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  1. Top Ag News
    USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from […]

    November 16, 2019
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    Stopping Invasive Animals

    Feral hogs are one of the biggest nuisances U.S. agriculture faces with as many as 7 million wild hogs in 37 states […]

    November 15, 2019
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    The Conservation Question, Part 4-An Overview of Acres

    Throughout its history, conservation policy can be understood, in part, as representing attempts at achieving balance.  Policies have involved balancing the demands […]

    November 15, 2019
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    Roll Back of Tariffs Stymie Phase One Trade Talks with China

    Josh Zumbrun, William Mauldin and Chao Deng reported on the front page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Beijing’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. and […]

    November 12, 2019
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    Busts Highlight Growing Confusion Over Hemp

    Industrial hemp looks and smells an awful lot like that other cannabis – marijuana Field tests used by law enforcement officers can […]

    November 12, 2019
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    Farm-Level Implication of MFP Payments

    After the USDA and White House announced the 2019 MFP program, we noted that direct government payments were set to soar in 2019. […]

    November 11, 2019
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    U.S. Business Sees Dwindling Prospects in Cuba

    The Havana International Trade Fair is where Cuba puts the best face on its struggling economy. There are state-run restaurants stocked with […]

    November 11, 2019
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    GOP Senators and Iowa’s Governor Tell EPA to Fix Its RFS Proposal

    Seven Midwest senators and Iowa’s governor, all Republicans, are pushing back on EPA’s supplemental plan for the Renewable Fuel Standard, stating in […]

    November 8, 2019
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    Soybeans Higher on Reports China, U.S. to Drop Tariffs

    Soybeans were higher in overnight trading after Chinese state media said Beijing and Washington agreed to remove some of the existing tariffs […]

    November 7, 2019
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    Groups Cite Compromise to Legalize Ag Workers, Reform H-2A

    With the support of both farm organizations and the United Farm Workers union, a bipartisan group of House members introduced a new […]

    October 31, 2019