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Trump Confirms NAFTA Renegotiation; China Ready for U.S. Beef

**The Trump administration informed Congress that it intends to officially begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada...

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U.S. Meat Sales Expected to reach $100B by 2021; USDA Expanding Crop Insurance

**A market research firm says U.S. meat sales will reach nearly $100 billion dollars by 2021.

“Packaged Facts” reports demand for animal protein will continue to grow in the face of challenges from plant-based protein alternatives...

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Price Of Milk Rises, Potentially Raises Cost Of Cheese And Pizza
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Ag Groups Try and Stop Elim of USDA Undersecretary; Undeniably Dairy

**The National Association of Counties, National Farmers Union and 13 other organizations are asking Congress to block the Trump administration’s plan to eliminate USDA’s undersecretary for rural development...

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U.S. President Barack Obama Visits China
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Trump and Xi Make Trade Pact and Lighthizer Confirmed

**When President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping about a month ago, they agreed on a 100-day action plan to address trade barriers between the two countries...

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President Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Environmental Regulation
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Trump Works on WOTUS and PA Immigration Raid

**The Trump administration is working quickly to withdraw the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, but that may be the easy part.

EPA officials met last month with associations representing state and local agencies to outline the agency’s plans to first withdraw the WOTUS rule and replace it with something less expansive...

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Perdue’s USDA Reorganization; States Want Greater Role in ESA

**Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a long-awaited reorganization of the USDA, creating two new mission areas and elevating the stature of rural development agencies...

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Wheat Harvest Begins Amidst Hot Summer
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USDA Projects Drop in Wheat Production; Zinke Tours Monuments

**On the heels of a late snowfall devastating much of the Kansas winter wheat crop, the Department of Agriculture is projecting a 25 percent drop in U...

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Tyson Foods Makes Offer For Hillshire Brands
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Shareholders Approve Chem-China Purchase of Syngenta; Tyson Stocks Tumble

**Syngenta shareholders have accepted ChemChina’s $43 billion offer to buy the company, tendering more than enough shares to allow the transaction to go forward...

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2018 Farm Bill to Stretch Every Dollar; Changes to Canada Dairy

**Members of the Senate Ag Committee say they’ll need to stretch every dollar allocated in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Regardless of the crops they grow, the Michigan farmers who testified at a Farm Bill hearing Saturday said a strong safety net program was at the top of their priority list...

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U.S. Beef to Brazil and Trump Nominees This Week

**It took a little more than 13 years, but the U.S. is again exporting beef to Brazil after a ban that started when bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was first discovered in the U...

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