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Tom Polansek

U.S. to favor soybeans in trade war aid for farmers: Bloomberg

21 May 2019

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO The Trump administration is considering direct payments to U.S. farmers of $2 per bushel for soybeans as part of an aid package to offset the trade war with China, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, an offer that could encourage more soy planting despite record supplies.

Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on

20 May 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg asked a crowd of supporters packed into an Iowa brewery this weekend whether the United States has a plan to win the ongoing trade war with China.

UPDATE 1-Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on

20 May 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa, May 20 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg asked a crowd of supporters packed into an Iowa brewery this weekend whether the United States has a plan to win the ongoing trade war with China.

Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on

20 May 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa, May 20 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg asked a crowd of hot and sticky supporters packed into an Iowa brewery this weekend whether the United States has a plan to win the ongoing trade war with China.

U.S. to begin testing sick, dead pigs for fatal hog virus ravaging China

16 May 2019

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture within weeks will begin testing sick and dead pigs for a hog virus that has killed herds across Asia in an effort to minimize devastation if the disease enters the United States, the agency said on Thursday.

U.S. to begin testing sick, dead pigs for fatal hog virus ravaging China

16 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 16 The U.S. Department of Agriculture within weeks will begin testing sick and dead pigs for a hog virus that has killed herds across Asia in an effort to minimize devastation if the disease enters the United States, the agency said on Thursday.

U.S. plans more aid for farmers amid China trade spat

10 May 2019

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Friday that President Donald Trump had asked him to create a plan to help American farmers cope with the heavy impact of the U.S.-China trade war on agriculture.

LIVESTOCK-U.S. hog futures extend setback on U.S.-China trade tensions

07 May 2019

CHICAGO, May 7 U.S. lean hog futures touched their lowest prices in about two months on Tuesday on concerns over elevated trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Tyson Foods expects to profit from hog fever in China, warns it may hit U.S.

07 May 2019

Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday that the U.S. meat processing industry could reap significant financial gains from a global shortfall in pork as an incurable hog disease spreads rapidly across Asia.

UPDATE 3-Tyson Foods beats Q2 profit estimates, eyes boost from fatal hog virus

06 May 2019

May 6 Tyson Foods Inc projected on Monday that it could reap significant financial gains from an incurable hog disease spreading across Asia, after reporting quarterly profits above analysts' estimates.

World News

Heavy fighting in Libyan capital

Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.