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Leaked Email Reveals Clinton’s Pledge With United Farm Workers

Caterpillar Chairman and Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman will retire earlier than expected, after poorly -timed bets on China and mining tipped the equipment maker into its longest-ever sales decline...

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US Trade Deficit Reaches Highest Level In 7 Years
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Project In Gulf Coast Could Help US Farmers

Southwest Farmpress reports that a new project under way along the Gulf Coast of Mexico could benefit U.S. farmers and agribusinesses. The government-funded project, known as the Southern Gulf-Guatemala Strategic Corridor, will provide a key link between ports, distribution outlets and Central America in the form of modernized four-lane highways, port expansions plus the development of a rail spur to connect the ports to the mainline...

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Feta, Who Owns The Name, The EU?

Who has the rights to call their cheese,feta,only farmers in the EU? A new report analyzed by Senior Trade Editor of Agri-Pulse Bill Tomson by Informa Economics warns that the American dairy industry stands to lose billions of dollars if the U...

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California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues
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Record Membership In FFA

Last Friday the National FFA Organization announced that they have a record student membership of 649,355, up from 629,367 in 2015 an increase of 3 percent...

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Global Markets Continue Last Week's Steep Decline
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Wikileaks Exposes Clinton’s Global Governance; Another Round TTP Meetings Wrap Up

From Agri-pulse U.S. and EU negotiators wrapped up the 15th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations last week with the understanding there will not be a final deal reached this year...

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Americans Seeking Reward Money Inform IRS On Others
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NCBA Angry Over IRS Proposal

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has joined more than 3,800 other organizations to express their anger over a new proposal from the IRS that would unfairly tax small businesses and family farms by eliminating valuation discount planning and increasing the estate and gift taxes by over 30 PERCENT...

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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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