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July 25, 2017
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UI-led regional team lands $3.4M USDA grant to help farmers adapt to changing conditions

The project will focus on three distinct climate zones based on precipitation and terrain.
July 25, 2017
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Rural issues at forefront of House ag hearing

A member of the National Rural Water Association said the big backlog in the USDA loan and grant program is delaying infrastructure improvements for clean water and wastewater in rural America.
July 24, 2017
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Should soda with non-caloric sweeteners be taxed too?

Proponents of sin taxes say that putting a levy on sugar-sweetened drinks may play a pivotal role in fighting obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
July 24, 2017
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USDA announces adjustments to fiscal year 2017 sugar program

USDA has also requested that the U.S. Department of Commerce increase the FY 2017 Mexico export limit by 103,932 STRV.
July 24, 2017
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Proposed nitrogen fertilizer rule in Minn. could have enormous impact

The purpose of the rule is to minimize the potential for nitrate contamination from fertilizer in Minnesota’s groundwater and drinking water.
July 24, 2017
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Former ag secretary to do tax consulting

Mike Johanns said his contact with clients will range from working with prospective clients to offering direct advice to those qualifying for R&D tax credits.
July 23, 2017
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McKinney's background good fit for USDA role

Several agricultural organizations have expressed support for McKinney’s nomination.
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