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China on GMO Seeds; Perdue on USDA Cuts
China on GMO Seeds; Perdue on USDA Cuts
**A recently announced agreement between the U.S. and China has been hailed as a huge win for U.S. beef because China promised to follow through on a longstanding commitment to open its market to U.S. imports. But just as important to companies seeking to commercialize genetically modified seeds was China’s promise to review eight traits that have been waiting as long as 70 months for final approv
Experts Say Trump’s Budget Could Devastate Wheat Exports
Experts Say Trump’s Budget Could Devastate Wheat Exports
SPOKANE (AP) — Wheat experts from Washington and Idaho say the agriculture cuts in President Donald Trump's budget proposal would have a devastating impact on U.S. wheat exports. The Spokesman-Review reports U.S. wheat farmers are already facing historic competition from overseas producers, and experts say Trump's budget would only make things worse...
U.S. Meat Sales Expected to reach $100B by 2021; USDA Expanding Crop Insurance
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. The study examines current and predicted topics including consumer attitudes, value-added products, and animal welfare...
China Bans Brazilian Beef; Trump Proclaims Nat’l Ag Day
China Bans Brazilian Beef; Trump Proclaims Nat’l Ag Day
** China has suspended all meat imports from Brazil in the wake of a scandal involving Brazil’s meat industry. Ag economist Alton Kalo with Steiner Consulting says since China has not yet resumed buying U.S. beef, China could turn to Argentina, Australia and New Zealand to meet its needs, which could open the door for a domino effect that could force other countries to increase purchases of U... R
Ag Wants Input on NAFTA fix and Crop Insurance
Ag Wants Input on NAFTA fix and Crop Insurance
More than 130 farm groups and agribusinesses from around the country are asking President Trump to work with his administration during renegotiating of the North America Free Trade Agreement. There is a lot at stake for U.S. farmers and ranchers looking to protect the increased trade they enjoy with Mexico and Canada because of NAFTA, and ag groups want to have input in how the trade pact is reneg
Wheat Growers in Washington, Idaho and Oregon Unfairly Penalized
Wheat Growers in Washington, Idaho and Oregon Unfairly Penalized
Politico reports that Wheat growers in Washington, Idaho and Oregon say the quality discounts that local elevators are giving them for their grain will unfairly hurt their future crop insurance coverage. Politico reports that Northwest growers want USDA's Risk Management Agency to waive its policy that has crop insurance agents factor into actual production history assessments the discounts many g
Farmers Urge Protection for Crop Insurance; Animal Products Demand Rising in China
Farmers Urge Protection for Crop Insurance; Animal Products Demand Rising in China
A letter sent to the Senate and House Budget Committee’s last week urges lawmakers to protect crop insurance from further cuts. The letter, signed by 58 farm organizations, tells lawmakers an overreliance on savings from the agriculture community in the future will significantly undermine rural economies that have faced an estimated 54 percent decline in net farm income from 2013 to 2015... Read M

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