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Perdue's senate hearing quickly done in 2 hours
The vacant position of USDA secretary may soon be filled by a former Georgia governor. Nominee George “Sonny” Perdue III smoothly fielded questions posed during a two-hour hearing last Thursday by members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. 
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Midwest farmers ship feed, aid after wildfires destroy ranches

Farmers and livestock producers are stepping up to help ranchers in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado who are reeling from lost livestock, fencing, buildings and grazing land that were wiped out by ferocious wildfires earlier this month.

 

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Michigan Farm Bureau still against farm budget cuts
The Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the USDA, but is still not panicking over the situation.
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USB expanding herbicide resistance effort into fungicides
The United Soybean Board (USB) will be expanding its Take Action program, which in addition to combating herbicide-resistant weeds will now be tackling fungicide resistance in soybeans.
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ISU: Optimum N maintains soil, water quality
The application of nitrogen (N) fertilizer at optimum levels to corn and soybeans maintains soil carbon, as well as contributes to soil health and water quality, which improves yields, according to new research released by Iowa State University agronomists.
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GLyphosate gets boost in EU, still faces battle in U.S.
Despite a conclusion by the European Chemicals Agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) that glyphosate, the widely used chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s popular Roundup weed killer, doesn’t cause cancer, emails in a federal court case here suggest otherwise, and also indicate an improper relationship between the company and the Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA's comment period still open for its review of pyrethroids
The Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) and others are still urging growers to write to the U.S. EPA about their use of pyrethroids, even as the agency continues its review of this class of insecticides.
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Egg products, soy shipments increasing to South Korea
Egg product and soy shipments from the U.S. in January increased to South Korea, the fifth-largest market by value in 2016 for U.S. farm and food exports, according to USDA.
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Kentucky is latest state contending with avian flu
Kentucky has become the latest in a seemingly growing
number of avian flu reports. On March 20, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
(KDA) announced that the presence of low-pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza
(LPAI) was found in Christian County, located in the western part of the state.
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No opposition expected for Giancarlo to lead CFTC
J. Christopher Giancarlo, the acting chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was easily confirmed to the CFTC
in 2014, so it’s expected that Giancarlo will once again win easy Senate confirmation after being picked by President Donald Trump to lead the regulatory agency.
 
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