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Farm Bill Requests and Dicamba Restricted in 2018

Ag committees are sorting through dozens of requests for increased Farm Bill funding. USDA reports corn and soybean export sales were above most pre-report estimates, while wheat sales were below expectations.

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Organic Farmers in Germany Benefit from BSE Scare
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AFB on Foreign Trade and Organic Fraud

Organic farming is taking steps to reduce organic fraud. U.S. senator defending the biodiesel industry.

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Wheat Harvest Begins Amidst Hot Summer
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Bilateral Trade Agreements; Farm Bill Completion

U.S. Wheat Groups wants the President to negotiate new bilateral trade agreements in place of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Large processing plant are in the works outside Great Falls, Montana.

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August Beef Exports and Trade in Pacific Rim Countries

U.S. beef exports posted another outstanding performance in August. The U.S. needs to improve trade relationships with Pacific Rim countries to compete with other exports.

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Hot Weather Puts California Power Grid On Alert
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Power Grid Worries and Brazilian Beef Talks

House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith spoke about the threats to the electric power grid and the need to prioritize improving our electric grid. US and Brazil talking about reopening trade. Dept of Ag looking at where they are getting the most accurate data.

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Irrigation Water In Yakima To Be Shut Off Tomorrow

Irrigation customers in Yakima that get water via the city's system will be shut off tomorrow (Oct. 13)

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Rural Infrastructure and Foreign Buyers of U.S. Commodities

America's Rural infrastructure plan to including new investments in roads and bridges, nationwide broadband access, plus health care for rural and agricultural growth. More talks on the commitment on biofuels. Feed product trade has obstacles to overcome.

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California Wineries To Get Help From Washington Winery Owners Who Are Also Concerned About Smoke

Barb Glover Executive Director of Wine Yakima Valley tells KIT News. "I do think we're going to see a major effort from the Washington wine industry supporting the California industry that's been hit so hard."

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Bird Flu Lessons and New Ambassador to India

Cases of Bird flu has be found. Farmers saying they feels the ag economy has stayed the same from the month of August to September and Kenneth Juster was nominated for U.S. ambassador to India.

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U.S. Beef Roadshow in China; Gene Editing Debate

The U.S. Meat Export Federation has completed its “U.S. Beef Roadshow” in China. President Trump pledged to support the Renewable Fuel Standard. Monsanto says gene editing allows for more crop diversity.

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