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USDA: Ag exports to approach this year's record volume

There is good news and bad news concerning next year’s projected U.S. agriculture exports. The bad news is the U.S. Department of Agriculture expects a decrease in exports in 2014 compared to 2013. The good news is USDA foresees 2014’s exports just missing this year’s activity, which was an all-time record. Newly released USDA forecasts call for U.S. agriculture exports ...

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Viking Range focusing on international expansion

GREENWOOD — Viking Range Corporation has recently appointed a new managing director of international sales, Peter Birch, and announced the expansion of the company’s international distribution network. Birch oversees all major appliance sales outside of the United States and Canada. A native of Coventry, England, Birch’s career includes senior sales and marketing positions in Brazil, Chile and New York with ...

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Farm Bureau supports free trade agreements

JACKSON — The passage of three free trade agreements in Congress puts American and Mississippi farmers back at a competitive advantage, and allows open access to markets that have been at an economic disadvantage, according to the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. Agriculture exports are essential to the prosperity of the overall U.S. economy, and especially to rural communities like Mississippi, ...

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Ford continues push into Asian markets

MUMBAI, India — Ford Motor Co. is furthering its push into Asia, announcing plans for eight new vehicle models in India and a $350-million investment with partner Mazda Motor Corp. in their pickup truck plant in Thailand. The Dearborn, MI based automaker says Asia will account for 70 percent of the company’s global growth in the next decade, most of ...

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Russia trims wheat harvest to 60M tons

MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said yesterday that this year’s wheat harvest will be off more than a third, down to 60 million tons. Last year, the world’s third largest grain exporter harvested 97 million tons of wheat and exported 21.4 million tons. Putin said in televised remarks that his government will not lift its ban on wheat ...

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Chinese steelmakers in price talks

SHANGHAI — A state-affiliated industry group vowed today to tighten control over iron ore trading as Chinese steelmakers discussed strategy for contentious price talks with global miners — the backdrop to last month’s commercial spying and bribery convictions of four Rio Tinto employees. The China Iron & Steel Association gathered representatives of major mills at a meeting Friday and affirmed ...

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