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U.S.-Japan Trade Talks Hit New Farm Exports Snag
U.S.-Japan trade talks hit a rough patch this week with both sides blaming the other for a stalemate over farm exports, a major hurdle in concluding an ambitious 12-nation trade pact.
USAgnet – 9/29/2014

Does the U.S. Have the Infrastructure to Market a Record Crop?
United States farmers are on pace to produce record crops of corn and soybeans in 2014. But businesses and consumers might never reap the benefits of this record harvest thanks to America's aged infrastructure.
AEM – 9/29/2014

US river freight system near breaking point as huge harvest looms
With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity, a low barge inventory, and a dilapidated lock system.
Reuters – 9/25/2014

Farmers in China Wrestle With Drought
The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin's ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.
AgWeb – 9/24/2014

EU To Set Harvest Records In Both Corn And Wheat, Too
Europe's farmers will this year achieve record corn and wheat production, Strategie Grains said, upgrading its estimates for both harvests, although restating its concern over the quality of the wheat crop.
AgriMarketing – 9/19/2014

India farm tire market rose 9% from 2009 to 2013
The farm tire market in India accounts for about 80% share of the overall OTR (Off-the-Road) tire market.
OEM Off-Highway – 9/19/2014

CN Rail Facing Fines for Not Moving Enough Grain
The Canadian federal government is fining Canadian National Railway for not moving a minimum amount of grain as outlined in the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.
USAgnet – 9/19/2014

Chinese Buyers Commit to Buying More U.S. Soybeans
Buyers from China at the second-annual U.S. Global Trade Exchange have agreed to buy $2.3 billion of U.S. soy totaling 176 million bushels of U.S. soybeans, marking the second consecutive year that the gathering has generated significant export sales for U.S. soybean farmers in their own backyard.
USAgnet – 9/18/2014

Ag groups push for tax extenders
Bob McCan, a Texas cattleman and president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, says tax exemptions such as the conservation easement tax credit, Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation are important planning components for cattlemen.
Brownfield – 9/17/2014

Coalition For The Advancement Of Precision Agriculture Officially Launched
The Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture (CAPA) today announces its official launch and upcoming Precision Ag Forum, taking place Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C.
AgriMarketing – 9/16/2014