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Uninsured Family Of Farmers Plans To Opt Out Of Affordable Health Care Act
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Survival of the Beginning Farmer

Monsanto reported net sales down ten percent and profited 42 percent lower in 2016. Meanwhile, Cargill reported higher sales and earnings attributing the Animal Nutrition and Protein Division for higher earnings...

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EPA and RoundUP

WSJ reports that Peter Barfoot and Graham Brookes, two British researchers calculated the environmental benefit from not having to run tractors to spray pesticides on GMO crops...

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Despite Wobbly Economy, Midwestern Farmers Enjoy High Yields And Profits
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Net Farm Income To Fall By More Than 10 Billion in 2016

Hog prices have collapsed to levels far below break-even reports Purdue Economist. There is worry that there are more hogs headed to market this fall than available packing capacity, and the latest USDA inventory indicates there are more hogs than had been anticipated...

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Farmers, Ranchers Struggle As Texas Endures Historic Drought
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Amending The Packers & Stockyards Act

The Senate on Thursday sent the Clarification of Treatment of Electronic Sales of Livestock Act to the White House. The bill would amend the Packers & Stockyards Act of 1921 to ensure that the law’s protections are extended to online or video livestock auctions. Th...

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
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Western Feedlots To Close

Last week One of Canada’s biggest cattle feedlots, Alberta-based Western Feedlots, announced it will close feeding operations after nearly 60 years, citing poor market conditions...

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California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues
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Wheat Growers in Washington, Idaho and Oregon Unfairly Penalized

Politico reports that Wheat growers in Washington, Idaho and Oregon say the quality discounts that local elevators are giving them for their grain will unfairly hurt their future crop insurance coverage...

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Bayer Will Not Challenge EPA For Belt Insecticide

Bayer CropScience has decided to drop attempts to challenge cancellation of its registration for the insecticide flubendiamide, which it had sold under the trade name Belt...

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Urban Gardening Growing In Popularity
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Urban Farming Cooperatives Grow Due to Urban Agriculture Act of 2016

Debbie Stabenow, the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee, rolled out legislation on Monday that would increase assistance for urban farmers according to agri-pulse Washington watch...

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EPA issues Exemption to Fight a Pest

EPA issues an emergency exemption to the State of Arizona allowing the use of Dows’ Transform insecticide to control sugarcane aphids in sorghum...

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Bumble Bee to Be Protected

The rusty patched bumble bee is one step closer to becoming the first bee in the United States to be protected under the Endangered Species Act...

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