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Japanese financial scandal could slow Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Japanese financial scandal could slow Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

| February 1, 2016

Japan’s top negotiator on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal has quit amid a financial scandal, possibly slowing Tokyo’s ratification of the 12 nation pact.

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Environmental regulations continue to concern cattle producers

Environmental regulations continue to concern cattle producers

| February 1, 2016

WOTUS and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act are still at the forefront of producers minds despite recent tax breaks.

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Palmer amaranth could  effect soybean yields, again

Palmer amaranth could effect soybean yields, again

| February 1, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an even bigger threat than most weeds for soybeans, causing soybean yield losses up to 80 percent.

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Americans to eat 1.3 Billion chicken wings for Super Bowl 50

Americans to eat 1.3 Billion chicken wings for Super Bowl 50

| January 29, 2016

The 2016 Wing Report released this week expects fans to eat three percent more wings than last year on game day.

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Missouri Legislature nixes tax commission’s land valuation

Missouri Legislature nixes tax commission’s land valuation

| January 28, 2016

The Senate approved House Concurrent Resolution 58, which disagrees with findings from the State Tax Commission.

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El Niño could transition to La Niña this year

El Niño could transition to La Niña this year

| January 28, 2016

Should this happen, it would mean potential crop development problems for corn, soybeans and wheat in the United States.

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COOL Repeal means more live hog imports

COOL Repeal means more live hog imports

| January 27, 2016

Imports of Canadian live hogs are expected to increase nine percent this year, to 6.2 million head.

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Farm equipment dealers turn to leasing

Farm equipment dealers turn to leasing

| January 26, 2016

Due to slow sales of new equipment, some farm machinery dealers are turning to leasing equipment to fill the sales gap.

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Midwest economy slowing on lower farm income

Midwest economy slowing on lower farm income

| January 25, 2016

The Rural Mainstreet Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, sank to 34.8 from December’s 41.5.

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