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House Ag passes farm bill draft, with Dem concerns
The contentious 2018 federal farm bill has been approved by the House Committee on Agriculture – it is based largely on the 2014 model, with minor changes in much of it but broad changes in little.
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Argentina buys U.S. pork for first time in 26 years
For the first time since 1992, the government of Argentina has finalized an export certificate allowing U.S. pork imports into the South American country, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced on April 16.
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Trump wavers on membership for U.S. in Pacific nations deal

In the ongoing saga of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Donald Trump has re-introduced possible U.S. participation into the mix.
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Trump backs E15 as senators demand EPA's RFS waiver
The corn and ethanol industries are awaiting decisions from President Donald Trump and the U.S. EPA regarding the year-round sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol.
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Gathering raises ideas for ways to fund infrastructure
 Infrastructure across the United States is starting to fail – the locks and dams system is almost 70 years old, bridges and highways have an average “C” rating and rural America is getting left behind in internet connectivity.
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North Carolina plant recalling eggs as inspectors find 'filth'
Workers at a chicken farm were found not to be washing their hands before handling eggs, after touching dirty equipment and using the bathroom; other problems cited include rodent infestation.
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Researchers surprised by E. coli, water supply study
Water troughs on farms can be a conduit for the spread of E. coli in cattle, according to a major study led by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers.
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Wanted: More haulers for dairy delivery, say experts
The dairy industry is in need of drivers, according to those who work to get milk from the farm onto store shelves.
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Betting that the practice could help reduce the need for pesticides, cereal crop growers in Europe have added stripes of wildflowers to their crops as part of several trial studies.
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Be mindful of how you work this spring, to avoid lower-back pain
Back pain is common among farmers, so The Ohio State University extension published an AgrAbility Fact Sheet online about farming and back pain.
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