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U.S. Dairy Relies on Genetics to Improve Profits; A Partnership to Increase Development of New Cherry Varieties

Tough conditions in the dairy industry are prompting U.S. dairy farmers to rely increasingly on genetics to improve their profit margins, according to a new research report from CoBank...

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Live and Feeder Cattle Prices Drop Due to Rising Feed Costs

Rising animal feed costs coupled with cheaper competing proteins have caused live and feeder cattle prices plummet according of Reuters on Monday, A Cattle broker at the Zaner group, Tim Hackbarth called the dip in cattle futures all about grain prices ...

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France Battling a Strong Rival Grain Corn and US Ag Products; Bayer Still Trying to Lure Monsanto

Yesterday Wheat Futures topped $5.00 a bushel in Chicago, Agrimoney reports, bouncing from heavy losses in the last session, as forecasts for further rain for France's added to support from a strong market in rival grain corn...

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Sainsburys Prepare For Christmas At Their Vast Distribution Centre
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Earliest Potato Blight Outbreak in WA State; No Dumping Duties on Exports of WA Apples to Mexico

Row Crop Rep Kevin Cochrane says Washington State is experiencing the earliest Potato blight outbreak in memory. Industry experts believe it could be seed born late blight, and if that holds to be true it could surface in other states because of the fact that many growers get their seeds from the same source...

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EU’s Commission to Weight in on Glyphsoate; $50 Million Settlement to Northeast Dairy Farmers

The weed killer glyphsoate might be impossible to purchase in the EU after sales licenses expire at the end of the month. Several governments are opposing Monsanto’s Round-up weed killer causing the EU, 28 member state to fall short of the necessary 65% vote threshold needed to reauthorize Round-up...

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5 Year Outlook for Livestock Producers “Good Times”; New Bing Crop Down 4%

The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer for May is in and the results found farmers and ranchers less optimistic than April. Some of the decline in producers’ sentiment during May was attributable to changing perceptions about the livestock sector...

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California Central Valley Farming Communities Struggle With Drought
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H-2A Worker Program Failing Farmers and Workers, Crops left on the Ground

From California, Western Farm Press reports that strawberry and vegetable growers are leaving crops on the ground for lack of pickers. The farmers are angry that the H-2A worker program that was supposed to supply temporary foreign farm workers has failed them...

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Alltech Buys Ranch-Way Feed; New Safflower Plants Has Global Food Market Smiling

Alltech through Hubbard Feeds, has acquired Ranch-Way Feeds a leading animal nutrition company that has done business in the Western United States for more than 60 years...

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Farm Equipment Maker Deere Post 27 Percent Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Ag Vehicles Revamping Braking Requirements; Chinese Cargo Ships Turn Around Voiding USDA Inspection

Changes in Ag vehicle braking requirements for North America are under review. A task force of braking system experts from several North American-based equipment manufacturers along with developers and suppliers of vehicle braking systems has been comparing the current requirements to the demands current equipment and practices are placing on braking systems as well as comparing it to the rest of the world...

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Australian Wheat Prepared For Export
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U.S. Grain Exports Moving Through Aging Infrastructure; Automation Systems Creates New Challenges for Ag Industry

The Corn Growers Association is uniting with other groups to highlight the importance of our nation’s inland waterways. More than 60 percent of U...

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