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Who Owns the Most Farmland; Iran Will Not Import Wheat.

A USDA report shows non-farming landlords own 80 percent of rented farmland. The National Ag Statistics Service released the results of the 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agriculture Land survey. USDA reported a

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Poultry Ban Starting to be Lifted by Japan; The Cost of Fighting Wildfire Top One Billion

Japan is lifting some of its bans on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States. The bans were put in place earlier this year due to the U.S. outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Imports from Or

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Pork Recall Expands; Taiwan Flour Millers to Visit the Northwest

A recall of pork products stemming from salmonella from whole-hogs now includes more than 523,000 pounds of pork, expanding from an earlier recall. The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the expansion from Kapowsin meats in Washington State. FSIS has been t

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US Forest Service Considers Restricting Photography Within Federally Designated Wilderness Areas
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Delays in Water of the U.S. Rule; USDA Investing in Sage Grouse Initiative

Last Thursday, a North Dakota federal judge granted an injunction against the Waters of the U.S. rule, effectively delaying implementation by the Environmental Protection Agency for 13 states. U.S. District J

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Monsanto Merger a No Go; Canadian Poultry Ban Lifted

Monsanto announced Wednesday that they are no longer pursuing the current proposal for Syngenta. In a news release, Monsanto announced Syngenta said Monsanto’s enhanced proposal did not meet financial expectations. Monsanto will c

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Monsanto Increases Offer to Syngenta; African Swine Fever Outbreak in Ukraine

Monsanto has increased its Syngenta takeover offer. After the initial deal was rejected earlier this year, Monsanto has changed the proposal to contain a higher proportion of cash than the prior bid, which envisioned a split of 45 percent cash to 55 percent Monsanto shares. Raising the bid

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U.S. Embassy Promotes U.S. Beef As TIPP Negotiations Continue
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13 States Look for a Delay in Water of U.S. Rules; How Safe is Your Beef?

The clock is ticking down to implementation of the Environmental Protection Agencies Waters of the U.S. rule. 13 states have asked for an injunction to delay the rule, set to go into effect Friday. If granted, th

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Federal Cleanup Crew Spills 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Mine Waste In Colorado's Animas River
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EPA Inspectors Busy Investigating Colorado Spill; Deere Sales Fall in Weak Economy

A bipartisan group of senators from western states are asking the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general to investigate all aspects of a recent spill in Colorado. The senators are asking the inspector general to probe everything from the work EPA contractors were doing in the Gold King Mine before the August 5th spill to the safeguards the agency put in place to prevent other spills in the future. The senators, l

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Internet Access of U.S. Farms Grows; Currency Manipulation a Big Issue in TTP Talks

A report released this week by USDA shows 70 percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to internet. The Computer Usage and Ownership report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service shows a three percent increase in internet access since 2013. DSL remained th

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USDA Request Stockpiling Avian Flu Vaccine; American Feed Industry Assoc. Say the FDA Over Step Their Power

USDA has announced a request for proposal to stockpile vaccine doses in preparation for another potential wave of highly pathogenic avian influenza. While the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has not approved use of a vaccine, the agency wants to ensure it is available should it be needed. The emergency s

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