Milk Production Up; Immigration Enforcement in Rural America
**The USDA says milk production in the top 23 states during April was nearly 17.2 billion pounds, up 2% on the year.
The average production per cow was a new monthly record and up 20 pounds from last year at 1,967 pounds per cow, while the milk cow herd jumped 81,000 head from a year ago, to 8...
AG Urged to Stop Chem Mergers; Regs on Livestock and Grain Trucking
More than 300 groups are asking newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to thoroughly investigate, and then stop, the proposed mergers involving six major ag chemical companies.
In a letter sent Monday, the groups said “The proposed mergers of Dow Chemical with DuPont, Monsanto with Bayer, and…
Small Ag Companies Gobbled UP
It is becoming harder and harder for small Ag companies to compete in light of all the mergers and acquisitions. Privately held Land O’Lakes, best Known for its Purina brand pet foods, and line of dairy products bought the St. Louis Park, Minnesota, breeding and biotech firm called C…

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