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EU’s Commission to Weight in on Glyphsoate; $50 Million Settlement to Northeast Dairy Farmers

The weed killer glyphsoate might be impossible to purchase in the EU after sales licenses expire at the end of the month. Several governments are opposing Monsanto’s Round-up weed killer causing the EU, 28 member state to fall short of the necessary 65% vote threshold needed to reauthorize Round-up...

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Cyber Attack On South Korea Traced To China
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Farmers Beware of “Hackivists”; Hydroponic Farmers Facing Roadblocks

The FBI is warning agriculture against data breaches that may expose farming data through internet-connected farming equipment. The FBI, along with USDA, say farmers should be very mindful of the way they configure technology devices on the farm...

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Farmers Association To Announce Grain Harvest Results
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Cuban Delegation Toured U.S. Agriculture; USDA to Address Dairy Priority in TPP

An agriculture delegation from Cuba toured American agriculture. Hosted by the U.S. Grains Council, the delegation was brought to the U.S. to learn about U...

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Rising Levels Of Poverty In Scotland
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Feed the Future Program Get Closer to Law; GIPSA Rider is Not in the Farmers, Ranchers Best Interest

The Senate - by unanimous consent - passed its own version of the Global Food Security Act, moving President Barack Obama's Feed the Future program one step closer to law...

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USDA Says Mexico Will Lift Its Poultry Ban; Canada to Plant More Pulse Crop

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack attributes the announcement by Mexico that the nation will lift its ban on poultry from 14 states “a result of USDA’s close communications with Mexico to reduce trade restrictions...

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2017 USDA and FDA Spending Legislation Work Started; FTC Takes Action Against Companies Falsely Using “All Natural”

Lawmakers are cued up to examine issues ranging from farm credit to the Endangered Species Act as the House Appropriations Committee meets today to mark up fiscal 2017 spending legislation for the USDA and FDA...

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USDA Role in ChemChina Merger; Mad Cow Confrmed in France

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for USDA to have a formal role in considering ChemChina's planned takeover of Switzerland's Syngenta.  Sen. Chuck Grassley says the $43 billion takeover of Syngenta could pose risks to the security of America’s food supply...

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U.S. Farm Earnings Drop 14.6 Percent In Third Quarter AFter A Decline In Output
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Net Farm Income Falling; The Fed Keeping Interest Rate at Current Level for Now

The largest agriculture cooperative predicts more pain ahead for the industry. Carl Casale, CEO of CHS, Inc. says net farm income is falling faster than cash receipts indicating that fixed costs are too high...

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Government Proposes Improving Nutrition Facts Labeling On Food Products
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Mandatory Disclosure on Labeling; Travel and Trade Restrictions to Cuba Easing

The Senate may be settling for pushing through a mandatory GMO labeling bill, but in the form of “mandatory disclosure.” An industry lobbyist says that Senate Agriculture Leaders are moving towards a proposal favored by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, requiring the use of “smart labels” and banning state labeling laws...

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Pork Industry Fights Back Against HSUS; BASF Interested in DuPont

Pork producers want USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to exhaust all legal options against a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States...

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