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South Korean Poultry Ban; NAFTA Negotiations Begin

Getting South Korea ban lifted is the short-term goal for the U.S., U.S., Canadian and Mexico working on NAFTA.

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Retail Egg Prices Reach New Lows; Another Soda Tax

**Retail prices for generic, white eggs are reaching the lowest levels we’ve seen in a long time because of overproduction.

The volatile egg market stems from the Bird Flu outbreak in 2015 that killed nearly 50 million hens and turkeys in the Midwest...

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Avian Flu Fears Prompt Bird Sampling From Remote Alaska Outpost
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USDA’s REAP Awards; Bird Flu Help Online

**The latest numbers from USDA Rural Development show the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, which was originally created in the 2002 farm bill, has awarded nearly $3-billion in grants and loan guarantees since it was reauthorized and given substantial funding in the 2008 farm bill...

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China Approves ChemChina-Syngenta Merger; Bird Flu Warning Lifted

**China’s competition authority has approved ChemChina’s proposed acquisition of Syngenta, according to both parties in the deal.

That follows the conditional approval of the U...

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Extreme Weather Sends Beef Prices To Record Highs
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Cattleman Group’s President Speaks Out About 2018 Farm Bill ‘Packer Plan’

The president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the cattle industry will oppose any inclusion of a livestock title in the 2018 Farm Bill and any attempts to restrict the ownership of livestock in a so-called “packer ban...

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Vaccine Bank for Poultry; Farm Revenue Protection

**Poultry producer leaders are testifying in strong support of vaccine banks.

Carl Wittenburg, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, says bird flu has become a global problem and his group supports a mandatory disease program and vaccine bank for high path A-1...

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Trump Proposes USDA Cuts; More Bird Flu in Tennessee

**President Trump is proposing to slash the Agriculture Department’s field staff and also make deep reductions in research, rural development and international food aid...

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South Korea Stops U.S. Poultry; Farm Bill Debate

**South Korea is a major poultry and egg importer, but has closed its market to the U.S. following the new detection of highly pathogenic bird flu at a Tennessee broiler breeding operation...

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Donald Trump Hosts Canadian PM Justin Trudeau At The White House
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Trump Trudeau and Trade; Foot & Mouth in South Korea

President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged Monday to improve relations under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but stressed they were mostly satisfied with the status quo...

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Brazilian Farmers Looking to Gain Foothold in US; Farmers and Ranchers Can Apply for Financial Assistance

China’s ban on poultry imports from the U.S., where flocks have been ravaged by bird flu, could give more Brazilian farmers a foot in the door of the biggest import market...

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