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May 26, 2017
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Stabenow criticizes budget cuts, loss of rural development post

Sen. Stabenow said farmers and rural communities have already done their part to reduce the federal deficit.
May 26, 2017
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U.S. growers face loan defaults over Mexican sugar dispute

The U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled in response to a complaint by U.S. sugar growers that the combination of subsidization and dumping by Mexico warranted sugar duties of 48 to 84 percent.
May 25, 2017
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OMB director quizzed on USDA cuts

During a House Budget Committee meeting, Washington State Congresswoman Suzan DelBene criticized the proposed elimination of almost a thousand Farm Service Agency employees and more than 900 USDA Rural Development employees.
May 25, 2017
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Ag economists weigh in on farm bill, Trump budget

Federal Reserve Economist Dr. Nathan Kauffman also says lawmakers will want to watch certain trends, like deterioration in financial liquidity.
May 25, 2017
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Promoting agriculture and rural prosperity? Really?

The National Association of Conservation Districts decried the “reckless cuts to every part of USDA and many other federal programs that support voluntary conservation.”
May 25, 2017
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UK to build sugarbeet factory

Construction of the proposed development would be undertaken over a period of about two years, and would be commissioned in 2020.
May 24, 2017
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Idaho Supreme Court to decide Treasure Valley flood control issue

Treasure Valley irrigators say water released for flood control purposes should not be counted against their reservoir storage rights.
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