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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...

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President Donald Trump Signs Executive Orders
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Ag’s Reaction to Trump Pulling U.S. From TPP

President Donald Trump officially pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact the Obama administration spent years orchestrating in order to give the U...

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New Commodity Futures Chief; Trump Fills Administration

J. Christopher Giancarlo was designated acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal agency that oversees the commodity futures, options and swaps industry...

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Democrats Hold All-Night Senate Session To Push For Action Against Climate Change
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USDA Delays and Perdue Endorsement

President Trump's delayed selection of his new Ag Secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, will also mean that filling USDA's sub-cabinet and agency officials will take longer than usual...

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Senate Hopeful David Perdue Gathers With Supporters On Election Night
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Trump Finally Makes His Agriculture Secretary Selection — Georgia’s Sonny Perdue

After the longest search for a USDA chief in modern history, President-elect Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Ag Secretary...

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Property Tax Dilemma on Ag Land; Trump Cabinet Hearings Continue

Many Midwestern states are wrestling with how to reduce property taxes on agricultural land.

In Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts has proposed shifting from a market-based assessment to an income-based assessment for ag land, saying people are buying ag land NOT for production purposes, and that is driving up the price beyond the income it can support...

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Balance Of Power At Stake As Midterm Elections Draw Near
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Vilsack Leaves Early; WOTUS Legal Challenges

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack left office Friday, a week ahead of President Obama. A spokesman for President-elect Trump said a nominee to succeed Vilsack would be named “some time soon...

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Recycle Technology and Spot Energy Commodities

In an effort to drive down the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and re-manufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste, the Energy Department has announced the creation of its Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute...

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Tom Vilsack Testifies At House Hearing On State Of The Rural Economy
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What is in Vilsack Future Plans and Trump’s Work on Regulations

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says what’s next for him remains to be seen.

It was reported last week that Vilsack is expected to take over as CEO of the U...

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The Cost of Raising a Child and 2017 Farm Economy Outlook

If you’ve been blessed with starting a family in recent years, a fair warning that it’s going to cost you.

That's apparent from USDA's latest “Cost of Raising a Child” report, which estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income married couple will spend $233,610 (in 2015 dollars) on child-rearing expenses until the child turns 18...

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New Dairy Standards; Latest on Monsanto-Bayer Merger

New standards have been set for grass-fed dairy producers.

The American Grassfed Association’s Marilyn Nobel tells Brownfield producers requested the dairy standard to bring uniformity to the niche market, saying it’s good for the animals and delivers what consumers think they’re getting when they see grass-fed on the label...

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Sugar Tax Proposed Following WHO Global Report On Diabetes
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Why Trump Won; Refined Mexican Sugar

Donald Trump is headed to the White House because he upset Hillary Clinton in the “outstate” sections … counties beyond the metropolitan areas in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin...

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