January 31, 2017
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House bill to move H-2A program to USDA

The bill also allows applicants to fill out electronic paperwork in addition to a paper option.
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January 30, 2017
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California thieves take 190,000 bees from Montana beekeeper

The theft will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in income.
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January 29, 2017
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Nufarm teams up with John Deere Financial

The offer is valid on over 25 eligible products from the Nufarm portfolio, which features bactericides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, plant growth regulators and seed treatment brands.
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January 28, 2017
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Farmers Edge partners with Trotter Fertilizer

Trotter Fertilizer will provide growers with advanced precision agronomy recommendations from Farmers Edge to enhance existing Variable Rate Technology (VRT) programs for their customers throughout central Nebraska.
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January 27, 2017
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Free soda: France bans unlimited sugary drink refills

It is now illegal to sell unlimited soft drinks at a fixed price or offer them unlimited for free.
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January 27, 2017
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Tire changes shape and footprint from road to field

This new technology recently earned the prestigious 2017 Innovation Gold Medal at SIMA, the Paris International Agri-Business Show for high-performance and sustainable agriculture.
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January 26, 2017
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Loss of TPP puts U.S. ag at disadvantage

Gina Tumbarello, director of international policy and trade, says the Trans-Pacific Partnership was an opportunity to address the loss of market share in that 12-country region.
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January 26, 2017
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Senate announces first farm bill field hearing

The hearing is Thursday, Feb. 23 in Manhattan, Kan., and will feature testimony from a variety of agricultural producers.
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January 26, 2017
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Ag industry wants role in NAFTA renegotiation

Ohio AgriBusiness Association President & CEO Chris Henney says they signed the letter to encourage Trump to build on the successes of NAFTA.
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January 26, 2017
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USDA employee clarifies agency guidance following backlash

He emphasized the interim policies do not put a lockdown on USDA scientists.
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January 26, 2017
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Sentera offers first NDVI Crop Health Maps

The NDVI Toolbox is now a standard feature of Sentera's AgVault Software Pro and Viewer licenses.
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January 26, 2017
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Republicans to kill U.S. rules on corruption, environment, labor and guns next week

Other rules eyed for quick overturning by Congress include newly minted environmental, gun control and labor relations measures, sources said.
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January 26, 2017
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Rural Americans likely to die from 5 leading causes

The CDC says rural residents tend to be older and sicker than urban residents, and have higher rates of smoking, high blood pressure and obesity.
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January 25, 2017
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The cost of raising a child

Many state governments use this annual report, first issued in 1960, as a resource in determining child support and foster care guidelines.
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January 24, 2017
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Dates announced for 2017 Irrigation Faculty Academies

It is open to all instructors teaching at high schools and two- and four-year institutions.
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January 24, 2017
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EPA launches new program with $1B in loans available for water infrastructure projects

EPA estimates that the U.S. needs about $660 billion in investments for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure over the next 20 years.
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January 23, 2017
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Total Ag Industries introduces new nozzle

The Total Ag Air Induction Turbo Nozzle is the best solution for stubborn weed control, because it covers areas that other nozzles miss.
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January 23, 2017
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ARS geneticist wins first NAS Prize in Food and Ag Sciences

Edward Buckler works at the ARS Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research Unit in Ithaca, N.Y.
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January 23, 2017
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Opinions vary on Trump order to pull out of TPP

Trump also says he wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.
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January 23, 2017
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Ag land values in limbo in 2017

A key factor impacting land prices will be interest rates.
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January 22, 2017
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Campbell's reiterates GMO stance

The company has recently launched a website WhatsinMyFood.com to help consumers learn about the ingredients in products.
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January 21, 2017
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Wash. meeting set about herbicide-resistant weeds

Ian Burke said he’s documented dozens of new types of herbicide resistant weeds in recent years, calling it a “widespread” problem in the Pacific Northwest.
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January 21, 2017
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55 years and still innovating!

IACO strives to manufacture top-quality, innovative, water-saving Ag irrigation products.
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January 21, 2017
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Syngenta announces 5 new sugarbeet hybrids for 2017

The new sugarbeet hybrids feature excellent sugar content and improved disease and pest tolerance traits.
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January 21, 2017
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2017 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals global implosion of trust

Countries coupling a lack of faith in the system with deep fears, such as the U.S., U.K. and Italy have seen the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote and the failed Italian referendum.
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January 20, 2017
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Disaster areas declared in Michigan

Farmers in affected counties have eight months to apply for loans to help cover part of their losses.
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January 19, 2017
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Michigan agribusiness weighs in on Trump administration

Every level of agriculture needs to aggressively engage the new administration to make sure their concerns are heard.
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January 19, 2017
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Trump picks Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary

Although Perdue’s Georgia is not among the nation’s top 10 agricultural states, it is home to 42,000 farms, with a strong focus in the cattle industry.
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January 19, 2017
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Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence reaches all-time high

In January, 58.1% of respondents indicate they believe their company will increase spending on business development activities during the next six months, an increase from 48.4% in December.
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January 19, 2017
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Supreme Court will consider WOTUS jurisdiction dispute

The ultimate fate of the litigation remains uncertain.
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January 18, 2017
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Ag secretary pick expected soon

Former Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack criticized the incoming administration for delaying the selection of a nominee for the position.
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January 18, 2017
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USDA expands Bridges to Opportunity nationwide

Bridges to Opportunity allows FSA employees to search and obtain a list of all local, state, regional and nation organizations that may be able assist local producers with their specific need.
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January 17, 2017
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Dicamba market: North America set to outpace the largest market Europe

The global dicamba market is foreseen to witness healthy growth.
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January 16, 2017
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Andy Renz Joins Vestaron Corporation

Vestaron’s Spear family of bioinsecticides uses two new, unique modes-of-action to kill a broad range of insect pests.
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January 15, 2017
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EPA takes action to prevent herbicide poisoning

Since 2000, there have been 17 deaths – three involving children – caused by accidental ingestion of paraquat.
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January 13, 2017
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Yanmar dealers begin deliveries of YT2 compact tractors

The Model YT235 (35 HP) is equipped with a hydrostatic transmission, which offers an unlimited choice of tractor speeds.
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January 13, 2017
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Grocery store food prices declined in 2016

USDA food price economist Annemarie Kuhns predicts grocery store food prices will increase about 1 percent in 2017.
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January 12, 2017
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KUHN celebrates product anniversary with disc mower giveaway

The company will be awarding two contest winners each a new KUHN GMD 280, its most popular disc mower model, or $10,000 toward a higher-priced GMD disc mower or FC mower conditioner.
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January 12, 2017
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Sugarbeet lobby isn't sour on Trump presidency

Luther Markwart said it was still too soon to know exactly what the Trump presidency will mean for U.S. sugar, or to agriculture in general.
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January 12, 2017
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AFBF delegates keep nutrition and farm programs together

Alabama Farm Bureau president Jimmy Parnell proposed changing long-standing Farm Bureau policy tying nutrition and farm programs together.
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January 12, 2017
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Millennials driving food industry trends

Campbell’s organic product offerings have rapidly increased in just the past three years, and non-GMO ingredients are becoming mandatory.
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January 12, 2017
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Bumblebee species lands on endangered species list

The agency says the reduction is believed to be caused by a combination of habitat loss, disease, pesticide use and climate change.
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January 12, 2017
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Beekeepers and growers must work together

As the second most diverse agricultural state and a large honey producer, Michigan has the most to lose with the declining honeybee colonies.
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January 11, 2017
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NRCS extends sign-up period for conservation easements in Oregon

Do you want to restore wetland habitat on your land and protect it for migratory birds, fish, and other wildlife?
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January 10, 2017
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Vilsack concerned with Trump budget rhetoric

Vilsack has outlined a series of priorities for the next administration and says USDA should continue to modify and maintain a strong farm safety net.
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January 10, 2017
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Register for the 2017 USDA Ag Census

The ag census collects a diverse amount of information from U.S. farms.
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January 09, 2017
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Gov. Otter supports $45M University of Idaho ag project

The center will focus on environmental solutions, economic development, and educational opportunities to ensure the sustainability of livestock and crop agriculture and food processing in Idaho.
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January 09, 2017
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USDA still without leader

Various media outlets continue to report former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is the most likely choice.
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January 09, 2017
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Monsanto seeks federal court for lawsuit

The suit filed on behalf of Bill Bader and Bader Farms in Dunklin County, Mo., in December accuses Monsanto of knowingly marketing its Xtend cotton and soybean seeds without a safe formulation of dicamba herbicide.
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January 08, 2017
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S&W Seed Company receives trademark for ‘Kandi Leaf’ Stevia in U.S. and Mexico

S&W’s stevia focus is on developing varieties with unique, enhanced characteristics, providing added value along the entire supply chain.
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January 07, 2017
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Colorado county to phase out GMO crops

GMO sugarbeets can be planted for the next five years, but will have to be phased out by the end of 2021.
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January 07, 2017
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EPA announces 2016 annual environmental enforcement results

During EPA’s 2016 fiscal year EPA enforcement actions secured $13.7 billion in investments by companies for projects to control pollution.
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January 06, 2017
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Hunt’s slammed for ‘No GMOs in sight’ tomato marketing ploy

Hunt’s boasts that it does not use genetically modified tomatoes in its products.
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January 06, 2017
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Precision Ag Summit set for Jan. 16-17 in Jamestown, N.D

Registration numbers are limited to 300.
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January 06, 2017
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Leveling the playing field with China

The Obama Administration alleges China has failed to meet its World Trade Organization (WTO) market access commitments for rice, wheat, and corn and recently issued a trade enforcement challenge.
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January 05, 2017
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The Climate Corporation unveils R&D pipeline in digital agriculture

The company also announced plans to expand its Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform into new international geographies over the next few years.
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January 05, 2017
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Valley Irrigation launches new line of smart panels

The ICON panels accommodate irrigators with varying needs.
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January 05, 2017
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Poll indicates more farm optimism

The survey of 500 U.S. farmers was compiled in early December.
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January 05, 2017
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Trump's tough talk on China creates uncertainty

Iowa secretary of agriculture Bill Northey says there is some risk involved with Trump’s tough stance.
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January 05, 2017
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New test quickly detects red imported fire ants

Each year, imported fire ants cost Americans $6 billion to control and repair damage.
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January 04, 2017
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USDA invests $225M in conservation partnerships

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is investing a total of $825 million in 286 projects.
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January 03, 2017
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ASGA hires director of biotechnology

The American Sugarbeet Growers Association announced the addition of Scott Herndon to the new role of director of biotechnology and regulatory affairs, effective Jan. 1.
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January 03, 2017
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Ag leader says lobby ban will hinder Trump administration

With just slight majorities the Republicans will have in the new Congress, Novak says Trump will need to have people who understand how to build coalitions to pass legislation.
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January 02, 2017
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USDA provides opportunities for organic producers and handlers

USDA is making changes to increase participation in the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) and the Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program.
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January 01, 2017
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First local food marketing survey released

Institutions, such as public schools along with wholesalers like food hubs, were the largest direct buyers from local farmers.
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