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Obama’s Antibiotic Legacy and Trump’s Good for Ag

As he heads out the door, President Obama will put in place two key parts of his administration's strategy to restrict the use of antibiotics in agriculture, part of a broader strategy for fighting drug-resistant germs...

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Cuban Embargo and a New Pasture Clover

The president of an advocacy group lobbying to end the embargo on Cuba says he’s optimistic about working with the Trump administration.

James Williams with Engage Cuba says the President-elect was elected by Rural Americans, many of whom have strong ties to the agricultural community...

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World's Largest Farm Expo Showcases Latest Farming Technology
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Deere Sales Down and Push for Dairy Assistance

Deere's worldwide sales of agriculture and turf equipment are forecast to decrease by about 1 percent for fiscal-year 2017, including a positive currency-translation effect of about 1 percent...

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John Deere Reports Lower Quarterly Profits
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Lame Duck Session and Driverless Tractors

Lawmakers return to their lame duck session this week while President-elect Donald Trump is expected to resume naming members of his incoming administration...

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Oregon Power Station Sends Energy To California
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Fossil Fuels Vs Renewable Energy and Nutritional Policies

The first major test of whether Donald Trump's election will increase support for coal, oil and natural gas at the expense of renewable energy could be how the lame-duck Congress handles the comprehensive energy bill being considered by the House/Senate...

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Torrey Resigns and EPA Concerns

Michael Torrey, who was advising Donald Trump on setting up his administration at the USDA, has resigned from the transition team because of a five-year lobbying ban...

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Tom Vilsack Testifies At House Hearing On State Of The Rural Economy
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Ag Secretary Updt and Tyson CEO

Some of the names being floated as the possible Secretary of Agriculture include Indiana Farmer and recently retired Indiana Farm Bureau president Don Villwock who first learned he might be a candidate from his daughter who read an article on the Politico website...

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International Cannabis And Hemp Expo Held In San Francisco
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Hemp Gains Ground As a Crop; Farmers Hope Trump Will Change Mind on TPP

Cannabis and its supporters are on the march after voters in eight more states decided on Election Day to legalize the herb for recreational or medical purposes, pushing it even further into the mainstream of American farming...

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Immigration Reform and Ag Leaders

Farmers who depend on a stable supply of foreign-born and often undocumented laborers plan to continue the long-fought battle for immigration reform...

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Vilsack Awards Millions, Defining Organics

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service is awarding $200 million to more than 70 U...

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