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P.J. Huffstutter

U.S. corn yields improving as crop tour reaches west-central Iowa

22 Aug 2019

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa, Aug 22 Corn yield potential showed signs of improvement across west-central Iowa, scouts on an annual crop tour said on Thursday, but the area was still expected to produce a below-average sized crop after extreme weather delayed planting this past spring.

Farmer's threat prompts U.S. Agriculture Department to pull staff from crop tour

22 Aug 2019

CORALVILLE, Iowa/CHICAGO The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday it had pulled all staff from an annual crop tour after an employee was threatened, and three sources said the threat of violence was made during a phone call from an angry farmer.

Illinois corn yields seen below average but improve as tour scouts go West

21 Aug 2019

CARROLL COUNTY, Ill. Corn farmers in west-central Illinois are facing potentially smaller corn yields this fall in what has been a challenging growing season after extreme weather and heavy rains delayed plantings across much of the U.S. Midwest, scouts on an annual tour said on Wednesday.

U.S. Midwest bankers see farm loan repayment problems hit 20-year high: Chicago Fed

15 Aug 2019

CHICAGO Midwest bankers reported that the percentage of farm loans their customers are having problems repaying hit a 20-year high in the second quarter this year, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

U.S. Midwest farm economy hit hard by record floods: Fed banks

09 Aug 2019

CHICAGO U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest and Mid-Southern states declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to banker surveys released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City.

U.S. Midwest farm incomes fall in second quarter in wake of record floods

08 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 8 U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to a banker survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. hog futures swing wildly as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

05 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 5 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) livestock futures swung wildly on Monday, with the most-active October lean hog futures going nearly limit-up and -down in the same trading session, amid growing tensions in the U.S.-China trade war.

RPT-U.S. bill raising debt ceiling for farm bankruptcies heads to White House

05 Aug 2019

CHICAGO, Aug 2 With farm bankruptcies rising and agricultural debt loads soaring, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will make it easier for more farmers with larger amounts of debt to file for bankruptcy protection.

U.S. bill raising debt ceiling for farm bankruptcies heads to White House

02 Aug 2019

CHICAGO With farm bankruptcies rising and agricultural debt loads soaring, the U.S. Senate has passed a bill that will make it easier for more farmers with larger amounts of debt to file for bankruptcy protection.

ADM profit plunges as floods, U.S.-China trade war batter grain handler

01 Aug 2019

CHICAGO Global grain trader and food processor Archer Daniels Midland Co on Thursday reported a 41.3% drop in second-quarter adjusted profit and missed Wall Street expectations, after being battered by the U.S.-China trade war and severe U.S. weather this spring that disrupted production and transportation.

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