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Farm Equipment Maker Deere Post 27 Percent Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Talks Continue on Voluntary GMO Labeling; Prices Fall, Farmers Cutting New Equipment Costs

The Senate is back in session after a two-week break. The Senate failed to limit debate on a voluntary GMO-labeling bill last month, and supporters are vowing to try again...

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Government Proposes Improving Nutrition Facts Labeling On Food Products
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Individual States Considering Their Own GMO Labeling; Food Safety Issues Concerns In Syngenta Merger

As food companies are preparing to comply with the Vermont GMO labeling law, many other states are now considering their own GMO labeling laws including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island...

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March 28 is ‘Weed Appreciation Day’ — Make Yummy Wine With Dandelions!

March 28 is "Weed Appreciation Day," but I don't mean just marijuana. (We'll celebrate that on April 20.)  I am talking about all nuisance weeds: crabgrass, dandelions, cocklebur, prickly lettuce and even carpetweed.

But the thing is, they taste good.

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USDA Role in ChemChina Merger; Mad Cow Confrmed in France

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for USDA to have a formal role in considering ChemChina's planned takeover of Switzerland's Syngenta.  Sen. Chuck Grassley says the $43 billion takeover of Syngenta could pose risks to the security of America’s food supply...

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Statewide Drought Takes Toll On California's Honey-Producing Bee Population
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New Opportunities for U. S. Ag in Cuba; Honey Production Down

Leaders from across the U.S. agriculture and food sectors are expressing support and optimism in new opportunities for collaboration with their Cuban counterparts...

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FDA Finalizing Rules on BSE; “Ag-gag” Laws Likely to Breed Suspicion

The FDA has issued a rule finalizing three previously issued interim rules regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE. The rules were designed to further reduce the potential risk of BSE, commonly referred to as mad cow disease, in human food...

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U.S. Farm Earnings Drop 14.6 Percent In Third Quarter AFter A Decline In Output
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Net Farm Income Falling; The Fed Keeping Interest Rate at Current Level for Now

The largest agriculture cooperative predicts more pain ahead for the industry. Carl Casale, CEO of CHS, Inc. says net farm income is falling faster than cash receipts indicating that fixed costs are too high...

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Strong Retail Sales of Farm Tractors; Chipotle Canceling Executive Bonuses

Retail sales of farm tractors less than 40 horsepower were up 26.2 percent last month compared to February of 2015. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says the numbers show a strong start to 2016 and a continuation of last year’s trend with year-to-date growth of 19...

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La Nina Time Schedule Pushed Back; Self-Described Activist Plans to Fly Drones Over Farms

Some weather models that initially showed La Nina would develop by July have been pushed back a month or two, according to Kyle Tapley, senior agricultural meteorologist at MDA Weather Services...

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Yakima and Mt. Adams Schools Have Most Absent Students in Valley, Granger Lowest

The Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has released the most recent data compiled regarding "chronic absenteeism" among schools statewide and Yakima Valley school districts are split down the middle when compared to the state average.

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Iowa Farmers Harvest Crops As Colder Weather Brings Season's End Near
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La Nina Expected to Follow El Nino; Ag Resource Management Survey Wrapping Up 2015 Data

More forecasters are expecting La Niña to return to the U.S. later this year. The U.S. government last week joined weather forecasters in predicting the weather event will quickly follow the current El Niño weather pattern later this year...

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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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