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Perdue Likes Renegotiation of NAFTA; Broadband in Rural America

**After newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress last week that President Trump intends to renegotiate NAFTA, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue gave his stamp of approval...

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ChemChina/Syngenta Merger OK’d; Dairy Gets Tough on Canada

**ChemChina’s $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission, on the condition that ChemChina divest three of its generic pesticides...

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Extreme Weather Sends Beef Prices To Record Highs
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China Bans Brazilian Beef; Trump Proclaims Nat’l Ag Day

** China has suspended all meat imports from Brazil in the wake of a scandal involving Brazil’s meat industry.

Ag economist Alton Kalo with Steiner Consulting says since China has not yet resumed buying U...

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The Heartland Enters Harvest Season
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Nat’l Farmers Union Policy Positions; Ag Data Storage

**Farmers and ranchers participating in the National Farmers Union Anniversary Convention endorsed several farm bill provisions designed to shore up farm income while “vehemently” opposing any spending cuts and recommending additional spending to shore up the farm safety net...

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Ag’s Dickens’ Moment; Trump’s Agenda to Congress

The leader of America’s biggest farm group says U.S. agriculture is experiencing something of a Charles Dickens moment, benefiting from what he called the “the best times” while dealing with the “worst” of times...

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Agriculture's Rising Force: Female Farmers
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Ag Consumer Data; Withdrawing from NAFTA

A consumer research firm has developed a new approach to help farmers better understand influential consumer groups and how they drive the market...

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U.S. Farm Earnings Drop 14.6 Percent In Third Quarter AFter A Decline In Output
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TPP And Great Crop Conditions

TPP . The Trans-Pacific Partnership includes 12 countries representing about 40% of the global economy. It was signed in February and most likely will go before a lame duck congress...

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Cyber Attack On South Korea Traced To China
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Farmers Beware of “Hackivists”; Hydroponic Farmers Facing Roadblocks

The FBI is warning agriculture against data breaches that may expose farming data through internet-connected farming equipment. The FBI, along with USDA, say farmers should be very mindful of the way they configure technology devices on the farm...

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U.S, Canada and Mexico Collaborating on Avian Flu; Commercial Ag Drones Booming

The United States, Canada and Mexico have entered an arrangement to enhance collaboration on avian influenza. Along with their poultry and egg industries, the countries signed the agreement this week to work toward harmonizing procedures for responding to possible future detections of the virus...

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Dow Plunges Over 300 Points As Greek Debt Crisis Worsens
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Dow DuPont Merge; Trans-Pacific Partnership Takes a Hit

Dow Chemical and DuPont officially announced an all-stock merger on Friday valued at $130 billion combining two of the biggest and oldest U.S...

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