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August 19, 2017
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Perdue says USDA can help craft farmworker bill

Speaking to reporters in south-central Minnesota as part of his “Back to Our Roots” RV tour, Perdue expressed a desire to provide more labor certainty to farmers.
August 18, 2017
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Dow/DuPont merger heads for Aug. 31 finish line

The two largest U.S. chemical makers say they have all the necessary regulatory approvals in order to close the deal Aug. 31.
August 18, 2017
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UNL specialist: Crop insurance not yet safe

Other cost-cutting proposals include eliminating the harvest price component and establishing an adjusted gross income cap for eligibility for support.
August 17, 2017
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FCC auction to provide $2B for rural broadband

The FCC has invited comment on bidding procedures for the auction, including how bidders qualify to participate, how bids are to be submitted, and how the FCC determines winners and support amounts.
August 17, 2017
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NFU urges USDA commitment to climate change

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says farmers and ranchers are navigating warmer temperatures and increased weather variability as a result of climate change.
August 16, 2017
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Budget limitations pose biggest obstacle for timely farm bill

Rep. Collin Peterson also expects amendments to eliminate the federal sugar program during farm bill negotiations.
August 16, 2017
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Stabenow questions Perdue on "climate change directive"

“This censorship makes the United States less competitive, less food-secure, and puts (our) rural families and their communities at risk.”
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