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Clovis Withdraws Name and EPA Accused of ‘Sue and Settle’

Large grain trading firms are cutting spending as a result of low commodity prices. Industry groups federal agencies give in too easily and ‘settle’ when sued by environmental groups. Sam Clovis is no longer under consideration for a USDA undersecretary position

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Wheat Harvest Begins Amidst Hot Summer
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US Wheat Association Closing Cairo Office, Dairy In NAFTA Talks

U.S. Wheat Associates will close its office in Cairo, Egypt December 1. But will continue trade service to wheat buyers in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region on a targeted basis. Canadian dairy policies were brought up during the recently concluded 4th round of NAFTA renegotiations. Meatpacker JBS reportedly has closed seven of its packing plants in Brazil.

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Bird Flu Lessons and New Ambassador to India

Cases of Bird flu has be found. Farmers saying they feels the ag economy has stayed the same from the month of August to September and Kenneth Juster was nominated for U.S. ambassador to India.

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GDP Shows Economy Slowing, As Exports And Imports Fall
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Round Two of NAFTA Talks Complete; Harvey Disrupts Wheat Exports

More NAFTA talks going on. Hurricane Harvey putting delays in wheat exports.

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The Heartland Enters Harvest Season
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USTR on Export Status; China Approves 2 More GMOs

**Maintaining the duty-free status on U.S. Ag exports to Mexico and Canada is one of the key objectives for U.S. representatives preparing to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement...

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Consumers Shop For Meat Products In Pennsylvania
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U.S.-China Beef Trade Agreement; USDA Production Estimates

**USDA requirements for exporting U.S. beef to China are out, opening a key market that’s been closed for more than 13 years.

The U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Thad Lively says the requirements for China still go beyond those imposed by most international destinations, and will include testing for residues from synthetic hormones and beta agonists...

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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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U.S.-Mexico Sugar Talks; Perdue in Canada

* The U.S. and Mexico announced a preliminary agreement on a new system to regulate the flow of Mexican sugar into the U.S., but the U.S. sugar refiners and farmers are not supporting the deal...

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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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Snow Damages Kansas Wheat and Branstad Ambassador to China

**A foot of snow fell on a good chunk of the western Kansas wheat crop last weekend, striking a devastating blow to a region known for robust wheat production...

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