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Soybean harvest off to  a running start, out of gate
This year’s soybean harvest was off to a great start in Illinois, according to the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Crop Progress andCondition reports.
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CFTC chief advocates updates to trade, in House Ag hearing

The systems in place for market trading need to be updated, as farming has modernized in recent times, explained J. Christopher Giancarlo, chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), during a hearing before the House Agriculture Committee.
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Michigan bean report reflects drop in production over time
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has issued its 14th dry bean stocks report for the state’s industry.
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Goodlatte proposes H-2C guest worker plan for ag
 Some agriculture-related organizations are applauding a proposed guest worker program its author said would benefit farmers and ranchers.
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HHS watchdog audit cites lax FDA food inspections
An audit by the federal government’s top health agency watchdog has found U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors failed to enforce serious violations in one of every five food safety inspections at processing facilities – the source of thousands of cases of contaminated food that annually sends tens of thousands of consumers to hospitals.
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Purdue experts: Stay modest on crop price gain expectation


With large inventories of corn, soybeans and wheat reported in the United States, farmers shouldn’t be expecting a big jump in prices, according to veteran Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt.
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Opponents of EPA's chemical nominee cite interest conflicts
The Senate’s 22-member Environmental and Public Works Committee (EPW) will vote in the coming weeks on Michael Dourson, President Donald Trump’s choice to be the nation’s top chemical regulator – a candidate who “has created junk science for industry,” one Democrat committee member charged.
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Milk production continues to outpace processors

Dairy processors are struggling to keep up with increased milk production.

According to a recent report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, every year U.S. dairy farmers produce 3 billion more pounds of milk than the year before, and for the past few years that growth in production has outpaced processing capacity.

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Three finalists from Indiana to compete for FFA Star honors

Indiana is the only state to have three American Star finalists in FFA, and two of those students come from Shenandoah High School in Middletown.
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Farmers’ market promotion programs grow opportunities


When USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 6-12 as National Farmers Market Week, the move indicated the USDA’s continued support of producers by encouraging American families to meet and purchase fresh, healthy produce from farmers and other vendors at local farm markets.
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