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Tom Vilsack Testifies At House Hearing On State Of The Rural Economy
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What is in Vilsack Future Plans and Trump’s Work on Regulations

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says what’s next for him remains to be seen.

It was reported last week that Vilsack is expected to take over as CEO of the U...

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The Cost of Raising a Child and 2017 Farm Economy Outlook

If you’ve been blessed with starting a family in recent years, a fair warning that it’s going to cost you.

That's apparent from USDA's latest “Cost of Raising a Child” report, which estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income married couple will spend $233,610 (in 2015 dollars) on child-rearing expenses until the child turns 18...

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New Dairy Standards; Latest on Monsanto-Bayer Merger

New standards have been set for grass-fed dairy producers.

The American Grassfed Association’s Marilyn Nobel tells Brownfield producers requested the dairy standard to bring uniformity to the niche market, saying it’s good for the animals and delivers what consumers think they’re getting when they see grass-fed on the label...

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Farmers Association To Announce Grain Harvest Results
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Farmers Could Feel Congressional Plans to Overhaul Tax Code

An overhaul of the tax code could have significant implications for farmers. It’s part of a House GOP proposal to raise the cost of fuel, but wipe out the federal estate tax and lower income tax rates while allowing farmers and ranchers to immediately write off expenses...

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Sugar Tax Proposed Following WHO Global Report On Diabetes
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Why Trump Won; Refined Mexican Sugar

Donald Trump is headed to the White House because he upset Hillary Clinton in the “outstate” sections … counties beyond the metropolitan areas in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin...

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Vilsack to head Dairy Exports and Trump’s Clean Power

According to sources, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will become president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council when he leaves office this month...

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Balance Of Power At Stake As Midterm Elections Draw Near
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Perdue Emerges as Possible Ag Secretary; U.S. Trade Rep Named

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump's selection for agriculture secretary, but no official announcement has been made...

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Kubota Donates to Vet and Holiday Hams Pollute

Kubota has donated another tractor to a farmer veteran as part of their “Geared to Give” program. Chad Tackett served in the U.S. Air Force before he came home to manage 200 acres of pines, hardwoods and pasture ground with his wife Shirlene...

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High Gas Prices Have Rental Car Companies Going Green
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List of Choices for U.S. Ag Secretary and Record Year for Ethanol

Former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was scheduled to talk to Trump about the job at the president-elect's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida...

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Discount Grocery Outlet Sells Overstocked And Out-Of-Date Food
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Trump Talking With Ag Secretary Candidate As Latest Food-Expenditure Numbers Come Out

lsa Murano, a former undersecretary for food safety at USDA and former president of Texas A&M University, will be interviewed by President-elect Trump to become secretary of Agriculture.

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