Ag Today May 21, 2018
House Rejects Farm Bill as Some Conservatives Withhold Support
By Siobhan Hughes and Jesse Newman - Updated May 18, 2018 7:06 p.m. ET, The Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The House defeated a Republican-written farm bill on Friday after GOP leaders couldn’t win over a bloc of their party’s most conservative lawmakers, who were demanding a separate vote soon on a measure to toughen immigration enforcement.
The conservatives, members of the House Freedom Caucus, broke with their party even as leaders tried to persuade them that an immigration measure they wanted to bring to the floor would come up in June as part of a...
Ag Today May 18, 2018
China Agrees to Buy More U.S. Goods and Services
By Bob Davis in Washington and Lingling Wei in Beijing
Updated May 18, 2018 8:53 p.m. ET
The U.S. and China wrapped up a second day of talks with Beijing agreeing to buy more U.S. goods and services but resisting demands that it slash by more than half the vast trade deficit, according to people briefed on the talks.
The Chinese were wary of committing to specific purchases, said the people, but were looking for a way to ease trade tensions between the two nations, which have rattled markets globally. Earlier on Friday, White House...
Ag Today May 17, 2018
Mapping changes in world’s water, NASA scientists find 'human fingerprint' in many areas
Ian James, The Desert Sun Published 10:06 a.m. PT May 16, 2018 | Updated 6:07 p.m. PT May 16, 2018
Using measurements from Earth-observing satellites, NASA scientists have tracked changes in water supplies worldwide and they’ve found that in many places humans are dramatically altering the global water map.
The team of researchers analyzed 14 years of data from NASA’s twin GRACE satellites and studied regions that have seen large increases or decreases in the total amount of freshwater, including water in lakes and rivers and water stored in underground...
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