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Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 17, 2017

The 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is about to get a makeover.  After months of saber-rattling in addition to using NAFTA as part of his campaign platform, Pres. Donald Trump’s administration released a Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation today

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Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

👤By Urban C. Lehner, DTN Editor Emeritus 🕔Jul 13, 2017

When he’s not farming, he repairs roads. She has a part-time job in town. The adult son who lives with them is a wallpaper hanger. They help their daughter care for the grandchildren, they know everyone for miles around, they

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Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

👤By Pete Vergot, University of Florida District Extension Director 🕔Jul 5, 2017

These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. 

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Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Last week, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and others responded to the Surface Transportation Board’s request for comments on improving procedures, saying that the nature of the SAC standard the board uses is the single greatest source of

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Farm Business: GPS, Apps, Social Media, Drones are Tools for Success

Farm Business: GPS, Apps, Social Media, Drones are Tools for Success

👤By Leilana McKindra, Oklahoma State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

It takes about nine months to raise a winter wheat crop and there isn’t much anyone can do to speed up Mother Nature. But, that doesn’t mean the unrelenting wave of technology sweeping every other conceivable industry on the planet

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Flint on Crops: Farmers Have a Sixth Sense – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Farmers Have a Sixth Sense – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Farmers are special people with unique skills that provide them with an advantage not known to those who have not been blessed it. The recognition that this is true is shown in the common statement that some people have a

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Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 25, 2017

The rain didn’t deter the thousands of protesters who streamed into the nation’s capital on Saturday, April 22, to join the March for Science. They wrapped their signs in plastic, donned ponchos and marched on as the clouds alternated between

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National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Ask many Americans where their food comes from, and they’ll answer the supermarket, while clothing comes from the mall. Dispelling such notions is why today kicks off National Agriculture Week. Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day, featuring most of the themes and

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Farm Size, Productivity Focus of International Conference

Farm Size, Productivity Focus of International Conference

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 30, 2017

Economic researchers will gather in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss how agricultural productivity differs by farm size, drawing on new evidence from around the world. The conference–Farm Size and Productivity: A Global Look–will examine the relationship between agrarian structure

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Ag Politics: Why Trump Needs a Strong Ag Secretary – Commentary

Ag Politics: Why Trump Needs a Strong Ag Secretary – Commentary

👤By former Rep. Larry Combest (R-Texas) 🕔Dec 7, 2016

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack dished out strong medicine to fellow Democrats in the wake of the 2016 election: Stop writing off rural America. This advice came after President-elect Donald Trump racked up nearly 85 percent of the rural vote

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