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The Heartland Enters Harvest Season
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Marketing Beef to Millennials; Soybean Acreage Overtakes Wheat

**A major generational shift is beginning to impact how beef is displayed and sold, forcing grocers to adapt and keep up with new preferences...

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Google Launches City's Free WiFi Network
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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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U.S. Meat Sales Expected to reach $100B by 2021; USDA Expanding Crop Insurance

**A market research firm says U.S. meat sales will reach nearly $100 billion dollars by 2021.

“Packaged Facts” reports demand for animal protein will continue to grow in the face of challenges from plant-based protein alternatives...

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2018 Farm Bill to Stretch Every Dollar; Changes to Canada Dairy

**Members of the Senate Ag Committee say they’ll need to stretch every dollar allocated in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Regardless of the crops they grow, the Michigan farmers who testified at a Farm Bill hearing Saturday said a strong safety net program was at the top of their priority list...

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Farmers Decide Yea Or Nay On Genetically Modified Crops
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FDA to Redefine “Healthy”; Ag Lenders Expect Rise in Loan Demand

**The FDA will have to sift through hundreds of comments containing often-conflicting advice as it tries to redefine the term “healthy” for use on food products...

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Uninsured Family Of Farmers Plans To Opt Out Of Affordable Health Care Act
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Farm Credit Strong and Britain Gives BREXIT Notice

**Farm incomes continue to drop and producers are having tougher times paying back loans, but the overarching agricultural credit system remains strong and bankers are doing what they can to help borrowers survive...

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Discount Grocery Outlet Sells Overstocked And Out-Of-Date Food
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Grocery Decline; Mexico Considers Lifting Corn Tariffs

**Grocery prices declined to a 50-year low last year.

The USDA says retail food prices dropped 1.3 percent, the first ANNUAL decline since 1967...

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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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Farmers Association To Announce Grain Harvest Results
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Trade Concerns with China and Another Ag Secretary Name

Chief Ag negotiator for the office of US Trade, Representative Darci Vetter wants the playing field with China leveled for American farmers.

The Obama Administration has accused China of failing to meet its World Trade Organization market access commitments for rice, wheat, and corn and recently issued a trade enforcement challenge...

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Drop in Corn and Soybean Prices; Agricultural Production Up.

Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation...

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