in one of the nation's most critical Senate races for not opposing tariffs that she says are badly damaging North Dakota farmers. The ad features...