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DES PLAINES, IL - JULY 07: An "Organic Produce" hangs above organic produce pricing signage in the Shop & Save Market grocery store July 7, 2006 in Des Plaines, Illinois. With strong sales in organic foods, demand by producers and retailers is begining to outstrip supply of organically raised products. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Organic Sales Up 11 Percent; Agrium Inc. Expanding in the U.S.

The U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year's record level and ahead of the overall food market's growth rate of 3 percent, according to the Organic Trade Association's 2016 Organic Industry Survey...

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Farmers Association To Announce Grain Harvest Results
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Americans Look Favorably at Farmers; Nebraska Farmers Filed Lawsuit Against Monsanto

National Crop Insurance Services reports Nearly 90 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of farmers, and 92 percent said it was important to provide them with federal funding, according to a poll released May 11...

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Wheat Industry Wants to Increase Public and Private Research; Another Strong Year for NW Cherry Growers

Northwest based McGregor Company, an executive partner of the National Wheat Action Plan, created a video about the objectives that has gone viral...

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Somerset House Opens Major Exhibition Big Bang Data
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Farmers and Ranchers Want Control of Their Data; Strong U.S. Dollar Drags Exports

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released the results of a survey that shows America’s farmers and ranchers want to control their data...

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Summer Could Tough for Dairy and Corn Industry; New Beef Cycle is Developing

Summer could prove tough for the dairy industry according to Mike North of Commodity Management Group. North says that as of March “more milk equals more product more product equals bigger inventories bigger inventories equals smaller prices” and he believes this will be the cycle into summer...

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Nevada Rancher And Federal Gov't Face Off Over Land Use Battle
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Environmental Group Wants Cattle Seized in Nevada; USDA Building Block Plans Unveiled

Environmental groups have asked the U.S. government to seize hundreds of jailed militant rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle, saying unregulated grazing of his herd on public lands in Nevada threatens habitat for federally protected desert tortoises...

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EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review; Wind-power in US Doubled and Tractor Sales Up

Delta Farm Press reports that the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee published an official classification of glyphosate as “not likely to be carcinogenic...

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Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country
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No to the Largest Coal Terminal in North America; Pilgrim’s Pride Expanding Organic Chicken Production

The largest coal terminal in North America, proposed for Cherry Point WA was killed Monday by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who sided with Northwest Tribes against terminal on the grounds that it could not grant a permit for a project that would infringe on the Lummi Nation’s treaty-protected fishing rights...

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Wheat Industry Subject to More Government Regulations; Simplot to Sell GMO Potatoes to Canada

More government regulations impact the western wheat industry. A provision in the 7 part Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), will have serious implications on how wheat is handled and transported...

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California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues
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U.S. Wheat Grower Wants Canada to Reform Grain Grading System

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Gordon Stoner and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Chairman Brian O'Toole sent a letter last week to Canada's Minister of Agriculture, and Minister and International Trade, continuing to press the Canadian government to reform its grain grading system, which unfairly minimizes the quality of U...

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Caterpillar To Shed 20,000 Jobs Worldwide As Profits Fall
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Caterpillar to Create New Jobs in Arizona; EPA Admitted Misuse of Funds; Things Looking Cherry

Caterpillar plans to move 200 engineering jobs from South Milwaukee to Arizona as part of the creation of a central hub for its surface mining and technology offices...

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Balance Of Power At Stake As Midterm Elections Draw Near
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The Heat is Turning Up for TPP; 2017 Ag Spending Bill Amendment Gains Approval

Criticism of the Trans-Pacific Partnership intensified after 160 farm, food, and faith groups sent a letter to Capitol Hill asking lawmakers to reject the pact...

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