Ag News: China Negotiators to D.C.
Chinese officials aren’t backing off plans to visit Washington in September for face-to-face trade meetings, as talks remain on track for now despite the recent tariff threats.
Ag News: Trump’s Concerns on China
Trump dismissed concerns over a protracted trade war with China, as Beijing warned Washington’s labeling it a currency manipulator would lead to chaos in financial markets.
Ag News: U.S. Dairy to SE Asia
Exports of U.S. dairy products to China have been hit hard by retaliatory tariffs, falling 43% since tariffs were imposed last summer, but as exports to China drop.
Ag News: RFS Lowers Gas Prices
The Renewable Fuel Standard has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually.
Ag News: March Milk Production Down
March milk production falls despite more per cow milk output, while cheese exports are on the rise. Milk production in March fell by 0.4%.
National Spelling Bee Ditches Unpopular Tiebreaker Test
Ties are back at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. To the relief of many participants, bee organizers have gotten rid of the written tests.
Ag News: U.S. Pork to Panama
U.S. pork exports to Panama are off to such a red-hot start in 2019 that a safeguard measure has been triggered. Export volume already exceeding 130% of the tariff rate quota.
1st Female Gamers Qualify for NBA 2K League Draft Pool
Two female gamers have been invited to attend this year's NBA 2K League draft, the first time women will be included in the draft pool.
Ag News: African Swine Fever in China
Just how bad is African swine fever in China? Despite fewer reported outbreaks, experts say the ASF death toll in China is higher.
Loyola Presents Final Four Ring to Sister Jean
The sweet good luck charm for Loyola-Chicago, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt has something now to show for that incredible run in March Madness. A Final Four ring.
Ag News: Product Of USA Label
National Farmers Union is stating that letting meat from foreign countries can still carry a "Product of U.S.A." label, is misleading to consumers.
Ag News: USDA Milk Purchase
USDA Ag Marketing Service purchased$50 million of pasteurized fluid milk. The milk will be distributed through food assistance programs and food banks.