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Friday, March 23, 2018

Wisconsin organic dairy farms squeezed by massive Texas farms

Wisconsin organic dairy farms squeezed by massive Texas farms: You’re in the dairy state. You go to the store and buy some organic milk. You have this image of a small farm somewhere in rural Wisconsin, maybe one of those cool little towns in the Kickapoo Valley.

But it could be from a big farm. A really big farm. In�Texas.

Yes, Texas.

US vows to defend farmers from possible China trade action

US vows to defend farmers from possible China trade action: The U.S. on Wednesday vowed "to defend" American soybean producers against possible Chinese trade action as fears of a trade war loomed over the nation's agriculture industry.

China's Global Times, the ruling Communist Party's official newspaper, said in an editorial that "the Trump administration has repeatedly accused China of violating international trade rules and threatened to impose higher tariffs on Chinese products. But the U.S. is actually the breaker of WTO rules, which can be seen clearly by how subsidized U.S. soybeans are dumped on China."