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Perdue trying to defend Trump-proposed budget
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue defended the proposed budget that would cut about 25 percent of his agency’s funding, while also telling senators he will do everything he can to protect vital programs.
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Rural Prosperity Task Force has first meeting
Rural parts of America may benefit from better interagency communication, and the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity has moved in that direction.
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Former ISDA director Hazlett takes rural development post
Anne Hazlett, known as a champion for farm communities, is stepping into a larger ring as part of USDA’s new plan on tackling the challenges facing rural America.
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U.S. cattlemen welcome ability to export to China
The first shipment of U.S. beef to a Chinese customer under a new export trade agreement with the Asian nation was sent from America’s heartland last week, signaling the end of a multiyear embargo.
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Farmers brace for Cuba trade policy change
U.S. farmers are bracing for the impact of President Donald Trump’s new trade policy with Cuba, just as they were seeing exports to the island increase after an Obama-era détente opened the market.
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Monsanto selects Indiana city for seed warehouse facility
Monsanto Co. is planning to invest about $31 million in a storage facility to be located in a Greenwood industrial park.
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Corn enjoys hot weather, soybean growth more spotty
Heat has overtaken the Midwest from northern Michigan to southern Tennessee. Corn has taken advantage of the ideal conditions, looking healthy and deep green, while wheat is turning and soybeans are spotty.
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Ag groups applaud House OK of bill to cut additional permit
Farmers are applauding a decision in Congress they say eliminates unnecessary red tape from certain pesticide applications.
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DOJ antitrust regulators OK Dow/DuPont merger
The National Farmers Union (NFU) blasted U.S. Department of Justice antitrust regulators who gave conditional approval last week to the $130 billion merger between the Dow Chemical Company and E.I. DuPont.
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Illinois budget standoff worries ag leaders
June 1 came and went with Illinois lawmakers once again failing to enact a year-long budget in their third consecutive session, leaving ag leaders wondering just how significant the impact will be on agriculture throughout the state.
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