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Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar proposes revamping EPA ethanol rules

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules governing how refineries use ethanol in gasoline products, a proposal aimed at the politically critical state of Iowa. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar declares her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Read More

Control of armyworm crucial for China’s grain output targets: ministry

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BEIJING (Reuters) – The prevention and control of armyworm is crucial to China’s ability to hit annual grain output targets and maintain economic and social stability, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. The destructive worm has spread to 14 provinces and regions and has been found in 92,000 hectares of farmland in China after it Read More

China denounces U.S. ‘rumors’ and ‘lies’ about Huawei ties to Beijing

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumors after he said the chief executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was lying about his company’s ties to the Beijing government. A Huawei company logo is seen at the security exhibition in Shanghai, China May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Read More

Trump says ‘dangerous’ Huawei could be included in U.S.-China trade deal

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday U.S. complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd might be resolved within the framework of a U.S.-China trade deal, while at the same time calling the Chinese telecommunications giant “very dangerous.” Washington last week effectively banned U.S. firms from doing business with Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms Read More

Mississippi River closed at St. Louis due to flooding: U.S. Coast Guard

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said it has closed the Mississippi River near St. Louis to boat and barge traffic on Thursday for the second time this month due to high water and strong currents on the major shipping waterway. The river – a key transportation artery for shipments of grain, agricultural chemicals, Read More

Trump administration announces $16 billion farm aid plan to offset trade war losses

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a $16 billion farm aid package to offset losses from a 10-month trade war with China and said payment rates to farmers would be determined by where they farm rather than what crops they grow. FILE PHOTO: Justin Mensik, corn and soybean farmer, attends to his Read More

IHS Markit and Informa to exchange business units

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5/23/2019 LONDON  — IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, and Informa, the international exhibitions, events, information services and scholarly research group, has announced the exchange of the majority of the IHS Markit Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) intelligence business for Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence group. “This agreement is very positive for Read More

HollyFrontier halts operations at Tulsa, Oklahoma refinery as rain hits region

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(Reuters) – HollyFrontier on Thursday said it is temporarily shutting operations at its 155,300-barrel-per-day Tulsa, Oklahoma, refinery as a precaution due to high water, the latest headache due to bad weather in the region. Severe storms have brought heavy rain and rising floodwaters to Oklahoma this week, prompting the city of Tulsa to issue flood Read More

U.S. farmers to receive $14.5 billion in direct trade aid payments

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday that farmers will receive $14.5 billion in direct payments as part of a $16 billion aid package designed to offset the financial pain from trade disputes with China and other nations. Farmers will receive the first direct payment in July or August, with subsequent Read More

U.S., China exchange barbs over Huawei as trade tensions flare

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China had a heated exchange on Thursday, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing the chief executive of Huawei Technologies of lying about his company’s ties to the communist government and Beijing saying Washington must end its “wrong actions” if it wants trade talks to continue. FILE Read More