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China says it will expand farm imports, drop sorghum tariffs
Following two days of negotiations, Chinese trade officials jointly announced with their U.S. counterparts over the weekend an agreement that China will purchase more U.S. goods, including “meaningful increases in United States agriculture and energy exports,” signaling an effort to ease a trade dispute.
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Senate reverses FCC decision on net neutrality, but House may not
 A move by U.S. Senate Democrats to end the repeal of net neutrality may not have similar support in the House, according to an official with the Center for Rural Affairs (CFRA).
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Shiawassee County officials putting more rules on wind
Shiawassee County planning officials have passed a strengthened ordinance to regulate development of wind turbines in the county, casting doubt on the prospects for wind development.
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States’ animal health officials vigilant against illness at fairs

With livestock diseases becoming more prominent in recent years, states’ animal health officials are still taking the necessary precautions to help keep their state and county fairs safe from further spread, with no significant changes made in protocol this summer.
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SNAP requirements a big sticking point for farm bill
One of the most contested issues in the proposed U.S. House farm bill as written by the Republican members of its Agriculture Committee revolves around the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
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U.S. complaint to WTO hopes to make India lower supports
The United States has submitted figures to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it says shows the Indian government has been over-supporting wheat and rice farmers.
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Hamilton Heights School builds greenhouse to assist ag studies
 Beyond involvement in FFA, many high schools in Indiana do not cover agriculture as a class subject; however, some such as Hamilton Heights High School of Arcadia have made it a priority to involve students in the increasingly relevant industry.
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'Step Right Up' to a circus, new for Indiana State Fair
A circus, for the first time, is coming to this year’s Indiana State Fair.
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Illinois' rural director working toward e-connectivity for state
When the USDA Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity identified more than 100 actions the government could undertake to achieve the vision of a better rural America, Illinois USDA Rural Development (RD) Director Doug Wilson was listening.
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Ohio fair group recognizes innovators at county level
The Ohio Fair Managers Assoc. (OFMA) inducted three individuals and one couple into the Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Class of 2018 this spring.
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