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  1. Top Ag News
    China Expands Suspension of Meat Imports from Brazil

    The suspension of meat imports by China so far affects five large Brazilian plants. On Saturday, the Asian country removed pig companies […]

    July 7, 2020
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    RAMP-UP Act Will Help Meat Processors Meet Demand

    A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced the Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants (RAMP-UP) Act. This legislation would […]

    July 6, 2020
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    Ethanol-Issues Over EPA SRE (Small-Refinery Exemption) Requests Persist

    Rachel Frazin reported recently at The Hill Online that, “The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will not take up Douglas Benevento’s nomination for […]

    July 6, 2020
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    One-Third of CFAP Payments Now Out The Door

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provided $9.5 billion in funding (approximately 0.48% of a package totaling nearly $2 trillion) to the […]

    July 6, 2020
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    Threat of Drought Puts Spotlight on Conservation

    I don’t have to remind anyone that this year has gotten off to a rough start. With COVID-19 lockdowns, racial unrest and […]

    July 6, 2020
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    Financially Challenged Before COVID-19, Rural Hospitals Face Uncertain Future

    As soon as staff at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, first heard in January of a dangerous new coronavirus spreading […]

    July 6, 2020
  7. Perdue Says More COVID-19 Aid Needed for Farmers

    As COVID-19-related losses mount in the U.S. farm economy, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue predicts that the $16 billion in direct payments […]

    July 3, 2020
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    China Imports Still Not on Pace to Meet Phase One Targets

    Earlier this week, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s purchases of U.S. goods increased last month as the economy continued its recovery from the coronavirus […]

    July 2, 2020
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    More Dairy Disappointment In Latest Milk Checks

    Wisconsin dairy farms experienced more big disappointment when the saw their latest milk check. Despite higher prices in Chicago for Class III […]

    July 2, 2020
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    Bullish Acreage, Fund Short Combine to Dig Corn Out of Hole

    The 2020 June Stocks and Acreage reports from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) were just what farmers needed. Expecting a […]

    July 1, 2020