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Ag Groups Ask For Repeal of Cuba Embargo; Hog Prices Lowest Since 2008

A coalition of agriculture groups is calling on Congress to repeal the Cuba embargo to allow agriculture exports. The latest announcement from the Commerce Department allows more exports to Cuba, but failed to include agriculture products as they fall under restrictions put in place by Congress...

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Despite Wobbly Economy, Midwestern Farmers Enjoy High Yields And Profits
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Monsanto Files Suit Against California; A New Organic Weapon to Control Weeds

Monsanto is taking legal action to prevent what the company calls a flawed listing of the herbicide glyphosate under California’s Proposition 65...

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Farmers Association To Announce Grain Harvest Results
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Agricultural Land Market Values Decline; Syngenta, ChemChina and Monsanto Merger.

Farmers National Company predicts a softer agricultural land market will continue in 2016, with values for high-quality land holding steadier while lower quality land values decline...

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New Funding for Food Safety; Immigration Reform Important Issue to Farmers

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture is pleased with new funding levels for the Food Safety Modernization Act, though it remains concerned that the money stays available amid turnovers on Capitol Hill and in the White House...

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Reports Claims California Leads The Nation In The Green Tech Field
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EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Questioned; Saudi Arabia Buying California Farmland For Dairy Industry

A coalition last week filed a petition in a U.S appeals court to review the Renewable Fuel Standard. The groups are asking the courts to review the EPA’s RFS volumes for 2014, 2015 and 2016, announced last year after the EPA proposed significant drops in the volumes...

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Grape Harvest Begins At The Most Northerly Commercial Vineyard In England
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More Women Working in Ag; Job Losses With Dow/Dupont Merger

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson has thanked the growing number of women in agriculture – now roughly 1 million strong and responsible for a $12...

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Winter Storm Forces Interstate 5 To Close
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FDA Extends ‘Natural’ Food Labels Comments; California’s Snowpack Encouraging

The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment period for a proposal that would address the use of the term “natural” on food labels...

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Vietnam’s Dairy Industry Expanding Due to TPP; CO2 Levels Balance Shifted

Facing a glut of dairy once the Trans-Pacific Partnership is finalized, Vietnam’s fast-growing dairy companies are investing big in new markets ahead of more competition...

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WTO Backing Canada and Mexico Against U.S.; Horticulture Sales Increased from 2014 Numbers

 

The World Trade organization will officially authorize Canada and Mexico to retaliate against the United States County-of-Origin meat labeling later this week.  F...

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Dow Plunges Over 300 Points As Greek Debt Crisis Worsens
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Dow DuPont Merge; Trans-Pacific Partnership Takes a Hit

Dow Chemical and DuPont officially announced an all-stock merger on Friday valued at $130 billion combining two of the biggest and oldest U.S...

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Record High Temperatures Exacerbate Drought as Strange Weather Plagues Los Angeles County
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Waters of the U.S. Rule Might be Heard by Supreme Court; $17.6 Million for Organic Research

Challenges to the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, or Waters of the U.S. rule, will probably end up in the Supreme Court—it’s just a matter of how long that will take...

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Dupont And Dow Chemical Agree To Merger
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Dow and Dupont Merger; Spending Bill Talks Continues

Merger talks are advancing between Dow Chemical and DuPont Company. The Wall Street Journal reports each have a market capitalization of about $60 billion and could announce a merger in the coming days...

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