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EU Glyphosate Authorization to Appeal and Ag Research Funding

The European Union has once again declined to renew its authorization of glyphosate. Ag research is finding themselves in a communication breakdown. The outlook for corn production has been raised

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Senate Hopeful David Perdue Gathers With Supporters On Election Night
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Bayer’s Monsanto Takeover Devalued; Perdue on Crop Insurance

Bayer has reduced the value of its pending Monsanto takeover by $2.5 billion. Crop insurance remains a top priority for farmers in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Productivity Message and Duval on Trade Agreements

“Feeding the World” helps motivate farmers. But, isn’t a major concern for most consumers. Ag Risk coverage to be a viable option in the farm bill, needs to be fixed. President of American Farm Bureau would like to see a new bilateral trade agreement.

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Ag Productivity by 2050 and Budget Without Farm Bill Cuts

The expanding Agriculture productivity is not expanding fast enough to sustainably feed the world by 2050. Fiscal 2018 budget blueprint approved by the House earlier this month included instructions to reduce agriculture spending by $10 billion. EPA abandoning proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Farmers Association To Announce Grain Harvest Results
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GIPSA Pulls Fair Practice Rule; EPA’s RFS Reductions

The USDA announced last week it plans to pull an interim Final Farmer Fair Practice Rule. Anne Dawson, with the USDA Foreign Ag Service, has been named recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award. Four GOP governors have written to President Trump with concerns about the EPA’s recently proposed reductions to the Renewable Fuels Standard.

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Wheat Harvest Begins Amidst Hot Summer
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Bilateral Trade Agreements; Farm Bill Completion

U.S. Wheat Groups wants the President to negotiate new bilateral trade agreements in place of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Large processing plant are in the works outside Great Falls, Montana.

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Hot Weather Puts California Power Grid On Alert
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Power Grid Worries and Brazilian Beef Talks

House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith spoke about the threats to the electric power grid and the need to prioritize improving our electric grid. US and Brazil talking about reopening trade. Dept of Ag looking at where they are getting the most accurate data.

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GOP Budget Requires No Farm Bill Cuts; Reducing Wildfires

NAFTA talk moving quickly but, more work to be done. Hearings being held on battling wildfire and tax cuts and farm bill spending.

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Discusses Future Of NAFTA
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NAFTA Lost Opportunity; Dairy Processors Struggle

Renegotiating of NAFTA may already be costing exporters in lost opportunity. More opportunities for milk producers and farmer would like to see the new farm bill very soon.

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Farmers Work On Their Crops As Their Income Falls For The Second Year Running
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Florida Citrus Clean-up and Farmers Planting More Cover Crops

Citrus growers facing losses estimated to exceed $1 billion hurricane Irma. Farmers are planting more cover crops. $45-million research project that promises to boost crop yields 20% by improving photosynthetic efficiency.

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