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USDA terminates Chinese-owned Smithfield farm aid contract

16 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture terminated a $240,000 purchase contract with Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods that had been awarded under the Trump administration's agricultural trade bailout program, a move taken at the company's request, a department spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

Stung by trade wars, U.S. farmers hope for quick progress on Farm Bill

13 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. soybean farmer Mike Schlosser does not expect President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the single biggest headwind to his business, to end any time soon. But he is among many in farm country who expect at least some good news this year - in the form of a new Farm Bill.

CORRECTED-Stung by trade wars, U.S. farmers hope for quick progress on Farm Bill

13 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 U.S. soybean farmer Mike Schlosser does not expect President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, the single biggest headwind to his business, to end any time soon. But he is among many in farm country who expect at least some good news this year - in the form of a new Farm Bill.

Stalled farm bill could move fast after House win: senior Democratic lawmaker

07 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Congress may swiftly resolve a drawn-out impasse on the U.S. Farm Bill now that Democrats are poised to retake control of the legislative body, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee said on Wednesday.

U.S. renews Iran sanctions, grants oil waivers to China, seven others

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The United States snapped sanctions back in place on Monday to choke Iran's oil and shipping industries, while temporarily allowing top customers such as China and India to keep buying crude from the Islamic Republic.

U.S. renews Iran sanctions, grants oil waivers to China, seven others

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The United States snapped sanctions back in place on Monday to choke Iran's oil and shipping industries, while temporarily allowing top customers such as China and India to keep buying crude from the Islamic Republic.

Trump’s trade war looms over divided U.S. farm belt ahead of vote

02 Nov 2018

(This Nov 1 story corrects to show that university is Purdue University in Indiana, not Perdue University in Illinois, in paragraph 21.)

Trump’s sanctions on Iran tested by oil-thirsty China, India

29 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced in May he would reimpose sanctions on Iran, the State Department began telling countries around the world the clock was ticking for them to cut oil purchases from the Islamic Republic to zero.

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