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Perdue’s USDA Reorganization; States Want Greater Role in ESA

**Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a long-awaited reorganization of the USDA, creating two new mission areas and elevating the stature of rural development agencies...

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Wheat Harvest Begins Amidst Hot Summer
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USDA Projects Drop in Wheat Production; Zinke Tours Monuments

**On the heels of a late snowfall devastating much of the Kansas winter wheat crop, the Department of Agriculture is projecting a 25 percent drop in U...

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2018 Farm Bill to Stretch Every Dollar; Changes to Canada Dairy

**Members of the Senate Ag Committee say they’ll need to stretch every dollar allocated in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Regardless of the crops they grow, the Michigan farmers who testified at a Farm Bill hearing Saturday said a strong safety net program was at the top of their priority list...

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U.S. Beef to Brazil and Trump Nominees This Week

**It took a little more than 13 years, but the U.S. is again exporting beef to Brazil after a ban that started when bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was first discovered in the U...

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Farmers Decide Yea Or Nay On Genetically Modified Crops
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FDA to Redefine “Healthy”; Ag Lenders Expect Rise in Loan Demand

**The FDA will have to sift through hundreds of comments containing often-conflicting advice as it tries to redefine the term “healthy” for use on food products...

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Snow Damages Kansas Wheat and Branstad Ambassador to China

**A foot of snow fell on a good chunk of the western Kansas wheat crop last weekend, striking a devastating blow to a region known for robust wheat production...

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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USDA Holds Changes to School Lunches; FFA Questions Perdue

**USDA is putting a hold on regulations in the National School Lunch Program requiring less salt and more whole grains in cafeterias.

At an elementary school in Leesburg, Virginia, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue also said USDA will lift restrictions to allow schools to serve flavored, 1 percent milk instead of the non-fat now required by law...

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Quit Your Day Job And Fish For A Living

There are some mighty fishermen here in Washington State that only work from May to September.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's reward fishery is open once again to the delight of an elite fraternity of fishermen capable of catching the Northern Pikeminnow...

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John Deere Reports Lower Quarterly Profits
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EPA Asked to Stop Analyzing Insecticides; Tractor Sales Up

**Three big names are asking the Interior and Commerce departments to stop analyzing the effects of three widely used insecticides on endangered species, arguing that EPA evaluations have overstated the risks to wildlife and the process used is deeply flawed...

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Ag Job Outlook Up and Technology to Prevent Bird Flu

**A new jobs outlook report shows interest in agricultural careers is increasing.

Erika Osmundson with AgCareers.com tells Brownfield job opportunities last year were about average with almost 60,000 postings on their site and 2017 is starting out strong...

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China Looks to USDA for Food Safety Help; Ag Donates to GOP

**China, the world’s largest meat-producing and consuming country, is overhauling its food safety system to assure 1.3 billion people they won’t be harmed by the chicken, beef and pork they eat...

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Moxee’s Bale Breaker Brewing Named One Of ‘101 Best Beers In America’

Bale Breaker Brewing Company in Moxee, WA has earned more high praise for their hoppy suds - this time from MensJournal.com.

Recently, they published their list of the '101 Best Beers In America' and Field 41 American Pale Ale made the cut...

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