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Japanese Beef Tariffs; Mexico Grain Shopping

**Japanese purchases of U.S. beef are about to be subject to a 50% tariff after imports in the three-month period ending June 30 triggered a “safeguard” mechanism...

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Perdue Gives OK to Emergency Haying; U.S. Dairies Visit Europe

**Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has given the go-ahead for emergency haying on Conservation Reserve Program lands to help provide feed for livestock in drought-stricken areas of Montana and North and South Dakota...

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Sugar Tax Proposed Following WHO Global Report On Diabetes
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U.S. Mexico Sugar Dispute; Trump Paris Accord Promise

**The U.S. seems to have the upper hand in the sugar dispute with Mexico because, according to industry officials, its refiners would be happy to get their needed imports from elsewhere...

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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USDA Holds Changes to School Lunches; FFA Questions Perdue

**USDA is putting a hold on regulations in the National School Lunch Program requiring less salt and more whole grains in cafeterias.

At an elementary school in Leesburg, Virginia, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue also said USDA will lift restrictions to allow schools to serve flavored, 1 percent milk instead of the non-fat now required by law...

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China to Increase Beef and Pork Imports From Europe; Investigation on Porcine Epidemic in US Pork Wrapping Up

China is expected to increase beef imports by 20 percent and pork imports by 4 percent next year, but U.S. producers won't be profiting from the increased trade, according to a new report...

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U.S. Farm Earnings Drop 14.6 Percent In Third Quarter AFter A Decline In Output
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U.S. Wanting to Import More Legumes to Cuba; USDA Looking at the Major Role of Women in AG.

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp used some face time with Cuban President Raul Castro to tell him Cuba should import more U.S. legumes. Heitkamp met Castro Friday at the United Nations General Assembly session...

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The Debate Begins on Trade Promotion Legistlation; Food Retailer Wants Antibiotics Usage Curb

By a vote of 62 to 38 the Senate invoked cloture to begin debate on trade promotion authority legislation last Thursday. The motion allows 30-hours of debate on an amendment to extend the charter of the Export-Import Bank...

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Mexico and Peru Sees More Beef and Pork Products From U.S.; Snow-pack at Record lows

USDA has reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The agreements will allow U...

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Mexico Sets New Import Restrictions; U.S. Cattlemen’s Decides Not to Sign

Mexico and other major countries have imposed new import restrictions at the end of last week after the H5N2 strain of avian influenza was found in the heart of America’s poultry region...

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