Ag News: Fake News Cattle Crush
**Fake news takes a swipe at Agriculture in a viral Facebook post.
The post, based in Australia, called “Animals are people, too” showed up July 9th called the “Cow Crusher.”
According to agweb.com, the caption says “Cow crushers are designed to crush cows to death, a whole new level or cow torture, to give farmers a kick from LITERALLY crushing the poor animal while rotating it up, down, side to side in a rapid movement.
Viewers were quick to point out it was actually a hoof trimming chute designed to protect the cow and hoof trimmer.
**Millennials make a lot of headlines, but the bigger, younger generation waiting in the wings is Generation Z.
According to Nielsen’s Total Audience survey, Gen Z makes up the largest portion of the U.S. population at 26%, 4% more than Millennials. Gen Zers are those born between 1997 and 2015.
A total of 500 families responded to the poll with nearly 2/3 having Gen Z family members actively involved on the farm.
**President Trump says the U.S. may hammer out a trade deal with Mexico, and then a separate one later with Canada, creating fresh doubts about the future of NAFTA.
Last week, Trump said "We’ve had very good sessions with Mexico and their new president, and we're doing very well on our trade agreement."
Trump has pledged to revamp the 24-year-old NAFTA trade deal, which he’s called a disaster for the U.S.