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Rail expected to absorb diverted freight off rivers

With more than two dozen deaths in Missouri and Illinois – and thousands more residents displaced – the human element of the late-2015 flood of the lower Mississippi River tops the list of concerns in its wake. But the rare late-December flood’s impacts on agriculture cannot be underestimated, either, from disruptions to barge traffic, terminals and grain elevators to its upward impact on commodity prices.
3/2/2016
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More vendors, bigger Fort Wayne Show

An expansion of the venue that will host the upcoming Fort Wayne Farm Show is proving to be a boon for the event’s organizers. “We’ll have a good mix (of exhibitors) in all the spaces,” said Fred Cline, a show director with Tradexpos, which produces the show. “There will be more equipment."
3/2/2016
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Ag groups differ on COOL labeling after WTO ruling

In a Dec. 7 decision, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gave the okay for Canada and Mexico to pursue $1.01 billion per year in retaliatory tariffs against the United States in reaction to country of origin labeling (COOL) for beef and pork.
12/16/2015
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Crop insurance restoration tops ag benefits of transportation bill

The five-year, $305 billion surface transportation bill recently signed by President Barack Obama offers a plethora of provisions beneficial to agriculture, according to lawmakers and ag industry professionals.
12/16/2015
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Texas Ranch tourists romanced by cowboy lifestyle

Home to one of the largest herds of Texas Longhorns is Texas Ranch Life, an agri-tourism business and working ranch. But like any good Texan, the owners of the ranch have a bigger vision.
12/16/2015
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Coalition to Congress: Avoid federal crop insurance cuts

A coalition of 49 organizations representing a broad variety of interests sent a joint letter to Congress urging legislators to not cut crop insurance from an upcoming omnibus appropriations bill.
12/3/2015
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Costs rising for feed law licenses across Michigan

Recent changes to Michigan’s animal feed law will mean some higher fees for commercial feed distributors. The changes to the law, now known as P.A. 83, went into effect Oct. 1.
12/3/2015
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National Pork Board releases info for proper antibiotics use

The National Pork Board (NPB) has debuted a new infographic showing how U.S. pig farmers are working with their veterinarians to “use antibiotics responsibly.”
12/3/2015
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ERS projects 38 percent drop for net farm income

Farmers in the United States are having to really tighten their belts, judging by a noticeable drop projected in their incomes for 2015.
12/3/2015
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ARC/PLC paying on 2014 crop losses for half of enrolled farms

The new system of direct payments for agricultural producers seeking financial assistance kicks in only when prices or revenue fall below normal. 
12/3/2015
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