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California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues
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Record Membership In FFA

Last Friday the National FFA Organization announced that they have a record student membership of 649,355, up from 629,367 in 2015 an increase of 3 percent...

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Global Markets Continue Last Week's Steep Decline
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Wikileaks Exposes Clinton’s Global Governance; Another Round TTP Meetings Wrap Up

From Agri-pulse U.S. and EU negotiators wrapped up the 15th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations last week with the understanding there will not be a final deal reached this year...

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NCBA Angry Over IRS Proposal

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has joined more than 3,800 other organizations to express their anger over a new proposal from the IRS that would unfairly tax small businesses and family farms by eliminating valuation discount planning and increasing the estate and gift taxes by over 30 PERCENT...

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Uninsured Family Of Farmers Plans To Opt Out Of Affordable Health Care Act
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Survival of the Beginning Farmer

Monsanto reported net sales down ten percent and profited 42 percent lower in 2016. Meanwhile, Cargill reported higher sales and earnings attributing the Animal Nutrition and Protein Division for higher earnings...

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Central Washington State Fair Has A New Feature — ‘Maybelle’ The Milk Cow!

The Central Washington State Fair opens this week, and I am looking forward to everything the fair has to offer. I have to be honest, though, I had no idea that the kids area was so educational. They have set up that part of the fair with some serious thought. I walked in and was immediately inspired.

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Farmers Association To Announce Grain Harvest Results
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Wheat Farmers Cheering Trade Action Against China

Census Bureau data released last Thursday showed median household income in non-metro areas of the United States had increased by 3.4 percent in 2015 and poverty rates had fallen...

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Farmers Reconsider GMO Revolution

WSJ reports that farmers reconsider the GMO revolution and that behind the wave of multi-billion dollar mergers is a moment of change for the American farmer...

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Boycotts NFL

Texas Tribune reports since 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem two weeks ago,.Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller objected to his protest by stating he would boycott the NFL and not watch any games until the league requires players stand for the national anthem...

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High Quality in Napa Wine Grape Harvest

Like wine? Well the first phase of the Napa Valley harvest is over and growers report average or better yields and high-quality fruit. According to Farm Press, last week growers had picked most of their 2016 chardonnay, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc grapes and were just beginning to harvest their merlot and other earlier red varieties...

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Should Washington Change Its Motto From ‘The Evergreen State’ To ‘The Apple State’?

Most people who aren't from Washington imagine our entire state as awash in evergreen trees with pine smell in the air and cool, overcast weather. Obviously that's only true for the west side ... an area only occupying the area from the Cascades west, about 40 percent of Washington state. The rest of the state is typically sunny and dry.

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California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues
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High-protein Wheat In High Demand

Agrimoney reports that High-protein wheat will continue in high demand, after disappointing quality levels in the US hard red winter wheat harvest, Rabobank said...

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WA State Grower, H-2A Lawsuit Moves Forward; Trump in Mexico

A class action lawsuit against a large Washington state fruit and vegetable grower is moving forward after a ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

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